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.

Passport Fair to be held on Sept. 9

Do you have international travel plans and need a passport? Are you concerned with flying domestically with a Missouri ID after October 18? We are here to help!

The Sikeston Public Library will be hosting a passport fair from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 in the McAmis Room (main level) of the library. Passport agents will be on hand to execute new passport applications and to answer questions related to passports.

Prior to attending the passport fair, applicants need to have on hand a current, state-issued photo ID, a certified birth certificate (with a raised seal), and passport photos (available at Walgreens, CVS or Wal-Mart). Blank applications will be available at the passport fair, but applicants can pick them up in advance at the library circulation desk or by accessing the application at travel.state.gov.

Passport fees to the State Department must be paid by check or money order, and fees will vary depending on the age of the applicant and the type of passport requested. Execution fees can be paid by check, money order, or cash to the library, and are $35.00 per application.

Please call the library at 471-4140 for additional information.

Summer Reading Party!!

Summer reading fun at the library is drawing to a close, but we have one last big event to celebrate! Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30 for our Summer Reading Party. We will have games, crafts, a photo booth with props, ice cream, and a visit from storybook character SkippyJon Jones!

Don’t forget to bring in your completed summer reading log to get musical notes with your name on them posted in the library, and your choice of a prize from our prize box.

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