Welcome to our library!
Join the Library's Book Club!
Everyone is welcome to be a part of the library's book club, "Happy Bookers," led by Library Director Frankie Hannan. Come and enjoy the discussion! Call the library to get more information or request a copy of the featured book. 712-642-4111
Support the library by being a part of "Friends of the Library." The group meets monthly, except during winter months, and enjoys various educational programs. Call or ask at the library for more information or a form to complete.
Story Time for Preschoolers Wednesdays at 11:45
PreSchool Story Time is every Wednesday at 11:45 A.M. All children, age 0 to 4, and their adult, are welcome. Each session will include a story and a simple craft or activity, led by Children's Librarian, DeAnn Kruempel.
Holiday Happening at the Library December 5
There will be fun for everyone at the holiday event at the Missouri Valley Public Library on Thursday, December 5. The public is invited to stop in for refreshments, a special musical program, and crafts. Three annual events for the library will be combined into one amazing day.
From 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. there will be Open House, with refreshments available. Visitors may enjoy a cookie while perusing the lovely decorations provided by the Friends of the Library.
The annual Make & Take Holiday Card event will begin at 2:00 P.M. and also run through 6:00 P.M. Craft materials will be provided by the library for youngsters of all ages to make cards for loved ones. All are welcome, but children under the age of five should bring an adult.
At 4:30 P.M. the Missouri Valley High School Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Schneider and Mrs. Hall, will provide a musical program, a popular part of the day’s festivities.
Stop in the library, your one-stop holiday entertainment place, and take in any or all of the events that day.
Holiday Card Make-and-Take Thursday, December 5
Children of all ages are welcome to stop in at the library on Thursday, December 5, between 2:00 and 6:00 P.M. and make holiday cards for their loved ones. Materials will be provided by the library.
Holiday Movie on Wednesday, December 11
Everyone is welcome to come and watch a fun holiday movie on December 11 at 1:30 P.M. in the Community Room of the library!
Photos below courtesy of The Missouri Valley Times-News.
Automated Checkout, Renewals and Holds
As patrons, you may use our website to renew or hold books that you wish us to reserve for you. (Please understand that we only check online HOLD requests once a day, and the item you asked us to hold may have been checked out in the meantime.) You may call to check for sure if the book is waiting for you. To renew or hold a book online, you will need to create your own patron account. This is easily done when you click the "Log In" tab on the home page. You will need to enter your patron ID number, then create an account.
Download Audiobooks and eBooks for Free!
Our library has subscribed to "Wilbor," which enables you to download eBooks and Audiobooks at no charge. There are thousands of titles to choose from, many of which are recent releases and best sellers. Patrons now have the opportunity to enjoy titles on your computer, MP3 player, or burn them to CD. Stop in the library to pick up a card that includes the website and get more information. Or, call the library: 712-642-4111
Library Receives Audio Books as Memorials for Harold Divelbess
Many new books on CD have been given to the library as memorials to Harold Divelbess, a long-time library patron. Thank you to the Divelbess family for this wonderful tribute that will be enjoyed by many.
Save Labels, Boxtops and Caps for Schools
Several area schools earn extra money by redeeming labels, boxtops, etc. from sponsored projects. You can help by clipping, snipping and saving designated items and bringing them to the library. So far the list of items to save:
- Labels for Education
- Box Tops for Education
- Campbell's Soup Labels, V8 Labels
- Pop tabs from aluminum can
- Our Family labels (UPC code)
- Best Choice UPC's
- Wagon Wheels from Pizza Ranch boxes
Save any of these you find, toss them in a bag and bring them to the Children's library. We have plastic containers to keep them in until we can get them delivered to participating schools. If your school or other group is saving small items for a great cause, let us know. Possibly we can be a "drop-off point" for those items also! Thank you for helping out!