Library News

Updated: Nov 3

Fall is in full swing as we enter November. This month the library will host Food for Fines

starting November the 1 st and continuing until the 22nd . During the initiative, McDonald County customers will have the chance to donate nonperishable food items in place of money to pay off overdue fines. Bring boxed or canned nonperishable food items to any McDonald County Library location to pay off your overdue fines and help your local community. This does not include lost or damaged library materials. Customers with no fines can also donate to “pay it forward” toward another customer’s fees. Following the completion of the program, the food will be given to a charitable organization in McDonald County.

Suggested donations include boxed meals, canned food, peanut butter, cereal, and pasta.

Donations must not be expired, damaged, open, non-nutritious, or in a glass, plastic, or

cardboard drink container. Each donated food item will count as $1 toward a customer’s fine (up to $10). For more information about Food for Fines, visit:

Join the libraries Turkey in Disguise Contest for your chance to win a Wal-Mart gift card just in time for the Holiday’s. Two winners will be selected from both the Pineville and Southwest City branch of the library. Stop by any branch of the McDonald County Library to get your turkey, when you have your turkey fully disguised bring your turkey back to the library completely unrecognizable. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Since the McDonald County has become part of the NASA family, we have been following the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The launch date of the telescope is scheduled for December 18th 2021. The Science Mission- The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope will be a giant step forward in the human quest to understand our place in the Universe. The Webb telescope will

examine every phase of our history: from the first galaxies to form after the Big Bang, to the

formation and evolution of planetary systems capable of supporting life, to the history of our own Solar System. Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory for astronomers

worldwide, extending the tantalizing discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer

Space Telescope, and giant ground-based telescopes. For more information on the Webb you can visit or follow the libraries Facebook page as we follow the launch of the Webb.

Reminder: Each branch of the McDonald County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Library will also close early on Wednesday, the 24th at 1 p.m. and remain closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday until Saturday the 27th.

Stop by any branch of library for a calendar to keep up-to-date for all programs going on for the month of November. All programs at the McDonald County library are free to attend.