Honoring our Veterans November 3 to 28
Help us honor our veterans this month. Come by any library branch and pick up a coloring sheet. Return the sheet to the library and we’ll display it to thank our community’s veterans for their service.
Virtual Story Time - Every Tuesday at 10:30 am
This month’s story times are all about Halloween. Join Mrs. A for some fun and spooky stories. Available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
October 20 - Funny Monsters click here to watch on YouTube
October 27 - Halloween part 2 click here to watch on YouTube
November 3 - Missouri Building Block books
November 10 - Veteran and the American Flag
November 17 - Squirrels
November 24 - Thanksgiving
Check our YouTube Channel for past story times and other programs.
Virtual Read 4 the Record Day - October 29 at 10:30 am
Join Mrs. A for a special story time as part of National Read 4 the Record Day. People all across the country will be reading “Evelyn Del Ray is Moving Away” by Meg Medina, and so can you when you join us on our Facebook page.
Missouri Extension Children’s Program - November 4 at 10:30 am
Join Ann Knight for this fun and informative virtual program about Greenhouses. Available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. Activity kits can be picked up at any library branch beginning November 6.
International Games Week Drawing - November 9 – 14
It’s International Games Week!!! Celebrate by getting out a board game and spending time with your family. Also visit any Riverside Regional Library branch this week and enter the drawing to win a board game. You can enter each time you visit, so vote, I mean, enter early and often.
All Riverside Regional Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
Adult Craft DIY Tutorial - November 12 at 10:30 am
It’s turkey time! Join Mrs. Sandy will show us how to make a turkey decoration from books. Yes, books. It’s OK, you can do it. We’ll supply the books (and they’re not ones that have been checked out to our patrons.) Supplies can be picked up at any Riverside Regional Library branch beginning November 6.
Virtual Children’s Craft Tutorial - November 13 at 10:30 am
What has a bushy tail and runs around gathering acorns? Of course, Squirrels! Make your own busy squirrel with Mrs. A. Craft kits will be available at all Riverside Regional Library branch beginning November 6. Tutorial will be available on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Virtual Family Trivia Night - November 13 at 6:30 am
Riverside Virtual Book Club - November 16 at 7 pm
Missouri Extension Adult Program - November 18 at 11 am
Join Ann Knight for “Healthy Living Session 3: Plan, Shop and Save.” Watch it on the Riverside Regional Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. Come by any library branch and pick up info sheets starting November 13.
Virtual Children’s Craft Tutorial - November 25 at 10:30 am
Gobble, gobble!! Get ready for your Thanksgiving celebration by making an awesome Turkey with Mrs. A. Craft kits will be available at all Riverside Regional Library branch beginning November 6. Tutorial will be available on the Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Virtual Homeschool Hub - November 25 at 2 pm
All Riverside Regional Library branches will be closed on Thursday, November 26 so that our staff can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. We also want to thank our patrons and the community for their support and patronage. Remember – Books are just the beginning!
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