- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Library card is a great bargain
From April 11 to 17, schools, campuses and communities across the country will celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contribution libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.
In today's tough economy, a library card is one of the best bargains around. Libraries offer resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. People of all ages and backgrounds find entertainment, develop skills and come to find their place in the community. People gather for book discussions, art exhibits, and story times with their children. Our library helps the community thrive.
What makes the library unique is access to trained professionals -- librarians -- to help people find and interpret the information they need to make a difference in their lives. Our libraries also help keep us connected, providing a space for people of all ages, classes and races to come together, while keeping us connected to events and people around the world.
How can the library help you thrive? National Library Week is the perfect time to find out. Communities thrive at your library.
BETTY MARTIN, Director, Cape Girardeau Public Library