Introducing LIBBY — a new way to manage your electronic items

For our e-book readers…there’s a new and improved way to browse, check out, and read e-books through MoLib2Go. Libby is a more user-friendly app that has just been made available to the general public. We at the library have been testing the app in its beta stages for weeks; we really enjoy using it, and hope that you will too!

Libby is available in the app stores for Apple, Google and Microsoft. Try it for yourself, and let us know if we can help you with setup or any questions you might have.

Teens to celebrate end of summer reading with a lock-in!

Instead of our traditional end-of-summer party to celebrate summer reading, we are hosting an after-hours lock-in at the library! The lock-in will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. We will be providing games, contests, snacks and prizes.

Reservations are required and can be made by filling out the form below, or by calling the library at 471-4140.

Updated website launches!

Welcome to our Library’s new site!

We recently attended a training on website design through WordPress. Our goal is to create a website that will contain the latest happenings at the library, along with basic information about the library, its policies, and services offered.

One feature that we are particularly excited about is the ability to make reservations online for our programming that requires reservations. In addition, the website features a calendar of events, along with our Facebook feed and link to our Instagram account.

Take your time, get acquainted and let us know what you think!

“Build It Better with Balloons” on June 26

Our third and final Summer Reading program, “Build It Better with Balloons,” will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

 

Join SAMMY J as he shows different designs, styles and structures – using BIG BALLOONS! With help from audience members, he will assemble them into amazing frameworks to teach the history of architecture, types of construction and styles of buildings. Filled with comedy and surprises, the Build It Better With Balloons Show emphasizes books that encourage kids to learn about construction and design. Sammy will ignite imaginations, the hands-on hijinks will inspire, and the periodicals will infuse young minds with the desire to learn.

Passport Acceptance Begins at the Sikeston Public Library

The Sikeston Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, beginning on Monday, April 24. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports without leaving Sikeston.

 

“We have had many inquiries over the years asking whether we process passports,” said Ron Eifert, library director.  “Other libraries in our area have had success with offering this service, and we are excited to bring passport processing to the Sikeston area.”

 

The library will not be taking passport photographs, so applicants will need to bring passport photographs with them.  Many area businesses provide passport photographs that meet U.S. Department of State guidelines.

 

Current passport holders will still have to renew their passports online or through the mail. “They are not allowing us to process passport renewals,” Eifert said. “We will have the appropriate renewal forms available for patrons, or the form can be downloaded from the State Department’s website.”

 

Passport processing hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday; from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday.  Other hours, including weekend hours, will be available by appointment.

 

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information at travel.state.gov.

The Fishin’ Magicians

The Sikeston Public Library is proud to host The Fishin’ Magicians for two shows on Monday, June 12, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. The Fishin’ Magicians build castles out of cards, create tricks with blocks, and use the alphabet to build books during their program.

Free access to digital storybooks added!

Thousands of children across Missouri are enjoying access to Tumble Books, and now you can too!

With your library card number, you can log into Tumble Books from home and read early literacy favorites that are narrated for your child’s enjoyment.

If you don’t have your library card number, visit the circulation desk at the library, and we can get you set up!

Click on this link — http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=dTSrLsHCpeCIG0zj5ohdVQ%3d%3d — below to start enjoying Tumble Books in your home!

Storytime fun every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., the library hosts Preschool Storytime, for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Ms. Ann starts the morning by reading a couple of stories. We then sing songs, do an age-appropriate craft, and enjoy snacktime.

We do not require reservations for this program; just come when you can. A fun time is guaranteed every week!