“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”  ― Albert Einstein

Carrollton Public Library
One North Folger Street
Carrollton, MO  64633
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 The Carrollton Public Library's mission is to be the hub of information, education and recreation for the community.
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Carrollton Public Library Job Posting July 24-31, 2015

 The Carrollton Public Library is accepting applications for a full time position provides basic library services to patrons including performing circulation/registration support tasks; assisting with collection maintenance, cataloguing, furnishing reference and readers' advisory services.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license.  Successful candidates must have excellent customer service skills, ability to learn library operations, services and policies; excellent communication skills; and basic computer skills. Must be flexible, have attention to detail, cheerful and positive disposition and be able to establish rapport with staff and patrons of all ages.

The person in this position will be responsible for Children and Youth Services at Carrollton Public Library (reference, programs, reader advisory & outreach).   The successful candidate will have knowledge of children’s literature, storytelling skills and program experience is essential. May require travel to various locations for storytelling and other outreach programs.

Salary commensurate with education/experience; benefits package includes leave time and optional health insurance and/or retirement package.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. All final candidates may be required to successfully pass a criminal background check and alcohol/drug test prior to beginning employment. The Carrollton Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

The position closes on July 31st at 5 pm and application review begins immediately. Interested candidates should complete the library’s application form and/or forward a cover letter and resume to:

Carrollton Public Library
Attention:  Sue Lightfoot, Director
One North Folger Street
Carrollton, MO  64633
Email: director@carrolltonlibrary.com


The Hudson-Bridges Foundation’s 2nd Annual Awareness Event will be held on Saturday, November 7th, at the Carrollton Country Club.  This will be a fun-filled evening, with guests trying to solve a crime. This year’s mystery will center on a murder at the Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball.  The event is set to begin at 5:00 PM with a social hour.  It will then be followed by a fun, interactive, murder mystery and dinner. The mystery will be presented by The Murder Mystery Company, which is based in the Kansas City area.  

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, July 1st.  You may purchase yours at the library, or through any Hudson-Bridges Foundation board member.  Please feel free to call any member of the board or the Carrollton Public Library (660-542-0183) with any questions you might have. The foundation board members are: Leslie Kohler, Catherine Miller, Nancy Kaiser, Sue Lightfoot, John Hungerford, Jack Franken, & Mindy Minnick.  There will be a limited number of tickets, so purchase yours early.  The cost is $75 per person and each includes a full meal, a couple of beverages, and all the fun of the entertainment, along with murder sleuthing.




1.  Having parents who role-model reading or own a large book collection has a greater impact on kids' reading frequency than household income. – The Kids and Family Reading Report 4th edition conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic. 2012.

2.  It's estimated that the summer slide accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower-income students and their middle- and upper-income peers.– Allington, R., and A. McGill-Franzen. Why summer matters in the rich/poor achievement gap. 2009.

3.  Teachers typically spend between four to six weeks reteaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.– Alexander, K. L. Entwisle, and L.S. Olson. Lasting consequences of the summer learning gap. April 2007.

4.  Third-graders who can't read on grade level are four times less likely to graduate by age 18 than a proficient reader.– Hernandez, D.J. Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2011.

5.  INTERACTION!! Between parents/caregivers, library staff, Friends members, volunteers and the community HEROES we celebrate this summer!  - Sue Lightfoot, Director, Carrollton Public Library

Every week on Tuesday and Friday at 10 am, the Library hosts story time for early literacy readers and parents/caregivers.  Stories, activities, and fun are in store for you all year long!

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DID YOU KNOW?? The Carroll County Genealogy Association will be meeting next Tuesday, July 21st at 7 pm in the main library. They meet every other month at the library and would love to hear your family's story! Join us as every meeting is open to the public!

Here are 50 excellent cost-free family history websites where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more.

DID YOU KNOW??? The library's ebook consortium, www.molib2go.org now offers NEW STREAMING VIDEO!! How ridiculously cool is that? Your next movie is just a click away!

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TableTop Tuesdays!  What are TableTop Tuesdays? It's an exploration of Chess and other strategic board games.  It's a chance to hone your skills, learn new ones and most importantly, have FUN!  TableTop Tuesdays is scheduled from 6 - 9 pm and will meet in the lower level of the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  Anyone 18+  interested in showcasing their skills and talents on the board is invited to attend. 
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