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 […]

The Census is Here!

The 2020 Census is here! Trails Regional Library is a proud supporter of the Census and efforts to make sure that every single person is counted. We’ve teamed up with regional count committees and local partners to spread awareness and information about the Census. We’re also committing each of our branches as Census Assistance Sites, […]

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If you are sick, please stay home.

If you or your child are not feeling well, we encourage you to stay home and enjoy our digital resources. Trails Regional Library has extensive resources available 24/7 to keep you and your family entertained until you are well enough to return to the library. Due to the heightened concern regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

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Library Awarded $16,111 Technology Grant

February 18, 2020 Trails Regional Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $16,111.00 Technology Mini-Grant. This project is supported by the Institute of 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 […]

“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 […]

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Digital Literacy Grant Awarded

Photo: Members of the JCALP Board, Rotary Club, and staff from Trails Regional Library show off one of the new Digital Literacy laptops. From left: Dane Miller, Joyce Michael, Angela Dickey, Melissa Truex, Don Burgin, Karen Hicklin, Carol Nolte, Jeanie Jones, Sara Evans, Marcia Ball, Kelli Fountain, Anna-Marie Dudte, Suzanne Taylor Thanks to a generous […]

Library Card Design Contest Voting

Our finalists in the Trails Regional Library Card Design Contest are “Enchantment” by Jacquelyn Knaus of Knob Noster and “Adventure Awaits” by Megan Skaggs of Warrensburg. Congratulations! Both finalists come from the Teen age group. Voting will take place between January 6 and January 24, 2020 online and in each library branch. To vote online, […]

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 […]