March Family Night for K-3 set

Cover image for the program's featured book The Full Belly Bowl

Come join us for a night of fun at the library!

The March Family night for kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

We will be reading the books Sausages and The Full Belly Bowl, making a bowl with clay, and enjoying refreshments.

February Family Night for preschoolers set

cover of the book "Plant a Kiss"

Our Preschool Family Night for February will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 4, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.

Come join us for Valentine fun at the library. We will be reading Mouse’s First Valentine and Plant a Kiss. We also be making Valentine crafts, reading flannel board stories, singing songs and enjoying refreshments!



Get your passport photos here!

Two passport booklets

Beginning January 15, 2019, the library has begun taking photographs for passport applications. The library is charging $10 per photograph taken.

Applicants for new passports can visit the library and have the photograph taken and printed while the application is being processed.

Even though the library is not allowed to process passport renewals, we will be happy to take your photographs for you.

Library seeks to fill shelver position

Now Hiring sign


Now hiring! We are looking to fill a shelver position. Night and weekend hours; 14-18 hours per week. Job requires lifiting, knowledge of computers, and ability to provided customer service. Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and library organization required. Apply in person at the library if you are interested. Applications accepted through Friday, January 18, with an anticipated start date of late January/early February.

Family Night for K-3 to be held Monday

Family Night for kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 14.

We will be reading Cock-a-Doodle-Do and Whopper Cake and making crafts you can eat!

This program has filled up fast, so contact us soon for one of the remaining spaces.

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

Preschool Family Night to be held January 7

Come and cozy up at the library for a night of fun! Our January family night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7.

We will be reading Sneezy the Snowman and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! We will be making a snowy bottle and a snowman craft, singing songs,flannel board stories and refreshments.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Sign up using the form below or call us at 471-4140.

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 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 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, and access to manage library accounts at 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"

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.

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