Kim Terry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Published: September 28, 2012
A child’s school years can provide memories that will last a lifetime. But sometimes those memories are not good ones if the students struggles to read.
The Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma Community Foundation and Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition are working together to help central Oklahomans who want to improve their reading skills.
If you know someone who is ready to work on his or her reading level, needs help with the GED or with English as a Second Language, and wants to find a tutor who can help, call the OKC Metro Literacy Coalition at 405-830-2790, or the Metropolitan Library System Outreach Department at 405-606-3833.
Anyone interested in volunteering to become a literacy tutor for an adult or child can visit one of these websites: www.okcliteracycoalition.org or www.supportmls.org for more information. Calls from tutors, teachers, literacy professionals, or the interested public are welcome.
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.