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 Missouri River Regional Library Foundation develops funds for programs and projects not covered by public sources. Foundation resources are managed by a board comprised of volunteers from Cole and Osage counties. For more information call Claudia Schoonover at 573-634-2464.

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

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Other Amount

The friends of Missouri River Regional Library share a common goal to build a partnership between the library and the community in pursuit of the use and enjoyment of quality library services for all residents.

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 Elizabeth Beach at 573-634-2464.

“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.