I’m letting the world know for the very first time: I am an introvert and I’m proud of it! Introvert is a misunderstood word in our society. The extrovert is what people love to see; an outgoing, gregarious person. Schools have arranged classrooms into circles and work places have open areas to facilitate ideas to hone in on the skills of the extrovert (this isn’t a ne
Each January, most of us make resolutions we hope will result in a better version of ourselves. Generally, eating less and exercising more top the list. For those of you who may want to save money, volunteer, get smarter, meet new people, and read more, don’t forget about the public library.
Did you start off January with a bang full of great ideas and resolutions for improving your life? Are you getting to the sagging middle of the month unsure of whether or not you will complete your resolutions? Why do we start of the new year with such energy only to have it waver by February?
Our library has overdue fees, also known as “fines” It’s certainly not a favorite aspect of my job. I’ve seen people who recognize me from the library panic at the sight of me and skip aisles in the grocery store only to later approach me in the checkout line to confess: “I know I have overdue fees!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Krampus, everywhere I go.
In recent years, Krampus has been catching on in the United States, but not in the correct way. There are many movies and books that scratch the surface of our horned friend and blow his reputation out of proportion.
With the holidays upon us, it's time to think about buying presents for our people, right? Some of the best gifts you can give a reader are ones related to authors and titles they love. The following is a list of websites that will help you locate a unique literary or book themed gift idea for the bibliophile in your life. Have fun! Buy a little something for yourself...or perhaps, your favorite librarian?
Dreading the shorter days? Wondering how you will survive the holidays?
Due to elevated mold counts in the Missouri River Regional Library Annex, the Library staff must relocate. The administrative team will be moving to 308 E. High Ste. 208, while the Tech Services, IT, Adult Services, and Teen Services staff will be relocating into previously public spaces and other staff space in the Main Library.
The weather has finally cooled off, pumpkin spice is officially in everything, and Halloween is quickly approaching! We don’t know about you, but this is one of our favorite seasons, and we are celebrating all month long at both branches! Make plans to attend one (or all!) of our programming, and be sure to check out your favorite Halloween-inspired film or book!
Main Library (Jefferson City, MO)
Missouri River Regional Library Wraps Up Summer Reading; Reports Highest Teen Hours Read In History of Program
We’ve made it through Labor Day, school has started, and Missouri River Regional Library has wrapped up Summer Reading! The MRRL Summer Reading program encourages community members of all ages to read through a variety of challenges and earn prizes. Summer Reading kicks off in May, and wraps up in August each year.
This year’s Capital READ title is by Melissa Scholes Young, a Hannibal native who now lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at American University. She explores the universal theme of escape and going home again in her first novel, Flood.