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As part of the 'Racing to Read in Moniteau County' grant, MCL has added 54 additional board books and picture books to the library collection.  We have all of the books suggested on the parent resource cards. The books are so popular that it's hard to keep them on the shelves.  bookcaseThe list of titles purchased with grant fundsare listed here.    

The grant is made available through the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


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New Electronic Geneology Resource Available

Link for Moniteau County Historical Society available under 'Resources'


Affordable Health Care link at this web page
- audio books and ebooks...        

ebook how-to guide for mobile devices

ebook compatible devices

ebook guide for Kindle

 All active library patrons may use this service.  Login to MissouriLibraries2go from our home page and use your library card number preceded by the letter P just as it shows on your library card.  Your password is your last name starting with a capital letter.  (up to 20 letters)  If you need assistance, call or stop by the library.









Upcoming Events

Early Literacy Activity Center Officially Opens

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The new creative play space for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is ready for use. The partnership between Moniteau County Library, CMCA and Moniteau County Head Start was celebrated on July 16 with a ribbon cutting and open house.  The plaque reads in part, "This is another amazing way in which this community provides for the betterment of its people." See more pictures of the Early Literacy Activity Center under "Kids"


Summer Reading Club 

Details about SRC click here

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Summer Reading Club Programs


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Babies and Toddlers / Preschoolers:
2  groups with age appropriate activities 
Early Literacy Activity Center upstairs @ the library 
 @ 10:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings
Last program and party on July 30

Entering Kindergarten-4th Grade 

(Family and Independent Readers)
Last Science themed program on Thursday, July 24 @ 6:30 p.m. 
 upstairs in Heyssal Hall
Final Program:  MAD SCIENCE and Prizes
Thursday, July 31 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friendship Hall, UCC
101 North Oak Street

Entering 5th-8th Grade (Tweens)

Final Program:  MAD SCIENCE and Prizes
Thursday, July 31 @ 4 p.m.
Friendship Hall, UCC
101 North Oak Street


Summer Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed on the following holiday:

Monday, September 1 for Labor Day


Book Club Meets 
August 13

Zero Day coverThe August selection for the Library Book Club is "Zero Day" by David Baldacci.  All are welcome to join the book discussion on Wednesday, August 13, at 1 p.m. in the Bolinger Room upstairs at the library.




  NOTICE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY DONATIONS OF BOOKS AND MEDIA.  We simply do not have staff time and storage space to handle all that we receive.  After the fall sale, we do not plan any future sales in this format.  All fundraising to benefit the library is handled by the Friends of the Library.

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