Building on Reading

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017

We all read for a purpose, whether it’s for pleasure, for learning or for both. Whatever the reason, it does our brains good. To build on that proven scientific fact, we offer you ways to become even more engaged with the printed word. Below are some opportunities you can take advantage of now.

Check Out the NEW Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launch PadOur newest collection is geared to the younger set. Launchpads are tablets preloaded with learning apps for ages 3-10. Currently, we have 12 different titles for three age ranges. They cover topics such as reading, science, math and more. You can check them out at each library and on the bookmobiles. Launchpads were purchased with funds from the Daniel Boone Regional Library Foundation.

Books by Snail Celebrates 10 Years

Girl ReadingWe piloted this summer program in 2008 in two communities. The program was very popular and convinced us to expand to more towns and to more children in the years since. Now K-12 students attending school in Auxvasse, Hallsville, Harrisburg, Hatton, Holts Summit, Kingdom City, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Sturgeon and Williamsburg can get books through the mail from the library. We’re grateful for the grant funds that have made this program possible.
Books by Snail is available every summer from booksbysnail.org

Books by Snail is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.