Bid Proposals being accepted for insurance coverage!

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District will be accepting bid proposals for their insurance coverage.  Bid specifications shall be available at each library after October 6th, 2020, during business hours.

All sealed proposals shall be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785, prior to 12:00 noon on October 20th, 2020.

The Trustees of Cedar County Library District will consider the proposals at a schedule meeting on October 21st, 2020, allowing the sealed bids to be opened and reviewed.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District reserve the right to refuse any or all bids or portions of the bids.

We request all bids to follow the bid specifications.

A cover letter must accompany bids explaining an change, alteration, or omission from the bid specs.

Please state the name and AM Best rating of each underwriting company quoted.

If you have any questions, please email Carole Rickman, CCLD Treasurer @ carole.rickman@cedarcountylibrary.org

 

Bids being accepted for window washing.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District will be accepting bid proposals for window washing and cleaning.

For bid specifications, please call the Cedar County Library and ask for Elaina Daniels at 417-276-3413 or 417-876-4827.

All sealed proposals should be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785 prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

Breaking News!!!!!!

 

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees Announces New Building Project for El Dorado Springs Branch Library

 

Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees is pleased and excited to announce a New Building Project for the Cedar County Library – El Dorado Springs Branch. The plan is to build a new 7,500 square foot brick library facility just north of the current Library on South Main Street. It has been a goal of the Cedar County Library District to build a new public library facility in El Dorado Springs as it did in Stockton. With the cooperation and support of the City of El Dorado Springs and a very generous community, we can move forward with the goal.
The cost of this project is estimated to be in the $950,000 range and this cost will be covered by a combination of current funds, donations, and grants. Current funds earmarked for this new building project are approximately $400,000 and we hope to raise a minimum of $450,000 from donations and grants. Our timeframe is to initiate our Fund-Raising Campaign now and begin the project in 2021.
The present library facility is approaching 70 years old and was originally designed as a professional clinic housing both medical and dental practices. In 1998, the building was bought by John D. Smith and donated to the City of El Dorado Springs for the sole purpose of housing the Cedar County Library in El Dorado Springs.
The El Dorado Springs Friends of the Library raised money and the Cedar County Library District contributed $25,000 to renovate the building, creating the current library facility in El Dorado Springs.
In the past few years, the roof of that building has begun leaking and although the City of El Dorado Springs has worked to repair those leaks, due to roof design, it continues to leak with no clear, practical, long term remedy. Considering that cost, the age of the building, and the limitations of this city-owned building, the Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees has chosen to pursue cost and consideration of a new state of art facility which will serve this community and its patrons into the future.
The City of El Dorado Springs as well as the owner of land just north of the current library has agreed to transfer ownership of the real estate where the current library is located and the land that adjoins that property to the Cedar County Library District once funds are raised to build the new library facility and an architect has been secured to begin the project.
There have been very generous benefactors in the past that have donated funds to the Cedar County Library District earmarked for a future El Dorado Springs Library Building Project so there is seed money to begin this project. Dr. Robert L. Magee most recently donated $50,000 to this worthy project.
A new library facility in El Dorado Springs will be a significant asset to the citizens of El Dorado Springs and Cedar County as well as to neighboring communities whose citizens utilize the library facility. The Cedar County Library – El Dorado Springs Branch can become a hub for local businesses, schools, and individuals seeking information and knowledge resources.
All donations are completely tax deductible and help make your community stronger. Please watch for more information and opportunities to become involved.

Bid Proposals now being accepted for door retrofit

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District will be accepting bid proposals for retrofitting an inner door to make it automatic open and close.

For bid specifications, please call the Cedar County Library and ask for Elaina Daniels at 417-276-3413 or 417-876-4827.

All sealed proposals should be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785 prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

Bid Proposals now being accepted for plumbing.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District will be accepting bid proposals for replacing and updating plumbing with touchless systems.

For bid specifications, please call the Cedar County Library and ask for Elaina Daniels at 417-276-3413 or 417-876-4827.

All sealed proposals should be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785 prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

Bid proposals for copier replacement.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District will be accepting bid proposals for copier replacement and service.

For bid specifications, please call the Cedar County Library and ask for Elaina Daniels at 417-276-3413 or 417-876-4827.

All sealed proposals should be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785 prior to 12:00 noon on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

What’s coming to the Stockton branch in August from B&T?

AUGUST B&T

“12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers and Spies Took Down a Nazi
Super weapon” by Jamie Holmes, history/military. The World War II story of “Section T”, a
team of physicists, engineers, and everyday people created one of the world’s first smart
weapons that helped neutralize the Nazi super weapon that threatened countless lives.

“Atomic Love” by Jennie Fields, historical fiction. Recruited by the FBI to spy on her former
lover, a guilt-riddled Manhattan Project physicist becomes torn between lingering feelings for
her ex and her growing attraction to a special agent, a former prisoner of war.

