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, you have instant access to thousands of e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and streaming videos. You can also visit 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

computer keyboard reading software upgrade

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.


Family night for K-third grade to be held on Nov. 13

Our next family night for children in kindergarten through third grade will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.


It’s a celebration of Thanksgiving! We will be reading A Cranberry Thanksgiving and Turkey Pox. In addition, we will be making a Thanksgiving wreath, playing games, and enjoying refreshments.

Reservations are required, as space is limited. You can call the library at 471-4140 to make a reservation, or by filling out the form below.

Preschool Family Night set for Nov. 6

The November family night for preschoolers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.  We will be reading the stories The Little Red Hen and The Big Red Barn, sharing flannel board stories, making a little red hen puppet and a scarecrow craft, singing songs and enjoying refreshments.


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


Bobby Norfolk returns!

The Sikeston Public Library is excited to announce the return of Bobby Norfolk to the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, in the Draughon Room (lower level).

Bobby Norfolk’s latest living history performance takes us on a fascinating journey through the heyday of the Negro Baseball Leagues, a time when this country was segregated by Jim Crow laws, and America’s “National Pastime” wore two faces, the whites-only

Major Leagues and the upstart Negro National League. In this powerful and riveting performance, Bobby brings to life an important but sometimes forgotten era in baseball history, telling passionate, humorous, and often unbelievable stories of exploits both on and off the field, focusing on the St. Louis Stars own James “Cool Papa” Bell, and the Kansas City Monarch’s Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Bobby invites his audience to experience the harsh discrimination, adversity, and eventual Hall of Fame triumph for some of these players. Historical slides and period music enhance this emotional performance, illustrating the clash of race, sports and culture.

This program is presented through a Spotlight on Literacy grant, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.




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