Willow Springs Bear Book News
Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:28am admin
Lacy Schwien, library director
Things have been hopping at the Willow Springs Public Library! We invite you to visit our new website at willowspringslibrary.org. There you will find our newest books, library information, and upcoming events.
Speaking of events, the library is excited to offer a series of after-hours Game Nights this fall for “empty nesters” and senior citizens on the first Tuesday of each month through the end of the year. Our first Game Night will be Tuesday, September 7, 6-8pm. We have several vintage board games to choose from or you are welcome to bring a favorite of your own. Bring a friend or come solo and make some new friends. Adults only, please. Future Game Nights will be on October 5, November 2, and December 7.
Many thanks to all of our friends who participated in our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program! Our first place winners were Jacob Saleh (preK-Kinder), John Kimbrough (first through third grade), Raelyn Campbell-Holmes (fourth and fifth grade), Brynlie Campbell-Holmes (teen), and Cathleen Burgess (adult). Taking a special prize for the eldest contestant was Elsie Coats, who is 88 years young and an enthusiastic reader. Congratulations to all!
You may have heard rumors around town that the library is checking out laptop computers and internet hotspots. It’s true! Thanks to a grant through the Missouri State Library to help ease some of the restrictions created by Covid-19, the Willow Springs Public Library has 8 laptop computers and 8 internet Hotspots available for checkout. Four of each are on reserve for telehealth appointments and online higher education.
The library is honored to receive recent donations in memory of Doris Lorene Ogle-Smith. The Willow Springs Tuesday Study Club donated the book Showtime – A History of the Broadway Musical Theater. Kansas City Oasis donated three general fiction titles by upcoming authors: The Audacity of Sara Grayson, These Tangled Vines, and The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman. In memory of Martha Waggoner (who loved to travel) the library added to its collection Where Should We Camp Next – A 50-State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and Other Unique Outdoor Accommodations, courtesy of Brenda Kimbrough. If you would like to donate to the library in memory of a loved one, please visit the “Support” page our website or stop by the library for more information.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Libraries provide educational resources and encourage reading. If you want to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be – READ. Library cards are free to Willow Springs residents; just bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement, voter registration). Non-residents can get a card for $10. We look forward to seeing you at the library.