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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 Love Books Activity for Babies

Story Surprise

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


Story Surprise

Wrap up a book as a present and have your baby open it. Books can always be a fun & new surprise! Spend time with your baby exploring and reading the book. When babies enjoy books with people they love, it makes the books extra special!


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

  • Clip-Clop
  • Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee
  • Everywhere Babies
  • Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
  • Blue Hat, Green Hat
  • Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton


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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