Christian County Library Hosts a NYT's Best Selling Author, April Henry

New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April’s path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children’s author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children’s magazine.

Kent Library Opens Family-Friendly Computer Study Room

Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library and Information Technology recently opened a Family-Friendly Computer Study Room to allow student-parents a comfortable place to study with their children.

Friends fundraisers help purchase new furniture for Garnett Library

(West Plains) – Members of the Friends of the Garnett Library Executive Committee sit in comfortable, tech-friendly furnishings recently purchased with funds raised by the organization for the Garnett Library, located on the campus of Missouri State University-West Plains.

Students can now enjoy two booth seating arrangements with easy access to USB and electrical outlets, as well as four lounge chairs with tablet arms.

Christian Co. Library to Host Antiques Appraisal Fair

Do you have a favorite glass dish passed down in your family? Have you discovered something in the attic or at an estate sale and wonder what it’s worth? The Christian County Library Foundation is hosting an Antiques Appraisal Fair, sponsored by Cookie’s Antique World of Highlandville and the Avant Garde’n in Ozark.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m-1 p.m. in the Netzer Room at the Christian County Library. Bring your items to appraise for just $5 per item, or purchase advanced appraisal tickets at the Christian County Library anytime.

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Top Honors for Springfield Library System

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield-Greene County Library District is honored as the 2016 Missouri Library of the Year.

The award was given Thursday night during the annual Missouri Library Association Conference.

More than 300 librarians are in Springfield this weekend for the three day event.

Librarians across the state will discuss common challenges and solutions from tight budgets to serving diverse populations.

The conference wraped up Saturday.

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Students create petition to increase Ellis Library hours

A student petition created Wednesday to reinstate Ellis Library hours that run 24 hours and 5 days a week, which they provided students last year, now has more than 2,000 signatures.

Ellis Library currently closes at midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday because of budget cuts. The petition was created by senior Gabriella Martinez.

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