The Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees is searching for a dynamic, creative  Library Director

The Cedar County Library District Board of Trustees is searching for a dynamic, creative 
Library Director who is an experienced administrator with a commitment to a high level of public 
service to library patrons and staff.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and 
organizational skills. 
Job Duties include advocate for the library in all settings, communicate effectively with board of trustees regarding all operations and initiatives, provide strategic leadership for the 
coordination and management of library services, seek external funding in support of strategic library initiatives, oversee the daily management of the library, and cultivate and sustain an 
organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth and responsibility. 
General Qualifications require a college degree, minimum of three to five years of 
demonstrated administration experience, broad knowledge of library objectives, functions, 
procedures/techniques, broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology services, supervisory skills, proactive attitude, and experience building and maintaining 
community partnerships. 
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three references to the Board of Trustees
Applications being accepted through September 30, 2021 or until 
position is filled. 

Invitation to bid for new building project.

Notice is hereby given that the Cedar County Library District will receive sealed bids from qualified contractors at the office of the Architect, Jack Ball Architects, PC,650 N Boonville, Suite 200, Springfield, MO 65806 until 10:00 am, Friday, July 30, 2021 for the:
A New Building for Cedar County Library District El Dorado Branch Cedar County, El Dorado Springs, MO.
Bids will be read aloud at the time of opening. These unified bids shall include the general scope of work as described in the drawings and specifications. Plans, specifications, bid forms, and instructions to Bidders are on file and sets are available at the office of the Architect, Jack Ball Architects PC, 444 South Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65806, for a $100 refundable deposit, and a $25 non-refundable fee for shipping and handling (if required) after July 7, 2021.
Enquiries can be sent via email to Chris Ball ( and/or Joey Crum at Hourly wages, as set forth by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the prevailing wage law, will be complied with on this project. Performance Bond and Material and Labor Payment Bond in amount of 100% of contract price shall be furnished by successful bidder. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waives any informality in the bidding.

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.


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.





Baker and Taylor March Books at the Stockton Branch


Affair, The” by Danielle Steel, romance. A fashion magazine executive navigates a
scandal involving her son-in-law’s affair with a Hollywood actress, while her daughters
support each other through infidelity, commitment issues and personal secrets.Bounty, The” by Janet Evanovich, mystery/detective. Straightlaced FBI agent Kate
O’Hare and international con man, Nick Fox, reluctantly team up with the fathers who
taught them everything they know to prevent a shadowy international organization from
claiming a fortune in Nazi gold.

Code Breaker, The: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
” by Walter Isaacson, non-fiction. A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist
explores the impact of James Watson’s The Double Helix on her career and how her
team’s invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches
to fighting disease.

Dark Sky” by C.J. Box, suspense. Reluctantly accompanying a Silicon Valley tech
baron on an elk hunting trip, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett finds himself defending
his high-profile charge from a vengeful sharpshooter.

Double Jeopardy” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure. Stone Barrington launches an
investigation in coastal Maine, where he confronts high-connected and well-funded
family enemies hiding in plain sight among the region’s stately houses and private

Haunted Hibiscus” by Laura Childs, mystery/detective. When their literary haunted
house costume party is disrupted by an untimely double attack, Indigo Tea Shop
proprietress Theodosia Browning and her sommelier, Drayton, investigate suspects
including a man with a claim to the Bouchard Mansion property.

Red Book, The” by James Patterson, suspense. Launching an investigation of his own
when his instincts tell him that more is behind a political shooting on Chicago’s west
side, SOS Detective Billy Harney uncovers a spate of murders connected to his troubled

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting ” by Lisa Genova,
psychology. The Harvard-trained neuroscientist and the best-selling author of Still
Alice presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes
between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of
sleep, stress and other contributing influences

Stella” by Takis Wurger & Liesl Schillinger, historical fiction. A young man infiltrates a
secret university club and discovers a dangerous secret .. the club is full of rich,
privileged young men well-versed in secrets, debauchery and something far more

Till Death” by William W. Johnstone, western. This latest entry in the Have Brides, Will
Travel series follows the misadventures of drifters-turned-lawmen, Bo Creel and Scratch
Morton, as they attempt to safely deliver a new group of mail-order brides to New
Mexico territory.

