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Do you need help with your homework? Do you have a paper to write? Do you have questions you haven't found the answers to? We can help!

Come explore some of our online databases that you can access from the library and the comfort of your own home. Let us show you the ins and outs of World Book Online, Gale Databases and more. These databases can help you with research, homework and lesson plans.

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February Displays

We have several exciting displays this month in the Children's Department. Our displays for February are on Black History Month, Valentine's Day, the Olympics and Critters Down Under - Australian Animals.

Come check out the books we have selected for these displays.

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Make your voice heard!

Children and Teen Services Focus Group
Tuesday, February 9
12-2 p.m.
MRRL Art Gallery

We would like your thoughts on how we are doing and what you would like to see the Library offer in the Children and Teen Departments.

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Percy Jackson Party

Percy Jackson Party

February 2nd
6 - 8 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Join us at our very own Camp Half Blood! We will test your physical prowess with cardboard tube sword fighting and your mental abilities with Greek mythology and other Camp trivia. If you are able to pass these test you will be rewarded with nectar and ambrosia, the food of the gods.

To remember your Camp Half Blood visit you will create your very own Camp Half Blood necklace and write your name in Greek.

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Building Block Award announced

The children of Missouri (and neighboring states) have spoken, selecting Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley as the winner of the 2009 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award. Over 15,000 preschoolers and kindergarteners participated this year. Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug was the overwhelming choice, receiving 3,277 votes.

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Newbery and Caldecott winners announced

The Newberry and Caldecott winners were announced this week. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner and The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is the 2010 Caldecott Medal winner.

The 2010-2011 Mark Twain Award and Show Me Award nominees have also been anounced. You can find a list of all the nominees on our Mark Twain and Show Me Award pages.

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