Carrollton Public Library

Carrollton Public Library The Carrollton Public Library's mission statement is...
to be a hub of information, education and recreation for our community.
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Operating as usual

CarrollTON of FUN July 4th! Hot Air Balloon Rides you ask???? YES!!!!!!!!!!! Bank 21 will be sponsoring the tethered rid...
06/25/2021

CarrollTON of FUN July 4th!
Hot Air Balloon Rides you ask???? YES!!!!!!!!!!! Bank 21 will be sponsoring the tethered rides again!!!! Jim and Rita Fromm will be here again!!!!

CarrollTON of FUN July 4th!
Hot Air Balloon Rides you ask???? YES!!!!!!!!!!! Bank 21 will be sponsoring the tethered rides again!!!! Jim and Rita Fromm will be here again!!!!

More memories!!
06/24/2021

More memories!!

The Finished project!

❤️ memories!!
06/24/2021

❤️ memories!!

Umm, more glue in the afternoon! Activities with glue! Yay!

Calling all kids wanting to COOK a tasty treat!  Contact Carroll County Extension Center 660-542-1792 for more details!
06/23/2021

Calling all kids wanting to COOK a tasty treat! Contact Carroll County Extension Center 660-542-1792 for more details!

Calling all kids wanting to COOK a tasty treat! Contact Carroll County Extension Center 660-542-1792 for more details!

DID YOU KNOW???  We have new books donated from Charles and Debbie Reid in memory of Bryson Zullig and Nina Davis.
06/22/2021

DID YOU KNOW??? We have new books donated from Charles and Debbie Reid in memory of Bryson Zullig and Nina Davis.

DID YOU KNOW??? We have new books donated from Charles and Debbie Reid in memory of Bryson Zullig and Nina Davis.

Crafts!!!
06/22/2021

Crafts!!!

It’s a beautiful morning for outside story time!!!
06/22/2021

It’s a beautiful morning for outside story time!!!

It’s outside story time in Norborne today!!!
06/22/2021

It’s outside story time in Norborne today!!!

The library is closed today for family to enjoy the afternoon.  Open at 9 am Monday with story time in the lower level!
06/20/2021

The library is closed today for family to enjoy the afternoon. Open at 9 am Monday with story time in the lower level!

Wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day!

What are you doing to make a dad in your life feel special today?

Come see us on Thursday July 8th for Tales & Tails!
06/18/2021

Come see us on Thursday July 8th for Tales & Tails!

The 2021 Carroll County Fair Schedule of Events as of 6/17/21. The schedule is subject to change. We will continue to update the schedule as changes are made! hope to see you soon!

Today was all about the scaly animals at the library!!!! We got to meet a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko and  the sweet...
06/17/2021

Today was all about the scaly animals at the library!!!! We got to meet a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko and the sweetest ball python! We love reptiles!

Today we learned all about the king of the jungle! 🦁Join us Thursday at 9:00am or 2:00 pm to learn about even more anima...
06/15/2021

Today we learned all about the king of the jungle! 🦁Join us Thursday at 9:00am or 2:00 pm to learn about even more animals! You might even get to meet an animal friend up close. I wonder what it could be? #TailsandTales

DID YOU KNOW???
06/11/2021

DID YOU KNOW???

DID YOU KNOW???

Did you see that is FREE???  😁Happy to partner with our neighbors to bring lip smacking goodness to you!  😋
06/11/2021

Did you see that is FREE??? 😁Happy to partner with our neighbors to bring lip smacking goodness to you! 😋

Please join us June 15th from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Carrollton Public Library parking lot for Kona Ice!!

DID YOU KNOW???  We have new books  a Local Author from Bogard.  Come check out Savannah McCann's books!
06/10/2021

DID YOU KNOW??? We have new books a Local Author from Bogard. Come check out Savannah McCann's books!

Summer Reading Program…Thursday, June 10, 2021  “ The Biggest Thing in the Ocean”
06/10/2021

Summer Reading Program…Thursday,
June 10, 2021 “ The Biggest Thing in the Ocean”

Mad Science present Tales of Tails with a Science Twist!
06/08/2021

Mad Science present Tales of Tails with a Science Twist!

Good Tuesday MAD Scientist!  Love it when communities come together  in the spirit leaning.  #summerreading2021
06/08/2021

Good Tuesday MAD Scientist! Love it when communities come together in the spirit leaning. #summerreading2021

Are you ready for some SCIENCE for the Summer Reading Collaboration?  Three programs scheduled for TUESDAY, June 8th!!9 ...
06/07/2021

Are you ready for some SCIENCE for the Summer Reading Collaboration? Three programs scheduled for TUESDAY, June 8th!!
9 am - Norborne Goppert Center
12 pm - Carrrollton Elementary School
2 pm - Carrollton Public Library
All free and open to all ages to attend!
#imls #librariesrock #SRP2021

Are you ready for some SCIENCE for the Summer Reading Collaboration? Three programs scheduled for TUESDAY, June 8th!!
9 am - Norborne Goppert Center
12 pm - Carrrollton Elementary School
2 pm - Carrollton Public Library
All free and open to all ages to attend!
#imls #librariesrock #SRP2021

06/04/2021

REMINDER!! Applications/Resumes accepted until 5 pm Friday June 18th!

