Family night for K-third grade to be held on Nov. 13

Our next family night for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

 

It’s a celebration of Thanksgiving! We will be reading A Cranberry Thanksgiving and Turkey Pox. In addition, we will be making a Thanksgiving wreath, playing games, and enjoying refreshments.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. You can call the library at 471-4140 to make a reservation, or by filling out the form below.

Preschool Family Night set for Nov. 6

The November family night for preschoolers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.  We will be reading the stories The Little Red Hen and The Big Red Barn, sharing flannel board stories, making a little red hen puppet and a scarecrow craft, singing songs and enjoying refreshments.

 

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

 

Bobby Norfolk returns!

The Sikeston Public Library is excited to announce the return of Bobby Norfolk to the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, in the Draughon Room (lower level).

Bobby Norfolk’s latest living history performance takes us on a fascinating journey through the heyday of the Negro Baseball Leagues, a time when this country was segregated by Jim Crow laws, and America’s “National Pastime” wore two faces, the whites-only

Major Leagues and the upstart Negro National League. In this powerful and riveting performance, Bobby brings to life an important but sometimes forgotten era in baseball history, telling passionate, humorous, and often unbelievable stories of exploits both on and off the field, focusing on the St. Louis Stars own James “Cool Papa” Bell, and the Kansas City Monarch’s Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Bobby invites his audience to experience the harsh discrimination, adversity, and eventual Hall of Fame triumph for some of these players. Historical slides and period music enhance this emotional performance, illustrating the clash of race, sports and culture.

This program is presented through a Spotlight on Literacy grant, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

 

 

 

Family night for grades K-3 to be held on Oct. 9

The first family night of the year for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 9, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

 

Come join us for a celebration of autumn! We will be reading The Very Best Pumpkin and Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin, making crafts, taking pictures in a fall-themed photo booth, playing poke the pumpkin, and enjoying refreshments.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. You can call the library at 471-4140 to make a reservation, or by filling out the form below.

 

First Family Night of the Year is October 2

They’re back, and we’re so excited!

 

Join us for our first Preschool Family Night of the year on Monday, October 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

 

It will be a celebration of autumn at the library, as we read stories about apples and pumpkins, share flannel board stories, sing songs, make a fall craft, and enjoy refreshments.

 

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!

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