April 8-14 is National Library Week this year. Throughout this week, libraries are celebrated for their impact and influence in their communities. It is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Here’s what’s happening:Read more
Sure, you can find books, movies, and reliable information at your local library, but you can also learn how to build, make, craft, or bake things! Here’s what’s coming up through May:Read more
Starting this month, you will notice all library branches will have a new way for patrons to log onto library computers. Cass County Public Library received a grant to install a new computer and print management system called Cybrarian. The system will also allow patrons to print to library printers from any device.Read more
We’re throwing a party for Dr. Seuss!
We’ll have more fun than a dancing moose
We’ll read, and play, and snack; what fun!
Bring your friends, mom, and everyone!
It’s hard to believe it’s already tax season again. Tax day is Tuesday, April 17th this year. It’s time to gather all of your documents and forms. Though the IRS will not be sending out print forms to the library, you can still print off forms there. All you need is a valid library card to use our computers.Read more
This year, the library is celebrating 70 years of existence. In the pre-Internet, pre-computer days, libraries were the main and sometimes only resource in a town for in-depth information on any given subject. Back in the day of only three TV channels and no live streaming, libraries provided a valuable source of entertainment–books.
Each town struggled to maintain their own library. It was through the unification of libraries in different towns and developing a distribution system between branches that libraries began to flourish.Read more
It’s the holiday season once again, and if you are planning on buying your gifts through Amazon, you can give back to the library with your purchases! Through Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase can go to the Cass County Public Library Foundation.Read more
December marks the 70th Anniversary of the Cass County Public Library. To celebrate, we are holding an Opening Tea on December 7th in honor of our seven decades of service to Cass County. The Harrisonville Branch will also host a month-long exhibit of library history, including photographs, newspaper articles, stories, and more.Read more
Cass County Public Library has access to a great resource to help individuals hone their job skills. Learning Express Library has many practice tests to help you succeed in their Career Center. In addition to Learning Express Library, the library has partnered with the Cass County Corporation for Economic Development (CCCED) to help assess and improve the skills of Cass County’s workforce.Read more
Throughout November, patrons may bring any non-perishable food items, that are not expired or damaged, to any Cass County Public Library branch. Each item counts as $2.00 toward overdue fines.Read more
Join us at Centerview Community Event Space in Raymore, MO for an evening with Ms. Pickard. She is the only author to receive all four major mystery awards, and her latest novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, was made into a movie in March of this year. She will speak about her career and writing, and will be available to sign books that attendees bring. The Friends group is proud to host this special event, and hopes that area residents will take advantage of this opportunity to meet Nancy Pickard.Read more
Joining a book club in your community is a great way to find new reads and broaden your reading interests. It’s also a great way to meet the people in your community. Whether or not everyone in the book club enjoys a book, you can be sure there will be lively discussion. Cass County Public Library offers book clubs at most branches.Read more
After nearly 2 weeks of hard work cleaning up flood damage, the Archie branch has re-opened! In the early morning hours of July 27th, the Kansas City area experienced heavy rains. South Cass County received over 7 inches in just 4 hours, causing many areas to flood, including parts of Archie, MO. The Police Station, City Hall, and Library, all located on south Main Street, had between 4 and 30 inches of water inside. The library had about 6 inches of water inside, and had books, computer equipment, and furniture damaged by the water.Read more
The internet is a big place. Our world is becoming increasingly digital, and many companies, organizations, and individuals store their files, photos, and lives online (in the cloud). It can be easy to take things for granted on the internet, especially since we spend so much time online. Security and privacy are important in our lives, and they should be no less important online.Read more
Please support and thank our sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program:Read more