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TR Talk Talk Talk

 Talk, talk and talk some more. The more you talk with your child, the more language they learn!  More...

Time Travel Fiction

Time travel has been an enduring premise for fiction, spanning many genres and finding its place both on the page and on the screen. The Library has hundreds of books about time travel, here are just a few.  More...

SR Roar

 Roar! Squeak! Growl! Make animal sounds together! Animal noises are a fun way to play with sounds.  More...

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Begins Wednesday; Preview Sale Tuesday Evening

The Friends of the Library brings its semi-annual bargain-shopping extravaganza to the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Friends Night Preview Sale is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.  The sale is open to the public Wednesday, April 26-Sunday, April 30.

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World War One in Retrospect

From the individuals that served to the nations and leaders setting agendas, the immediate and long-term results of this near-forgotten war laid the groundwork for the Modern world. Browse these titles for well-curated examples of primary resources from the war, and well-researched interpretations of its impact then and now.  More...

PL Trace Letters

 With your finger, trace letters on baby's arm, leg or back. Say them out loud as you trace them.  More...

Area Libraries Kick Off Summer Reading Program at May 20 Events

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Vinylmania!

Check out these titles that explore and celebrate the hobby of record collecting.  More...

LB Make Up a Story

 You don't always have to read the words! Make up a story to go with the pictures or use a book with a cd to share stories together.  More...

LST Potty Time

 It's Potty Time! Is your little one ages 2-6 getting ready to use the potty? The Library Station will help take the fear out of this milestone on Saturday, April 15th at 10 a.m. with light-hearted potty books, silly songs and activities.  More...

Meet "Maisie Dobbs" Mystery Series Author Jacqueline Winspear April 20 at the Library Center

World War I and its aftermath provided fertile ground for the popular "Maisie Dobbs" mystery series by British-born Jacqueline Winspear. Hear her discuss her novels and inspiration at a free event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Library Center auditorium.   More...

Photography Tips

Composition! Equipment! Focus! We have books to help you learn photography terms, history and techniques.  More...

Meet "Finding Winnie" Illustrator Sophie Blackall Thursday, April 13, at the Springfield Art Museum!

Love that bear? Meet the illustrator who brought "the world's most famous bear" to a touching book that has its roots in World War I. It's our One Read title!  More...

Amyx Manufacturing Company

A short history of the Amyx Manufacturing Company, makers of baseball bats, is recounted in this 1950 newspaper article. The Howell County business was ranked fourth in the world with Louisville Sluggers ranked first.  More...

General Sophie Blackall

 To celebrate this year's One Read, all ages are invited to An Evening with Author-Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Thursday, April 13th from 7-8:30 at the Springfield Art Museum. Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, Sophie has illustrated more than 30 books for children. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  More...

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