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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.

Fordland Branch Closed for Cleaning - Updated

The Fordland Branch located in the Fordland High School Library will be closed for cleaning July 22nd and 24th.

Fordland Branch Closed for Cleaning

The Fordland Branch located in the Fordland High School Library will be closed for cleaning July 17th, 22nd, and 24th.

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.

Food for Fines 2014

The Webster County Library conducted our annual Food for Fines event  during National Library Week, April 14 – 19, 2014. We collected a total of 77 items for our local food pantry and waived $66 dollars in fines. Thank you for helping up help the Webster County Food Pantry.

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!!

Bad Weather and Overdue Items

Do not worry about overdue items during the bad weather and road conditions. We are backdating so that you will not be fined for not venturing out on slick roads and parking lots.

Fordland Deposit Collection Holiday Closing

Fordland Schools will be closed 23 December through 1 January. The Fordland Deposit collection will also be closed. They will reopen on 2 January 2014.

Interview and Book Signing

Location: Rogersville Branch Library

When: Thursday, October 3 - 6-7 pm

Interview and book signing with local author Charley Brindley. Charley writes young adult and adult fiction. Win one of his books.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rogersville Library.

For more information call the Rogersville Branch Library, 417-753-3220.

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