All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

LIBRARY NEWS

"Be a Hunger Hero" May 16-Aug. 7 and Earn Chances to Win Great Prizes

Children and families rely on Ozarks Food Harvest to help them put food on the table in the summer, when children don’t have access to free or reduced meals at school. That’s why the Food Bank sponsors several food programs through the summer at 15 sites in nine counties. But not everyone can take advantage of those programs.

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BOOKS & AUTHORS

International Museum Day

International Museum Day was first celebrated in 1977 and each year since it has provided an opportunity to celebrate the importance of museums and their conservation efforts. This year, May 18 was International Museum Day. Why not take the opportunity to celebrate by reading about some of the interesting collections that are on display around the world.

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LOCAL HISTORY

Maple Park Cemetery

In 1876, Maple Park Cemetery association began selling shares for fifty dollars to purchase land for a new cemetery. The associations proposed purchasing the fair grounds which were owned by the Agricultural Association. The article’s author was disappointed to see the fair grounds sold, but delighted to have a cemetery closer to town.

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COMMUNITY MATTERS

Local Farmers' Markets

You can find locally grown vegetables and other handmade items for sale at farmers' markets that are now operating in our community.

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Every Hero Has a Story - Summer Reading for Everyone

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