Win” by Harlan Coben, suspense. A high-suspense follow-up to the best-selling book
The Boy from the Woods is presented from the viewpoint of Myron Bolitar’s fan-favorite
sidekick, Windsor Horne Lockwood III.

World Without Email, A: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload”
by Cal Newport, business and economics. The best-selling author of Digital
Minimalism and Deep Work outlines recommendations for business leaders on how to
maximize a working team’s professional productivity by improving administrative
support and streamlining digital traffic.

Accepting bids for lawn maintenance

It is the intent of the Cedar County Library District to solicit bids for the 2021 lawn maintenance cycle; which includes grass mowing, weed killing, trimming, edging, and proper removal/disposal of debris at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO otherwise known as Cedar County Library.
Bid spec sheets will be available at the Stockton (Geneva Sharp Branch) of the Cedar County Library after 9 am on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021. Bids are due to be returned no later than 10 am on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021. Bids will be considered at the monthly board meeting to be held on March 18th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaina Daniels, Library Director, at 417-276-3413.

What’s coming to Stockton in December with B and T?


“All the Young Men” by Ruth Koker Burks, biography.     A gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion follows a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who was driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, becoming a pivotal activist in America’s fight against AIDS.


“Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, humor.    A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.


“Arctic Fury, The” by Greer Macallister, historical fiction.    Secretly hired by an eccentric Lady Franklin to lead a team of women explorers into the Arctic to recover Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition, Virginia Reeve survives a harrowing quest only to find herself on trial for murder.


“Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, The” by Phil Szostak, performing arts.    This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.


“Attack Protocol” by Jerome Preisler, suspense.    Tracking a master hacker operating in the shadows of the Carpathians, an elite team of Net Force cybersecurity agents is betrayed by one of its own as part of a Dark Web plot to seize world power.


“Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power ” by Kristen Willeumier, body, mind, spirit.    The Your Brain Health neuroscience podcaster outlines recommendations for promoting brain health and resilience throughout a lifetime, outlining helpful techniques for preventing memory loss and other neurodegenerative disorders.


“D: A Tale of Two Worlds” by Michael Faber, fantasy.    Baffled by the sudden disappearance of the letter D, a young woman is summoned to the home of a former history teacher before arriving in an enslaved, wintry land where free thinking is under threat.


“Deadly Edition, A” by Victoria Gilbert, mystery/detective.    Investigating an art dealer’s murder to help clear a friend’s name while juggling the demands of her approaching nuptials, librarian Amy Webber is thwarted by her aunt Lydia’s boyfriend, who believes the chief suspect is guilty.


“Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life” by Shawn Stevenson, health and fitness.    Lose weight, boost your metabolism, and start living a happier life with this transformative 30-day plan for healthy eating.

“Eddie’s Boy” by Thomas Perry, suspense.    Surviving an attempt on his life, retired mob hit man Michael Shaeffer reflects on his apprenticeship under an elite killer while pursuing his would-be assassins from Australia to the United States to identify who is trying to eliminate him.


“Fool Me Twice” by Jeffry P. Lindsay, suspense.    A sequel to Just Watch Me finds thief and disguise artist Riley Wolfe continuing his Robin Hood-inspired crusade against the wealthy elite by orchestrating the theft of a highly prized Faberge egg.


“Greatest Beer Run Ever, The” by John Donohue, autobiography.   This is a wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s.


“Humans by Brandon Stanton, biography/guide book.   A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.


“Hush-hush” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure.    New York City cop turned Manhattan law firm rainmaker, Stone Barrington, lands in hot water.


“Last Days of John Lennon, The” by James Patterson with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, true crime.    Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s assassination and based on insider interviews, a chronicle of the iconic music artist’s final days includes coverage of his last album and the life of Mark David Chapman.


“My Name Is Anton” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, historical fiction.    Realizing that a neighbor is trapped in an abusive marriage, a smitten 18-year-old youth, haunted by his brother’s accidental death, offers the woman shelter and a means to escape.


