To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Caruthersville Public Library will host “Summer Learning”, a time when children of all ages can learn about space, the solar system, UFOs, and much more. Each week will have a special badge that participants can collect for their attendance and on the final week, everyone will receive a fully-loaded goodie bag. The fun begins with a sign-up party on May 28th with a craft and an ice cream party on the back patio. Online sign up can be done on the form below.
As a way to kick off the new “Job Center at the Library”, one-stop held and assistance for job seekers locally and conveniently, a representative from the Missouri Career Center in Kennett will be visiting the library on the last Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. This will allow local residents an easy way to register for benefits and fill out applications for area employment. The Kennett MO Unemployment/ Career Center Office provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job.
Employers also find assistance there in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening, and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interviews.
The Job Center at the Library also includes a number of new books covering all aspects of a job search and eventual employment, including resumes, interviews, business writing, and job ettiquette that were purchased through a state grant that will be very beneficial to residents. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the office of the Secretary of State.
The Pemiscot County Historical Society now has volunteers available to staff their room in the library on Mondays from 1-3 and on Tuesdays from 1-3. You may also make an appointment by e-mailing email@example.com or calling Caruthersville Public Library at (573)333-2480.
Please subscribe to our brand-new Caruthersville Public Library newsletter, along with Monthly updates to our “Sunday Movies at the Library”. These are located in the middle of our opt-in page, where you can also select from among several other book and media related subjects and genres to stay up to date on new books and materials, as well as what is coming up here at the library.
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Many of our patrons never come into the library because they borrow all of their materials through our online platform – MOLib2Go, powered by Overdrive. A great improvement for our online service is that now, you will never have to worry about being deep on a waiting list for materials because Caruthersville Public Library is an Overdrive Advantage customer, and on the 10th of every month, our patrons will move to the front of the line before the rest of the consortium has access to the materials. Then, when our patrons have finished they will be shared with the rest of MOLib2Go. This will be quite an improvement for those of you who have been disappointed with holds that never seem to deliver. Place them before the 10th of every month and you will be moved into the first spots.
To check out digital materials, go to https://molib2go.overdrive.com/
Find our library and then use your Caruthersville Public Library card number to log in. Once your account is active, you can download materials to your computer or phone, or to eReaders. Ask at the circulation desk for instructions for the various devices.
The first of our Pemiscot County newspapers have been digitized and are being added to our library’s website in the “Online Resources” tab. This project was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. An LSTA Digital Imaging grant was applied for by Caruthersville Public Library and supported with letters by several community residents.
The papers currently online are:
The Critic (from 1/1/1915 – 5/7/1915) Hayti, MO newspaper
The Gayoso Democrat (from 11/6/1891-12/25/1891) Gayoso, MO newspaper
The Pemiscot Argus (from 1907-1921) Caruthersville, MO newspaper
The Democrat-Argus and the Twice-a-week Democrat (from 1/26/1900 – 12/29/1966)
The Hayti Herald is digitized from 1908-1922 and is freely available on the Library of Congress’s website, Chronicling America. This paper was digitized as part of a national grant in 2008-2010.
Other more recent years of the Hayti Herald are currently being digitized, as well as editions of the Steele Enterprise. These will be online later next year.
The Democrat-Argus from 1892-1966 should be delivered on Tuesday and we will get it on the website as soon as possible.
To easily read parts of these newspapers, look for the small newspaper icon in the upper left and click onto various portions of the newspaper page to read it more easily.
Other more recent years of the Hayti Herald are currently being digitized through a second digitization grant, as well as editions of the Steele Enterprise. These will be online later next year.
Thanks to all who helped with this project and for those who have been waiting in anticipation to read these old newspapers – Enjoy!!!