Mid-America Library has selected a new courier for its statewide transit service, shuttling books from one library to another. It will take a few weeks to get items brought in from the former courier and to get up and running with the new courier. Please expect delays for requested items between March 15 and April 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
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!!!