Position Opening-Director of Carrollton Public Library

Position Title: Library Director
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
FLSA Status: Exempt

COMMUNITY:
The Carrollton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Library. The director must be a person of high integrity and capable of creating a vision for the Library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality. The director must have a deep level of commitment in public service to library patrons and staff. Applicants must possess excellent communication and organization skills.
The Carrollton Public Library is a municipal library located in Carrollton, MO and serves the residents of the city. There are currently 3 full-time employees, including a Director and
Assistant Director, Children/YA Librarian, as well as 7 part-time staff members. The Carrollton Public Library serves a population of approximately 3,780 within city limits and Carroll County population of 9,295 in a rural setting located in Northwest Missouri. The Library belongs to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with a shared open-source ILS and catalog, is a member of the Grand River Consortium, and is a member of Missouri Libraries 2Go.

PRIMARY JOB PURPOSES/DUTIES (includes, but not limited to):
• Executive Officer for the Carrollton Public Library Board of Trustees
• Advocates for the library in all settings
• Communicates effectively with the Board of Trustees regarding all operations and initiatives, as well as attends all board meetings, prepares a director’s report in advance of each scheduled meeting, delivers these materials to the Board, and be the custodian of records
• Prepares and administers annual operating budget for the library. Directs and supervises the expenditures of library funds and security of physical assets
• Prepare yearly data collection reports
• Prepare IRS and State payroll tax forms as required
• Manage accounts receivable and payable
• Provides strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services including planning, budgeting, hiring, assignments, and the integrating of emerging technologies and trends
• Seeks external funding in support of strategic library initiatives, excels at grant writing
• Oversees the daily management of the library, develops and maintains spaces and services, and maintains a collection of library materials in response to the unique needs of the community
• Oversee Maintenance and running of library’s website and page, oversee all social media.
• Cultivates, manages, and sustains an organizational culture of respect, teamwork, professional growth, and responsibility while rewarding learning, creativity, ownership, and innovation with staff
• Acts as a library liaison to maintain a good working relationship between the City of Carrollton, Hudson Bridges Foundation, the Evergreen Consortium, Friends of the Carrollton Library, Grand River Consortium, professional groups, citizens of Carrollton and Carroll County, and library patrons
• Excels at collaboration with community leaders, public officials, organizations, and groups

JOB QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• B.S. Degree, with ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS preferred
• At least 3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity, within library system preferred
• Broad knowledge of library objectives, functions, procedures, and techniques
• Broad computer knowledge with ability to manage Library’s technology services.
• Accounting skills and knowledge, both accounts payable and accounts receivable, to operate and maintain QuickBooks, the library’s financial software
• Attention to detail as this position works frequently with city government and auditors. The Director must have sound decision making skills; proven ability to recruit and retain staff through mentoring, coaching, and supervising, a commitment to a high level of public service; budgeting and finance experience; support of diversity and inclusivity as core values, and a desire to be the Library’s representative to external organizations and agencies
• Qualifications are any combination of experience and training that will provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify. Alternate education, experience, and qualifications may be considered.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
• The hiring salary range is depending on experience and qualifications with a six (6) month probationary period
• A benefits package includes a retirement plan and health insurance through the City of Carrollton
• Annual 80 hours of leave time paid for vacation
• Annual 80 hours of paid sick time
• Paid holidays according to library’s holiday schedule

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Interested candidates should either electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current resume, and complete contact information for three professional references to
Jennifer Shields, President of Carrollton Public Library Board of Trustees at [email protected] or mail application information to The Carrollton Public Library, Attention Jennifer Shields, Library Board President, 1 North Folger Street, Carrollton, MO 64633. Applications being received through end of work day at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021. The Carrollton Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted June 4, 2021

Thank you to all who stopped by the library’s summer reading kick off event.  I can say the best view is from the childr...
06/02/2021

Thank you to all who stopped by the library’s summer reading kick off event. I can say the best view is from the children’s room window. It was steady traffic all day long. It was a weather friendly day and we thank Thorni Ridge Exotic Animal Petting Zoo for the friendly animals!

Thorni Ridge Petting Zoo animals are ready for little and bigs to visit, pet, cuddle and love! #librariesrock #summerrea...
06/01/2021

Thorni Ridge Petting Zoo animals are ready for little and bigs to visit, pet, cuddle and love! #librariesrock #summerreading2021

The library is closed today as we remember our fallen heroes.  We open at 9 am tomorrow and Thorni Ridge Exotics Animal ...
05/31/2021

The library is closed today as we remember our fallen heroes. We open at 9 am tomorrow and Thorni Ridge Exotics Animal Petting zoo begins at 10 am.

