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Storytime with the Bookmobile Driver

Have you always wanted to see the MRRL Bookmobile or meet the Bookmobile Drivers? Well you can this Wednesday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m. We are celebrating the Bookmobile during our weekly storytime with a special guest from the Bookmobile Driver!

Other programs this week include: Reading to Rover, Martial Arts for Kids, and Handmade Tales.

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Summer Reading

It is time for Summer Reading! Come to the Library and join us in our trip around the world with the Summer Reading Club. You pick up your passport, read all summer, and then you get a prize. It is that easy.

Stop by the Children's Department today for your Summer Reading Passport to enroll in the MRRL Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading runs June 1st through July 31st.

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Teen Volunteer Needed

Do you want to volunteer for the summer?

Do you like children?

Then the Reading Buddies Program at Missouri River Regional Library is perfect for you!

The Reading Buddies Program pairs teen volunteers with struggling kindergarten through second grade students. As a volunteer you would read with the student, play games, do crafts and generally have fun all summer long.

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Heather Brewer to visit Jefferson City

New York Times best-selling author Heather Brewer will be in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 5th at Simonsen Auditorium at 7 p.m. She will talk about her books, answer questions and sign books.

Heather Brewer is the author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. The first book in the series, Eighth Grade Bites, won the Missouri Truman Award in 2010.

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Mark Twain and Show Me Readers Awards Announced

The 2011 Mark Twain and Show Me Readers Award winners were announced this week at the the 2011 Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference.

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Do you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the next year or two? Do you want help getting your child ready to read?

Pat Biggerstaff, a retired Reading Recovery and Reading Specialist, will lead a workshop for parents on getting their children ready to read and start kindergarten on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the MRRL Art Gallery. 

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Ann Ingalls, author, to visit

Ann Ingalls, author of The Little Piano Girl will be visiting the library on Friday, April 1st. She will read her book, share photos and music from the period, and have games for the kids.

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2011 Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees Announced

The 2011 Building Block Picture Book Award Nominees have been announced. The nominees are:

The terrible plop by Ursula Dubosarsky

If you're a monster and you know it by Ed and Rebecca Emberley

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2011-2012 Mark Twain and Show Me Reader Award Nominees announced

The Missouri Association of School Librarians has announced the 2011-2012 Mark Twain and Show Me Reader Award nominees.

The 2011-2012 Mark Twain Award nominees are: 

The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin

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Ann Ingalls, author, to visit

Join us in welcoming Ann Ingalls, the author of The Little Piano Girl, to Jefferson City on February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. She will read her book, share photos and music from the period, and have games for the kids.

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