Monday, December 28, 2015

Friends of the Christian County Library Christmas basket winners

Gretchen House, age 9 and in the 3rd grade, lives in Oldfield and was excited to win the child’s Christmas basket sponsored by Friends of the Library.  Gretchen’s favorite reads are the “Warriors Series” and the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series”.  Besides reading, she also enjoys gymnastics.  Her Christmas basket was filled with books, games, and treats.

Kathy Crowder of Nixa won the adult Christmas basket.  Kathy enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  Her favorite books are by Charles Stanley and Barbara Johnson.  She said she always has a book nearby to read and was looking forward to reading the books in the Christmas basket and enjoying the other items.

Friends of the Library (FOL) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to providing additional funding for the library’s various programs and activities.  A family membership in FOL for one year is $10, or an adult membership is $6.  Contact the library at (417) 581-2432, or at, for additional information.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOL Announces 2015 Back to School Basket Winner

The winner of the Friends of the Library back-to-school basket drawing was Heather McClain of Ozark.  Her three girls (Autumn, 6th grade, Ruby, 4th grade, and Ember, 2nd grade) will be sharing the items in the basket as they start their school year.

Mom and dad also enjoy reading.  The family comes to the Christian County Library at least once a week to select their books.  Some of the girls favorite books are: The 26 Story Treehouse, Wild Magic, and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.  The girls are home schooled, and the library is a great resource for books on the subjects they are studying. 

The next general meeting of Friends of the Library will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in the meeting room at the library.  If not a member of Friends, you can join at the meeting.  Additional information can be found at, or call 417-581-2432.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day Basket Winner

Michele Dunn of Sparta was the winner of the Mother’s Day basket drawing sponsored by Friends of the Christian County Library.

Dunn is homeschooling her four children who are currently in 1st, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade.  This busy mom also enjoys her flower garden and playing the hammer dulcimer.  She likes to read books on classical education which uses a three-part learning process.   Her children like coming with her to the library to check out their books.

All dads are encouraged to come in to the library and enter to win the next basket that will be on display for Father’s Day.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

FOL announces Easter basket winner

The winner of the Friends of the Library Easter basket drawing was Jesse Ormiston.

Jesse is 12 years old and in sixth grade at Sparta Middle School.  He enjoys reading a variety of subjects and playing video games, especially Mine Craft.  While at the library he not only checks out books, but also checks out movies.  Winning an Easter basket has been a family tradition.  In 2011 Jesse’s sister won the Easter basket.

The first book sale of the year sponsored by Friends of the Library will be held April 11-18.  Funds from these sales are used to help support programs, events, and activities at the library.  For information on how to join Friends, or information about the book sale, contact the Christian County Library located at 1005 N. 4th Avenue, in Ozark, at (417) 581-2432, or at

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Valentine Basket Winners

The winner of the Friends of the Library (FOL) Valentines’ Day children’s basket drawing is Marissa Sartor.  Marissa is nine years old and in 4th grade at East Elementary in Ozark.  Her family moved to Ozark one year ago from Michigan.  Marissa and her mother, Lisa, are the readers in the family.  They love to come to the library to check out books.  Her mother said that when the whole family comes to the library, some of the family members borrow movies instead of books.  Marissa’s favorite book is The Snow Day.  Marissa is currently reading a book titled The Mouse and the Motorcycle . She can hardly wait to see how it ends.  She says that sometimes a book may start out boring, but once she gets into reading it, the book turns out fun. 

The winner of the FOL Valentines’ Day adult basket drawing is Carlie Gibson from Sparta.  Carlie just turned five years old and is looking forward to starting school next year.  Her two older sisters sometimes read to her. She enjoys books from the Junie B. Jones and Heloise series.  She also likes to play games on her e-tablet.  Carlie and her sisters enjoy coming to the library to check out books and to participate in the summer reading program.  When asked why she put her name in the drawing for the adult basket, she said she was eyeing the chocolate for herself.  Mom, Jill, can have the rest of the items.

The next general meeting of FOL will be held Saturday, March 21, at 10:00 at the library.  Not a member of Friends!  A yearly individual membership is $6.00 and a family membership is $10.00.  You can join before the meeting at the Christian County Library located at 1005 N. 4th Avenue in Ozark.  Information on Friends and future book sales can be found at or by contacting the library at 417-581-2432.