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.

Introducing LIBBY — a new way to manage your electronic items

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.

Passport Acceptance Begins at the Sikeston Public Library

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.

Free access to digital storybooks added!

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!

Storytime fun every Wednesday!

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!