Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place has a variety of materials, resources and programs for our youngest patrons.
Local Building Block Award Winner
Preschoolers at our fall story times chose It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelleas their favorite Building Block Book for 2013. All of our votes were mailed. We eagerly wait to find out what the favorite book statewide will be.
Photos from Halloween Story Time 2013
We had lots of fun at the 2 Halloween story times.
We colored pictures of trick or treaters.
We played pin the mouth on the Jack O'Lantern.
There were treats for all who came.
Story Time Will Resume in Spring 2014
PHOTOS from the End of Summer Reading Club Party 2013
Kids were welcomed to the Deep Blue Sea Party with a treasure hunt complete with a pirate ship. Kids could walk the plank and at the end they found the 'treasure'.
Children could choose to do a craft or get their face painted.
The market was the most popular place at the party. Kids had lots of prizes to choose from for all the reading they did.
Photos from story times and programs:
Preschoolers enjoyed a garden story and made egg crate catapillars. Thanks to the HS Art Club for the garden decorations they made. They made other decorations that we've used throughout the summer.
Gloria Longan, Twin City Garden club member, reads a story about a worm in a garden themed program. After the story, the children made a compost cup complete with a live worm.
Richard and Carole Schroeder provided a mock "dig" at the sand volley ball court at Procotor Lake Park. They had created painted pots with messages on them that were broken, then placed in a grid for each child to excavate. Once the shards were found, they gathered in the shelter house to piece them together to see what was written on them. The messages were about reading and the library.
Preschoolers assemble dump trucks and graders after listening to stories about big equipment.
Children enjoy seeing big street equipment up close and sitting in the cabs. Thanks to Vic Mauer, Supervisor of the City Street Department in California for bringing the trucks to the library.
Preschoolers make dinosaur village with playdough and plastic animals.
Elementary students create dinosaur skeletons with penne pasta.
Elementary students listen to geology presentation by the Osage Rock & Mineral Club.
Elementary students listen to story about coral reefs and then cooperatively to make a mural.
Woody, the libary mascot, makes appearances at local parades and special events at the library.
Listen to a story:
Listen to an actor or actress read a story while you watch the pictures.
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Children’s Collections: Our Children’s books are divided into several categories to help you find the perfect book. The Easy (E) picture book collection (yellow circles) is for children up to third grade. It is further divided to help you select the perfect book at the right age and reading level. There are board books (EBB) for toddlers, (ER) for beginning readers, and (ENF) are easy information books.
We have the 2013 BUILDING BLOCK nominated books for preschoolers- Kindergarten which are selected by the Missouri Library Association. These books will be featured in the fall story time sessions.
The Juvenile (JF) chapter book collection (blue circles) is for children in grades 3-6 or whoever reads at that level. It is further divided into (JR) for easy chapter books and (JNF) for non-fiction or information books.
We have the 2013-2014 SHOW ME (Grades 1-3) and MARK TWAIN Award (Grades 4-6) nominated books available in the Easy (Show Me) and Juvenile (Mark Twain) sections of the library. Missouri School Librarians have nominated these books for students to read and vote for their favorite in March 2014.
Media Collections: Titles of interest to children in CD, DVD and VHS formats are housed in the general media collection. There is a small collection of audio books with a printed book in the easy department.
Children’s Computers: The library has 4 early literacy stations that provide educational games appropriate for pre-readers and beginning readers. One of the stations is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) and all are located in the children’s area.
Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place will be closed to observe the following holidays:
Christmas: December 24-25
New Year's Eve: December 31 - closing @ 5 p.m.
New Year's: January 1
The Quilt Winner Is.............
The winner of this beautiful quilt is Sally Vogel. We thank the Bookworm Quilters for creating this beautiful quilt and to everyone who bought tickets. We especially thank the Friends of the Library who took the quilt to various locations and events and sold chances. This fundraiser brought in $1,059.00 to benefit the library!!
Huge 1/2 off Book Sale
Though we have sold many books, there are still plenty of hardback and trade paper books available. The sale features a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction hardbacks and trade papers at reasonable prices. There is still a large selection of 'like new' fiction titles from many popular authors. This is our last in-house sale in this format and it will continue until all are gone. Hurry in for your best selection.
Library Book Club Meets December 18, 2013
The December selection for the Wood Place Book Club is "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom. All are welcome to join the book discussion on Wednesday, December 18, at 1 p.m. in the Bolinger Room upstairs at the library.
Quilts of Honor
See the 14 veterans and the beautiful quilts made especially for them under "News".
NOTICE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY DONATIONS OF BOOKS AND MEDIA. We simply do not have staff time and storage space to handle all that we receive. After the fall sale, we do not plan any future sales in this format. All fundraising to benefit the library will be handled by the Friends of the Library beginning in 2014.