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Summer Reading

At Webb City Public Library

Register for Summer Reading during our kick-off on Saturday, June 6th from 2 to 4. Visit with local Community Heroes.

Preschool Summer Reading is for children who are at least 2 years old. Programming will start Thursday, June 11th at 10 in the morning. We will have stories and crafts. Children can earn prizes by keeping a list of books they read during the summer.

Summer Reading programing for children who have finished kindergarten through 6th grade will start on Thursday, July 9th at 2. They will start keeping their timed reading logs when they pick them up during the kick-off in June. Highlights for the summer will be a Superhero Training Camp and our Super Library Tech will tell how super powers are being used today.

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