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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 Toddlers

A Love Books Activity for Toddlers

I Love Ducks!

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


I Love Ducks!

You might notice that your toddler is starting to have clear preferences about books...and everything else! When you notice your child has a special interest in something, go to the Library to find more books about it. Connecting children's interests to stories is a great way to love books!


Little Duck

(Suit actions to words.)

I'm a little duck that goes quack, quack, quack,
And I've got lots of feathers on my back, back, back.
And when I go down to the lake, lake, lake,
I wiggle and I wobble and I shake, shake, shake.
And when I go to sleep at night, night, night,
I close my eyes very tight, tight, tight.
But in the morning when I wake, wake, wake,
I wiggle and I wobble and I shake, shake, shake.


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

Find these books at

  • Duck! Rabbit!
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh!
  • Splish, Splash, Splosh! by David Melling
  • Clumsy Duck
  • Clumsy Duck by Britta Teckentrup


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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