The following classes are being offered:
- Basic Computer at SWC library, Feb. 13th at 6 pm.
- Crochet at SWC library, Feb. 17th at 6 pm.
- How to Plant an Herb Garden at SWC library, Mar. 4th at 6 pm.
- Taming the Paper Tiger at SWC library, Mar. 18th at 6 pm.
- Knitting* (Part 1) at Pineville library, Apr. 7th at 6 pm.
- Knitting* (Part 2) at Pineville library, Apr. 14th at 6 pm.
*Knitting classes have only 7 seats available, and participants should plan on attending both classes.
There is no charge or reservation fee for any of these classes. Simply call the library location where the class is being held and ask to have your name added to the list…
Pineville library: 417-223-4489
Southwest City library: 417-762-READ
In cases of inclement weather, the library will be closed when the schools are forced to 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.
Our Library is part of the Missouri consortium, and partnered with OverDrive to make thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available for loan to cardholders of the McDonald County Library!
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 take the Guided Tour and/or read the Quick Start Guide.
You will need to download some free software to read/listen to these downloads. It is highly recommended to either take the Guided Tour and/or 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. You will be prompted to enter your library card information when you begin your download.
There is a limit of five (5) eBooks/Audiobooks borrowed from the Missouri Libraries 2 Go site per patron.
However, ANYONE may download as many as they please of the thousands of additional free eBook titles from Project Gutenberg.
(The Project Gutenberg eBooks are for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy them, give them away or re-use them under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with these eBooks or online at www.gutenberg.org.)
When prompted for your library card number, enter your number EX-cluding all the leading zeroes.
For example: If the number on your library card (located underneath the barcode) is 00091234, then enter 91234 when prompted.
If your library card number is 00123456, then enter 123456 when prompted.
Also see this list of more FREE eBook sources!
In 1938, the Hollywood movie “Jesse James” was filmed in the Missouri Ozarks. The movie, produced by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, and Nancy Kelly, was primarily filmed in McDonald County, and many of its citizens took part in the movie as extras. The film, which was a box office success, was Missouri’s first major contribution to Hollywood filmmaking history. And every August the city of Pineville continues to commemorate its role in the film with its annual “Jesse James Days” celebration.
The Jesse James Movie collection includes photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are on- and off-set candid shots of the movie stars.
The Missouri Digital Heritage site (formally “Virtually Missouri”) has more than 6.8 million records, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across the state. There’s a wealth of fascinating photographs, maps, state records and other historical documents. We are very pleased to be a part of this excellent resource!
Here’s our latest schedule of programs especially for our homeschooling families!
Continue reading Homeschool Art Appreciation Workshops
David Long, owner of Jim’s Razorback Pizza in Jane, Missouri; receiving certificate for “Teen’s Choice Pizza Award” from Library Director Carrie Cline.
As part of our Teen Summer Reading Program this year, we encouraged all our teen participants to serve as judges for our county-wide Pizza contest. Each week for seven weeks they enjoyed a different pizzeria’s cheese, pepperoni and/or sausage pizza, and graded their opinion of the pizza by three criteria: Crust, Toppings, and overall Flavor. (More about the methodology after the detailed scoring results below.)
The top three favorites were:
- First Place: Jim’s Razorback Pizza – Jane
- Second Place: Hunt Brothers Pizza – Pineville (Country Market)
- Third Place: Casey’s General Store – Anderson
Continue reading Jim’s Razorback Pizza chosen #1 by SRP Teens
Congratulations to everyone who completed the program and got prizes and Freebie Cards!
This year’s Summer Reading Program once again exceeded all our hopes and expectations… Over 450 signed up this year. And it is all because of our great kids, teens, parents, and adult patrons! THANK YOU for making this another record-setting summer!
Our new Teen program was wildly popular, and we had a final party “Zombie Prom” that was simply amazing! Look for lots of fun “Zombie Prom Portraits” coming soon.
Remember that you have a month to claim your prizes and redeem your rewards! Don’t miss out on all the goodies you’ve earned.
UPDATE: Jim’s Razorback Pizza of Jane, Missouri was chosen as the Teen’s favorite Pizza in our county-wide pizza judging (full article here), and so was served (instead of brains) at our “Zombie Prom.”
Also, congratulations to the winners of our Teen Gaming Tournaments:
Southwest City Points Champions
1st: Ricardo P 31 points Overall 1st place - won a $20 Walmart Gift Card!
2nd: Arturo 21 points Winner of $5 in Library Credit*
3rd: Francisco J 18 points Winner of $5 in Library Credit*
Pineville Points Champions
1st: Steven K 27 points Overall 2nd place - won a $5 Walmart Gift Card!
2nd: Tony J 20 points Winner of $5 in Library Credit*
3rd: Makayla S 17 points Winner of $5 in Library Credit*
* Library Credit is already placed in your McDonald County Library computer account, and can be used for Color or B&W printing/copying, (or even to pay late fees)!
Thanks again to everyone that helped make this an outstanding summer!
Notice: The Board of Trustee’s meeting scheduled for July 12th is cancelled for lack of a quorum.
The next meeting will be held on August 9th at 4:30 p.m.