1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The library is starting a new program for any children not yet in kindergarten. The program is designed to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
We will have book records to help you keep track of the number of books you have read, a sticker for each 100 books read, and a bigger prize at 500 books. At 1,000 books we will have a prize, a sticker, and a certificate of completion.
For more information you can check out the program’s website here.

Summer Reading Program

This year we had 131 children sign up for the summer reading program.  We passed out reading logs, had movie days, ocean themed story hours and activities, and had a wonderful summer full of reading fun.  To wrap up the program we had a party at Skate Town in El Dorado Springs.  Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to another exciting program next summer.  Thank you to everyone in the community that supported and shared our events.


El Dorado Springs Building Update

The Cedar County Library District held a ground breaking ceremony for the new building in El Dorado Springs Missouri on Wednesday March 16th.  We had a great turn out and appreciate everyone who showed up.  Since that day we have been seeing more progress being made and would like to share with you some of the pictures we have taken.

We are looking at hopefully having our new building up before the end of the year and will be sure to share more progress with you in the future!

Cedar County is going EVERGREEN!!!!!

Cedar County has some super exciting news that will be happening over the next few months.
Cedar County is going EVERGREEN! Our first live date will be November 4th, 2021.
What does this all mean? We feel the most important advantage of participating in Evergreen is that all 54+ libraries share their materials with each other. Some of those participants, we already share materials with – so what’s new? We will be able to view those other libraries’ catalogs as if they were a virtual branch of the Cedar County Library! Our patrons will be able to directly place a hold on the other libraries’ materials. And thanks to the intra-state courier system developed by our State Library, those materials will be distributed to requesting patron’s home library without extra cost within a 1-2 week period. It will seem as if our library collection will grow over 50 times, without spending any additional money!!
This is a beyond exciting adventure for Cedar County, and we encourage you to stop by either branch of the Cedar County Library to find out more. We will have updates online and opportunities for patrons to ask questions as well! Don’t be worried, we will make sure everyone knows how to use this amazing new resource.
Be sure to stop by the El Dorado Springs Picnic next week to find out more, sign up for a library card, or just chat with our library staff!!!

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.


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