Encouraging reading and the use of technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual's quality of life.
Hours of Operation
PLEASE NOTE: The library is now open until 8:00 pm every Thursday.
Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Online Card Catalog
To access our card catalog, simply click the button to go directly to our card catalog. Once there, click "James Memorial Library" to be taken to our online catalog search page. You can also type our catalog web address directly into your browser: https://jmpl.follettdestiny.com
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Contact us!
The library will close for the same federal holidays as other City Departments in 2019. Here is a complete list of holiday closings at the library:
Tuesday, January 1: New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 18: Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 27: Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
Monday, September 2: Labor Day
Monday, October 14: Columbus Day
Monday, November 11: Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Happening at the Library!
Each Wednesday at 10:30 am: Story Time
Each Thursday from 4-6 pm: Fibers Group
April 7-13: National Library Week
Celebrate National Library Week with a visit to your local library!
April 6-13: Local Art Display
Drop in any time during business hours to enjoy a beautiful display by local artists.
April 6: Writing Workshop
Call or stop by the library for details
April 12, 1 pm to 2 pm: Forest City Gardeners
Information on Invasive Trees and Shrubs will be presented by the Gardeners of the Forest City; this event is open to the public.
April 18, 7 pm to 8 pm: Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library is a local nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to support the library. If you are interested in being a part of this great group of volunteers, membership is only $1 per year! Come to this meeting to see what the FOL is all about!
April 25, 6 pm to 8 pm: Poetry Reading Night
Library staff is excited to present our 3rd annual Poetry Reading Night, held each April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Bring your original poem to read, or share one of your favorites written by someone else! This event is open to all ages, so we ask that your shared selections be family-friendly.
The library's book club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm.
Each month, the book to be read will be announced. That book's discussion will be held during the following month's meeting; books are also due at this time.
If you are interested in participating in the book club, please contact Sara at the library.
Please join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for Story Time!
Our program consists of 3 read-aloud stories, with breaks for dancing, singing, and playing! After our program, there is always a creative activity for everyone to enjoy.
We can't wait to see you!
Who comes to Story Time?
We welcome children of all ages to our Story Time, even babies! However, our program is designed to appeal most to children age 5 and under.
The library's Fibers Club meets each week on Thursday.
We welcome members with any kind of needle or fiber work, including but not limited to knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and sewing.
Please join us with your needlework of any kind on Thursdays from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Niki at the library.
Aarsen, Carolyne---The Price of Fame
Albom, Mitch---The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Baer, Judy---Tempest in a Teapot
Baldacci, David---Long Road to Mercy
Baltsar, Suzanne---Trouble Brewing
Child, Lee---Past Tense: a Jack Reacher novel
Clancy, Tom---Point of Contact
Clark, Mary Higgins---You Don't Own Me
Cussler, Clive---Shadow Tyrants
Dugoni, Robert---Bodily Harm
---The Jury Master
Evanovich, Janet---Look Alive Twenty-Five
Evans, Richard Paul---The Noel Stranger
Goyer, Tricia---Making Waves
Hannon, Irene---Hidden Peril
Jance, J.A.---Rattlesnake Crossing
Koontz, Dean---One Door Away From Heaven
Macomber, Debbie---Alaskan Holiday
Mehl, Nancy---Maiden of the Mist
Owens, Delia---Where the Crawdads Sing
Patterson, James---Target Alex Cross
Penny, Louise---Kingdoms of the Blind
Roberts, Nora--Of Blood and Bone
Thompson, Janice---Like a Fish Out of Water
GED Test Prep Plus 2018
Groom, Winston---The Allies
Leahy, Michael---Discover Missouri Natural Areas
Missouri Author's Circle---Yarns from Ozark Storytellers
Napier, Erin & Ben---Make Something Good Today
Woodward, Bob---Fear: Trump in the White House
Chevalier, Tracy---Remarkable Creatures
Cussler, Clive---The Rising Sea
DePree, Traci---A State of Grace
Fergus, Jim---The Vengeance of Mothers: the Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill
Gardner, Lisa---Never Tell
Griffin, Laura---Desperate Girls
Grippando, James---The Girl in the Glass Box
Harding, Robyn---Her Pretty Face
Iles, Greg---Cemetery Road
Johnson, J. R.---Chillicothe’s Seven Rivers
Kellerman, Jonathan---The Wedding Guest
Kingsbury, Karen---When We Were Young
Michaelides, Alex---The Silent Patient
Moyes, Jo Jo---The Girls You Left Behind
Pattills, Beth---Beauty Shop Tales
Robb, J. D.---Connections in Death
Strout, Elizabeth---Anything Is Possible
Ware, Ruth---In a Dark, Dark Wood
Chatham, John---Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started
Cote, Fran---Jason’s Journey
Martin, Sam & Christian Casucci---How to Survive in the World
Moore, Lucy---Anything Goes
Walls, Jeanette---The Glass Castle: a memoir
Westover, Tara---Educated: a memoir
Audiobooks (Adult Fiction)
Brunstetter, Wanda---A Sister’s Secret
Cather, Willa---My Antonia
Heller, Nathan---Blood and Thunder
McCarthy, Cormac---All the Pretty Horses