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The Missouri River Regional Library Osage County branch is considering moving in a bid to gain more space for its programming needs.

Noelle Parker, Osage County branch manager, told board members the library would benefit from a larger space.

Some of the existing challenges the library faces, she said, include storage space, separation between the children's space and the computer lab, limited parking, the need for handicap accessible buttons, the need for a meeting area and overall visibility of its location.

Betty Hagenoff, assistant director of the MRRL, told the... read more

John Hunter has plenty of blessings to count this time of year.

He survived the May 2011 tornado and beat a subsequent fungal infection that many have assumed was caused by the storm. He also is a survivor of thyroid cancer.

But Hunter, director of the library at Ozark Christian College, has a new reason to be thankful this year. It's a painting that he has desired in the 47 years since he starred in his high school's fall show, and although it's a minor blessing compared with others, it's no less meaningful to him.

"The painting was just kind of a relic, memorabilia... read more

Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate a century of service in the Federal Depository Library Program on Friday, Dec. 9.

The program offers government materials of historical interest and online government resources to the public. The event is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place, near the south entrance to the library.

Marie Concannon, Missouri Regional Depository Coordinator, will present a plaque from the Government Printing Office in honor of the centennial, and visitors may find more information on the designation in a display case... read more

Only a few months old, fledgling “IRL” (pronounced “Earl”) is already beginning to pull in a worldwide readership for the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

California. Malaysia. Spain. Missouri. Those are just a few of the places where, thanks to IRL, people are accessing scholarly work by members of the UMSL campus community in a new way.

Shorthand for UMSL’s new Institutional Repository Library, IRL is in the care of its curator and crafter, Lena Marvin, who has a map with lots of gray dots pulled up on her computer screen inside the... read more

New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April’s path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children’s author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children’s magazine.

She has now published 20 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults, with more to come.... read more

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