Did you know that the library has video games available for checkout?  We have several games for the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360.  We'll also be branching into the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One in the near future.  Games are available for FREE and have a 1-week checkout.

While we're on the topic, the library also has video game tournaments roughly once a month.  Our next two tournaments are:

  • Thursday, December 11 @ 5:00 PM-- Mario Party 9 (Wii) for ages 17 and under
  • Thursday, December 18 @ 5:00 PM-- Halo 4 (Xbox 360) for ages 17 and over (under 17 may participate with a signed parental consent form)

Both tournaments are free, but you are required to sign up in advance.  Give us a call at 618-344-1112 or visit the main desk to sign up!

Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian

You're invited to try your hand at programming software!  Don't worry; it's not as scary as it sounds.  We'll be using a free online programming software called Scratch.

The program is free but, spaces are limited.  Please call the library at 618-344-1112 or visit us at the main desk to sign up!

Presented by the St. Louis Science Center.

This program is free and open to 7th-12th graders living in the Mississippi Valley Library District or attending a Unit 10 school and holding a Teen Initiative library card. Call the library at 618-344-1112 or stop by in person to learn more about Teen Initiative cards.

Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian

Did you know that the library offers FREE ebooks and e-audiobooks?  It's true!

3M Cloud offers about 10,000 ebooks and e-audiobooks for you to borrow.  Overdrive has even more to offer than that!  They each have different titles to choose from, so check out both of them.

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