Community Survey

Can you help us out?
The Cedar County Library is delighted to get input from the community. We are always looking for ways to find out what we are doing amazing with, and also to find out what we could be doing to make the library an even better community resource! We have paper surveys that patrons can fill out at either branch of the Cedar County Library, and we also have this quick online survey. Questions are the same, so you don’t need to fill out both. Fill it out even if you don’t have a library card! Please help us, so we can help the community.

Bids for one-time carpet cleaning being accepted now

Bids requested for carpet cleaning at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library in Stockton, MO. 

The Cedar County Library District is seeking bids for a one-time carpet cleaning at the  Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library at 717 East Street in Stockton, MO.

Bids will be accepted until 12 noon on Monday, June 21st, 2021.  They will be opened by the board at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 22nd at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library in Stockton, MO.

Parties interested in bidding will need to come to the Geneva Sharp branch of the library at 717 East Street in Stockton, MO to survey the dimensions of the building and any information necessary to complete the bid properly.  This will include the main library, study room, director office, and meeting room.  The carpeting covers approximately 4-4,500 square feet, less the bookshelves, which will not be moved or cleaned under.  We are only looking to clean the carpet, not the tile areas.  Please return bids to Cedar County Library District, 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785.

The winning bidder will need to complete the job either on Monday through Friday after 6 pm or Saturday after 3 pm or on a Sunday to not conflict with library service to the community.

If you have any questions, please call 417-276-3413 and ask for Elaina Daniels, Library Director.

 

Seeking bids for parking lot

Bidding specifications for the parking lot seal and stripping of the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library in Stockton, MO.

The Cedar County Library District is seeking bids to seal the asphalt driveway and apply new parking and handicap stripping to the driveway surface upon completion of the seal at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library at 717 East Street in Stockton, MO.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 12 noon on Monday, June 21st, 2021.  They will be opened by the board at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 22nd at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library in Stockton, MO.

Parties interested in bidding will need to come to the Geneva Sharp branch of the library at 717 East Street in Stockton, MO to survey the dimensions of the parking lot and see the stripping patterns needed to complete the bid properly.  Please return sealed bids to Cedar County Library District, 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785.

The winning bidder will need to complete the job on a Saturday after 3 pm or on a Sunday to not conflict with library service to the community.  This job requires completion by September 20th, 2021 or sooner, weather permitting.

If you have any questions, please call 417-276-3413 and ask for Elaina Daniels, Library Director.

 

 

 

 

For sale!

Cedar County Library has a variety of items available for sale at the Stockton branch.  These items have each been declared surplus by the library board and are for sale.  First come, first serve.  No holds will be given.  At the Stockton branch only.  Questions?  Please call 417-276-3413

 

2 trash cans  $10.00 EACH

 

3 paper towel dispensers $10.00 EACH

 

3 soap dispensers  $5.00 EACH  We have several bottles of soap that go with them.  The soap is NOT included, but can be purchased for $5.00 a bottle.

 

 

1 Hamilton Beach Microwave $25.00

 

Payroll Services Bids being accepted

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District (CCLD) will be accepting bid proposals for their payroll contracting.  Bid specifications shall be available at each library after October 27th, 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 November 20th, 2020.

The Trustees of Cedar County Library District will consider the proposals at a scheduled meeting on November 23rd, 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.  Please contact the library for bid specs.

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

If you have any questions, please email Elaina Daniels, CCLD Director, at elaina.daniels@cedarcountylibrary.org or call the library at 417-276-3413.

 

What B and T is coming to Stockton in October?

OCTOBER B&T

 

“A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.” by Michael Cannell, true crime.    The author documents the violent career of mob executioner-turned-informant Abe Reles, who accepted police protection in exchange for testimony against 1941 New York’s most brutal kingpins before his mysterious death.

 

“A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham, suspense.    Court-appointed lawyer Jake Brigance puts his career and the safety of his family on the line to defend a 16-year-old murder suspect who is facing the death penalty.

 

“A World Beneath the Sands” by Toby Wilkinson, history/general.    The Egyptologist author of The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt documents the history of the West’s scramble to claim the discoveries of Egypt and how the past 200 years of archaeology have informed our understandings of the ancient world.

 

“A Battle Ground” by Jim Butcher, fantasy.   When the Last Titan, a being more dangerous than anything humanity has faced in a millennium, declares war on the city of Chicago, professional wizard Harry Dresden embarks on a defense that permanently transforms the mortal world.

 

“Chance of a Lifetime” by Jude Deveraux, romance.   In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future.   This 19th-century thief atones for misdeeds by convincing the present-day woman he loves to marry another.

 

“Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters” by Deborah Stone, social science.   Stone reveals the inescapable link between quantifying and classifying to explain how humanity’s approaches to numbers shape every facet of perception, from political opinions to how we are evaluated at work.

 

“Deception by Gaslight” by Kate Belli, mystery/detective.    Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.

 

“Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-mod1” by Jocko Willink, self-help.   A former Navy SEAL describes the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.

 

“Fast Asleep: Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Become a Better Sleeper” by Michael Mosley, health and fitness.    This science-based program combines in-depth research with personal insights as a doctor prone to insomnia to share illuminating case studies, sleep-promoting recipes and practical tips for healthy sleep.

 

“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey, autobiography.    An unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

 

“The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness, business and economics.    The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.

 

“I’ll Be Seeing You” by Elizabeth Berg, autobiography.   Berg shares her experiences caring for her parents in their final years, charting the passage from the anguish of loss to the understanding that even in the most fractious of times, love can heal.

 

“In a Holidaze” by Christina Lauren, romance.    Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.

 

“Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change” by Maggie Smith, self-help.   In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, the author writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation, celebrating the beauty and strength on the other side of loss.

