Online Summer Reading Program 2020

2020 Summer Reading Sign Up Sheet

This summer Caruthersville Public Library will have a special reading program – “Imagine Your Story”. This will be done in conjunction with the Pemiscot County Humane Society to benefit their group with an initiative called “Read for the Animals”. For every 100 hours of reading logged by the community, Caruthersville Public Library will donate $50.00 to the Humane Society (up to a maximum of $500).

Readers will log hours on our private Facebook group each week and the dollar amount headed to help the animals will be regularly posted and updated.

Each week, Pemiscot County 4-H facilitator, Ms. Mariann Wright, will host the online storytime, accessed only on our private Facebook site for the summer reading program. We will also have “take and make” crafts and activitieseach week after the storytime for family negagement and fun to accompany that week’s stoy(ies) for all kids who sign up to participate in summer reading.

This year, because of safety restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, our summer reading program will take place online for the most part, with sign-ups on our website, Facebook page, and in the library. Every child who participates will get a weekly badge and a “dogtag”-style chain to hold all of the badges that they can pick up each week.

In July, it is hoped that the local MO Conservation agent, Brian Shelton, will bring some interesting animal items to our backyard, so social distancing can still take place.

Our Summer reading program this year will be a bit different, but hopefully still fun in these unusual times. We invite everyone of any age to sign up to “Read for the Animals” and help raise funds to help the Pemiscot County Humane Society.

Hoopla is live from Caruthersville Public Library

We are happy to announce that Caruthersville Public Library now has Hoopla! Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!
You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With Hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!
All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 10 titles per month.
To register for and enjoy Hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the Hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit
Feel free to contact us at 333-2480 if you have any questions.

All TumbleBooksLibrary programs available for free at Caruthersville Public Library until August 31st.

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Find this and all of our kids programs at TumbleBooksLibrary.  You can also just Google Caruthersville Public Library and take a look at our website.
Its flagship product, TumbleBooksLibrary is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.
K-6 math ebook database
Grades 7-12 ebook database
All ages audio book database

RB Digital for AcornTV and lots more!

RB Digital is now partnering with Caruthersville Public Library to provide RBdigital Magazines Value Collection, eAudiobook, and Streaming Video On Demand for Libraries here at home. This service features unlimited  patron access to over 30,000 multi-access audiobook titles, popular current magazines and archival content for streaming and download with permanent checkout. eBooks are coming soon, also.

RBdigital App & Platform

Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types in the industry―including audiobooks,  magazines, and a range of entertainment services, educational offerings, and more―all in one powerful app.

Recorded Books brings the broadest array of digital content services together on the RBdigital platform. We can now offer patrons access to audiobooks, magazines,  entertainment services, educational offerings, and more in one app.

Take a look at RBdigital here

Or download the RBdigital app from your favorite app store.

Once you have the app, you only have one log-in for all of this content in one place. All you need is your Caruthersville Public Library card!

Over 35,000 titles published by Recorded Books, as well as tens of thousands of premium audiobooks from other major publishers.

The largest collection of popular content and informative digital magazines. 

Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles:

Unlimited access to movies and television shows, British TV and film, Spanish telenovelas and movies, and concerts and music documentaries. This includes AcornTV, The Great Courses Library Collection, Stingray Quello, which brings full-length concerts and music documentaries, along with Over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music streamed on-demand to just about any digital device, along with IndieFlix movies and classic tv.

A comprehensive collection of online world language learning, art and music instruction, software training, and more.

Live and on-demand fitness, health, lifestyle, wellness, and personal development classes.

History and Genealogy Resources

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Powered by Ancestry®, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

  • Census collection contains over 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, and national censuses including Argentina, Netherlands, Czech Republic and several other countries.
  • Books collection contains over 22,000 family and local histories, compiled genealogies, documentary collections, church records, military records, vital records, city and county histories, and more.
  • City Directories with over 1.5 million records from various US city and county directories during 1821-1989.
  • Military Records containing over 2 million records from selected state and country military records including the US Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900, US Records of Confederate Prisoners of War 1861-1865, and US Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications 1887-1942.
  • Wills and Probate Records has more than 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the United States, with searchable records included from all 50 states spread over 337 years (1668-2005).
  • Freedman’s Bank contains an index and original images of the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company’s registers of Signatures of Depositors 1865-1871.
  • US Serial Set (subset) contains more than 140,000 private relief actions, memorials, and petitions drawn from the records published “serial” fashion from the US Senate and House of Representatives 1769-1969.
  • Maps & Photos includes US Indexed County Land Ownership Maps 1860-1910, US Enumeration District Maps and Descriptions 1940, US Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats 1785-1898, and Library of Congress Photo Collection 1840-2000.

With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through the library portal, it’s easy to see why HeritageQuest continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.

New Caruthersville Public Library e-newsletter

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.

Caruthersville Public Library newsletter

Pemiscot County newspapers now online

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!!!