Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 2020, we are sharing historic images from the period of women’s suffrage from Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. This collection is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This […]

Virtual Book Club

We are excited to announce our first Virtual Book Club at Trails Regional Library. Thanks to input from our survey, we have set our first meeting for Monday, August 24 at 5:00pm. We may alter our schedule for future meetings based on your feedback. We have chosen the novel Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, an award-wining […]

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Small Business Grant Program

From the Johnson County Economic Development Corporation: The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced a new Small Business Grant Program that could provide up to $30 million for Missouri small businesses. It was designed to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interruption caused by required closures […]

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Virtual Storytime

We miss our Storytime friends so much! We have expanded our virtual Storytimes on Facebook to twice weekly. Join us on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TrailsRegional to hear a story and song, rhyme, or other early literacy activity on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Be sure to follow our page to get notified when we […]

Virtual Book Club Survey

We are hard at work trying to deliver library services in these new and uncharted times. One way we’d like to connect with our patrons is through a virtual version of our Book Club programs. While we have many ideas, we want to hear from you! Please take some time to fill out our Virtual […]

Creating a Resume with Google Docs: Virtual Event

Thursday, July 16 at 11:00 am – Virtual Event In this virtual program you will learn about creating a Resume with Google Docs. Accessing Google Drive, using Google Docs and customizing templates all will be covered. Information on the parts of a resume, its structure, chronology, and helpful tips will be discussed. This presentation will […]

Virtual Author Visit: Charlie Mylie

Storytime: Something for You with Author Charlie Mylie Tuesday, July 7 10:00 am Meet author/illustrator Charlie Mylie as he reads his debut picture book, Something For You on our Trails Regional Library Facebook page, facebook.com/TrailsRegional. Additionally, Charlie will be doing some live drawing and answering questions about being an author/illustrator. Join us! Story Making with […]

Virtual Author Visit: Kelly Milner Halls

We are so excited to bring non-fiction author Kelly Milner Halls to a screen near you! This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. […]

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 […]