Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon, and Carrie Cline.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the May minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Rachel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the May statistics.
- The Summer Reading Program is off to a flying start, with programs every Tuesday in Southwest City, and every Thursday in Pineville.
- Jenna at the Noel Library is retiring as the Branch Manager, and will fill in part-time as needed. Wes Ferguson has been named the new Branch Manager, and we wish to congratulate him!
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for June 16, 2012
Roll Call - The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Rachel Abercrombie, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Ann Crowder-Sanders, and Carrie Cline. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – Since the April board meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum, the March minutes were read and discussed. Ann made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Rachel seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Director’s Report -
- Carrie presented the March and April statistics.
- The Summer Reading Program is almost upon us. Children, teens, and adults can begin enrolling on Monday, and the big kick off event will be held on Friday night, June 1st at 6 p.m. behind the Pineville library. Carrie encouraged all trustees to attend who could help. Also, the program this year will be operated on a very tight budget, but Carrie anticipates a phenomenal program regardless.
- The Voices Youth Program has presented us with a free youth worker who can work 20 hours a week up to 240 hours. We will have Zoe with us until August, and she will be a terrific and much-needed worker during the summer.
- The Cintas changeover was completed last week. Bruce and Carrie took the Cintas dispensers down and installed the new ones, and Cintas came and picked everything up.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for May 12, 2012
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Alice Snodgrass, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Rachel Abercrombie, Sheila Owens, and Erlene Gideon.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the February minutes, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Sheila seconded, and it passed unanimously.
Director’s Report –
- Carrie presented the February statistics.
- Carrie has started attending spring Family Nights and Carnivals at the county schools to promote the Summer Reading Program, beginning tonight at the Rocky Comfort School Carnival.
- The Home School workshops have been held twice a month with outstanding attendance, and the past week was about Political Science and Government. The kids had an election for McDonald County Sheriff, complete with a Primary Election, a General Election, and lots of campaigning. The McDonald County Clerk’s office generously lent us a ballot box, a Vote Here sign, and I Voted stickers, which made the entire event very special.
- With the 2012 Equalization funds, the library will put out a bid soon for a concrete project out front where the stairs are crumbling.
- Ann will assist the library with finding master gardeners to help maintain the landscaping out front.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for March 10, 2012
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Rachel Abercrombie, Sheila Owens, Ann Crowder-Sanders, and Carrie Cline. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the January minutes, Sheila made a motion to accept them as written, Ann seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the January statistics.
- Carrie received word from the Missouri State Library the the McDonald County Library would be receiving $12,253 in Equalization Funds this year. Due to the high amount of natural disasters around the state, we have been bumped to Tier 4, but at least we are getting something.
- The library held their first spring Home School workshop last Tuesday. We are studying the Middle Ages and kings and queens and castles, every other week at the Pineville Library. There were over 40 attendees at the first workshop.
- Story Times continue to abound, with 40-50 attendees at the Pineville one, and 20+ at the Southwest City Library.
- Carrie showed the 2012 Summer Reading Program t-shirts and posters that had arrived.
- Atriuum was upgraded, which led to a series of slow-downs and problems. Charlie and Bruce have been working to correct these problems. Charlie is also setting up cameras at each library so we can talk to each other with no phone charges.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for February 11, 2012
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!
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.
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.
Do you have a CD or DVD that skips or suddenly won’t work anymore,
probably due to scratches on the disk?
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.
Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People
No matter if you’re looking to find out something simple, like how to adjust the headlights on your 2006 Toyota Camry… Or something more technical, like how to adjust the fuel flow on a ’57 Chevy Bel Aire with a Carter 4 barrel carburetor… The ChiltonLibrary is the place to start!
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Since the ChiltonLibrary is a subscription service, we are able to offer you access to the ChiltonLibrary on the McDonald County Library public computers and on our wireless network.
Just begin by choosing a vehicle and a subject…
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Ann Crowder-Sanders, Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Erlene Gideon, Rachel Abercrombie, and Carrie Cline.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the December minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Ann seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the December statistics and the 2011 Year-End statistics for all three libraries.
- The full-time staff members met with Carrie in early January to discuss the 2012 budget and come up with any way to trim expenses. A few part-time hours will be cut beginning in February, and cleaning, ground maintenance, and library supplies can be trimmed with effort from the staff.
- Carrie attended the LSTA meeting in Springfield and was able to discuss the needs of McDonald County and the programs we rely on.
- In December, the McDonald County Library accepted donations to Crosslines in lieu of fines, and $760 were raised.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for January 14, 2012