The Great American Read Trivia Night

The Webster County Library is partnering with Ozarks Public Television and Missouri State University to host a one night event to celebrate the love of reading!

Bring your friends and test your knowledge of PBS’s Great American Read “100 books”. MSU will be sharing Dr. Judith John as moderator for the evening and will present trivia questions based on the list of 100 books chosen by America. EVERYONE is invited to attend! You do not have to be a library card holder, have a college degree, or have read all 100 books. Just join in on the fun!

Winners will make up the team that represents Webster County in the regional trivia contest in September. You could win bragging rights for all of Southwest Missouri!

Haven’t checked the “100” list yet? Go to to find the list and check off how many you have read…and see how many to add to your to be read list!

Call the Webster County Library Main Branch at 417-468-3335 or CLICK HERE to get registered TODAY!


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 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 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 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


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!