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Seymour Deliveries

April 30, 2015 will be the last day that we will pick up or deliver items to the Seymour Community Library. Budget cuts and no clear answer if the cuts will be restored are what required this decision.

We will still provide cards to Seymour residents at no charge. Seymour residents must meet current WCL requirements to receive a library card. Application for a library card must be made in person at a Webster County Library branch in Marshfield, Rogersville or Fordland.

It’s Showtime

The Webster County Library will launch a new classic film viewing program, “It’s Showtime”, on January 20th at 9:30 with the film “Harvey” starring James Stewart. On the 27th, watch the movie that garnered Joanne Woodward an Oscar; “The Three Faces of Eve.” The following weeks feature two well-known duos: “It Happened One Night” with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert on February 3rd, and on the 10th, Bogart & Bacall in “Key Largo”. The

ILL Service Changes

Patrons, please note that you have access to over 1.3 million items through our Missouri Evergreen Consortium. When browsing our library catalog you can change your settings to search all of Missouri Evergreen instead of just the Webster County Library. For screenshots to show you the setting change, please click here.

For items not available through Missouri Evergreen:

Beginning Knitting

Location: Marshfield - Garst Memorial Library Meeting Room

Beginning Knitting, registration is required. Class size is limited to 8 people, ages 18 and over. No fee. Must attend first class to continue. Class will be held for 4 consecutive Wednesdays – October 1, 8, 15, 22 in the meeting room from 10 a.m. to noon. Pick up your supply list at the Garst Memorial Library front desk when you sign up. Teacher is Sally Knotwell. For more information contact the Webster County Library, 417-468-3335.

Beginning Quiltmaking

Location: Marshfield - Garst Memorial Library Meeting Room

Beginning Quiltmaking: Registration is required. Class size is limited to 8 people. Must be age 18 or older. No fee. Must attend first class to continue. First class is lecture only and supply list will be handed out in class. Class will be held on 6 consecutive Fridays – Sept 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 from 9:00 – Noon. Teacher is Sally Knotwell. Contact the Webster County Library, 417-468-3335.

Funding for Internet Access in Libraries Cut

Governor Jay Nixon recently withheld ALL state funding for the REAL program which assists public libraries in paying for internet connectivity. Without this funding, the Webster County Library’s cost of providing internet access will triple to $18,738 per year. Many public libraries across our state will not be able to afford this.

If you value free internet access in public libraries, please contact the Governor’s office and let him know you want REAL funding restored.

Digital Microfilm Scanner

The Webster County Library has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to purchase a digital microfilm scanner system. The grant award was for $8178. “We are thrilled to receive the grant to replace our microfilm reader that would no longer print images. Our library relies on LSTA grants to maintain a high level of technology to serve our community”, said Library Director, Terri York.

LearningExpress Library 2.0 and 3.0

Access to this version of LearningExpress Library (version 2.0) will end on June 30, 2014. Any 2.0 tests, tutorials, and eBooks saved here will not transfer to LearningExpress Library 3.0. Please finish any work in progress. Follow this link to go to LearningExpress Library 3.0.

Storytime Resumes in January

Webster County Library is pleased to welcome Miss Lyndsea as our new Youth Services Librarian. Stop by to say hello and make sure you mark your calendars for Baby and Me or Preschool Storytime. Baby and Me will resume Tuesday January 7th at 10:00 am and Preschool Storytime will resume January 6th and 8th at 10:00 am, you can choose whichever day to attend. Hope to see you there!!

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