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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 Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Tuesday, May 23, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Love Books Activity for Babies

My Favorite!

Love Books Have fun reading books you and your child enjoy.


My Favorite!

Make storytime a happy time! Share favorite books with your baby as often as you can. Reading books together that you both enjoy gives baby that deep love of reading that will grow with her. Come to your favorite branch of the Library to check out some great new books for babies!


A Ram Sam Sam

A ram sam sam, A ram sam sam, (roll hands)
Gooley, gooley, gooley, gooley, (tickle baby)
Ram sam sam. (roll hands again)

A raffi, a raffi, (wave arms above head)
Gooley, gooley, gooley, gooley, (tickle baby)
Ram sam sam. (roll hands)



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

Find these books at

  • Baby Love
  • Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi
  • Let's Look at Trains
  • Let's Look at Trains by Britta Teckentrup
  • Smile!
  • Smile! by Roberta Grobel Intrater


Wednesday, May 24

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Republic Branch

Friday, May 26

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Midtown Carnegie Branch
  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station

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