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How to Access MRRL's Digital Magazines

What’s Red, White, and 1’s and 0’s All Over?

The publishing industry is continually changing. You have no doubt noticed that many newspapers are now smaller, with others shuttering entirely. Many magazines have transformed from print-only to become digital or use a print-digital hybrid format.That changes how our library serves you as well. Over the past year, we have consolidated the number of newspapers and magazines we carry, but still offer several dozen with back issues available. Patrons can browse these at either branch.

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MRRL Librarian is Chair of the 2024 Printz Award Committee

We're excited to share the fantastic news that "The Collectors: Stories," edited by A.S. King and written by the author along with nine other talented writers, and published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has clinched the prestigious 2024 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature!

A huge congratulations to the entire team behind this collection of stories that has captured the hearts of readers everywhere.

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What To Do If You Damage or Lose a Library Book

What should you do if you damage a library book? Nothing, almost! Your options of what to do with a damaged library book really depend on what kind of damage it is. Most minor damage can be dealt with easily and painlessly with no cost to you, the patron.

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Proposition Library Frequently Asked Questions

We have thoroughly enjoyed getting out in the community to share information about Proposition Library! At each meeting, there have been similar questions asked and we thought you might have the same questions, so we wanted to share the answers. As more questions pop up, we'll be adding to this list. 


How long will the library be closed and where will you go?

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Books, Buildings, and Brews: The Next Chapter of Missouri River Regional Library

On June 29th, members of the community had the opportunity to learn more about the library's expansion plans. Director Claudia Young and Assistant Director Natalie Newville shared about library resources and the upcoming Proposition Library ballot initiative. Dan Maginn, Harison Pitchford, and Jack LaFontaine from Dake Wells Architecture shared about the building design and the process that went into the plan.

Watch the replay.

Important Dates for the August 8th Special Election.

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2023 National Library Week

Missouri River Regional Library will join with libraries across the nation in celebrating National Library Week April 23-29, 2023.  This is the 65th year that libraries have celebrated NLW. 

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Claudia Visnich Named 2022 Library Volunteer of the Year

Missouri River Regional Library will honor Claudia Visnich as the 2022 Library Volunteer of the Year at the annual MRRL Friends meeting on January 28th at 10am at Missouri River Regional Library. Visnich has served as the MRRL Friends President the last two years and was an active member prior to that.

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Your Tax Dollars At Work

It’s that time of year again! Time to make the annual trek to the County Collector’s office to pay taxes. Between the cost of this and Christmas, our bank accounts are lighter at the end of the year. As you take the time to review your bill this month, please note the taxes you pay to support Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL).

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New Parking Available for Patrons

Many of our patrons may remember when the library rented the old Highway Administration building at 209 Adams Street, including the entire parking lot for patron and staff use.

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