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IMLS Grant a Tremendous Gift to McDonald County Library

The McDonald County Library has recently been notified that we have been awarded a LSTA Public Community Development Grand that will provide us with funds of nearly $5000.00 to purchase new materials.

The aim and focus of the organization that has gifted us has stated their mission as this: “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission has been to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past twenty years, our grant making, policy development and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.”

IMLS Grant

In February of this year, we were contacted that we were eligible to apply for a grant that would give us a sizeable amount of funds to be used in our library system for the use of supplementing the materials, programs, and resources we offer our patrons. We immediately responded by collecting the required information and sent it in to be considered as a recipient. In a short time, we were notified that we had been awarded this coveted grant.

When the staff found out about the opportunity to purchase materials for our library we were ecstatic! It has been two long years with cuts in our budget and the cut and/or loss of equalization funds that has kept purchases at a bare minimum. This has resulted in less books, audio and visual materials, and other resources and programs for our patrons to enjoy.

We immediately determined what our library needed and what our patrons have been asking for more of. Study and exam materials, including SAT, GED, and scholarship opportunity and career testing books had been outdated or not returned from being checked out. We had not been able to replace them because of our budget issues. Many genres needed supplemented and filled in and Dvds which are one of our most popular circulated items, were expanded to the delight of our patrons.

With excitement, we shopped and/or ordered online our materials and have them cataloged and available to the public. Many of the patrons filled out a short survey we had asked them to complete, and we were happy to realize that we had made wise choices by the number of positive responses we received from our surveys. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides library grants, museum grants, policy development, and research. Libraries and museums are fortunate to have these grants available. They have been true lifesavers for many public institutions, including ours.

 

Tumblebooks is Here!

clickHEre_banner1Thanks to a partnership between the Missouri State Library, MOREnet and TumbleWeed, a new statewide resource is available to you!
TumbleBookLibrary Deluxe is an online subscription that provides access, inside the Library or at your home.  You now have access to a collection of 550 animated, talking picture books for children in preschool through grade 3!
It’s simple – click the tumbling book icon in the upper right corner and enter your library card number.
Note: You’ll need to include the two zeros before your six digit card number.  Example: If the barcode on your card reads 24489001230449, you’d enter 00123044
Please call the Library at 417-223-4489 if you need assistance.

FREE eBook and Audiobook downloads

Our Library has thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available for loan to McDonald County Library cardholders!

To find eBooks and Audiobooks available for download, search Missouri Libraries 2 Go.

If you’ve never downloaded from this site before, you may find it useful to read the Quick Start Guide.

You will need to download some free software to read/listen to these downloads. It is highly recommended to  read the Quick Start Guide FIRST, before you download titles. Help is available online if you need it… Give it a try!

Software downloads are available here for: OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions

For product-specific information about your brand & model of eBook reader/tablet, try the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

Kindle users can watch this video to see step-by-step instructions on downloading Library eBooks.

Note: The Missouri Libraries 2 Go service is for our library patrons only.

When prompted for your library card number, enter your number excluding all the leading zeroes and the last digit on the card.
For example: If the number on your library card is 24489000912346, then enter 91234 when prompted.  If your library card number is 24489001234569, then enter 123456 when prompted.

Library Inclement weather policy

snow_dayIn cases of inclement weather, the library will be closed when the McDonald County Schools close.

After the first day, we will evaluate the road conditions and will reopen as soon as possible, even if the schools remain closed. If we are closed, no overdue fines will be accrued that day.

If you have questions, please contact the Pineville library at 417-223-4489.

“What’s Next?” Books in Series database

Ever started into some interesting fiction and then realized: “Hey, this is a sequel to previous books! I think I might want to read the others first?”

Or, after you finished the first book of a series, you were excited to find and start reading the next in the series, but didn’t know which book came next?

Many times, somewhere inside or on the book’s jacket they’ll list the other titles in the series. But what if it is the first book of a series and doesn’t list the title of the next book, or you can’t find the series list in or on the book? It can sometimes be troublesome, but here’s the easy solution:

The What’s Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. (They define series as: “two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.”) e.g. Sue Grafton’s “A is for Alibi”, “B is for…” etc. or the “Star Wars” series

Once you find the prequel or sequel book(s) you might then search our Library’s Online Catalog to see if we have them, and if they are available to checkout.

…And, if we don’t have them, remember you can also request an Inter-Library Loan.

It’s so easy to get your library card…

Applying for your own library card is quick & simple!

Here’s what you’ll need to know:

If you are a resident of McDonald County, we will need to see a photo ID and something else with your current mailing address printed on it. (A check stub, utility or phone bill, etc…)

We have a very short & simple application card that you need to fill out, and then you’ll be ready to check out your first item!
[See examples of the Adult (16+) and Juvenile (under 16) application cards.]

It will be very helpful and time-saving if you bring the contact information (name, mailing address, and phone number) for your Alternate Contact with you. (This is for Adult applications only). This Alternate Contact must be someone that does not live at the same address as you, whom we may contact in case we need to reach you, and your own contact information has changed due to a move or new phone. A relative or longtime friend who lives nearby is preferred.

Please note: We do require that parents or legal guardians have a valid card with us before juveniles (under the age of 16) may apply for their own cards.

Out-of-county Patrons: If you do not live (or own property) in McDonald County, we have a small fee of $10 that will cover you and every family member in your home for an entire year. 
(We also have a reciprocal agreement with the Newton County libraries, so if you have a valid Newton County Library card, we will waive the $10 fee.)

The McDonald County Library operates solely on the very small amount of property taxes our residents pay each year, and this is why we have these Non-Residence fees, to help operate the library and purchase new items, so every patron fairly shares the cost.

We trust you will enjoy our unique and useful libraries.
We thank you for your patronage, and are looking forward to meeting you soon!