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MLS Summer at the Library Program for Kids,
“Make a Splash—Read!” Announced

Children from birth through grade six who participate in the program will receive prizes for reading or being read to during the months of June and July.  Reading goals are met when the child reads eight books or 800 pages, or listens to an audio book or live reader for eight hours. 

And every goal met allows the participant to enter a drawing one more time for the Big Prizes at the end of the summer. 

And what’s Summer at the Library without our crowd-pleasing programming events?  Neighborhood Arts is back in 2010 with shows in the mornings, afternoons, and even evenings for parents who work during the day but still want to take their kids to enjoy the fun and color of library programming.

Performers include the Lucky Penny Players, the Sugar Free Allstars, Al Bostick with his Lotta Water Stories, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, and the Cimarron Opera Company.  Watch, too, for special performances by Motoko Dworkin and Eshu Bumpus telling folktales from Asia and Africa, Farmer Jason, and crowd favorites Mr. Stinky Feet and the Hiccups, part of MLS’ 2nd Annual Children’s Music Fest.

 It’ll be a rousing Summer at the Library for kids and it’s all free and open to the public.  To get a  complete schedule of “Make a Splash—Read!” activities and prizes, visit the library’s website at www.metrolibrary.org and then dive right in.  The water—and the reading—is fine.

“Make a Splash—Read!” is co-sponsored by:  Arts Council of Oklahoma City, El Chico, Elephant Bar Restaurant, Friends of the Metropolitan Library System, Frontier City/White Water Bay, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laser Quest Center, The Library Endowment Trust, Municipal Employees Credit Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, OKC Philharmonic, The Oklahoma City Redhawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, The Oklahoma Publishing Co., Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Science Museum Oklahoma,    Sonic Corporation and Whataburger.  

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.