Reopening – 18 May 2020

The Webster County Library plans to reopen to the public on Monday, May 18th, with social distancing and other precautionary restrictions in place.   We have a couple of weeks of work ahead of us, to get items in from our Evergreen Consortium and our patrons.  During the week of May 4th we will be receiving deliveries from our courier system, to clear out their warehouse of items that have been circulating throughout the state.  Those items have been in quarantine, so they will be ready to return to our shelves.  Beginning the week of May 11th, our book drops will be open for patrons to return items they previously checked out.   Those items will be cleaned and begin their quarantine period.  We will continue to extend due dates and waive fines.

The Library Board and Staff are looking forward to resuming services and serving our patrons.   In the first phase of our reopening, we will be following recommended social distancing guidelines in the Library.   We ask that our patrons limit their time in the building to 30 minutes, to select materials and check outWhen possible, visits should be limited to one member per family.   All Library materials must be returned to our outside book drops, to minimize staff interaction with materials that may have been exposed to COVID-19.  Newspapers and current issues of magazines will be unavailable for browsing, as they cannot be sanitized or quarantined between uses.   Seating throughout the Library will be very limited during this first stage of reopening, as we want our patrons to move in and out of the Library in an efficient manner.   Evergreen Consortium sharing will not resume until 80% of the consortium libraries are open to the public, and that is unlikely to occur until late May or early June.  The Library meeting rooms will not be available for public use, as they are being utilized for quarantining all returned Library materials.  All programs and group events are cancelled through at least the month of June.

We are implementing many changes to provide the safest environment possible for our staff and patrons.  For example, installing plastic shields at our circulation desks, wiping down frequently touched areas on an hourly basis, providing masks/gloves for staff use, and other changes to our procedures and services you may see on your next visit.

We are all in an unprecedented situation, and we ask that you help us to help you by being patient and respectful of our new normal as it stands today.



Update 2 May 2020: We will begin a phased reopening for the public on 18 May. Book drop will be open on 11 May.

Update 26 March: In accordance with Weber County order 2020-03 we will be closed through 26 April 2020.

The Webster County Library will close beginning at 5pm Tuesday, March 17th, and remain closed through at least April 5th. This has been a difficult decision for the Library. We know that libraries are vital hubs in our communities, especially in difficult times. However, we also value the health and safety of our customers and staff above all else. The information we have received from the public health community suggests that the well-being of our customers and staff is best served by closing our facilities. This is the one situation where we best serve our community by being closed, so we don’t inadvertently spread disease.

Our book drops will also be closed, so please keep your materials at home until the Library reopens. All due dates have been extended through April 6th and no fines will be charged during this time.

We encourage you to go to our website at to explore our online resources including Tumblebooks for kids, Missouri Libraries to Go for free eBooks and eAudiobooks.

We are committed to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay well!

It’s Tax Time Again

Missouri (State) Tax Forms

Online: Missouri Department of Revenue

By Phone / Mail: Call the Missouri DOR’s automated form request line: 1-800-877-6881. They will mail the forms to you.

We can print most forms for you; we do charge .15 cents a page.

We do not keep Missouri tax forms on hand.

Missouri Personal Tax Contact Information

Please visit Missouri’s Personal Tax Contact Information webpage.

IRS (Federal) Tax Forms


By Phone / Mail: The IRS’s automated form request line is currently unavailable.

We can print most forms for you; we do charge .15 cents a page.

We do not keep IRS tax forms on hand.

IRS Contact Phone Numbers

Visit the IRS’s Telephone Assistance webpage

Driver Training


The Webster County Library has partnered with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons, starting on 27 March 2018. The practice tests are based on the state’s actual DMV materials.

The creators of have emphasized availability and accessibility to help new drivers study state manuals and take driving practice tests. Partnership with allows the us to harness the power of’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers.

To visit our portal to, click here.

Once this post leaves the front page of our site, you can access it using the Online Resources menu above.


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles. For children 0 to 9

You can access TumbleBooks anywhere you have an Internet connection. Click the links on this page and you will be taken directly there. Prefer a mobile version? There is an app for that: go to Apple’s app store or Google Play and search for “Tumblebooks“. If you use the mobile versions have your library card number handy.

Happy Tumbling!