DIY Hand Knit Chunky Blanket Class

UPDATED JANUARY CLASSES

Hand Knit Chunky Blanket Class
Anyone ages 13 and older

Join us for a fun evening of crafting and go home with the skills to create your very own Chunky Knit Blanket. All you need is 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, email marinfo@webstercountylibrary.org, or message the Webster County Library Facebook page if you have any questions or must cancel your registration.

Click the dates below to register. Links will be removed as classes fill up.

January 15th at 6pm – Signup closed, class is full

 

January 19th at 1pm – Signup closed, class is full

 

January 29th at 6pm

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…

 

 

Driver Training

 

The Webster County Library has partnered with Driving-Tests.org, 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 Driving-Tests.org have emphasized availability and accessibility to help new drivers study state manuals and take driving practice tests. Partnership with Driving-Tests.org allows the us to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers.

To visit our portal to Driving-Tests.org, click here.

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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!

 

TumbleBooks

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!

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!