Missouri’s secretary of state wants to enact a new policy that libraries believe endangers your freedom to read and threatens to reduce community access to public library books and other resources. A public comment period runs through Wednesday, December 14, 2022, giving you a chance to speak up for your right to read and speak out against censorship. Learn more and take action today.
Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865, following the end of the Civil War. This milestone in America's history came to be known as Juneteenth — combining "June" and "Nineteenth" — and is observed annually. In commemoration of the holiday, the Library offers a number of book recommendations, films, and other resources that highlight the history of Black experiences in America.
What is a pirate's favorite hobby? Arrrt! And what is Summer Reading 2022 all about? Arrrt ... er, Art Starts at the Library! Read all about it in the June edition of the Central Youth Services zine, now available online and in person. This zine also has arrrty jokes, colorful facts, and a crazy fish riddle. Yarr!