Congratulations to our
2012 Summer Reading Program
Grand Prize Winners!
Jernie Tyra – Children Program
Shelbie Henry – Teen Program
Alice McGuire – Adult Program
And thanks once again to everyone who participated,
we had a great summer!
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.
You can view the Jesse James Movie collection, or browse the entire Missouri Digital Heritage website.
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 There’s a wealth of fascinating photographs, maps, state records and other historical documents.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!
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.
The Pineville library has a professional disk resurfacer that works on Audio CD’s, Movie DVD’s, Blu-ray Movies, and Game disks.
This service will remove most scratches (unless they are too deep) and puts a fine polish on the surface. The cost is only $2 per disk.
It’s hard to read, but the library’s small (2.53%) portion is that small sliver second from the right.
The McDonald County Library has operated with the same tax levy since the beginning…
We hope to continue to bring you the very best return on your tax dollar for many years to come!
We’ve just updated the information about how to check your account and/or reserve books online… If you’ve ever wanted to reserve a book OR find out what items are checked out to you, when they are due, fines/overdues, items reserved or waiting to be picked up, etc…