- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Chaffee man charged with attempting to have ex-wife killed (8/20/17)3
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