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Libraries Vital to Success of Cities & Counties

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.

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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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Library of Congress dignitary visits Cass County historical display

Donald Scott, Deputy Librarian of Congress Emeritus and Library of Congress Trustee, attended the unveiling of the new Stern Visitations of War in Cass County exhibit unveiling in Harrisonville. Scott is a retired Brig. General with the United States Army and is also on the board of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area which cosponsored the project with Cass County Historical Society and the library.

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New online tool for genealogical research: Heritage Quest

We’ve added a new online database to our collection of subscription websites for genealogical research. Called Heritage Quest, the database includes research materials for tracing family history and American culture containing over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set, bank records, and other expanding collections.

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