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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 Library Center and Schweitzer Brentwood branch libraries will not have phone service Monday, May 29-Tuesday, May 30, due to maintenance. Please call (417) 865-1340 for assistance.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Play with Letters Activity for Babies

Same and Different

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.


Same and Different

Your baby is probably very busy learning about everything! One thing your baby is learning about is how some things are the same and some things are different. This simple concept is the first step to understanding shapes, numbers and letters. As you explore with your baby, compare the toys you play with: "You have two balls! One is red and one is blue but they both roll." Talk a lot and enjoy exploring with your little one.


Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men,

Couldn't put Humpty together again!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • Dinosaur Big, Dinosaur Small
  • Dinosaur Big, Dinosaur Small by Martina Hogan
  • My First Book of Animal Opposites
  • My First Book of Animal Opposites by National Wildlilfe Federation
  • Orange Fish, Green Fish
  • Orange Fish, Green Fish by Linda Kranz


Tuesday, May 30

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 7 p.m., Storytime, Library Station

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