Support Your Library

Support Your Library

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” Sidney Sheldon

The Foundation

The Foundation exists to raise and provide funds to enhance the programs, services, equipment and capital projects for the benefit of the Missouri River Regional Library. The Foundation supplements the public funding available to assist the Libraries in meeting their goals and mission.

The Foundation Board of Directors may consist of any number between seven and twenty directors who reside in Cole or Osage Counties. If you would like more information on the Foundation, please contact Claudia Cook, Library Director at 573-634-2464

Thank you!

MRRL Foundation
P.O. Box 1285
Jefferson City, MO 65102

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Friends at ICS


To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.

― Jon Bing

Friends of Missouri River Regional Library exists to build community and individual support for the library, and to encourage enjoyment of library resources and services.

Missouri River Regional Library Friends group is in the process of restructuring. If you would like to be included in this process, please contact Claudia Schoonover at (573)634-2464 ext. 245 or

Meeting Dates 2017
  • April 27th 7PM-8:30PM
  • July 27th 7PM-8:30PM
  • October 25th 7PM-8:30PM
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Programs/Events
  • MRRL/ABLE Book Sale
  • Membership OnlyOption
  • Patron Appreciation Day
  • Festivals
  • Living Windows

The Friends is a group that shares a common goal to build a partnership between the library and the community in pursuit of quality services for all residents of Osage County.

Gift/Memorial Books

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Garrison Keillor

If you would like to remember or honor a loved one, please consider giving a book to Missouri River Regional Library!

Gift and memorial donations of $25 or more will be marked with a bookplate naming your special honoree.

To give a gift book to the Library, contact Kathy Morehouse, Collection Development Coordinator, (573) 634-2464 ext. 237. We will take all thenecessary information and order the book for you. We will send a letter notifying the recipient of your gift and let you know when the book has been processed and placed on the Library’s shelves.


“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the library! Library volunteers need to fill out an application and be at least 14 years old. A few examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelving library materials
  • Data Entry
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Updating on-line information
  • Preparing library materials for patron use
  • Preparing craft projects for special events
  • Preparing mailings

Applications are available at the Jefferson City branch circulation desk. For more information contact Lisa Otto at 573-634-2464 ext. 261.

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.”

-Christopher Morley

Every March, Missouri River Regional Library partners with Adult Basic Literacy Education for the MRRL/ABLE Book Sale. It’s one of the largest sales of its kind in the Midwest. Proceeds benefit both ABLE and MRRL. You can help in two ways:

  • Donate Materials – We accept gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games. You can drop off materials any time we’re open. Donation receipts are available.
  • Volunteer – There are opportunities to volunteer in conjunction with the book sale. For more information contact Betty at 573-634-6064 Ext. 249.