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Tim Rogers, executive director of Metro Library System, poses for a photo at the Ron Norwick Downtown Library, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Metropolitan Library System branches are high-tech community learning hubs

Metropolitan Library System branches are high-tech community learning hubs

“We talk about reading being at the heart of what we do, but learning is really at the heart of what we do,” Rogers said.

Cheri Fuller poses for a photo with boxes of letters and books to be sent to children of parents who are incarcerated at the Oklahoma Messages Project in Edmond, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma organization delivers special Christmas messages to children of inmates

Oklahoma Messages Project videotapes incarcerated parents reading books to their children.

Zoe Anderson reads for Blair Lanning, volunteer coordinator at Opportunities Industrialization Center, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local organizations help adults learn to read

Volunteers and employees of local literacy organizations band together to put an end to adult illiteracy.

Read instrument

She founded the Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition, which helps adults and children alike improve their reading skills. Its participants vary wildly in age. “I had a 69-year-old grandma call me last week, looking for help on statistics,” Surbeck said. She said the coalition’s purpose is getting people aid they need through their database of

Back in black

For rockers Gooding, life as touring musicians isn’t just about the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. It’s also about financial literacy. Wait, what? “Isn’t it the least rock ’n’ roll thing in the world? Shouldn’t I be carrying around a guitar and a bottle of Jack?” said Gooding, guitarist/singer and unimonikered namesake of the

Building Liberia’s library

Evelyn Phyffer, among the key organizers of the collection, said during a trip to Liberia, she saw firsthand the republic’s desperate need for books for children, medical students and seminary students. “Teachers in Liberia use the chalk-and-talk method,” she said. “They have to write all their lessons on a chalkboard because students do not have

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