Annual used book sale set for April 22-25

We are returning to our schedule of spring book sales this month!

The library will be holding its annual Used Book Sale from April 22-25 in the McAmis Room (main level) of the library.

The sale opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It continues during regular library hours on Friday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

On Sunday, April 25 — the final day of the sale — any items left at the sale will be sold for $1 per brown bag full from 1-3 p.m. We even provide the bag!

Even though we had a sale in the fall, we have had quite a few larger donations of books for the sale, in addition to items removed from the library’s collection. Items include adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult novels, children’s fiction and non-fiction, audiobooks, classic VHS tapes, and DVDs. Materials for the book sales consist of donations from the public, as well as books that are no longer needed in the library’s collection.

Proceeds from the book sale are returned to the library’s budget to purchase new materials for circulation in the library.

Family Night for K-3 to be held Monday

Spring is in the air! Come enjoy our last Family Night for this school year for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Family Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12. We will be reading, making crafts, singing songs, and enjoying snacks!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Please call 573-471-4140 or register online using the form below.

To assist in social distancing, we request that attendance be limited to one adult per child attending. Masks are welcome but NOT required.

April Preschool Family Night set for April 5

Spring is in the air! Come enjoy our last Preschool Family Night until fall.

Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 5. We will be reading, making crafts, singing songs, and enjoying snacks!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Please call 573-471-4140 or register online using the form below.

To assist in social distancing, we request that attendance be limited to one adult per child attending. Masks are welcome but NOT required.

Family Night for K-3 to be held Monday, March 8

Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us as we continue to celebrate Dr. Seuss this month with books, crafts, snacks and other fun stuff!

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Please call 471-4140 or register by completing the form below. To encourage social distancing, we ask that attendance be limited to one adult per child. Masks welcome but NOT required.

Pre-K Family Night Celebrates Dr. Seuss!

Family Nights are back!

Our first Family Night is for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library). Join us for books, crafts and snacks as we celebrate “Read Across America” week with a birthday party for Dr. Seuss!

To encourage social distancing and keep attendance manageable, we ask that only one adult per child attend this program. Masks are welcome but not mandatory.

Reservations are required. Make your reservation by calling 471-4140 or completing the form below.

Thanksgiving hours set

The library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 to start the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27.

Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 28.

MoLib2Go, our collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks is available 24/7. You can also browse the physical collection of the library at sikeston.missourievergreen.org. With your library card number and password, you can log into your account to browse the collection, place holds, and renew materials.

 

Library receives grant for technology upgrades

The Sikeston Public Library was one of 39 Missouri libraries that were awarded more than $870,000 through the Missouri State Library to help residents access high speed internet for telehealth and distance learning in response to COVID-19.

Six initiatives were launched on July 2 as a part of the Rapid Broadband Deployment Initiative which uses the state’s CARES Act funding. The broadband funding for Missouri libraries allocated up to $2.5 million for this program. The Missouri State Library and Missouri Department of Economic Development reviewed and approved grant applications.

“Innovative and impactful proposals show how libraries can play an important role in advancing telehealth and higher education needs in their communities. COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of everyday life, and libraries have stepped up to fill in gaps that wouldn’t otherwise be met,” said State Librarian Robin Westphal.

The library was awarded over $12,000 for expanded bandwidth, upgrades to wireless access, and updated computer equipment.

1 2 3 13