Antiracism Begins at Home

An Excerpt From Your Home Librarian from the Library Journal and School Library Journal Editors When we launched this newsletter several weeks ago, our goal was to help support readers and library users sheltering at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. As so many (including librarians and library workers) were forced to quickly transition to […]

Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing in Lexington

The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri has released new information about COVID-19 testing and antibody screening as well as a new book for children that can help parents navigate talking to their children about the current situation. From HCC: There are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing, however bring insuranceinformation and photo ID if […]

Crafting Ebooks for Quarantine

Need a little inspiration to help keep busy during social distancing? Here is a selection of entertaining crafting titles available digitally if you’re looking for boredom-busting at-home activities. To explore more crafts & hobbies, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/genre/917232016.

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Spring Into Reading Challenge

We can’t offer our in-person programs right now, so we’re hoping to bring some fun to you at home! Accept the challenge to read more between March 16 and April 30 and track your books in Beanstack. Print books, ebooks, audiobooks and graphic novels: all books count! Our digital collections are always available and provide […]

Lexington and Odessa Branches Closed Through March 30

The Odessa and Lexington Branches of Trails Regional Library will close to the public effective immediately through March 30. This follows the closure of the school districts in both communities. Patrons are advised to KEEP all library materials and NOT return any items to the book drops at these branches. NO FINES will be accumulated […]

UPDATE: Cancellation Notices

UPDATE, March 13, 2020: Trails Regional Library will be canceling all Library Events, public Meeting Room reservations, and outreach activities until further notice to implement social distancing measures as encouraged by the CDC. These measures may change as we monitor additional community closures and updates from official health agencies. All library branches will remain open […]

“Rightfully Hers” Exhibit

Trails Regional Library is excited to partner with the Missouri Humanities Council to host the “Rightfully Hers” exhibit to share the rich history of women’s suffrage January 27-March 6 at the Warrensburg, Holden, and Odessa branches. The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that gave women the right to […]

New Library Card Design!

Trails Regional Library’s Library Card Design Contest received submissions from across all age categories and towns in our library district. A committee of library staff chose two final designs for voting. Jacquelyn Knaus’ design titled “Enchantment” received 64 votes while Megan Skaggs’ design titled “Adventure Awaits” received 205. We were so impressed by all of […]

Goodreads Choice Awards

Over the past month, readers have voted for their favorite books of 2019 in the annual Goodreads Choice Awards. With some stiff competition and over 4.6 million votes, the winners were just announced this week. Check out some of the winners below, and place your holds. You won’t want to miss out on the hottest […]