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
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!
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
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
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
Please support and thank our sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program:Read more
A retirement reception was held in Marilyn Thomas’s honor at the Garden City branch on Saturday. Family, co-workers, and many, many library patrons and residents stopped by to congratulate Marilyn.Read more
The new location of the Northern Resource Center opened on November 14, 2016. The Library Board of Trustees and the Chambers of Commerce of Belton, Raymore and Peculiar held a ribbon cutting on November 30th to mark the occasion.Read more
The Friends of the Library will host a huge sale to benefit the Cass County Public Library Foundation.Read more
The Northern Resource Center in Belton will close Monday, October 31, 2016 and remain closed through Sunday, November 13, 2016 to relocate the library.Read more
Author visit: Cheryl Klein
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.
Northern Resource Center – Cass County Public Library
164 Cedar Tree Square, Belton, MO 64012
Do you have late fees at the library? August is Food For Fines Month.Read more
Please support and thank our many sponsors who donated money, resources and their time to bring you special programs and activities this summer.Read more