 

“Lonely Planet’s Ultimate travel List: The Best Places on the Planet… Ranked ” by Lonely Planet Publications, travel.   This follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel incorporates new rankings and updated entries for 150 additional experiences and adventures for today’s visitors and armchair adventurers, from Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow to New Orleans’ French Quarter.

 

“Looking Back Life Was Beautiful: A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren” by Grandpa Chan, self-help.    This heartwarming illustrated tribute to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren celebrates the life milestones that unite families across generations.

 

“Mad at the World: The Life of John Steinbeck” by William Souder, biography.    Souder explores how John Steinbeck’s complicated persona and firsthand struggles through the depths of the Great Depression gave him deeply empathic perspectives that shaped his politics and his evocative characters and themes.

 

“Minecraft – Epic Bases” by Mojang Ab, games and activities.     Discover new and exciting Minecraft base builds, with construction tips, blueprint spreads, and fun locations—written in official partnership with the experts at game-creator Mojang. Illustrations.

 

“Only Truth” by Julie Cameron, suspense.   Surviving a violent assault she cannot remember, a successful artist relocates to the country with her husband to recuperate from her injuries before uncovering dark secrets and noting the return of an eerily familiar stranger from her clouded past.

 

“Personal Finance 101: From Saving and Investing to Taxes and Loans, an Essential Primer on Personal Finance” by Alfred Mill, personal finance.   A comprehensive beginner’s guide to personal finances covers basics ranging from selecting a bank and understanding employment benefits packages to refinancing student loans and establishing mortgage-worthy credit.

 

“Prince Philip: A Biography” by Ingrid Seward.    This biography of the British consort to discuss his aristocratic childhood in Paris, more than seven-decade marriage to Elizabeth II and loyal service as a statesman and philanthropist.

 

“Return to Virgin River” by Robyn Carr, romance.     A romance set in the fan-favorite rural community of Virgin River.

 

“Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer ” by Bob Gruen, music.    The veteran Rock-and-roll photographer and author of John Lennon: The New York Years shares anecdotes from nearly half a century in the industry, from his cross-country trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band to his backstage encounters with KISS.

 

“Shadows in Death” by J.D.Robb, urban fantasy.  Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past.

 

“Shakeup” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure.    Looking forward to relaxing with his girlfriend after returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington finds his plans thwarted by the arrival of a grisly crime on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help.

 

“The Art of Training Your Dog How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar” by Monks of New Skete, pets.   These German shepherd breeders outline a cutting-edge program for using compassionate remote electronic collars, strategic walks and mindful stimulation activities to establish foundations of positive canine behavior.

 

“The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton, suspense.   Sailing back to Amsterdam as a prisoner accused of an unknown crime, Detective Pipps relies on his faithful sidekick to help solve an onboard mystery.

 

“The Hidden Habits of Genius” by Craig Wright, business and economics.   The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.

 

“The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America’s Midnight War Against Russia ” by Barnes Carr, history/general.    An espionage history of the “midnight war” to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin describes the Wilson administration’s military invasion of Russia to install an Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow, a plot that caused thousands of military and civilian deaths.

 

“The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America” by Tom Zoellner, social sciences.   The author takes to the highways and byways of the United States in search of the soul of its people.

 

“The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow, alternative history.   In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.

 

“The Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child, suspense.    Jack Reacher follows his lizard-brain instincts on a seemingly uneventful night in Nashville, where a recently fired man nurses an increasingly violent grudge.

 

“Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand, general fiction.    As drama unfolds around her and her family after the death of her husband, who was leading a double life, Irene Steele gets some help from a mysterious source and a new beginning in the paradise of St. John after the truth is finally revealed.

 

“Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, story collections.     A critically acclaimed and venerated master novelist and short story writer has reinvented the short story form in order to break fantasy out of reality and yet delivering fantasy with remarkable realism.

 

“Undaunted: My fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad” by John O. Brennan, autobiography.    A revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan spans his more than 30 years in government.

 

New Grant!

Cedar County Library is pleased to announce that they are one of the recipients of this grant. We will be using this grant at both branches to double our bandwidth, extend our wi-fi to the parking lot, and purchase some in building laptops for students to use for distance learning and patrons to use for telehealth appointments. Please continue to watch our Facebook page and website as we roll out these new features in the next month.
Governor Parson awards more than $870,000 to Missouri libraries to expand broadband access
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that 39 Missouri libraries were awarded more than $870,000 through the Missouri State Library to help residents access high speed internet for telehealth and distance learning in response to COVID-19.
“COVID-19 has created a massive shift to online services,” Governor Parson said. “Providing our public libraries with the means to meet the need for access to devices and high-speed internet will help close the connectivity gap many students and citizens are experiencing during this time.”
Six initiatives were launched on July 2 as a part of the Rapid Broadband Deployment Initiative which uses the state’s CARES Act funding. The broadband funding for Missouri libraries allocated up to $2.5 million for this program. The Missouri State Library and Missouri Department of Economic Development reviewed and approved grant applications.
“Innovative and impactful proposals show how libraries can play an important role in advancing telehealth and higher education needs in their communities. COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of everyday life, and libraries have stepped up to fill in gaps that wouldn’t otherwise be met,” said State Librarian Robin Westphal.
The program was designed to provide grants to Missouri’s public libraries for resources such as hotspots and Wi-Fi enabled devices in support of telehealth and students of higher education. The funds from this program will be used to establish hotspot lending programs, Wi-Fi capable laptops for patron checkout, and expanding bandwidth at libraries to accommodate additional network demands.
“Broadband internet access is essential to the success of our economy and our workforce,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “These resources to expand broadband internet will provide more opportunities for Missourians right now, and it will support our economic growth into the future.”

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

 

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