“Being Lolita: A Memoir” by Alisson Wood, biography. A lonely and vulnerable high-school
senior who finds solace in her writing is given a copy of Lolita by her charismatic young English
teacher before the girl becomes the victim of a deeply abusive, forbidden relationship.

“Betty” by Tiffany McDaniel, general fiction. Born to a Cherokee father and white mother in
the Appalachians of 1954, Betty endures poverty and violence in a wild natural refuge before
she is forced to reckon with the historical influences that shaped dark family secrets.

“Bitter Pill” by Fern Michaels, suspense. Managing a painful career setback with the help of an
online support group and a secret boyfriend who goes mysteriously missing, a neuro-scientist is
declared a person of interest when she is asked to identify the body of a stranger.

“Blood World” by Chris Mooney, suspense. In a world where people with a rare gene are
kidnapped for their blood’s wonder-cure abilities, an LAPD officer fighting the activities of illegal
blood farms is pitted against a madman who has modified healing blood to unstoppable levels.

“Boys’ Club, The” by Erica Katz, suspense. An Ivy League overachiever accepts a job at a
prestigious Manhattan law firm where the dynamics of workplace sexism force her to choose
between her career and doing what is right.

“Choppy Water” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure. When his Maine vacation is interrupted
by extreme weather that a menacing adversary uses as cover to target a close friend, Stone
Barrington uncovers a massive scheme with corrupt ties spanning New York City through Key
West.

“Convince Me” by Nina Sadowsky, suspense. When a devoted family man dies in a suspicious
car accident, his loved ones discover unsettling discrepancies, including a fabricated medical
record, that reveal his true nature as a sociopath and pathological liar.

“Death of Vivek Oji, The” by Akwaeke Emezi, general fiction. In the wake of a southeastern
Nigerian mother’s discovery of her son’s body on her doorstep, a family struggles to understand
the enigmatic nature of a youth shaped by disorienting blackouts, diverse friendships and a cousin’s worldly influence.

“Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher: Hunting America’s Deadliest Unidentified Serial Killer at the
Dawn of Modern Criminology” by Max Allan Collins, true crime. The authors document
Prohibition agent Eliot Ness’ years-long and possibly fatal manhunt for “The Mad Butcher of
Kingsbury Run” against a backdrop of the 1936 World’s Fair in Cleveland.

“End of Everything, The: (Astro-physically Speaking)” by Katie Mack, Science. From one a
dynamic rising star in astrophysics comes an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the
universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most
important concepts in cosmology.

“Falcon Always Rings Twice, The” by Donna Andrews, mystery detective. Volunteering at her
grandmother’s craft-center Renaissance Faire, Meg is challenged to prove the innocence of her
grandfather when he is wrongly accused of murdering a fairgrounds performer who was
suspected of mistreating a rare falcon.

“Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World” by Lesley
Blume, history/military. The author reveals the information suppression campaign that
followed the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, detailing how reporter John Hersey saved
millions of lives by exposing the bombings’ long-term radiation effects.

“Final Cut” by S.J.Watson, suspense. The author explores themes of memory and identity in
the story of a documentary filmmaker who investigates the disappearance of a girl from a quiet
fishing village.

“First to Lie, The” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, suspense. A devastating act of betrayal catapults a
young woman onto an obsessive path to justice that embroils a glamorous manipulative
wannabe, an in-too-deep reporter and a grieving widow into a high-stakes game of cat and
mouse.

“Good Dogs Don’t Make it to the South Pole” by Hans-Olav Thyvold, general fiction. A
heartwarming tale of aging, friendship and death is told from the perspective of a grumpy mutt
who bonds with his late master’s widow during walks to the library, before their home is
threatened by impatient relatives.

“Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn” by Sanjay Sarma, science. The head of MIT’s
Open Learning draws on neuroscience, cognitive psychology and other disciplines to explore the
scientific processes of learning, the conditions that are most conducive to learning, the role of
forgetting and whether traditional classroom approaches are effective.

“Heatwave, The” by Kate Riordan, suspense. Returning to the Southern France childhood
home she would rather forget, Sylvie endeavors to protect her youngest daughter from a
growing threat and toxic family dynamics linked to the death of her enigmatic firstborn.

“Hierarchies, The” by Ros Anderson, science fiction. Designed to cater to a human man’s every
whim, a synthetically designed “wife” hidden on the top floor of a luxurious home secretly longs
for a more qualitative existence and records in her diary her fears of being reprogrammed.

“In Case of Emergency” by E.G.Scott, suspense. Managing a painful career setback with the
help of an online support group and a secret boyfriend who goes mysteriously missing, a
neuro-scientist is declared a person of interest when she is asked to identify the body of a
stranger.

“Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness” by Catherine Cho, autobiography. Traces
the debut author’s identity-shattering experience with postpartum psychosis, describing her
commitment into a New Jersey psychiatric ward and her efforts to reconstruct her sense of self
as a London wife and daughter of Korean immigrants.

“Jackal, The” by J.R. Ward, romance. A new Black Dagger Brotherhood spin-off set in an
underground prison that is populated by thieving and murderous beings.

“Less Dead, The” by Denise Mina, mystery/detective. Navigating burnout, an unfaithful ex and
a relative’s recent death, Margo reaches out to her birth family before discovering that her
biological mother was murdered years earlier by a killer who begins sending her threatening
letters.

“Little Disasters” by Sarah Vaughan, suspense. A pediatrician makes unsettling discoveries
when her best friend arrives in the emergency room with her infant daughter and a story that
does not quite add up.

“Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink” by Sean Hannity, The Fox News host
argues that the leftist radicalism that he believes undermined American democracy in the 1960’s
must be purposefully fought again during the 2020 election to prevent progressive changes.

“Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain” by David Eagleman, science. The
Stanford University professor, host of the Emmy-nominated The Brain and best-selling author of
Incognito draws on the latest scientific findings in a revelatory portrait of the human mind that
explores how it continually adapts, recreates and forges new understandings.

“Madman Theory, The: Trump Takes on the World” by Jim Sciuto, political science. A CNN chief
national security correspondent shows how Donald Trump has disrupted the world order, and
lays out just how difficult it will be to restore it.

“Midwife Murders, The” by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo, suspense. When two kidnappings and a stabbing occur on her watch in a Manhattan university hospital, a fearless senior midwife teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to investigate rumors that shift from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network.

“Nazi Menace, The: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Road to War” by Benjamin Carter
Hett, history/military. A narrative account of the years leading up to World War II that
examines the racial conflicts and challenges to democracy that compromised Europe’s early
response to growing Nazi extremism.

“Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II” by Dan
Hampton, history/military. A narrative account of America’s secret World War II mission to
assassinate Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded the Pearl Harbor
attacks.

“Organ Thieves, The: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South”
by Chip Jones, history/United States. An investigation into how racial inequality has shaped
the heart transplant race describes how in 1968 an injured black man checked into a hospital
before his heart was removed and donated without his family’s knowledge or consent.

“Royal” by Danielle Steel, romance. Sent into hiding during World War II, headstrong
17-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes an alias and enjoys the freedoms of a normal life in
Yorkshire before her ill-fated romance with her guardians’ son leads to the orphaning of a royal
infant.

“Six Days in August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome” by David King, true crime. The author
presents a groundbreaking account of the six-day hostage crisis in 1973 Stockholm during which
altercations between a notorious outlaw, the prime minister of Sweden and psychologically
traumatized captives inspired the term, “Stockholm syndrome

“Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia” by Chris Hamby,
business/economics/industry. In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, a
Pulitzer Prize winner uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big
Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back down.

“Squeeze Me” by Carl Hiaasen, mystery/detective. When a high-society dowager murdered at
the height of Palm Beach’s charity gala season is declared a political martyr by the colorful
president she supported, a talented wildlife wrangler uncovers the truth amid the discovery of a
controversial affair.

“Sucker Punch” by Laurell K Hamilton, fantasy. When a young wereleopard is scheduled for
execution for the brutal murder of his uncle, Anita Blake navigates escalating pressure from the
local authorities and family demands for justice in the face of evidence that does not quite add
up.

“This is Your Brain on Food” by Uma Naidoo, health and fitness. A Harvard-trained psychiatrist,
Cornell nutrition specialist and professional chef shares actionable dietary recommendations
and brain-healthy recipes for foods that can support the treatments of common psychological
and cognitive health challenges, from anxiety to sleep disorders.

“True Crimes and Misdemeanors” by Jeffrey Toobin, true crime. The CNN chief legal analyst
presents a behind-the-scenes account of the Mueller investigation to explain how in spite of
associate convictions and an impeachment, Donald Trump has survived to run for reelection.

“Universe of Two” by Stephen Kiernan, historical fiction. A fascinating fictionalized account of
the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and
ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb.

“Whirlwind” by Janet Dailey, romance. One of three sisters who would carry on their family’s
bull-breeding legacy debuts a promising specimen at a professional bull rider’s competition
while resisting the advances of an attractive cowboy who tests her resolve against the dangers
of rodeo life.

Summer Virtual Program and Craft to Go

Please visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/cedarcountylibrary to find all the latest up to date information and news. Have you been watching our story times? Have you joined our summer virtual online reading program? We would love to have you! Every week we have crafts to go, and more for you to do! Summer is never boring at the Cedar County Library!

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