Caruthersville Public Library is located in Caruthersville, MO in the "boot heel" (the part that is shaped like the heel of a boot) at the bottom of Missouri. Their mission is"The lifelong learning center of Pemiscot County," primarily through its efforts in improving literacy, consumer health information, and workforce investment and job training. They serve a population of nearly 6000 residents in what has been the poorest county in the state.
A community resource and gathering space led by Director of Library Services, Cecilia Barham, the North Richland Hills Library in Texas, provides expertly selected collections, exciting events, educational classes, and valuable services. Their library staff "strive to serve our patrons with excellence in customer service and to show kindness and compassion towards all visitors." In this heart-warming member spotlight, you will meet not only various library staff but also patrons that are happy to have benefited from the services the library offers.
The Meramec Valley Branch opened in May 2019. The Meramec Valley Branch went from being the smallest in the Library District to now being a full-service branch encompassing 21,000 square feet. It now features an engaging and interactive Discovery Zone for kids, an outdoor reading deck, private study rooms, a community meeting room and other amenities.