“Mystery of Mrs Christie, The” by Marie Benedict, historical fiction.    Claiming amnesia after going missing for more than a week in late 1926, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie pens a chilling story that brashly implicates her war-hero husband.


“Not According to Plan” by Maria Belodubrovskaya, history/criticism.  The author reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya’s revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953 highlights the extent to which the Soviet film industry remained stubbornly artisanal in its methods, especially in contrast to the more industrial approach of the Hollywood studio system


“NYPD Red” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp, suspense.   This book continues the story of top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald.


“Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures With Two Very Good Dogs” by Andrew Cotter, pets.    Tells the story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter’s BBC sports parodies.


“Perestroika in Paris” by Jane Smiley, folk tale.    Coexisting in the lush hidden spaces of Paris until cold weather arrives, an escaped racehorse and her companion, a German shorthaired pointer, forge a bond with a boy living in seclusion with his nonagenarian grandmother in an ivy-covered house.


“Red Hands” by Christopher Golden, suspense.    Ben Walker, an expert in weird phenomena is asked by the Global Science Research Coalition to locate a woman who has been the victim of a devastating bioweapon that causes every person she touches to drop dead.


“Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur’s Revenge on Japan” by Kevin Mauer, history/military.     The author documents how three years after being forced to abandon his troops at Manila Bay’s Corregidor, General Douglas MacArthur launched the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment to capture the island’s Japanese-occupied fortress.


“Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy” by Leslie Brody, biography.    The author traces the life story of author Louise Fitzhugh, discussing her upbringing in segregated Memphis, experiences as a closeted lesbian and influential creative relationships


“Under the Alaskan Ice” by Karen Harper, romance.    A sequel to Deep in the Alaskan Woods finds a young widow assisting a pilot in the wake of a bush plane crash, before an unknown adversary begins sabotaging the pilot’s investigation in the Alaskan wilderness.


“Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the U.S.S. Plunkett ” by James Sullivan, history/ military.    Documents the true story of a U.S. Navy destroyer that inspired the writings of John Ford and Herman Wouk, drawing on the journals and other writings of five shipmates who witnessed the Anzio attacks and D-Day invasion.


“Watch Her” by Edwin Hill, mystery/detective.    Investigating a suspicious burglary and the disappearances of Prescott University alumni, Harvard librarian Hester Thursby and Detective Angela White uncover financial transgressions, rumors of infidelity and a decades-old tragedy.



“We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception and Murder” by M. William Phelps, true crime.    The award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author of Dangerous Ground documents the 2015 poisoning murder of chiropractic therapist Mary Yoder and the community-dividing investigation that implicated members of the victim’s own family.


“Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries that Inspired the Golden Age of Animation” by Reid Mitenbuler, performing arts.    This historical account of the Golden Age of classic animation includes coverage of the less-remembered work of Winsor McCay while exploring the stories behind and enduring influences of iconic 20th-century characters, from Betty Boop to Popeye.


“Write! Shoot! Edit!: The Complete Film Guide for Teen Filmmakers” by Deborah S. Patz, teen and young adult films.    Write! Shoot! Edit! mentors teens in first filmmaking crafting complete, scripted movies in a safe place free from public exhibition and scrutiny, experimenting with the medium, and discovering one s own visual storytelling voice.


“Wrong Alibi” by Christina Dodd, suspense.    Sentenced to life in prison for a murder she did not commit, 18-year-old Evelyn escapes and works under an alias at a wilderness camp, where her chance at revenge is complicated by a former employer’s mysterious connections.


“Wrong Family, The” by Tarryn Fisher, suspense.    An off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple’s strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways.


Bids for Copier now being accepted

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District (CCLD) will be accepting bid proposals for a surplus copier.  Bid specifications shall be available at each library after October 27th, 2020, during business hours.

All 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.

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

The bid is for a used copier and extra ink.  The copier was used in our library, and we make no claims or promises to length of how it will last.  This copier is approximately 8 years old.  It is a Canon C-2020 ImageRunner Advance.  It comes on a cabinet, and has two paper drawers.  Extra ink is shown in picture.



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

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