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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An update on state budget cuts for libraries

We sounded the alarm a few weeks ago about looming budget shortfalls caused by Governor Nixon’s cuts to library funds. We would like to thank everyone who shared the article on social media, called to us to express your concern and took the time to sign the petition.

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State budget cuts loom over library

We need to let you know about a development in Jefferson City that has already impacted our budget this year and has the potential to create revenue shortfalls in future years.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

The Northern Resource Center has a new challenge for you. Can you read 1,000 books to your child before they hit kindergarten? Yes, it does sound and look like a big number, but look at it this way: if you read 3 books a day for a year you’ve read 1,095 books! 1 book a day and you’ll finish in less than 3 years. You can do it! Children’s book author and literacy advocate, Mem Fox, says “Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read.” So start early and read often!

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Racing to Read: An Early Literacy Program

Racing to Read is a program that educates parents on early literacy skills in fun and interactive ways. Pajama Storytime has become a Racing to Read program that incorporates these early literacy skills. Beyond storytime, our children’s specialist, Ms. Sara Steinmetz, is going out and promoting early literacy in the community. She will be visiting Harrisonville Head Start and Thunderbird Apartments later on this month.

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Join the Summer Reading Program, starting June 2nd

2014 Summer Reading Program is open for children and teens up to twelfth grade. This year we are learning about science as the Cass County Public Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Join us for our exciting programs that are fun for the whole family. Each branch will also have weekly storytimes with crafts and activities. Thanks to our community partners whose contributions help the library branches provide these programs.

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons wins the 2013 Missouri Building Block Award

Almost 22,000 children in the state of Missouri voted this year for their favorite Missouri Building Block Award nominee. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, captured over 20% of the voting with a total of 4494 votes

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