Summer Reading Fun!

Register now for Webster County Library’s Summer Reading Program and read your way into a chance at amazing prizes! Fun for all ages and a great way to stay a step ahead for school in the fall, the children’s theme of “Imagine Your Story” brings great fairy tales, myths, legends, and true life inspiration to this years theme.

Adults have the chance this summer to travel the world through the pages of a good book with our “Have Book…Will Travel” theme. Use the brand new reading log to jump start your travels and complete at least 20 of the activities for a chance to win!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming take home kids and teen crafts, cool links to follow, and to stay in touch with your favorite library!

Reopening Guidelines

The Webster County Library will reopen for patron use on Monday May 18th. Please follow the guidelines listed below when you visit the library.

*Return ALL items to the outside book drop.

*Please limit your time in the library to 30 minutes.

*One member per family at a time, when possible.

*Use our catalog to browse and place items on hold from home.

*Social distancing will be enforced.

*No meeting room use and no programs.

*Computer use limited to 30 minutes.

*If you are feeling unwell, please do not enter the library.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to serving you

Please take note!

As a precaution to prevent the spread of corona-virus the Webster County Library has decided to cancel all library programs and close our meeting rooms to public use until at least March 31.  Our libraries will remain open and operating as normal with the above exception.  If you are ill or exhibiting flu-like symptoms we ask that you do not visit our library facilities.  Please call 417-468-3335 if you would like to renew materials you have out or to ask questions about your account.  Thank you for understanding the cancellation of our programs and meeting room use at this time.

 

Stuck at home or wanting to avoid germs? Don’t forget you can access free eBooks and eAudio from home via our website by choosing the eBooks tab and choosing Missouri Libraries 2 Go.

The 2020 Census at the Webster County Library

The U.S. Constitution requires that a Census, or a count of the United States population, be held every ten years. THIS is that year. Beginning in March, each household will be required to fill out a questionnaire about who lives at that address. For the first time ever you can go online to fill out your census questionnaire. The Webster County Library has several public use computers available to complete your 2020 Census safely and securely!

Most households will receive an invitation to complete their census online in the mail beginning in the middle of March. Even if you haven’t received an invitation, you can still complete your 2020 Census, all you’ll need is your address.

Not computer savvy? You still have the traditional methods of answering your census available. Phone calls to the Census Bureau will also be accepted beginning mid-March, or wait for your paper copy to be mailed to you, fill it out, and then simply mail it back.

The WCL staff are here to help make sure that everyone in Webster County is counted for the 2020 Census. Your accuracy ensures funding for many Webster County programs and services, INCLUDING the Webster County Library. Stop by today to see a sample of the 2020 Census Questionnaire and to get answers to any questions you might have.

Visit the 2020 Census online for more information.

Help us get Webster County Counted!

 

 

Spark for Teens

New and improved for 2020! All teens are invited to join us on Tuesday February 4th to “Spark” your creativity!

Our Teen Craft Club will meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month and is open to teens 11-17. Plan on crafts and activities with a focus on science, engineering, art skills, and FUN! Registration is REQUIRED so call or stop by TODAY!

Take Webster County Library With You!

Take Webster County Library with you wherever you go! With Overdrive or Libby by Overdrive, you have access to thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines and more. Great selections for kids and adults!

With easy to use formats and walk through sign ups both Overdrive and Libby make it simple to check out items for your reading or listening pleasure and NO LATE FEES!       FYI- You can download just one or both Libby and Overdrive apps, both have the same title selections, they just have different styles/formats.

Click on the links below to download to your favorite Apple or Android Devices.

 

Libby for Apple Products 

Libby for Android Products

Overdrive for Apple Products

Overdrive for Android Products

WINTER WEATHER POLICY

According to library policy, when the local school district is closed due to weather or road conditions, the library will also be closed. For scheduled school holidays or weekends, library administration will make the best decision for closing due to weather or road conditions.

This policy allows you to know if we are open or not during times of inclement weather without calling or making a wasted trip to the library. We value the safety of our patrons and staff, many of whom live on rural roads.

Please stay safe in times of inclement weather. We appreciate our patrons!

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!