All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award
Voting for the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award is now open.
What an AWESOME summer it's been!
Full of barbecue, hot weather, and of course school vacation…
But just because school is starting up soon for most, doesn’t mean we still can’t have some end of summer fun! Every Saturday @1PM remaining in August we will be doing Arts and Crafts on the second floor of the Central Library! No need to bring anything but yourselves and your imagination! Parents can join in as well!
Math. I was never great at it. In fact, for a while math homework brought me to tears. Now, I watch my daughter face the same struggle. I am determined to break the cycle. Math is just another way to understand our world. Luckily, there are some authors who do a much better job than I do of making that clear.
Who are the superheroes in your life?
I was looking for an inspiring, funny book to get into the spirit of the 2015 Summer Reading Program theme, "Every Hero Has a Story," when suddenly, my colleague and friend Ronda handed me the book, Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner. I am the kind of person who never refuses to read a story with a dog as a protagonist, and Superdog is no exception. I went through it at lightning speed. In fact, I read the whole book while I was at the service desk, chuckling and laughing out loud all along.
Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are flag-waving celebrations when we all think about those who serve are country. For some kids, though, this awareness is part of their lives every day. They have a family member deployed. On Sesame Workshop’s website, it details their initiative to support families with members in the military.