Preschool Family Night

Preschool Family Night for ages 2-5 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Draughon Room (lower level) of the library.  We will be reading Ten Lucky Leprechauns and hunting for the leprechaun’s gold! Please call 471-4140 to make a reservation or fill out the online reservation form below.

Volunteers begin tax prep assistance on Feb. 1

The library is pleased to announce that tax preparation assistance will be available again this year at the library.

Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program will be in the McAmis Community Room (main level) at the library from 12:30-4 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday, February 1. They will assist taxpayers by filling out and filing simple tax returns. They will be filing both federal and state forms, including the Missouri PTC forms.

All tax filing will be done on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be taken. Please be sure to bring all tax-related paperwork that you have received, including W-2 and 1099 forms for work performed, receipts for rent paid, and proof of Social Security income.

The library is not trained to give tax advice; instead, we rely on this great group of volunteers who have the training and experience to make sure that your tax filing is done correctly and thoroughly.

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!