Capitol Hill Library in Oklahoma City offers tutoring, other programs

The Capitol Hill Library in Oklahoma City has tutors available four days a week after school and hosts its own book club that meets every two weeks.
BY MATT PATTERSON Modified: February 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm •  Published: February 5, 2013

“Many of our customers are renters and are very mobile and come and go throughout the year, so we have a challenge in educating them on what the library is all about,” Hausburg said.

“In Mexico and Central America, the concept of public libraries in communities is unfamiliar.”

Besides offering homework help, the library hosts a biweekly book club where kids read a book and then discuss it. Kids who stay in the program get free pizza. Also offered are a video game fest, reading to dogs and book giveaways, funded by a grant to the library.

The way Jones sees it, all are investments in a child's future. The only requirement is that they participate in the process.

“I think that's the purpose of our job, and it definitely matters to me,” Jones said. “I think this is a population that is underserved in many ways, but while we are here we might as well give them every opportunity available.”

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at a glance

The Capitol Hill Library is at 334 SW 26 in Oklahoma City. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information on the Capitol Hill Library's programs, call 634-6308.

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