Enter to Win a Framed Map of Narnia!

 

Stop by the circulation desk to enter your guess for how many paper clips are in the jar to win this framed map from the Chronicles of Narnia stories.

Everyone is welcome to guess, and you can enter a guess each time you stop by to check out materials or use library services, NO online entries.

If there are multiple correct entries, all correct winners will be placed in a final drawing to draw only one winner.

Have fun guessing!

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…

 

 

The Great American Read at the Webster County Library!

The Webster County Library is partnering with Ozarks Public Television to bring the Great American Read closer to home!

PBS’s Great American Read list of 100 books has created a great discussion with our patrons about how many books they have read and how many they still need to catch up on! Old favorites are back in the spotlight and titles many have never heard of have come out of the shadows.

How can you participate? It is super easy! Visit pbs.org or stop by the library to get a list of the 100 books, check mark off what you have read, and then head back to pbs.org to vote for your favorites. You can vote once a day for as many of your favorites as you wish!

You can also vote for your favorites in the Great Ozarks Read! Ozarks Public Television, MSU, and many Southwest Missouri library systems have joined together to bring events and contests to help determine the number one book for the Ozarks! Visit optv.org to vote for your favorite.

The top picks for the Ozarks and national voting are revealed in September and you can vote daily for your favorites.

Quick Links to Important Places!

The Great American Read List of 100 Books

The Great American Read Voting Page

The Great Ozarks Read Voting Page

 

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.

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

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!