MoLib2Go adds option for easier browsing

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive

Sikeston Public Library, as a member of Missouri Libraries 2 Go (a consortium of Missouri public libraries), has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating a specialized eReadingRoom of Always Available ebooks and audiobooks within their digital collection. With a library card, users of Missouri Libraries 2 Go member libraries can browse digital books sectioned off from the rest of the catalog with all searches filtered and dedicated to available items. Readers can find this on https://molib2go.overdrive.com/and on Libby,the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go’s digital collection offers thousands of ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of genres for all ages. The eReading Room concept was born from the existence of physical spaces in libraries that are designed specifically for browsing. Since then, eReading Rooms have expanded to highlight materials with certain themes or formats and for select age levels. Within Libby, eReading Rooms are called “guides” while the library’s website refers to them as “collections”.

Readers may browse Missouri Libraries 2 Go’s digita collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ devices, Windows® tablets, and Kindle® [US libraries]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

To explore the group’s eReading rooms of ebooks and audiobooks,visit https://molib2go.overdrive.com/ or download Libby today from Apple, Android andWindows app stores.

MissouriLibraries 2 Go is a consortium of public libraries in Missouri with similar interests and users that work together with OverDrive to create a shared collection that meets the needs of their users. Founded in 2009, this consortium consists of public libraries in Missouri that serve a population of less than 100,000 users. The group is managed and facilitated by Amigos Library Services, a non-profit, 501©3 member-based organization, serving libraries and library related associations and organizations.

Holiday hours at the library

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The library will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.

The library will also be closed on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s.

Library patrons have 24/7 access to the library’s digital collection by visiting molib2go.org, and access to manage library accounts at sikeston.missourievergreen.org. Visit us at the circulation desk to learn how to access these accounts with your library card number.

Family Night for K-3rd Grade on Dec. 10.

cover art for the book "Mister Willowby's Christmas Tree"

THIS EVENT IS FULL!
Come join us for a celebration of Christmas! Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to the library for Family Night, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 10 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

We will be reading Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree and The Christmas Boot, making Santa’s laundry line craft, playing games and enjoying refreshments.

Preschool Family Night to be held Dec. 3

cover art for the book "Dream Snow"

The December Family Night for preschoolers between the ages of 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

Come join in for a celebration of Christmas! We will be reading Dream Snow and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, making Santa and Christmas tree crafts, flannel stories, singing and enjoying refreshments.

Family Night for K-3 to be held on Nov. 19

Cover of the book "Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey"

THIS EVENT IS FILLED!

The November Family Night for kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. We will be reading The Thanksgiving Bowl and Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey. Following the stories, we will make a craft, play games, and enjoy refreshments.

 

Space is limited, and reservations are required.

 

Halloween Party at Preschool Storytime!

The word "Halloween" with ghosts and a jack o' lantern

Next Wednesday is Halloween, and all of our friends are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Preschool Storytime, which will begin at 10 a.m.

Staff members dressed up last year, and this year’s costumes will be even better! Come see us, enjoy stories, crafts and snacks, and start the day off with fun!

Library staff members dressed for Halloween 2017

November Family Night for ages 2-5

The November Preschool Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. We will be reading How To Catch a Turkey and Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale. Following the stories, we will make a turkey craft spelling the child’s name, make a pilgrim’s hat and enjoy refreshments.

 

Family Night for K-3 on October 8

cover photograph of "BonyLegs"

SORRY–this event is filled! Look for sign-ups for November family night later this month.

 

Our first Family Night of the year for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8.

We will be reading the story of Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole and The Perfect Pumpkin Pie! We will also be making a pumpkin craft, enjoying refreshments, and playing a candy ball game!

Space is limited to the first 30 children registered. Call us at 471-4140 or fill out the form below to save your spot.

First Family Night of the year for Pre-K!

Whooo’s ready for Family Night? We are!

The first Family Night of the year for children between the ages of 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

We will be reading two books: Whoooo’s There? and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. We will also make an owl puppet and a leaf wreath. Come enjoy flannel boards, playing in the leaves and refreshments!

Reservations are required since space is limited. Call 471-4140 or complete the form below to save your spot.

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