All Riverside Regional Library branches will be closed
on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Virtual Story Time - Every Tuesday at 10:30 am
December's story times are all about Christmas. In January Mrs. A will be reading about snow and winter. Brrr! Join Mrs. A for festive and fun stories. Available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
December - 8 - Santa and Elves Click here to watch on YouTube.
December - 15 - Christmas Stories Click here to watch on YouTube.
December - 22 - Christmas Stories Click here to watch on YouTube.
December 29 - Happy New Years Click here to watch on YouTube.
January 5 - Winter Animals Click here to watch on YouTube.
January 12 - Snow & Snowflakes Click here to watch on YouTube.
January 19 - It's Okay to be Different
January 26 - The Winter Season
Check our YouTube Channel for past story times and other programs.
Virtual Children’s Craft Tutorial - December 23 at 10:30 am
Join Mrs. A for a craft featuring everyone’s favorite reindeer – Rudolf. Craft kits will be available at all Riverside Regional Library branch beginning December 18. Tutorial will be available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click here to watch on YouTube.
Missouri Extension Service Children’s Program - January 13 at 10:30 am
Join Ann Knight for this virtual program for children. Pick up your activity packets at any Riverside Library branch starting January 8. Available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click here to watch on YouTube.
Adult Craft DIY Tutorial - January 14 at 10:30 am
Mrs. Sandy shows how to make a Tin Can Snowman in this virtual tutorial. Materials sheet and/or supplies are available at all Riverside Regional Library branches beginning January 8. Virtual program is available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click here to watch on YouTube.
Virtual Children’s Craft Tutorial - January 15 at 10:30 am
Join Mrs. A to make a Silly Snowman. Supplies are available at all Riverside Regional Library branches beginning January 8. Virtual program is available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Missouri Extension Service Adult Program - January 20 at 11 am
Join Ann Knight for this healthy living for adults session. Come by any library branch and pick up info sheets starting January 15. Watch it on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Riverside Virtual Book Club - January 25 at 7 pm
Young Adult Virtual Craft Lab - January 27 at 10:30 am
Pick up a YA Craft Kit (for ages 7-14) at any Riverside Regional Library branch starting on January 8 and then join Mrs. A for this craft tutorial. We’ll be making a snow globe. Virtual program is available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Virtual Children’s Craft Tutorial - January 29 at 10:30 am
Join Mrs. A for this kid’s craft tutorial and make glitter snowflakes. Craft kits will be available at all Riverside Regional Library branches beginning January 22. Tutorial will be available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Friends of Jackson
UPCOMING FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENTS
Book donations of books in GOOD CONDITION are welcome anytime and are used for Spring and Fall book sale.
NO TEXTBOOKS, encyclopedias, or READERS DIGEST condensed books.
Meeting times for 2020:
Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December
EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at the Jackson Riverside Library located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson Missouri.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 1 for more information.
(NO Meetings in January, June, July, August, & December)
All members are welcome to attend meetings and contribute ideas. All meetings are held at the Main Library of Riverside Regional located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. All money raised is used at the Jackson Branch of Riverside Regional Library.
The Friends are a group of volunteers who promote the public library through fund-raisers. Money earned goes for programs, equipment, books, videos, furniture, or other things the library needs and can't afford to purchase. Being a Friend is a great way to meet other people who are interested in books and the library, to bring public attention to all the materials and services the library has to offer, to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library, and to raise funds to provide special programs for kids, teens, adults, and seniors at the library. If you are not yet a member of the Jackson Friends at the Riverside Regional Library, why not join? Help us make our library GREAT!!!
The Friends have been busy bringing extra support and help for the library.
The other branches of the Riverside Regional Library have organized or are working on plans to organize Friends groups. We look forward to working with them. However, remember that the money the Jackson Friends make will still be used at the Jackson Branch.
Don’t forget that the library often has need of volunteers to help with extra jobs around the library. Some may be short-term but others can be ongoing. Just ask one of the librarians for more information.
The elected officers for the 2020 year:
President - Erika Hamilton
Vice President - Tom Bass
Secretary - Sharon Sparzynski
Membership - Linda Sandlin
Secretary - Barb Morgan
Events - Janell Hinkebein
It is time to renew your membership in the Friends. You may pick up a membership envelope at the circulation desk and leave your dues with the staff or mail your dues to the FOL at the library address (1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755). The cost of dues has not changed.
Members get to shop first on Member Night Only for ALL book Sales.
Do you have IDEAS TO SHARE? Get involved. Come to the meetings of the Friends and share your ideas. Help make our Jackson Branch of RRL really super!
We have four corporate members: Maevers Investments, Montgomery Bank, Bank of Missouri, and Gordonville Grill.
We are hoping to increase our support for the library and suggest that you might help by asking businesses that you frequent to become corporate supporters. The cost is fairly reasonable, $25.00 for the year. Corporate Sponsors receive a certificate suitable for framing and we recognize them when we have organization sponsored activities. Envelopes for becoming members are available at the circulation desks.
It is never too late to join the Friends! Our dues are affordable and it gives you a chance to help your library!
Membership dues are:
Family (Parents and at home children) $10