Let me introduce us- we are Ralph Ellison Library, a "small" library by circulation standards but with the largest foot traffic in the Metropolitan Library System. We are just east of the capital (OKC) and just north of the medical district, situated in an historic black community. We are the heart of that community, both literally and figuratively...like a great big living room where you find business professionals on their laptops; groups of homeless chatting or reading the newspaper in the great chairs overlooking the street; counselors with their clients; program rooms busy with quilting, adult literacy, or poetry groups; greying gents popping hard candies while they play chess or checkers; 28 computers fully loaded with people applying for jobs and benefits; and 2 dozen or more kids and teens just hanging out. After school, we are where the kids are. In partnership with the Regional Food Bank, we provide weekday lunches and STEAM programming during their breaks. We offer a welcoming area where kids can choose from a variety of activities to learn and grow, and a staff that loves and cares for them like their own. We also host several huge community events each year- a Jazz night in September; a Back to School kickoff with free backpacks and supplies; a Holly Jolly Holiday party with free coats, toys, and food; a month-long celebration of Black History in February; and an 8-week Summer Reading program. The entire community regards us as the place to go if you need information or help of any kind.