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State Funding For Missouri's Public Libraries
On April 3rd Governor Nixon announced the release of $43 million of withheld funds from the 2014-2015 budget, including the remaining amount of State Aid to Local Libraries, $2,780,225, and the full amount of the Remote Access for Local Libraries (Internet Access) - $3,109,250. We thank those who joined the petition drive to support state funding for libraries in Missouri.
The Missouri Legislature is currently working on the budget for 2015-2016. Both have included $723,776 in State Aid to Local Libraries. The House has proposed $3.1 million for the REAL program (Internet access for libraries) - the same as in 2014-2015, whereas the Senate has set this at $0. The loss of the REAL funding would threaten the ability of Missouri libraries to provide free, high speed internet access to its patrons, particular in rural areas, such as Henry County.
Visit the Save Missouri Libraries Website
Eating From The Garden
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.
Debbie Jones, Administrative Assistant / Branc Manager at the Clinton facility, is now also a notary public.
She will be available to perform notary duties during her regularly scheduled work hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fonday through Friday.
Other arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis by calling the library at 660-885-2612 (Clinton), 660-647-2298 (Windsor) or toll free 866-CALLHCL.
A notary public is a person who is appointed by a state official to serve the public as a disinterested witness to take acknowledgements, administer oaths and affirmations, and to perform other acts as are allowed or required by law.
Great entertainment for the child at home or on the go.
Visit the Sesame Street eBooks page for full details
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.
The Henry County Library is now accepting 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. This service will be provided at both the Main facility in Clinton and the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor.
Cards may be used to pay fines, lost materials, copy or fax fees and book sale items, just to name a few. Payment transactions can be accepted at the circulation or reference desks. We hope this will be a beneficial service to our patrons as we strive to provide a convenient payment solution to out patrons.
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.
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.
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 now available here on the Library's website.