The Genealogy Branch will provide a series of workshops this summer to help you with your own research. They include a guided tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center, a course on using Ancestry.com, a workshop on using labor union records, and tips for researching your Irish ancestry.Read more
Who’s ready for Summer Reading Program?Read more
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!Read more
In honor of National Library Week (April 12 – 18), several local papers published a column written by Cass County Public Library board president, Mary Dobson. The full column is reprinted below.Read more
On Good Friday, the governor released the withheld state funds for public libraries. All of them.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
After longtime Genealogy Branch manager, Jackie Polsgrove-Roberts, retired in February 2015, Chelsea Clarke stepped into the role of manager of that branch. Read about her background below and stop by the branch located inside the Harrisonville library at 400 E Mechanic to say hello.Read more
After 20 years as manager of the Genealogy Branch of Cass County Public Library, Jackie Polsgrove-Roberts is retiring from the position.Read more
Beginning on Monday, March 2, 2015, the Genealogy Branch of Cass County Public Library – located inside the Harrisonville Branch at 400 E Mechanic – will roll out new, slightly reduced hours of operation.Read more
For New Years Eve (Wed, Dec 31, 2014) all locations of the library will close early at 1:00pm to celebrate the new year. The Bookmobile will be open 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Dollar General Store in Peculiar.
All locations of the library will be closed for New Years Day (Thur, Jan 1, 2015).
Have a Happy New Year!Read more
To speak of death and dying isn’t an easy thing to do for most people. But young and old alike should plan ahead for the unexpected. Take advantage of this no-pressure opportunity to learn about options to consider.Read more
Did you know that one the most famous and renowned 19th century American painters, George Caleb Bingham, painted a work titled “Order No. 11” depicting a crucial moment in Cass County’s history? View this video for a closer look at the painting. The video is part of a series combining digital images of Bingham’s paintings with original string compositions inspired by the paintings.Read more
Check out our latest annual report for financial information, usage statistics and more highlights from 2013.Read more