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