The Library District says it wants to thank some people for book donations recently.

This week, I want to thank a couple of very special people, even though I don’t know who they are!  We have received several wonderful book donations recently, and we are so happy to add these books to our shelves.  So, thank you to the generous people who donated such timely and lovely titles to the library!
People often ask me if the library wants their used books, and the answer is…maybe!  We generally accept and welcome hardcover books that are recent publications (published in the last 3-5 years).  There are many books published each year, and the library does not purchase every one, so donations of titles we don’t currently own can help out our collection.  Also, many of our books are, let’s say, well loved.  They circulate well and get worn out pretty quickly.  If you notice a title on our shelves that has seen better days and would like to donate a replacement, that makes our little librarian hearts sing.  
Adding donated mass market paperback books and those in poor condition is not in our collection development policy, but we may accept paperback donations from time to time to add to our book sales.


On The Web

Have I mentioned the downloadable audiobooks that you can find on our website?  Probably, but I’m going to talk about it again.  Navigate to the library’s website at scroll down below the slider.  Click on the “Missouri Libraries 2 Go” picture and get signed up.  If you want to listen to the books using your phone, you will want to install the free Overdrive app for either Android or iOS.  Many newer cars allow you to sync your phone through Bluetooth or a USB cable so you can listen to the books through your car speakers.  This is a great free alternative to paid services like, and we are adding new titles all the time.  If you have any questions, just ask your friendly librarian!



Book of the Week

“Hidden Figures”, by Margot Lee Shetterly – We have a lot of new books to be excited about, but I am so excited that we have this one, which is the basis for the award nominated movie by the same name.  Shetterly writes about the area where she grew up, the germ of what is now NASA, and the women mathematicians who made it happen.  Find “Hidden Figures” at any Pulaski County Library District branch.  Thanks all, have a great week!

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