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Protect Your Freedom to Read: Speak Up on Proposed Rule

Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.

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'Flowvember' Addresses Period Poverty
The Library and local nonprofit Strawberry Week present this year's menstruation product donation drive. Boxes of (or individually wrapped) liners, pads, tampons, and cups can be delivered to designated bins at all Library locations November 1-30. Supplies will be distributed free throughout the community and available to patrons visiting Library restrooms.
Kanopy Video

Stream Movies Any Time with Kanopy
Instantly watch hundreds of movies on your computer or mobile device with Kanopy. Browse the extensive collection of independent, international, documentary, and early films from providers like Criterion, PBS and Kino Lorber.
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Throughout November, discover the rich history, ceremonies, and storytelling traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America as part of Native American Heritage Month. Explore Library reading recommendations, films, resources, and more.

The Library's Digital Branch offers a large and growing collection of digital materials such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, databases, or streaming music and movies that you can enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

Read, Listen, Download, Stream, and More
The Library's Digital Branch offers digital materials you can enjoy from anywhere using  your computer or mobile device. Borrow eBooks, comics, and digital audiobooks; try online learning and career-development tools; read digital newspapers and magazines; and stream or download TV, movies, and music.
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Explore Our Catalog
Find and place holds on books, DVDs, CDs, and more! You can also use the Library's catalog to discover reading lists and staff picks,  and rate and review the things you read, watch, or listen to. Start browsing now!