Winter weather closings

Winter weather has arrived in southeast Missouri! With inclement weather comes the possibility of library closings, delayed openings, or closing early.

If you wonder whether the library is open, you can always call us at 471-4140. If we are closed, a message will greet you and inform you about operating hours.

You can also visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/SikestonPublicLibrary for the latest on changes in our operating hours due to winter weather conditions. You do not have to have a Facebook account to visit the library’s Facebook page.

Library hosts anti-bullying program

The library is proud to present performer Tim Collins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Standing By, Standing Up examines the serious realities of bullying, cyberbullying, and exclusion, but also identifies hopeful outcomes and ways that students can prevent violence in their schools, and in their lives.

This program is made possible by a Spotlight on Literacy grant through the Missouri State Library, with funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Preschool Family Night to be held Monday

Our first Preschool Family Night of 2018 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Join us for a cozy evening of fun at the library with “Snowflakes and Snowmen.” We will be reading the book Snowmen at Night, along with flannel board stories. We will be making a blizzard bottle craft and a snowman craft, as well as enjoying refreshments.

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

Library holiday hours set

The library will be closed on the following dates:

Sunday, December 24

Monday, December 25

Tuesday, December 26

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

Tuesday, January 2

 

In addition, we will be closed from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, December 22, for our a staff luncheon.

Even when the physical library is closed, our electronic library is always open. By visiting http://molib2go.org, you have instant access to thousands of e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming videos. You can also visit sikeston.missourievergreen.org to access your library account to renew books and place holds.

Cozy up with an e-book!

One of our best-kept secrets is our electronic offerings. Through MoLib2Go, a consortium of approximately 100 Missouri libraries, we offer e-books and downloadable audiobooks.

With your library card information from us, patrons can set up an account to download as many as 10 e-books and audiobooks at a time. Once your time with the item expires, it is automatically returned for the next patron to borrow. You can even renew items, if no other patrons are on a waiting list for the item.

What device can you use for MoLib2Go? Just about any device with internet access can be turned into an e-reader. Most smartphones — whether they run iOS, Android or Windows — can function as an e-reader.  Tablets ranging from iPads to Samsung to bargain basement tablets can also work. You can even read on your laptop or desktop computer.

If you’re interested in trying e-books, or you’re just done with spending money on downloadable materials, visit the circulation desk to receive all the information you need to get started with MoLib2Go.

Library to be closed on December 10

The library will be closed on Sunday, December 10, for software upgrades.

Along with other members of the Missouri Evergreen consortium, we are upgrading to the newest version of the Evergreen operating software, and the system will be unavailable.

Library patrons will be unable to log into and manage their library accounts throughout the weekend, and access to MoLib2Go will be impacted as well.

Family Night for K-3rd Grade is next week

Join the holiday fun at the library! We will be reading “How Many Sleeps ’til Christmas” and other Christmas stories. We will also be making a Christmas Countdown plate craft and enjoying refreshments.

 

The fun happens at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 471-4140 or by completing the form below.

 

Preschool Family Night is this Monday!

The Preschool Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4 in the Draughon Room (lower level).

We will be reading Christmas stories and flannel board stories, making a pair of binoculars to look for Santa, and sharing a recipe for magical reindeer food!

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call us at 471-4140 to make a reservation, or fill out the form below.

 

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