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 Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Wednesday, May 24, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

 

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Teeny Blog 

TR Vocabulary

The size of a child's vocabulary on the first day of kindergarten is widely considered to be the biggest indicator of school success. Talk all the time to give your child lots of words!

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Books & Authors 

London in Modern British Fiction

London is a fascinating city that has been at the centerpiece of numerous stories. Check out these titles from modern British authors to explore London from several different times and perspectives.

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Teeny Blog 

TS Star

Children enjoy stories where they are the star. Tell your child a story about herself today!

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Books & Authors 

Southern Gothic Literature

Explore the dark underbelly of Southern life with these gritty and grotesque American tales.

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Teeny Blog 

General SRP Begins

It is almost here! The 2017 Summer Reading Program for Tiny Tots, Kids, Teens and Adults starts Saturday, May 20th. Check out thelibrary.org for details!

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Teeny Blog 

General P&L Centers

What is the best way to learn? Play together! Visit a Racing to Read Play and Learn Center at any branch to have fun and get great ideas for playtime.

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Books & Authors 

If you like "The Handmaid's Tale" . . .

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood was published in 1985, but is suddenly popular again, with a new miniseries adaptation available on Hulu. If you are enjoying the new television adaptation, or are simply fan of the original book, you might enjoy these similar dystopian novels.

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Teeny Blog 

LB Chores

Need to get chores done but still want to read? Play an audiobook for your child.

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Books & Authors 

Adventurous Memoirs

These aren't just ordinary personal accounts. They're packed with adventure.  More...
Teeny Blog 

LST Big and Little Yoga

Unleash your inner camel, cobra or dog at the Library Station's Big and Little Yoga with Library staff member Kim Duquette. Bring your family at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13th and learn animal yoga poses to do with your little one. For infants to age 6.

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In The News 

Thank You to Friends of the Library*

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Press Info 

Dinah Havens "The Last Classroom" Book Signing May 20 at Library Center

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Library News 

Summer Reading Programs for Tots, Kids, Teens and Adults Begin May 20

We’re sending stress to the back seat this summer and making time for relaxing reading and great entertainment during the annual Summer Reading Program May 20-Aug. 12. Every age group can join, and everyone has a chance to earn reading incentives and end-of-summer prizes.

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Books & Authors 

Nonbinary Gender in Speculative Fiction

Explore science fiction and fantasy novels featuring cultures with nonbinary gender norms.

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Teeny Blog 

PL Snacks

Store your child's snacks or small toys in plastic storage bags with zipper tops. When he opens them, he will have to use one finger and his thumb to do so which naturally gets his hand ready for a steady pencil grip.

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