Retirement Party for Library Director Liz Cashell
Celebrating Forty Years at the Henry County Library
And 26 Years as Library Director
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Library Gallery
When you think of the Henry County Library, you just naturally think about Liz Cashell. Liz will soon celebrate her 40th anniversary of employment with the library. In 1975, she answered an ad in the newspaper, went for her interview and was hired as a library page. At the beginning she was responsible for shelving, checking out patrons, Storytime, puppet shows, Bookmobile service and showing reel to reel movies. Through the years, with focus and determination, she completed the educational requirements and developed the leadership skills necessary to achieve her goal of becoming Henry County Library Director of Library Services. She has held the position of Director for twenty-six years.
To honor Liz for the years of service and commitment she had given the library, the Henry County Library Board of Trustees will be hosting a retirement reception on November 17, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the library gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend. Bring your favorite stories and help Liz to relive her favorite part of her library service, the patrons!
Children's Storytime resumes this week.
Children's Specialist Sheila Jensen will resume the regular storytime at Windsor on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. and at Clinton on Thursday, November 19 at 10:30 a.m. Note that the Windsor storytime has been shifted to start at 11:30 a.m. instead of the previous time of 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Evening Storytime at Clinton will resume on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. and the 2nd Saturday Storytime Clinton will start again on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m.
The Storytime Schedule:
- Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at Lenora Blackmore Branch, Windsor
- Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Clinton Branch
- Thursday, 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. at Clinton Branch
- Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Clinton Branch
Food For Fines Amnesty Period
Monday, November 2 - Monday, November 30, 2015
Fall has arrived and so has the time to participate in the Henry County Library?s Food for Fines amnesty period. All Henry County Library patrons are encourage to search out those long overdue library items and return them along with a donation of non-perishable food.
Bring your overdue items and your donation to the Circulation desk and those fines will be forgiven. No matter how long the item has been overdue, this is your opportunity to clear the record.
All food donations will be send to the Samaritan Center for distribution. The Food For Fines promotion does not apply to fines accrued to previously returned items or collection fees.
Remember, this amnesty period will be held throughout the month of November. Thank you for your support and for the returned library items.
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LEARN with best selling Living Language® digital programs @ Your Library.
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Notary Public service now available at the library.
Notary public service is now available at the library.
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Henry County Library is proud to present to you
Sesame Street Ebooks!
Great entertainment for the child at home or on the go.
Visit the Sesame Street eBooks page for full details
Henry County Library's DVD Wish List
A library is usually a facility best known as a place for research and learning, but did you know it is also a place of entertainment. Many individuals list reading, and watching movies as some of their favorite leisure time activities. The library has over 80,000 books in their collection, lots and lots of titles, authors and genre from which to choose.
Many people love to watch movies in their spare time and the library can provide that activity also. Each year over 14,000 video and DVD movies from the library's collection are checked out to patrons. With a checkout period of one week and four movie checkouts per card, you can plan an evening for family fun, complete with popcorn and soda, for just the cost of the refreshments. Movies are available for children and adults. Mystery, comedy, TV series and classics are just a sample of the movies from which to choose
Many of the movies in the library collection have older release dates, that's where you can help. The Henry County Library has compiled a
Henry County Library "Wish List" on the Amazon.com website. Individuals may review this list of requested movies, order one or several and have the items shipped directly to the library?s address. Most movies fall in the cost range of $8.00 to $12.00. You may choose either new or used copies for purchase.
If you would like to for your purchase to act as a gift for a friend or family member, just contact the library with the recipients name and mailing address, we will sent a holiday card notifying them of your thoughtfulness.
It is our hope that with library friends and patrons purchasing DVD?s for the collection, that we will be able to provide a more updated and exciting collection for your viewing pleasure.
If you have any questions about the wish list or ordering process please contact us at 1-866-CALL HCL toll free or 885-2612.
Visit the Henry County Library Wish List at Amazon.com
Library accepts Credit/Debit payments.
The Henry County Library accepts debit and credit cards for payment on library transactions. Bank debit cards, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards may be used. Each payment must be for an amount of $1.00 or higher. No refunds, returns or change will be given.
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The "Edge" machine (located in the Library gallery) features over 50 separate software programs for 3rd grade and up without the internet. The touch screen desktop computer is easy to use and the software is challenging to the older juvenile patrons of the library. Come explore the world of the "After School Edge" at the Library.
More details here.
Roy Rogers Display
featured at the Library
May - September 2015
More details about the Roy Rogers Display
Neighbors Helping Teachers
Teacher Warehouse is relocating and will be unable to take donations until further notice.
Thank You for Your Support!
Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and interested individuals. We have a project for you. It's easy, cheap and environmentally correct. The Henry County Library will be participating in the Neighbors Helping Teachers efforts by becoming a drop off point for supply donations. Many area teachers have experienced funding cuts to their budgets. These cuts impact the amount and variety of classroom supplies available for use by the students. Recycle those empty tissue/paper towel rolls, pill bottles, Pringles cans, string, beads, craft supplies, fabric remnants or envelopes of any size.
The Neighbors Helping Teachers group was formed to provide school educators of Henry and St. Clair Counties in Missouri with supplemental resources for their students and classrooms. Educators are welcome to "shop" for free, the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the old Samaritan Center, located on Center Street in Clinton. Faculty/Staff ID's are required, unless a district does not have them and then names will be checked against a list held by Neighbors Helping Teachers.
A full list of the supplies needed for the classrooms will be displayed at the Henry County Library main building and at the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor. Donations will be accepted anytime during regular business hours.
Should you like to volunteer with the Neighbor Helping Teachers or have additional questions the contact number for the group is 660-885-1607 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore Missouri's Civil War History from original documents. Learn about Missouri's key role in the struggle between the Union and the Confederacy and the importance of the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Read first-hand accounts about the impact of guerilla warfare, martial law, forced displacement and economica chaos on the bitterly divided communities across the state.
With the assistance of the Missouri State Archives the board minutes of the Henry County Library and its predecessors have been scanned and the resulting images saved in a set of .pdf files, which are available here on the Library's website.
Available at the Henry County Library