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.

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.

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