DIY Hand Knit Chunky Blanket Class

Hand Knit Chunky Blanket Class
Tuesday December 4th at 6pm
Anyone ages 13 and older

Join us for a fun evening of crafting and go home with a completed Chunky Knit Blanket. All you need is your own yarn, and your own two hands! These are adorable and make great gifts or keep it for yourself!

Suggested materials:

6 or 7 weight “Chunky” or “Jumbo” yarn in your choice of color and cost. More yarn equals larger throw blanket.There are many brands and price points available, so choose wisely. I do not recommend “loops” or “pom-poms”!

Number of Skeins Approximate Size of Throw

4 skeins Baby/Lap Throw 36×48 inches

6 skeins Small Adult Throw 40×60 inches

8 skeins Large Adult Throw 50×70 inches

Feel free to shop around for yarn! Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Joann all carry yarn and offer coupons on a regular basis. You have time to grab a skein or two a week if cost is a factor.

My sample piece is the Walmart Mainstays brand and was 5.88 per skein, and it works up quick and cozy in no time. I used about three skeins and measures 42×43 inches, a nice baby blanket or small lap/car blanket.


Please contact Krista Jackson @417-468-3335 or message the Webster County Library Facebook page if you have any questions or must cancel your registration.

New Books Happen All the Time!

We receive shipments of new books every day! If you are looking for the newest John Grisham or Stephen King just give us a call and we can add you to the holds list. Or stop by to look over our “New Books” shelves, you may find a brand new author!

If you don’t already follow our Facebook page, give us a like and a follow and you will see the new books as they arrive. Pictures of the new books, DVD’s, audio-books, and kid’s items are posted as soon as we have them cataloged. See you soon!


To see the projected new book list for the next few months Click here…



Inclement Weather Policy

Some situations may require altered hours of operation or complete closure of one or more Webster County Library branches. All reasonable attempts will be made to keep libraries open during weather related or unplanned events. The safety of our patrons ans staff are of the utmost importance.

Library facilities will be closed if the corresponding public school district closes due to inclement weather. In some cases library staff will attempt to open, if circumstances allow. Please do not travel to the library without first calling, checking the website, or our Facebook page to ensure the library is open.

Early closures may be announced at any time during the work day to ensure the safety of patrons and staff traveling in the evening hours.

Closures will be announced to the public via the library website, social media and signage if staff is able to travel to the library for posting.

Due dates for library materials due on dates the library is closed will be adjusted accordingly.

Thank you and stay safe!


Back to School – Back To Reading!

Does your student need a good book to read? The lists of Missouri Association of School Libraries nominated books for the 2017-2018 school year were recently released and many schools recommend that students read the whole list!

If you ever wondered what the difference is between the categories, here is a breakdown

Show Me is for grades 1-3

Mark Twain is for grades 4-6

Truman is for  grades 6-8

Gateway is for 9-12

Click HERE to get the current titles for this years nominees!