Pre-K Family Night set for February 7

Join us for Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 7.

Valentine’s Day is on the way, so bring your sweetheart and celebrate with books, crafts, and snacks.

Reservations are required, as space is limited.

To reserve a space for your child, fill out the form below or call the library at (573) 471-4140.

Tax preparation help available at the library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

The library is pleased to announce that tax preparation assistance will be available again this year at the library.

Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program will be in the McAmis Community Room (main level) at the library from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday, February 3, through April 14. They will assist taxpayers by filling out and filing simple tax returns. They will be filing both federal and state forms, including the Missouri PTC forms.

As last year, income tax documents will be collected in your first visit and your completed tax return given to you, at an appointed time, during a second visit either one or two weeks after your first visit.

NOTE:  No tax documents will be accepted after Thursday March 31 to enable completion by tax filing date.

For those only needing Property Tax Credit or Rent Credit claim, this year you will only need to make one visit and your claim form will be prepared while you wait.

If you come later in the afternoon, your wait will probably be shorter.

All tax filing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be taken. Please be sure to bring all tax-related paperwork that you have received, including W-2 and 1099 forms for work performed, receipts for rent paid, and proof of Social Security income.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, we will NOT be allowing lines to form inside the library lobby prior to 12:30 p.m. In the past, this has created a barrier to library users trying to access library services; today, it is not a smart practice given the spread of COVID.

The library is not trained to give tax advice; instead, we rely on this great group of volunteers who have the training and experience to make sure that your tax filing is done correctly and thoroughly.

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on the following dates and times for the holidays:

We will be closed from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2021 for the staff Christmas luncheon.

We will be closed on the entire day December 24-26 (Friday through Sunday), and from December 31-January 2 (Friday through Sunday.

December PreK Family Night is Monday!

Image: Book cover of "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" by Karma Wilson

Our next Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6.

Come join us for stories, crafts, snacks, and merry-making fun!

Seating is limited as we encourage social distancing. Please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but are welcome if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please fill out the form below or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

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

Reservations are open for our November Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8 as we read “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” make a Thanksgiving “dinner,” and eat Thanksgiving “dinner!”


Seating is limited as we still encourage social distancing. We ask that attendance be limited to one adult per registered child. Masks are NOT required but you are free to wear one if you prefer.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please complete the form below or call 573-471-4140 to register.

Book discussion group to meet November 16

The book discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, to discuss the book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A 2019 Oprah’s Book Club selection, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle–the struggle to tell the truth — and is set in 19th century Virginia against the backdrop of the struggle to end slavery and the approach of the Civil War.

Books are available at the library to any cardholders who would like to participate in the group.

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