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Library Summer Readers Win Money
For College Savings Plan

 

Two participants in the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library program each won $2,529 toward a college savings plan, and the libraries at which they entered the sweepstakes each won $1,000.

Rachel Wylde and Sally Van der Veer, customers from the Del City Library and the Choctaw Library, were awarded checks at the state capitol on August 26, 2010.  The two young winners of the Make a Splash—Save for College Sweepstakes were on hand for the presentation of the checks.

The Summer at the Library program, which is sponsored by the library system every year between June 1 and July 31, is one of the longest-running and most popular series of events for children and teens in central Oklahoma.  This year, in addition to the prizes provided by the library and the program’s sponsors, the Save for College Sweepstakes was sponsored by the Oklahoma College Savings Plan (OCSP) and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL).

“We were especially proud of the Choctaw and Del City libraries,” said MLS Director of Marketing Kim Terry, “for providing the kind of local programs, library service and atmosphere that made the participants want to use their library.  Honestly, sometimes it’s prizes that get people in the door, but it’s always the library staff, service and collection that keep our customers coming back.”

The awards given to the libraries will be used to purchase additions to and programs for the Children’s and Teen areas of the winning libraries.

For more information about ongoing programs sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System, visit the MLS website at www.metrolibrary.org.

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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.