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Visit the Holiday Store for Kids Dec. 7 at The Library!

November 5, 2019 —  Kids love giving holiday gifts that they’ve bought all by themselves, and they can find the perfect gifts – and kid-friendly prices – for family, friends and teachers at the Library’s annual Holiday Store. You can find a Holiday Store at six branches this year!

The Between Friends Gift Shop staff has selected useful and fun items priced from 25 cents to $10, and created “stores” within the library branches where children of all ages up to 18 can shop. Bring your gift list and a Library volunteer will help each child find the perfect gift for everyone on the list, stay within budget and wrap and tag the gifts. Parents and siblings are welcome to help, too!

Items include jewelry, mugs, toys, holiday ornaments, socks, slippers, wallets, watches, iPad cases, frames and lots of items for the guys and gals on everyone’s list. Don’t forget the family pets!

Proceeds from the Holiday Store support Library programs.

While you’re shopping at the Holiday Store, drop by the Holiday Open House events for all ages at most of the branches. Make memories while you enjoy holiday festivities with books, crafts, games and activities.  

Stores and open houses are on Saturday, December 7, except where specified.

Library Center

Holiday Store, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., auditorium

The Library Center store continues through December 15 at these times:

Sundays, December 8 and 15, 1-4:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday, December 9-13, 2-7 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


Library Station

Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Story Hour Room

Holiday Store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Santa Fe Room


Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Teen Room

Holiday Store, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., upstairs meeting room


Republic Branch Library

Open House, 10 a.m.-noon

Holiday Store, 10 a.m.-noon

The Republic Branch store continues through December 18 at these times:

Monday-Thursday, December 9-12, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, December 13-14, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday-Wednesday, December 16-18, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

Open House, 9 a.m.-noon, Children’s Department

Holiday Store, 9 a.m.-noon, Community Room


Strafford Branch Library

Open House, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Holiday Store, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Ash Grove Branch Library
Open House, Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Watch the Ash Grove City Christmas Parade from the warmth of the library!


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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