|Shelbina Carnegie Public Library|
Shelbina Carnegie Public Library
The library offers the following materials and services:
Large Print Books--The library has over 750 titles in large print, and also offers a rotating collection of 100 books from St. Louis County Library which are exchanged every four months.
Magazines--Over seventy subscriptions, featuring the news magazines, children's titles, and popular titles. Current issues are available to read in the library. Back issues may be checked out for two weeks.
Newspapers--Library subscriptions include the Shelbina Democrat, the Shelby County Herald, the Clarence Courier, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Quincy Herald-Whig.
Audio Books--Over 300 titles, abridged and unabridged. Also available is a collection of 100 books on tape from the Grand River Library Association rotation, which is exchanged every three months. Audios may be checked out for two weeks.
Videos--The library has about 300 educational and children's videotapes, which may be checked out for two days.
New Arrivals--Be sure to check the "New Arrivals" shelf by the east door for the latest books.
Genealogy--The library has an extensive Shelby County History section with family histories, county histories, cemetery records, country school and church records, census records, and county newspapers on microfilm. We are pleased to be able to house the Shelby County Historical Society's archives. The library staff will do limited searches for the cost of copies.
Computers--There are 8 computers available for public use: five upstairs and three in the children's room. (See the Library Policies page for more information) Color and laser printers are available.
Internet--The internet can be accessed from all computers. Limited assistance is available from the library staff.
Online Catalog--Records for all materials can be accessed through a computerized catalog, which is able to search by author, title, subject, Dewey number, or keyword. The online catalog indicates if a book is available or checked out, and when circulating books are due back.
Interlibrary Loan--Books not available in the library can be borrowed through OCLC, a nationwide database of libraries. Almost any title can be borrowed by mail, usually arriving within a week. Patrons are asked to pay return postage.
Copy Machine--Copies are 25 cents each.
Fax Machine--Outgoing faxes cost 50 cents for the first page, 25 cents for subsequent pages. There is no charge for incoming faxes.
Typewriter--The public may use the library's office typewriter. This is an electric typewriter with elite type and correction key.
Microfilm Reader/printer--Page copies are 25 cents each.
Meeting Room--The community room on the library's lower level has a separate entrance, seats up to 100 and has kitchen and restroom facilities. (See the Library Policies page for more information)
Children's Library--The children's room is in the lower level of the east wing, and may be entered through a separate entrance on the south side of the library. Children will find books, computers, a study table, and a Noah's Ark playhouse in a bright, cheerful atmosphere.
Summer Programs--During June and July, the library offers preschool storytimes at 2:00 on Wednesdays, and programming at 1:30 on Thursday. Programs include crafts, guest speakers, parties, videos, and bingo. Call the library for more information: schedules of events are available starting in May.