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We Have Books for Adults Learning to Read, and You Can Help

Adults learning to read have a rich collection of books especially for them at the Library. And with so many adults staying close to home during the pandemic, volunteers are needed with the Ozarks Literacy Council to help learners through safe, online tutoring. 

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Child-Friendly Video Helps Soften, Explain Library's Different Look

Children may feel scared to see their favorite librarians wearing masks, and disappointed there are no storytimes or toys when they return to the Library. Parents can ease the visit by showing the Library's new "Welcome Back" video to explain the changes made due to the coronavirus.   

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Welcome Back to the Library, We've Got Your Safety in Mind

Footprints on the floor. Plexiglass at the checkout desk. Two-hour limits on visits. These are no ordinary times, and these are no ordinary libraries. We're taking precautions to make sure everybody's safe on their welcome-back visit.  

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You Count. Be Counted. And We'll All Win.

The 2020 Census begins in March. Every U.S. resident -- even newborns -- should be counted. Why care? When every Missourian is counted, we get more money for roads, hospitals, schools and libraries. This FAQ explains all.

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Our Most-Checked-Out Items of 2019

It’s fun to see the most-wanted/most-watched/most-anything when it comes to human habits, so staff pulled together your 25 most-checked-out items in 2019.

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Classes Help Older Adults with Tech Skills; Take a Virtual Trip to Middle East Jan. 15; Donate Your Purged Books, Music and Movies

The new iPhone Class for Seniors series restarts Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch. Join armchair travelers for a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday, Jan. 15, also at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch. Decluttering? The Friends of the Library will happily take your excess items for the April 29-May 3 Spring Book Sale.   

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