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Summer is winding down


by Kathie Ledgerwood-Cox, Branch Librarian


The Summer Reading Program is quickly winding down, and the last remaining activity will be at 1 p.m. this coming Friday before the awards party on July 30. Summer Readers must attend at least four in-library activities/events in addition to the reading requirements before the ending of the program on July 30.
Missouri Bicentennial Fact: Did you know that during the American Civil War, the secession of Missouri from the Union was controversial because of the state's disputed status? Missouri was claimed by both the Union and the Confederacy, had two rival state governments, and sent representatives to both the United States Congress and the Confederate Congress!
With help from our Friends of the Summersville Library, Texas County Library, and the community, we’ll be hosting a celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial with an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 10 on the Summersville Square.
Plan to bring your lawn chairs and listen to some good bluegrass music from Whetstone Band as we celebrate our state’s 200th birthday from 6 to 8 p.m.     
New Summer Hours are in force for all Texas County Library branches. The branches have extended hours to be open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.
 Masks are now optional inside the library! Please feel free to wear one if that’s your choice, but it’s no longer mandatory at any Texas County Library branch.
The Summersville Friends of the Library meet the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. inside Summersville Library. The next meeting is scheduled for August 9.
There’s never a charge for library activities, thanks to the Friends and Texas County Library, but you can show your appreciation by attending the Friends’ monthly meetings and being a part of this service to our community.
New members are invited to join this active group in supporting and participating in the continuing growth of the Summersville Branch Library. The Friends’ Facebook page can be found by entering “Summersville Friends of the Library”.
Current safety guidelines for Summersville Branch:
Masks are optional.
Staff will continue to sanitize books as they’re returned to the book return table, and computers will be wiped down after each user.
Any Texas County Library branch is your one-stop-shop for printing, copies, fax or free scanning to an email address in addition to our other services. We’re so much more than just a library these days!
Texas County Library now has e-Books and audio books available to download for Texas County Library patrons! To view the catalog and download, go to our website: texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us, click on “e-books”, or come by the library for assistance. Texas County Library cards are required.
Summersville Library is a branch of Texas County Library and located at 480 First Street, on the south side of the square, next door to Open Door in Summersville. Business hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Check out our webpage at texascountylibrary.lib.mo.us or contact the library: 417-932-5261, e-mail, or fax: 417-932-5262.


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