All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Library Station, and Midtown branch libraries will not have phone service on Thursday, May 25, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

From the Stacks

Award Season for Books

Truthfully, it is always award season for books. There are awards for every genre and style of writing. Here a few that made the national news recently.  We have copies of winning titles just for you.  

National Book Award Longlists

The Man Booker Prize 

Nobel Prize in Literature

Book Awards from the American Library Association

 The lowland : a novel / Jhumpa Lahiri.




 Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.




 A tale for the time being / Ruth Ozeki.





 Bleeding edge / Thomas Pynchon.




 Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright.

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