Wanda Brown, library benefactor and familiar face in the Harrisonville library, has died

Mrs. Wanda Brown (June 16, 1918 – December 2, 2015) was a longtime benefactor of Cass County Public Library and supporter of the public library in our community. Among other contributions, she donated the funds to expand the children’s area of the Harrisonville library and to create a designated story time area. Below, Harrisonville Branch children’s specialist, Sara Steinmetz, marks Mrs. Brown’s recent passing and commemorates her contributions to the library and the Harrisonville community. 

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Snapshot Day at the Library

We recently participated in a state-wide project to record and document a typical day in the life of a public library. On that day, library staff members made a special effort to take pictures of anything and everything going on in the library. Our staff took photos of many typical activities – patrons using the wireless internet, children making crafts, a group discussing a book, staff behind the circulation desk, a library courier sorting books in the garage – and posted it all on Facebook with the hashtag #molibraries.

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Tips for reading with your baby or toddler

Getting kids ready to read doesn’t have to be difficult. Even the youngest babies are primed to learn. Share cloth or board books with high contrast pictures, books with faces, or books with interactive aspects (touch and feel books, or lift the flap books). Most of these books can be enjoyed in ten minutes or less. Share nursery rhymes and silly songs with babies. Use different voices and sounds for each character. Don’t worry if your child wants to read the same book over and over again! If she enjoys one book, she can learn to enjoy others!

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Library Receives $22,000 Grant to Grow eBook Collection

We just invested over $22,000 of grant money into expanding and deepening our ebook and digital audiobook collections for you. So if you have tried our ebook collection before, we highly suggest you take a look again. We feel pretty sure you’ll find something you’ve been wanting to read that you can download immediately!

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