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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.

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!!

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.

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