Kick off Summer Reading with a big day at the library

Maker MobileSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

The library kicks off this year’s Summer Reading Program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, with a variety of activities including a visit from the Maker Mobile, a building-wide scavenger hunt, SRP signup and much more for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Kids and families can find activity at the library

Kids readThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes families with young children to a variety of program offerings during May.

The schedule includes:

Toddler Story Time, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Baby Lapsit, 10 a.m. Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25

Family Story Time, 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, May 7, 14 and 21

And, the library gets its annual Summer Reading Program started with a Kickoff event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, with activities for all ages, a visit from the Maker Mobile and much more.

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.