Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Join Webster County Library in celebrating Library Card Sign Up Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide will join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

Adults 17 and older may obtain a new library card with a valid photo ID and proof of current address. Children ages 5-16 years old must have a parent or guardian with a library card in good standing to get their own card. The process takes only a few minutes, and your library card can open up a world of resources for you.

Patrons who might have let their library card “expire” may also stop in this month to renew their accounts. It is easy to renew your account, just present your library card, answer a few questions and you are good to go. If you do not have your physical library card anymore, just show us your photo id and pay a $2.00 fee to get a new one.

To make the process even more fun, each new card holder or patron that renews an expired account will have the chance to spin the prize wheel for a small gift.  To track progress on their goal of 100 new library cards a book page wreath will be created all month long with one book page leaf added per new card.

We want to remind everyone that signing up for a library card opens a world of possibilities: libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

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!