Inclement Weather Policy

Snow is in the forecast so it is a good time to remind everyone that both branches of the Webster County Library practice the general rule that if the local school system is closed due to inclement weather the library will also be closed.
With that in mind…IF the school system is closed but the library parking lot, sidewalks, etc are clear of ice and snow the library will do it’s best to be open.
On days you are just unsure, it is best to check social media or call ahead to see if the library will be open before you make the trip. Our number one goal is the safety of our staff and patrons!

Paws To Read at the Rogersville Branch Library

We are excited to announce our new monthly program at our Rogersville Branch, Paws to Read! Starting in August on the first Saturday of the month from 10:30-12.

Beginning and reluctant readers are invited to read aloud to Sophie a registered therapy dog who loves stories! After registering you will be notified of your assigned time to bring a book to read to Sophie.


Reading to a dog is a great way to improve a child’s reading skills and self-confidence.


Message us at to find out how to register!

VetNow by Brainfuse

Vet Now

Are you a veteran? Do you know a veteran? Use your library card to access free, live online assistance from veterans on a variety of topics.

Brought to you by the Missouri State Library. Brainfuse VetNow™ – offers support for veterans and their families navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. VetNow™ is available to all public libraries and their patrons from any computer or mobile device.

Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library

Have a loved one or friend who struggles visually or physically to enjoy the love of reading? We can help with that!
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library is THE resource for Missouri residents who face an extra challenge when using standard print materials when reading. Eligibility should be discussed with your healthcare provider and applications for the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library are available online or visit the Webster County Library for more information.
This resource is FREE and available for all ages who may face visual or physical difficulties when reading. “The mission of Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library is to provide informational and recreational materials in large print, braille and audio formats free of charge to Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to blindness, visual or physical impairment, or a reading disability. Wolfner Library also provides disability-related information to the public.”
Visit or stop by the library for more information!

Access a WORLD of knowledge!

A Webster County Library Card can lead to new opportunities, new horizons, or even just a new recipe for dinner!

Get your library card today by just bringing in a photo id and something else with your name and current address to get started. If you have had a library card with us in the past, just bring in a photo id and $2 for a replacement card.

Don’t forget about the kids! Children 5-16 years old can get a library card as long as their parent/guardian has a library card in good standing.

The Webster County Library is part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium which means our patrons have access to over 4 million books, audiobooks, dvds, and more! Your library card also grants you instant online access to, Heritage Quest, Tumblebooks, Learning Express, Libby by Overdrive and more online resources will be added soon!

So don’t wait any longer, come on in and feel the power of your own library card!

What a Summer!

Thank you to everyone who registered, participated, and completed the 2021 Summer Reading Program! What a whirlwind of a summer! We all learned how to log minutes or books read online or via the app, completed cool activities, and succeeded in reading the summer away!

Keep an eye out, we will be hosting another online Reading Challenge this fall, so don’t delete that Beanstack Tracker App just yet!

Give Yourself 5!

The DVD section has been upgraded! Stop by and see the changes, but most importantly… Each patron may now check out 5 DVD’s per card!

Please remember, DVD’s may be checked out for only 1 week and cannot be renewed.

Have DVD’s you do not watch anymore? We accept donations! Please limit the amount you donate to one small bag or box per week, per family. We will either add them to our collection, or put them out on our sale shelf.

NEW Mystery Section

We are excited to announce the recent addition of our new Mystery Section. Located in the last row of Adult Fiction, our Mystery Section brings together everyone’s favorite sorta light, kinda cozy, great reading mysteries all in one place.

Please make note that you won’t find the hard-core, bad to the bone mysteries like James Patterson and William Kent Krueger there, they will still be found in Adult Fiction, alphabetical by author.

We are always happy to help you find whatever you need! Feel free to stop by and let us show you around!

Happy New Year!

Webster County Library is now fine free

As of January 2nd, 2021 the Webster County Library will become a FINE FREE library! This means that there will no longer be a daily overdue charge for items returned after their due date. Replacement fees for items marked “lost” or “damaged” will still be charged appropriately as needed. Our checkout limits and due date time frames will remain the same, as well as replacement card and printing/copying fees.  Here are a few details to take note of:

  • Overdue fines will be waived on items checked out from either Webster County Library branch. This also applies to items borrowed from a Missouri Evergreen Consortium library.
  • Overdue fines are different than fees. Items marked lost or damaged will still be charged accordingly. Missouri Evergreen borrowed items that are lost and/or damaged may accrue additional fees determined by the owning library.
  • Items not returned within 45 days of the due date will be marked as lost, and a replacement fee will be charged.
  • Renewals will still be available on items except for DVD’s and “NEW” books.

We are confident that our patrons will strive to continue returning library materials in a timely manner. Many items have a wait list, and we want to be sure that each patron has fair access to all materials. Here are a few tips for making sure you return your items in a timely fashion:

  • Items can be returned to either the Marshfield or Rogersville locations. Outside accessible drop boxes for all materials are available at both locations.
  • Make sure you have an up-to-date email address on your library card account so that you may receive handy reminders when your items are due.
  • Download the Missouri Evergreen Mobile App for instant access to your account. You can keep an eye on due dates and renew certain items from the comfort of home.

The Webster County Library appreciates our patrons, and we hope that making this positive change will help our community to achieve access to library materials and services they may have thought were unavailable because of an overdue charge. Stop by or call to check on your account today!


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