Notice of regular monthly meeting of the McDonald County Library Board of Trustees, to be held February 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Pineville Library Community Room
- Call to order
- Minutes of last meeting
- Director’s report
- Financial report
- Public comment on agenda items
- Old business
o Point of View Community Center use of Pineville facility after school
o Progress of roof repair
o Additional old business
- New Business
o Welcome new director, Jeana Gockley, and discuss library priorities
o Report on February 3 meeting with McDonald County Commissioners and members of library board
o Additional new business
- Public comments
There’s a new feature we encourage you to take advantage of:
You can now log in to our OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and update your account with your current contact information, as well as accessing many other interesting features you might not know about.
Simply click the Log In button in the upper right corner, enter your library “barcode” number/PIN, then click the “Account” tab, and fill in the blanks. Please remember to click the “Save” button when you are finished, and that’s all there is to it!
And if you haven’t tried it lately, explore all the “Card Catalog” features available, such as: Custom Search options, items you have on Reserve / Checked out, if you have Fines/fees due, add Watch Lists, and Review your recent history to see what books/movies in a series you’ve already checked out.
One of the best features is the “Bookbag” – where you can search for books & movies that interest you anytime you like, and save them in a virtual “Bookbag” that you create. Then, when you visit the library next time, you don’t have to rely on your memory – just log in and check your bookbags to remember which ones you wanted, and if they are currently available or not. Why not give it a try right now?
Here’s a fun way to spend time reminiscing about the “good ol’ days!”
All McDonald county-area yearbooks held by the library are now available in high-resolution on our media server for your viewing pleasure.
My, how times have changed! Take a look at some of our earliest yearbooks, such as the 1943 Anderson school annual. Even at the height of World War II, McDonald County had class (and style – check out those fine clothes).
We also have somewhat more recent high school annuals, so you can see what we were up to around the turn of the millennia. Or just click around and randomly explore what’s available, it’s lots of fun! You can use the sharing buttons below to let your friends and family know this fun new resource is available…
Our library bids a fond farewell to Carrie Cline, who has done an extraordinary job of managing and building up our library for nearly 15 years.
She has taken the Library Director position at the Neosho / Newton County library, so she won’t be too far away, and we will continue to work in co-operation with her whenever possible.
Carrie has built a great reputation for children’s programming here, and our staff will endeavor to continue providing the same high standard of commitment and service that she has set.
We wish her all the best at her new library!
The Missouri Conservation Department is partnering with the McDonald County Library and is providing fishing poles and tackle boxes to check out, free of charge. Take your time and enjoy the water for up to a week before you return them. Available at the main library in Pineville.
We’ve rolled out a new time & effort-saving feature that we hope you will love…
Now, when you search our OPAC (Online Public Card Catalog), you also have easy access to our E-Book & Audio collection. Just look for the OverDrive buttons and tabs…
If you click on the OverDrive button – example shown on the far right, above – when you start your search, this will take you directly to the OverDrive E-Book and Audiobook results.
Otherwise, when you perform a search by Keyword, Title, Author, etc… You will be shown results in our library collection first.
To search the OverDrive E-Book & Audio results for the same search, simply click the OverDrive tab.
We hope this search integration will now make it even easier to find the material you are looking for!
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!