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All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Vote for the 2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!

Cast your vote here. To cast a vote, a child must have listened to at least 5 of the books on this list. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger.

Please vote for one title. One vote per child is allowed. Voting ends December 31, 2014.

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Giddyup!: Perfect Cowboy-Themed Picture Books for Reading Aloud

Are you a Horse?

Howdy Partner!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a cowboy or cowgirl? Have you dreamed of roaming the range with your favorite horse with a beautiful sunset behind you? One thing that I know about being a cowboy is that you'll say, "Giddyup!" when you want your horse to move forward, and "Whoa!" when you command it to stop. I know, that's not much, isn't it? That's why I checked out these books about cowboys from the library. Check them out yourself and let us know what you think of the Wild West!

A Story behind Dial-A-Story: How the Library Delivered Stories to your Home

Pooh Bear Calling

Imagine listening to a children’s book being read to you while you are at home cooking dinner. Imagine enjoying a fairy tale with your children before getting ready for bed. The Library’s Dial-a-Story program is a free, 24/7 service, and all you need to do is to lift the telephone handset and dial.

Whimsical Characters

Turkey Tot

I have been searching high and low for new children’s books with whimsical characters. I really want to read books with protagonists who make me laugh, maybe not out loud and startle people near me (in the library!), but chuckle a bit and keep me in a good mood throughout the day.

Friends from Around the World

Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora

One of my favorite pastimes nowadays is to relax in a local Korean café sipping delightful boba tea and munching on savory mochi buns. As I enjoyed my meal and snacks, I usually watched people coming in and out of the restaurant speaking many different languages.

Mama at Work

I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusacks/ illustrated by Pricilla Burris

My daughter complained the other day, "You're working all of the time.
I never get to spend time with you!" Ouch. Seriously, is this what all kids with working parents think? I'm a single mom. There have to be others out there in the same situation as me.