2019 Birthday Calendars Have Arrived!

Caruthersville Public Library’s  Christmas gift to the community, the 2019 Birthday Calendar, is now in and available for pickup at the library.

In the coming days, they will be available at other locations in the city.

Published by the Gordon Bernard Company, this calendar was sponsored and subsidized totally by the kind merchants who advertised on the calendar to make it available for free to the citizens of Caruthersville. Please thank them for their generosity and try to patronize their businesses to support them.

Ballotpedia – Your guide to the November election

Ballotpedia.org – Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Their goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. They are firmly committed to neutrality in content; here’s why.

As a nonprofit, their mission is to educate. They are here for you when:

  • You’re considering a run for office.
  • You’re making decisions about how you’ll vote in an election.
  • You need the latest political news and analysis from a reliable, nonpartisan source.

Ballotpedia’s articles are 100 percent written by a professional staff of more than 50 writers and researchers.

First for eBooks and eAudios

MOLib2Go eBooks

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.

Missouri Department of Conservation Photograph Collection now available for viewing

A new collection from the Missouri State Archives is now available through Missouri Digital Heritage. The Missouri Department of Conservation Photograph Collection includes thousands of images taken by Missouri Department of Conservation staff from 1903 to 1995. Topics include plants, wildlife, hunting, fishing, landscapes and department events and staff. The collection also includes a series of photographs donated to the department by the Missouri Outdoor Writers Association.

Explore more Missouri history collections at http://www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com.

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!!!

“The Great Caruthersville Read” contest through July 26th

As part of our Summer Reading program this year, we will choose a “Great Caruthersville Read”, taken from the PBS “Great American Read” contest. Either print and check the ballot here or post your votes. We will tally them after each vote and let you know how books are doing in the contest. As part of the conclusion of summer reading on July 26th, we will announce which book was the champion. (Vote for as many books as you like in this beginning round. We will narrow it down with each upcoming vote until we arrive at a winner.) Ballots are available at the circulation desk at Caruthersville Public Library, as well as on our social media, and in the local newspaper. It will be fun to take part and choose THE book for our community!