Our annual Mother-Daughter tea will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library. The event is for girls in grades 2-5 and will feature Luciana, the 2018 Girl of the Year. Come join us for tea and refreshments, reading about Luciana, making a tea light jar, and playing American Girl Bingo. Space is limited to the first 30 girls registered, and the program is already a quarter-filled! Call us at 471-4140 to reserve a space today, or fill out the reservation form below.
First graders from Lee Hunter Elementary visited the library on March 2 to hear a story read by the Cat in the Hat (aka, children’s librarian Ann Thompson). Dr. Seuss-themed crafts and snacks, followed by a tour of the library, rounded out the afternoon.
For our e-book readers…there’s a new and improved way to browse, check out, and read e-books through MoLib2Go. Libby is a more user-friendly app that has just been made available to the general public. We at the library have been testing the app in its beta stages for weeks; we really enjoy using it, and hope that you will too!
Libby is available in the app stores for Apple, Google and Microsoft. Try it for yourself, and let us know if we can help you with setup or any questions you might have.
The Sikeston Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, beginning on Monday, April 24. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports without leaving Sikeston.
“We have had many inquiries over the years asking whether we process passports,” said Ron Eifert, library director. “Other libraries in our area have had success with offering this service, and we are excited to bring passport processing to the Sikeston area.”
The library will not be taking passport photographs, so applicants will need to bring passport photographs with them. Many area businesses provide passport photographs that meet U.S. Department of State guidelines.
Current passport holders will still have to renew their passports online or through the mail. “They are not allowing us to process passport renewals,” Eifert said. “We will have the appropriate renewal forms available for patrons, or the form can be downloaded from the State Department’s website.”
Passport processing hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday; from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Other hours, including weekend hours, will be available by appointment.
For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information at travel.state.gov.
Thousands of children across Missouri are enjoying access to Tumble Books, and now you can too!
With your library card number, you can log into Tumble Books from home and read early literacy favorites that are narrated for your child’s enjoyment.
If you don’t have your library card number, visit the circulation desk at the library, and we can get you set up!
Click on this link — http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=dTSrLsHCpeCIG0zj5ohdVQ%3d%3d — below to start enjoying Tumble Books in your home!
Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., the library hosts Preschool Storytime, for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Ms. Ann starts the morning by reading a couple of stories. We then sing songs, do an age-appropriate craft, and enjoy snacktime.
We do not require reservations for this program; just come when you can. A fun time is guaranteed every week!