The library is closed today as we remember our fallen heroes. We open at 9 am tomorrow and Thorni Ridge Exotics Animal Petting zoo begins at 10 am.

The library will be closed today and tomorrow for the holiday.
05/30/2021

The library will be closed today and tomorrow for the holiday.

The library will be closed today and tomorrow for the holiday.

05/28/2021

Who's excited for the upcoming Kick off Event for Summer Reading? Thorni Ridge Exotic Animal Petting Zoo will be here June 1st from 10 am - 6 pm. Here is Faith and her pet kangaroo Lonnie again to remind everyone how much fun is in store! #librariesrock #imls

05/28/2021

Story time with Miss Sarah! “STICKS”
Friday, May,28, 2021

Sad day in the children’s literature world. Rest easy, your books will continue to grow strong readers.
05/27/2021
Eric Carle, Creator Of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' Has Died

Sad day in the children’s literature world. Rest easy, your books will continue to grow strong readers.

The beloved author and illustrator drew more than 70 books for kids — often about friendly bugs like that famous caterpillar. He said he got his inspiration from nature walks with his father.

05/21/2021

Story time with Ms. Sarah Friday, May 21, 2021
” Dancing Feet”

DID YOU KNOW???  Ms. Sarah and Ms. Wader share a birthday!  “Birthday Twinning at the Library!”
05/18/2021

DID YOU KNOW??? Ms. Sarah and Ms. Wader share a birthday! “Birthday Twinning at the Library!”

DID YOU KNOW??? Ms. Sarah and Ms. Wader share a birthday! “Birthday Twinning at the Library!”

Ms Sarah’s birthday celebration continues with a visit from the library’s business partners classroom, Mrs. Emde’s 4th g...
05/18/2021

Ms Sarah’s birthday celebration continues with a visit from the library’s business partners classroom, Mrs. Emde’s 4th graders! So happy to see kids in the library having fun while learning ! 🪨🎨🖌

Old folks welcome!  Especially today!  🤣😍 Celebrate Sarah Oser’s milestone birthday with us!  🎉🎂🥳
05/18/2021

Old folks welcome! Especially today! 🤣😍 Celebrate Sarah Oser’s milestone birthday with us! 🎉🎂🥳

05/14/2021

So many lessons in today’s story by Ms Mendy, especially if you think snakes get a bum wrap sometimes...

Today is the day, Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am - noon, to meet Author Savannah McCann.  She will hold her signing event...
05/13/2021

Today is the day, Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am - noon, to meet Author Savannah McCann. She will hold her signing event in the main library and she will discuss her writing process, inspiration, and her publishing experiences. Free, open event for everyone to enjoy!

Happy Mother’s Day! The library will be closed today as staff enjoy their day with families! Reopen Monday at 9 am.
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day! The library will be closed today as staff enjoy their day with families! Reopen Monday at 9 am.

Tag all the amazing moms in your life! ❤️

Address

1 N Folger St
Carrollton, MO
64633

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(660) 542-0183

Products

Library resrouces such as books, audiobooks, DVD's, microfilm, telescopes, binoculars, newspapers and magazines. Online services such as eCards for LIBBY and AXIS360 apps. Excited to offer mobile devices such as Hotspots, iPads, Chromebooks and laptops for checkout!

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Does Your Library Have a Library Telescope Program? A Library Telescope is a telescope owned by a library that can be borrowed just like a book. Usually it’s a modified Orion 4.5” StarBlast Reflector Telescope. What better way to bring astronomy to the youth of today, than to give them access to a quality telescope? Having a parent, or other adult, borrow the telescope and amaze a child with views of the Moon or a planet, could make a lasting impression. Maybe even lead to a career in astronomy or some other science. Hundreds of libraries across the United States have Library Telescope Programs that have been remarkably successful. A library can get a telescope program going for under $400. The telescope is modified in various ways so it is less likely to be damaged and parts are less likely to be lost. Shouldn’t your library have a Library Telescope Program? For more information see page: Library Telescopes
OHHH, the weather outside is frightful....
I love this easy idea to donate!
I am late but if you need to buy more book bags, let me know.
I have been looking for a couple of older movies. I searched Netflix, Redbox and Amazon Prime videos. I wasn't interested in buying them so I had given up. Guess where I found them? Missouri Evergreen, available through Carrollton Public Library. If you are unfamiliar with Evergreen, inquire at the Library. Best of all, no fee! Love my Library!
Is anybody going to be doing a live stream of the eclipse on Monday that can be accessed on the Internet? If so, could you post the details here please? Thanks!