Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cuba Christmas Parade!

Mrs. Claus was on the library's parade float with a troop of awesome girl scouts last Saturday! Afterwards, Mrs. Claus was joined by Santa and they held a story time for the children.  Books were read, bookmarks were made, and the children got to get their pictures taken with the jolly Claus couple.  When story time was over, a wonderful performance was held by The Treble Clefs choir.  Be sure to join in the festivities again next year!

Miracle on Main Street in Fredericktown!

The Fredericktown branch hosted Mrs. Claus for two story telling sessions on December 3.  She read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  During the parade, she joined her husband, Santa Claus, to say hello to the good people of Fredericktown.  Kids also colored in Holiday Characters like Santa Claus, snowmen, and toy soldiers and these were hung up on the circulation desk to be enjoyed throughout the holiday.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Youth Education Day!

On October 7, 2016, I had the pleasure of having a booth in Fredericktown at the Youth Education Day event held by the University of Missouri Extension Office.  Branch Manager, Bill Knight, joined me, as we talked about the services our library offers and all of the fun things besides books that we have.  We reached out to many of the Fredericktown preschools and daycares as well as the Marquand School District. Each child took home a goodie bag with information packets, a pencil, eraser, and bookmark!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Old Miners' Day 2016

I want to thank everyone that stopped by the library's table at Old Miners' Day in Viburnum.  I had such a great time telling people about the library and helping the kids make bookmarks.  If you didn't get a chance to make it out, here's what you missed:

  • We made bookmarks to take home 
  • We had a raffle for adults and youth.  The adult winners received a library t-shirt or a library coffee mug.  The youth winners received a t-shirt or a free book.  
  • We had information on services we offer at the library as well as some specific flyers about services we offer for kids. 
  • Bookmarks were handed out with the new library hours.  Starting November 1, 2016, the Viburnum branch hours will change to Mondays 10-2 and Thursdays 2-6.  However, story time will still take place on Wednesdays at 2:30 so the library will be open from 2-4 on story time days for story hour.
Thanks again to everyone that came and below, you'll find some pictures of the event.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

WildHeart Music Show and Summer Reading Program Raffle

The show was a wild success at the Fredericktown, Ironton, and Bourbon Libraries!

Afterwards, the kids participating in the SRP recieved raffle prizes of a jump rope, bug net, water bottles, and National Geographic magazine subscriptions!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

WildHeartMusic Updates!

We have some schedule changes to announce! 

Steelville's WildHeart Music Show has been moved to Bourbon at 1:30pm on the 28th!

The Fredericktown show has been moved up to 1 pm on the 27th!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upcoming Programs!

Upcoming Programs!

Monday, June 20th

  • Teen Henna Program At Ironton, 3:30pm

Wednesday June 22nd

  • Sporting it UP Story Time at Viburnum at 2:30
  • Teen Henna Program at Viburnum at 2:30

Thursday, June 23rd

  • Sporting it UP Story Time at Fredericktown at 10:30
  • Teen Henna Program at Fredericktown at 10:30
  • Sporting it UP Story Time at Annapolis at 2:30

Monday,June 27th

  • WildHeart Music Show! at Ironton at 10:30 AM
  • WildHeart Music Show at Fredericktown at 2 pm

Tuesday, June 28th
  • WildHeart Music Show! at Steelville at 10:30 AM
  • Location may be changed
Wednesday, June 29th

  • Animal Athletes Story Time at Cuba at 10:30 AM
  • Animal Athletes Story Time at Bourbon at 2:30 PM

Monday, March 28, 2016

Last Few Weeks of Spring Storytime!!!!!

STEAM on into Story Time!
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics)

There’s only FOUR more story time sessions left before the Summer Reading Program begins!
Come join us and explore the world of bugs, dive deep into the ocean, take a look at machines, and read along about trains!

Ozark Regional Library – Ironton Branch
April 4th @ 10 AM
April 11th @ 10 AM
April 18th @ 10 AM
April 25th @ 10 AM

Ozark Regional Library – Steelville Branch
April 5th @ 10 AM
April 12th @ 10 AM
April 19th @ 10 AM
April 26th @ 10 AM

Ozark Regional Library – Bourbon Branch
April 5th @ 1:30 PM
April 12th @ 1:30 PM
April 19th @ 1:30 PM
April 26th @ 1:30 PM

Ozark Regional Library – Cuba Branch
April 6th @ 10:30 AM
April 13th @ 10:30 AM
April 20th @ 10:30 AM
April 27th @ 10:30 AM

Ozark Regional Library - Viburnum Branch
April 6th @ 2:30 PM
April 13th @ 2:30 PM
April 20th @ 2:30 PM
April 27th @ 2:30 PM

Ozark Regional Library – Ste. Genevieve Branch
April 7th @ 10 AM
April 14th @ 10 AM
April 21st @ 10 AM
April 28th @ 10 AM

Ozark Regional Library – Fredericktown Branch
April 7th @ 2 PM
April 14th @ 2 PM
April 21st @ 2 PM
April 28th @ 2 PM

Ozark Regional Library – Annapolis Branch
April 8th @ 2:30 PM
April 15th @ 2:30 PM
April 22nd @ 2:30 PM

April 29th @ 2:30 PM

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Interested in politics?

Is your child interested in politics? Want an effective and easy way to explain some of the more complicated procedures, like what the electoral collage is and the general election process?

What about the debates going on?

Check out PBS Election Website for all of your election needs. 

It gives lesson plans, information videos, virtual field trips to the Capital, interactive map of the current Presidential Candidates, and a lot more.

Go check it out!

Crash Course U.S Government and Politics is another great resource. Full of short, informative videos depicting everything form how a bill becomes a law, to what federalism is, the legal system, and much more!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Don't Forget~ Spring Story Time starts next week!

  •  Monday:Ironton @ 10am 
  • Tuesday: Steelville @ 10 am
    • Bourbon @ 1:30
  • Wednesday: Cuba @ 10:30
    • Viburnum @ 2:30
  • Thursday: Ste. Gen @ 10
    • Fredericktown @ 2pm
  • Friday: Annapolis @ 2:30

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day cards were first produced and mailed in 1797 in England. Mass production in the United States took off after 1847.

It was not until the mid-20th century that people expanded from card exchanges to a variety of different gifts, including chocolates, flowers, and so on.

According to Mass Media, "The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the US. Half of those valentines are given to family members other than husband or wife, usually to children. When the valentine-exchange cards made in school activities are included the figure goes up to 1 billion, and teachers become the people receiving the most valentines. The average valentine’s spending has increased every year in the U.S, from $108 a person in 2010 to $131 in 2013".

Although many people celebrate Valentine's Day as romantic love, it's encouraged to celebrate the love of family and friends! And pets!

Come check out a few Valentine's Day books at your nearest branch!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ironton gets a new coat of paint and more YOGA!

The Ironton Branch of Ozark Regional received a new coat of paint on the back wall this past weekend! If you are in the area, come check it out!

Starting later this week, the library will also be displaying local art from the elementary school. On Tuesday from 3-8pm we are hosting drinks and a viewing of the elementary school.

Next week we will be displaying Arcadia Valley High School's art pieces.

Due to popular demand, there will be another round of Kid Yoga! This round will we will be switching up the format. :-)