Adult Resources

Caruthersville Public Library has a number of sites with a multitude of information on just about any subject you are looking for. Check out these inks to access the online resources – they are available for your use as a patron of our library 24/7

State Information and Assistance Requests

State Employment Office (Kennett)

Missouri’s Workforce System is comprised of the Division of Workforce Development, state and local workforce boards, and numerous partner agencies who promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention.

Missouri Department of Social Services

The Family Support Division (FSD) can help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs as we support our mission to maintain and strengthen Missouri families.

Child Care (Information for Providers)

Each day, families across Missouri are able to become self-sufficient with help from the Child Care Subsidy Program. The Department of Social Services (DSS) partners with local child care providers to serve these families. Child care providers must be contracted or registered with DSS to receive payment for care provided to subsidy eligible children. Contracts (provider agreements) and registration agreements must be in place before a child can be authorized to a provider to receive payment of child care services.

Based on which category a provider falls into, the application process will vary.

Help with Child Support

The Child Support program responsibilities include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child and medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child and medical support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders and distributing support collections.

Foster Care and Adoption

The Children’s Division is responsible for the administration of child welfare services. The Children’s Division works in partnership with families, communities, the courts and other governmental entities toward ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children.

Self-paced life skills study 

Home Insurance Calculator

Educational videos with assistance in using the apps and other helpful information in choosing the correct insurance are hosted at:

Computer Skills Center

Computer Skills Center:
• More than 100 self-directed video tutorials for commonly used software applications from Adobe, Microsoft and the Windows operating system.
• Engaging, self-paced videos where you can save progress and return at your convenience.

Resumes and Cover Letter Builder

Resume and Cover Letter Builder:
• More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels
• Build your own or filter templates.

Customized Resume Builder

Assisted Resume Writing

Context-sensitive resume writing tips; Intelligent search resume samples.

Manage Multiple Resumes

Create and manage multiple resumes; Tailor your resume to fit each specific job.

Organize Resume Sections

Rich selection of predefined resume sections; Easily sort sections with drag-drop.

Customizable Resume Templates

Adjustable resume fonts and sizes; Real-time preview of final resume design.

Multiple Download Formats

Download resume in PDF, Word, Html, and Text formats; Send resume directly in email.

Share Resume Online

Get an instant online resume website; Share profile on Social Media.

Brainfuse VetNow

Patrons, especially Veterans and their families, will be able to create an account and select among several service options. Once a patron selects a service, the WebConnect online classroom launches. WebConnect allows tutors and patrons to communicate in live, online sessions. For additional details about Brainfuse VetNow, please see the following resources:

Brainfuse VetNow User Guide

Brainfuse VetNow Video Tutorial


HandyCrafters and DIY Information – free quilt patterns and help

You can instantly download more than 700 quilt patterns! AccuQuilt does not require any credit card information like most companies. You will need to set up an account, though, to have access to the patterns and stay up-to-date on the latest quilting trends.

Craft Patterns and Ideas

Crafting Ideas and Projects

Free Quilting Patterns and Blog