September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Discover all the fun the Webster County Library has for you during Library Card Sign Up Month!

Patrons who sign up for their first library card and patrons who renew an expired account will be entered in to a drawing for a family pass to the Discovery Center in Springfield! If you have an account in good standing, play our “Discovery” game for an entry into the drawing!

From discovering a new hobby, starting a new career, searching for your families past, or just reading for the escape the Webster County Library is here for you! Stop in to see us today!

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 roginfo@webstercountylibrary.org to find out how to register!

Introducing… S.T.E.A.M. ON!

Introducing a fun, challenging, and educational new program! S.T.E.A.M. ON! will focus on the important science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills to get your child thinking outside the box, or maybe even inside if needed! With two age groups to choose from, your child can gain hands on experience, learn critical thinking, make new friends, and have fun along the way.

Our S.T.E.A.M. ON! for children ages 6-11 years old will be featured the FIRST Wednesday of each month at 10am. S.T.E.A.M. ON! for ages 12-17 years old will be held on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at 10am. Registration will be required for each lesson, so keep an eye on the online calendar and our Facebook page for updated registration links.

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 https://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner 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 Ancestry.com, 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!

Tumblebooks for Kids!

Wondering how to reward your kids with screen time and help their little brains to grow? We can help with that!

The Webster County Library is proud to bring you and your family FREE access to Tumblebooks, an online literacy resource for kids 0-9 years old. Tumblebooks can make learning FUN with it’s interactive online format and thousands of titles to choose from.

Kids crave screen time, and Tumblebooks can fit that need, as well as teaching them great skills like literacy, math, science, music and more! Tumblebooks includes read aloud stories as well as chapter books to help your little readers grow!

Get started today by clicking the link Tumblebooks or visit your favorite app store and search for Tumblebooks to download onto your favorite mobile device!

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!

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