75 Years of Cass County Public Library

December 13, 2022, marks the 75th year of operation at Cass County Public Library. We have been celebrating all year with momentous occasions like breaking ground for the new Pleasant Hill Branch and the launching of our brand new Bookmobile. 

This week, we celebrate the people in our community that give the library its life and energy, our patrons! You are invited to stop by your local branch to receive a small token of appreciation–a gift from us to you*. While you are here, be sure to check out our new books on display–there are 75 titles across the library system that have a golden ticket hidden inside. Each ticket is redeemable for a gift card at the front desk (one ticket per person, please). At each branch, we also have a place for you to post a note about why you love CCPL!

We thought it would be fun to look back at the top checkouts from the library over the last 75 years, but alas, our system has only been electronic since 2000 and had a complete overhaul when we upgraded to Missouri Evergreen in 2018. So we are going with the top 10 checkouts since 2018! Can you guess the top read before you get to the end of the list? 

Top 10 Checkouts at Cass County Public Library 2018 – 2022


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney


The Thank You Book by Mo Willems


Minecraft : Essential Handbook by Stephanie Milton


Double Down by Jeff Kinney


Greg Heffley’s Journal by Jeff Kinney


Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann


Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey


And, finally, with over 1000 check-outs in the last 5 years, the number-one most circulated book at Cass County Public Library:


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

Thank you for your patronage and loyalty to our library in Cass County. It continues to be our pleasure to serve the wonderful communities in our area and we look forward to many more decades of service ahead. Don’t forget to drop by this week and help us celebrate our 75th year!

*Patron appreciation gifts are while supplies last; first come, first served. (So hurry!)