Library to launch Summer Reading Program and unveil new challenge with Gathering Place

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May 18, 2017

Contact: John Fancher



Tulsa City-County Library to launch Summer Reading Program and unveil new challenge with Gathering Place

TCCL and park team up for county-wide reading challenge


TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) will kick off its annual Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, May 23 and announce a partnership with A Gathering Place for Tulsa (TGP) to issue a county-wide reading challenge. Media are invited to attend next Tuesday’s press conference in the Central Library’s Tandy Children’s Garden at 10 a.m. to learn more about this summer’s program and the Reading Tree Challenge. Mayor G.T. Bynum, TCCL CEO Kimberly Johnson and TGP Park Director Tony Moore will give remarks.  


WHO:                         Mayor G.T. Bynum, City of Tulsa

                                    Kim Johnson, chief executive officer of Tulsa City-County Library

Tony Moore, park director for A Gathering Place for Tulsa

Dr. Deborah Gist, Tulsa Public Schools superintendent

Ariana Reagor, student park ambassador


WHAT:                      Press conference announcing the launch of TCCL Summer Reading Program and partnership with Gathering Place for community-wide Reading Tree Challenge.   


WHEN:                      Tuesday, May 23
10 a.m.


WHERE:                   A.R. and MaryLouise Tandy Foundation Children’s Garden

TCCL’s Central Library

400 Civic Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103         


RSVP:                        Please contact John Fancher at 918-549-7391.


INTERVIEWS:        Mayor Bynum
Kim Johnson, TCCL
Tony Moore, TGP


PHOTO OPP:            Mayor Bynum reading to young children


About Tulsa City-County Library
The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) operates 24 public locations. This interconnected library network encompasses a Central Library providing research and circulating collections, four regional libraries, 18 vibrant neighborhood libraries, a comprehensive online presence and programming for all ages. Serving a population of more than 620,000 people, TCCL is committed to offering 21st century services to meet the needs of our growing communities. To learn more, visit


About A Gathering Place for Tulsa

A project of George Kaiser Family Foundation, A Gathering Place for Tulsa will transform nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River into a dynamic and active space. GKFF and numerous corporate and community philanthropists gave ownership of the $400 million park to River Parks Authority who in turn signed a long-term operational and management lease back to an entity of the foundation to ensure the highest quality operation, maintenance and programming for the life of the park.


A Gathering Place for Tulsa is doing business as Tulsa’s Gathering Place, LLC. To learn more about the project, visit




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