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Braving the rain, we made our way to the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City where we took a tour of the library including the behind the scenes storage areas. We had some time to browse the collection before book talks by the Metropolitan Teen Services Coordinator and storytelling demonstration by the Children’s Services Coordinator. A delightful lunch from the café located in the library was provided by the Friends group.

Campers at the Norick Library, OKC

 Campers at the Norick Library, OKC

At the Metropolitan Service Center, we followed the journey of a book from delivery to being shelf ready. This involved a tour of the loading docks, sorting area, cataloging offices, and the Interlibrary Loan Department. The campers really enjoyed the automatic multiple bin sorter, which electrically sorts the books into the appropriate destination bin.

 

Campers visit the Metropolitan Service Center

Campers visit the Metropolitan Service Center

The highlight of the campers’ day was picking out a book for themselves and for a child that they will be reading to on Thursday at the Full Circle Bookstore across from Penn Square Mall. The campers were tasked with finding an appropriate book for a specific grade level that they were given, which ranged from Pre-K to 5th/6th graders.

Group photo of the campers at Full Circle Bookstore in OKC

We finished up the night with computer time, dinner and a movie showing discussion over The Invention of Hugo Cabret at Rose State College.

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