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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 Tell Stories Activity for Babies

Baby's Day

Tell Stories Create stories, play make-believe and let your child be a storyteller.


Baby's Day

Don't forget that your life is a story too! Describe what you are doing as you get ready for your day, tell baby where you are going next and talk about your day as you get ready for bed. You are so busy, enjoy telling baby all about it!


The Wheels on the Bus

(Roll hands as pretend "wheels" and act out the rest of the song)

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

The people on the bus go up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down,
All through the town.

Additional verses:
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish...
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep...
The lights on the bus go on and off...
The doors on the bus go open and shut...

Feel free to add any other verses you can think of!


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

Find these books at

  • Wild! Bedtime
  • Wild! Bedtime by Courtney Dicmas
  • Splish, Splash, Baby!
  • Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz
  • Rosie's Walk
  • Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins


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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