Excerpt: As Oklahoma City continued its growth further toward the northwest, the need for a neighborhood library in northwest Oklahoma City has been in the hopes of the Metropolitan Library System for many years.
Ballou said the new library that opened May 22 has been a work in progress for a long time.
In the 1970s the library system first started discussing placing a library in the far northwest area of Oklahoma City, Ballou said.
“From all of the population figures we received in the past few years it was clear we were
underserving this part of Oklahoma City,” Ballou said.