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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 Toddlers

A Talk & Read Activity for Toddlers

What Do You See?

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


What Do You See?

Look in a mirror with your little one and talk about your faces and bodies. Where are your eyes? Find your hands! Do you know where your elbows are? Body parts are important words to learn!


Fee Fi Fo Fum: Fee fi fo fum

Fee fi fo fum, (bounce hand as fist)

See my fingers, see my thumb. (show fingers and thumb)

Fee fi fo fum, (bounce hand)

Goodbye fingers, goodbye thumb. (Fold fingers in, then your thumb, too!)


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

Find these books at

  • Baby Faces : A Book of Happy, Silly, Funny babies
  • Baby Faces : A Book of Happy, Silly, Funny babies by Kate Merritt
  • American Babies
  • American Babies by The Global Fund for Children
  • Look at You! A Baby Body Book
  • Look at You! A Baby Body Book by Kathy Henderson


Tuesday, May 23

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

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