We have moved things around in the Children's Department!

Last week was a very busy week upstairs in the library. There was a lot of shifting and moving of books and rooms, but we are all settled into our new spaces now.

The Teen Zone and the Storyhour Room have switched places. This will give the teens much needed space and allow parents the opportunity to watch storytimes from out in the play area.

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National Book Award nominees announced

The National Book Foundation announced the nominees for the 2010 National Book Awards. The five Young People's Literature nominees are:

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

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Character Plus at the Library

CHARACTERplus is the first county wide initiative to develop character education in EVERY school in Cole County and is dependent upon the participation of all members of our community.

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Story times at the library

During the month of September, weekly preschool story hours will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. No reservations are needed for these days.

Beginning the first week of October, this schedule will change in order to offer a weekly Family Fun hour. Again, no reservations will be required. The schedule will be:

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00: Preschool Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30: Family Fun hour

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Summer Reading Program Ends!

It is that time of year again. Time to turn in your Summer Reading log sheets! I know you have all been reading a lot this summer so get those log sheets filled out and bring them into the library by this Friday, August 13th. We have Pizza Hut certificates for the first level prize and a variety of prizes, ranging from beach balls to bookmarks for the second level. So get those books finished and bring your log sheets into the library to claim your prizes! I hope you have enjoyed this year's Summer Reading Program at Missouri River Regional Library. If so, please let us know.
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New Children's Computers

We were awarded a grant from the Missouri State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for new children's computers. We have two computers in the Children's Department, one in the PCC, and one at Linn.

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Renaissance Festival

Lords and Ladies, grab your jousting sticks and join us at the 10th Annual Renaissance Festival this Saturday, June 26th at Binder Park.

Admission: $3 per person, 2 & Under Free

Saturday, June 26: Noon to 6:00 p.m.

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Club is here. If you haven't picked up your log sheet, please stop by one of the circulation desks and get one soon. Summer Reading is for all ages: children, teen and adults! If you don't know what to read or need help finding something, the helpful MRRL staff will be glad to assist you. So Make a Splash, Catch a Wave or Water Your Mind this summer with our Summer Reading Clubs!

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Summer Reading Club

Our Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! No matter what age, the library has a club for you. All programs will run from June 1st to August 13th. Earn prizes while enjoying great reads! A special kickoff party will be held on Friday, June 4th, from 10-11 a.m., and will feature live music and fun. Also, be among the first 350 people to join us at the downtown SUBWAY restaurant between 7:30 and 9:30 that same morning and enjoy a free “Reader’s Choice” breakfast sandwich. We hope to see you there!

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Reading Buddies Volunteers

Are you a teenager looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Do you like working with kids? Than the Reading Buddies program is perfect for you. You can gain experience working with kids, get community service hours, and even get a free t-shirt!

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