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123 E. Green
Clinton MO 64735

or 866-CALLHCL
105 W. Benton
Windsor MO 65360

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Library Hours - Main
Mon-Thur: 8am - 9pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed
Library Hours - Lenora Blackmore
Mon: 11am - 5pm
Tues: 11am - 7 pm
Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday Hours

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Click It to Get It!

Use the Library's on line resources from anywhere.

The New Library Web Pages

Try out the new library web pages.

Food For Fines Amnesty Period
Saturday, November 1 - Saturday, November 29, 2014

For well over twenty five years each fall, the Henry County Library has held the Food for Fines amnesty period. Scores of patrons return overdue items and make generous donations of non-perishable food items to "pay" their fines. Also, each year the numerous food items which are donated are sent on the local Samaritan center for distribution to the areas families in need.

The Food for Fines promotion, which will end on November 29, allows for current overdue fines to be removed with a donation. The amnesty period does not apply to collection fees or previously returned items.

All donations will be sent to the Samaritan Center for distribution. Canned fruit, soup, meat, pasta, peanut butter, boxed dinners and dried items are all in demand. Help make the holidays a little nicer with your food donation.

A few basic rules apply to this amnesty period. Overdue items and donations must arrive at the same time. All transactions take place at the Circulation desk to ensure the proper account is credited. This amnesty does not apply to previously returned items or Collection fees.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 660-885-2612 or 1-866 CALL HCL.

DVD Donation

It's finally fall! Time to spruce up things. Clean up the debris that your busy summer has left behind. Where will you start ... on the yard, the car or in your house. Yes, let's start with the house. Clear out all the extras and let the beautiful fall colors in. Now, while your cleaning, sorting and organizing please keep the Henry County Library in mind if you have DVDs your family is no longer using.

The Henry County Library will be gratefully accepting your gently used DVDs to add to the library collection.

Each year over 14,000 videos and DVDs are checked out by library patrons. Each and every one of the movies in this collection has been checked out numerous times.

Your donation will help us to supply our patrons with a fresh selection of titles from which to choose. When you make a donatiuon of DVDs to the library, be sure to sign up for the drawing. One lucky winner will be awarded a prize pack of goodies. The drawing will be held on November 29th.

Thanks for your support.


The Decorated Tree

The Decorated Tree is back!
Starting November 17th, every time a child (ages 0 through 12th grade) checks out a book, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the decorated tree.
Drawing will be held December 19th!
One winner per library branch

Show Me Nutrition
For pre K and ages K through 6th grade

pre K
7 week class
Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Clinton starting September 11th
Tuesday at 12:00 Noon at Windsor starting September 9th

K through 6th Grade
4 week class
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Windsor starting October 9th
Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Clinton starting October 20th

Click here for full details

Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks Come to the Library!

Missouri Libraries 2 Go Logo: Downloading Audiobooks and Ebooks

E-Books and Digital Audio books come to the library! HCL cardholders in good standing can now check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere. Enjoy the convenience of a full novel that's stored entirely on your e-reader or download an audio book onto a compatible device and listen to a good story. Teens or Kids can visit their own separate eReading Rooms.

Zinio Button    

Zinio Digital Magazines
Are Now Available

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One Click Digital Button

One Click Digital Audiobooks
Are Now Available

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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 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

After School Edge

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.

Marvelle Smith Artwork
on Display
August - September 2014

More details about the display of items from the collections of the library staff

Neighbors Helping Teachers

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

Digital History Collections Online
Missouri Digital Heritage

The Civil War in Missouri

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.

Past Library Board Minutes Now Available

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 now available here on the Library's website.

EBSCO Auto and Small Engine Databases Now Available

The Henry County Library now has two new databases available, the Auto Repair Reference Center and the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Point 5 Technologies, Inc., under license from Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of Chiltonr Information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center? is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.

Access the Databases

Available at the Henry County Library

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