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 There’s a wealth of fascinating photographs, maps, state records and other historical documents.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!
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.
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
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m. Those members present were Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon and Carrie Cline. Alice Snodgrass was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the November minutes, Ann made a motion to accept them as written, Erlene seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the November statistics.
- Saturday evening (December 10th) is the final Southwest City Christmas Home Tour, which Carrie, Tammy, and Retha will be working, representing the library. Tickets are $10 each, and this is the final year of this event. As always, all proceeds go to the Southwest City Foundation to benefit the library.
- Carrie will be attending a “town meeting” sponsored by the Missouri State Library, discussing future plans and needs of LSTA funds. Carrie talked about the huge impact the courier service has had on meeting the needs of our patrons through InterLibrary Loan, and the different grants we’ve taken advantage of, such as Summer Reading Program and Mini-Tech (copiers). The meeting will be held in Springfield and will give every Library Director a chance to voice their opinions.
- The library is collecting donations for Crosslines in lieu of fines in December. For those with large fines, if they donate any amount of money over $1, they can clear their accounts, and help a worthy organization.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for December 10, 2011
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:10. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon, and Sheila Owens by phone. Rachel Abercrombie and Alice Snodgrass were unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the October minutes, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes, Erlene seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the statistics for October.
- The Southwest City Library has held several very successful adult classes, and the Pineville Library has held several crafting classes for adults.
- The weekly Story Times as both libraries have grown and are booming. The Pineville Story Time, held each Thursday at 10 a.m., recently had over 50 people in attendance. The Southwest City Story Time, held each Thursday at 12:30 p.m., has been maintaining a faithful group of 10.
- The last Southwest City Christmas Home Tour will be held on Saturday evening, December 10th, from 4-8 p.m. All proceeds go to the Foundation to benefit the library, and the library itself will be part of the tour. Tickets are $10 again this year.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for November 12, 2011
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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…
Because of the way taxes are apportioned, the percentage of every dollar changes slightly every year.
(Almost every year the library gets an even smaller percentage.)
In 2011, the library gets only 2+1/2 cents out of every dollar.
Think what an amazing return you get for that tiny little portion of each dollar.
Unlike the schools, the library is a public service that everyone can use and enjoy.
As of 2011, we’re now even operating a THIRD library branch without raising your property tax!
(Thanks in large part to the generous efforts of the SWC Library Foundation, a private (non-tax-funded) organization.)
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…
Try these new (and hopefully much simplified) instructions!
The libraries in Pineville and Southwest City each have TWO Special Children’s Computers designed especially for kids ages 3 to 9 years old!
These computers have lots of fun, kid-friendly and educational software titles loaded, and they are NOT connected to the Internet, so they are safe for your kids to explore to their heart’s content.
There are no special forms to fill out, and no logins/passwords required… Your kids can just sit down and start using them immediately!
To learn more about the Early Literacy Station computers and software, click here
Call to Order – The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Rachel Abercrombie, Sheila Owens, and Carrie Cline. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the August minutes, and finding one grammatical error, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes with the one correction, Sheila seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the Statistics for August and September.
- The library has held the fall book sale all week and has currently made just over $600.
- The library’s web site has a Community Calendar which features all of the library classes going on at each building.
- Carrie just returned from a wonderful Missouri Library Association Fall Conference.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for October 8th, 2011