Monday, August 11, 2014


Noah Grisaffe, 6 years old from Ozark, won a backpack filled with school supplies.  His mom, Amy, said that this was the first thing he had ever won.  The drawing was sponsored by Friends of the Christian County Library.  In August Noah will be entering first grade at North Elementary. While attending summer camp, one of the field trips that Noah enjoyed was coming to the library for story hour.  He especially likes books on dogs, firemen, policemen, and the Army.

The next general meeting of Friends of the Library will be held on September 20, at 10:00 a.m., at the library.   Not a member of Friends!  A family membership is still only $5.  You can join before the meeting at the Christian County Library located at 1005 N. 4th Avenue, in Ozark.  Information on Friends is also at, or contact the library at (417) 581-2432.

Noah and his sister, Hannah, who is helping him hold his backpack

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Friends of the Library names Father’s Day basket winner

James Scott from Sparta was the winner of the Christian County Library Father’s Day gift basket sponsored by Friends of the Library.  The basket was a tool box filled with items used by dads along with two books.

James is retired and now enjoys working on and driving his 1949 Studebaker ¾ ton pickup truck and 1960 Studebaker Lark sedan.  He also belongs to a Studebaker club and the American Truck Historical Society.  He likes to read novels by John Grisham and Elmore Leonard and detective stories. 

When asked why he comes to the Christian County Library, James said it was to read magazines he doesn’t receive at home, to check reference books on subjects like Photography, and to see what new books are now available.  He and his wife, Pat, come to the library about once a week.

FOL also sponsors free movies and refreshments every Saturday during the summer.  Summer movies will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 2.  Contact the library at (417) 581-2432 for the titles of these movies.  The Christian County Library is located at 1005 N. Fourth Ave., Ozark.  For additional information about the library and FOL, check out the library website at 

Monday, December 23, 2013


Hayley Ross, age 10, of Spokane won the child’s Christmas basket sponsored by Friends of the Library (FOL).  Hayley is homeschooled and is at the 5th grade level.  Her mother, Mandie, said that the library is a great resource for finding information on subjects to study.  Hayley enjoys riding her two horses, Spartan and Zimby.  She reads the Pony Pals series and other stories about horses. 

Marge Demorast of Fremont Hills received the adult Christmas basket.  She is a retired home economist who enjoys playing golf, bridge, and mahjong.  Her favorite books are mysteries, especially by authors David Baldacci and Robert B. Parker.  She finds the library convenient and the people who work at the library very helpful when looking for specific books.

FOL is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to providing additional funding for the library’s various reading programs and activities.  The next FOL general meeting will be in the library’s meeting room on March 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.  A family membership is only $5 a year.  Contact the library at (417) 581-2432, or, for more information.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Kelly Thomas, 21 months, of Ozark was the winner of the Friends of the Christian County Library fall basket.  Kelly was dressed in her Halloween costume and was full of smiles upon receiving the basket and a purple book bag.  Parents, Brian and Richelle, read to Kelly from her favorite books on fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and cats and dogs.  Visits to the library are at least once a week.  

FOL is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides additional funding to the library through two book sales each year.  The next meeting of Friends of the Library will be on Saturday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the library meeting room.  At this meeting there will be a recap of 2013, discussion of activities for the coming year, and FOL officers elected for 2014.  Join Friends for only $5 a year for a family membership and attend the meeting to share ideas on supporting the library’s programs and activities.  Questions?  Contact the library at 417-581-2432, or on the web at

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall Public Book Sale

Saturday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 19
Mon. - Thur.  12:00-8:00p.m.
Fri.  12:00-5:00p.m. 
Sat. 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 

Friends Night: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m.
Members Only Sale. Memberships can be purchased for $5.00 per family at the sale or at the library during library hours.

Half Price Sale: Books on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, 2013 will be half off the sale price.

Bag Day:  On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, $2.00 for a plastic grocery bag of books

Cash and checks are accepted.
We also sell memberships to FOL and FOL shirts and book bags.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Trace Baxter from Highlandville won a backpack filled with school items in the latest drawing at the Christian County Library.  The drawing was sponsored by Friends of the Christian County Library (FOL).  Baxter’s mother, Ericka, submitted his name. Trace is 4 years old and will be entering pre-school at Highlandville Elementary along with his sister, Adelynn, who is in 2nd grade.  His favorite books are about Toy Story characters, like Buzz Lightyear and Woody, and he also enjoys playing on an IPOD.  Trace has been attending Story Hour every week at the library and was also enrolled in the Children’s Summer Program.  The Magician who performed this summer was a big hit with Trace.

Look for the FOL booth at Reading Around the Square on September 14.  Drawings will be held at 2 p.m. for a basket appropriate for an elementary student, a middle school student, and an adult.  FOL will donate one dollar to Reading Around the Square for each person who enters the drawings.

Monday, July 8, 2013

JULY 4TH Basket Winner

Winning the July 4th basket at the Christian County Library was a “blast” for Cody Campbell from Sparta.  His name was submitted by his mother, Jillian.  The prize, provided by Friends of the Library, was a plastic storage container filled with books, games, and summer toys.  Cody is 6 and will be entering 1st grade this fall at Sparta Elementary.  He has been enjoying this summer reading his favorite books on Curious George and Dr. Seuss, playing video games, and swimming.  His mom brings him and his sister to the library where he takes out 10-15 books at a time. 

The Christian County Library is located at 1005 N. 4th Ave. in Ozark and can be reached by phone at (417) 581-2432, or on the web at  Come visit the library to sign up for Friends of the Library seasonal gift baskets and also to see what materials are available for check out – books, magazines, audio books, etc. - and what services are available for use in the library – computers, photocopier, microfilm, etc.