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Summer Reading

At Webb City Public Library

Summer Reading is wrapping up soon. Our last programing will be on July 30, 2015 at our regular timing of 10:00 AM for preschool and 2:00 PM for 1st grade through 6th grade. Our end of summer reading party will be Saturday, August 1, 2015. We will be showing a family movie at 11:30 and be serving pizza. Children enrolled in summer reading can continue their reading logs until Saturday, August 15, 2015.

For more information call the library at 417 673-4326.


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Picture of the original library entrance.

The driving force behind the establishment of a free, public library in Webb City, Missouri, was a women's group called the Civic Improvement Association of Webb City. In 1910, the group approached the Carnegie Foundation to request a library grant. Their efforts were rewarded with a $25,000 grant. A lot was purchased, and a tax levy was passed to support and maintain the library. Grant Miller of Chicago, who had designed a number of other Carnegie libraries, was hired as architect. The building was designed in the Richardson Romanesque style and built of Carthage stone. Oak and stained glass decorate the building. Officially opened on 1 January 1915, the Carnegie building is still home to the Webb City library.

-Theodore Jones