Have you heard that free Internet access at public libraries is at risk in Missouri?
Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed ALL state funding for REAL, the program that helps public libraries pay for their strong Internet connections. Not just reduced -- he cut every penny of it! Without these state funds, our bill for using the Internet will more than TRIPLE! Many public libraries simply will not be able to afford this.
If you value free Internet access in public libraries, please contact the Governor's office and let him know that you want REAL funding restored.
Office of Governor Jay Nixon
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Recent Book Reviews
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Sorcery and Cecelia, or, the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
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Thank You, Ellen
Ellen Walther has stepped down from the Brentwood Library Board of Trustees after nine years of service. Thank you, Ellen! Thanks for parading with us, serving as an officer on the Board and for generally being a lovely and generous person. We will miss you in the boardroom but we will see you in the library. Thank you, Ellen.
The OverDrive Children & YA Reading Room is here!
Thanks to your awesome participation using OverDrive in June, we have earned our Children & Teen Reading Room! You can access it through the link on our OverDrive homepage or directly by clicking here. Thank you from all of us for helping to make our library collection even better! Happy reading!
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Kids' Craft: Tie-Dye! - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
- Closed for Labor Day - Sun, 08/31/2014 (All day) - Mon, 09/01/2014 (All day)
- Library Board of Trustees Meeting - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Science Fiction Book Club - September: The Time Traveler's Wife - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
- Brentwood Book Club - September 2014 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Scrabble Club - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Knitting by the Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Database Highlight: Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library - Learning Express Library wants to help you achieve your educational and career goals. The database contains access to many online practice tests such as the ACT, SAT, GED, law enforcement, real estate licensure, and many more. They also have tutorials and reviews of many skills including math, writing, and computers. You will need to register your first time by entering your library card number and creating an account but then you are all set!
That’s Right, I said It: Libraries Are Cool by Steve Bowman
Check out the awesome article about the Brentwood Public Library by Steve Bowman of The Brentwood Spirit! The article includes many pictures from our recent 75th anniversary party. An excerpt follows:
I actually believe libraries are cool. When I enter one I honestly get a little excited. It’s like the feeling you get when you enter your favorite store. For me, a library is like a store that carries four things I love: books, magazines, music and movies. And they’re all free. -Steve Bowman