Thursday, July 26, 2012


On July 16 Friends of the Library (FOL) hosted an appreciation luncheon to thank
FOL volunteers who worked at the last two book sales that were held at the library.  This includes setup before the sale, eight days of the sale, and takedown after the sale.  These book sales could not take place without the time and efforts of many volunteers.  FOL volunteers also assist the library staff at other events and activities throughout the year.   The library staff was invited to join the group in enjoying the lunch provided by Sugar N Spice Catering of Nixa.  FOL President, Elizabeth Barns, presented gift cards redeemable at Barnes & Noble as a thank you to these dedicated volunteers for their contributions to the Christian County Library.   One volunteer, Haroldine Searle, was also presented with a plant as a special recognition for the many hours she donates to FOL while working at the book sales.

Volunteers are always needed.  Joining FOL and participating in book sales, or other activities, provides an opportunity to meet new people and have some fun while helping the Christian County Library meet its commitment to the community.  For only $5 annually an individual, or a family, can join FOL.  Attending a Friday evening “Friends Night” allows members to make their book selections before the sale is open to the general public on Saturday morning.  The next Friends meeting to plan the fall book sale will be held on September 15 at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room.  For additional information contact the Christian County Library at 417-581-2432.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


During our hot summer days Tommy Haynes of Nixa entered the Christian County Library drawing for a summer basket and won a “cool” basket filled with books and fun activities.  Tommy is eleven and will be entering the sixth grade at Summit Intermediate.  He enjoys playing sports – football, basketball, and baseball.  He also loves to read and when he and his mom, Sherri, come to the library, he likes to pick out books about the Titanic. 

Friends of the Library (FOL) will be sponsoring seasonal drawings throughout the rest of the year.  Come in and sign up for the back-to-school, fall, and Christmas drawings.

FOL’s fund raising activities include two book sales.  The next book sale will be October 13-20.  Donated hard back and paperback books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books to be sold at the book sale will be accepted at the library through October 5.  Interested in joining FOL?  We have three meetings a year where we share ideas on supporting the library’s programs and events.  You can join Friends for only $5 a year.  Contact the library at (417) 581-2432 to learn more about what the library has to offer Christian County residents.