Summer Reading

“Imagine Your Story”

June 1 thru July 31!

Readers who have just completed 5th grade & younger can explore a world of fantasy this summer as Dallas County Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during June and July.

Sign up for a reading challenge to log your reading throughout the summer, and complete activities to earn badges and win prizes.

How it works:

  1. Visit Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app
  2. Register for a family or individual account and add readers
  3. Your card number is required. Use the letter “P” in front of your number, and if needed, add zeroes in front to make a total of 6 digits. Example: P00001.
  4. Log reading and activities
  5. Earn badges and prizes along the way!

FAMILY STORY TIME: Call us to schedule a special time to visit the library, and our staff will be happy to read just to YOUR family! 417-345-2647.

OLD PAPER LOG SHEETS STILL AVAILABLE: If you prefer to log books on paper, rather than using the Beanstack program, sheets are available at Dallas County Library.

The library’s summer reading program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Friends of the Library *

  • Friends of the Library will re-open on Saturday, July 11, 9:00am – noon. Buy one, get one!

Friends of the Dallas County Library is a nonprofit group that meets at 2 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the used bookstore next to the library. Annual dues are $5.00.  A book discussion group meets after the meeting. Books are available at the library, and participants do not have to be a Friends of the Library member to participate, but do need a valid Dallas County Library card.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. A large selection of gently used hardback and paperback books, audio and video tapes and puzzles, is available at low prices. These materials cover a wide range of interest and ages. Stock is updated frequently so there are always many new items from which to choose. Children’s books and magazines are free of charge. Volunteers are available to answer questions and assist in finding materials. All proceeds benefit the Dallas County Library.

Contact the library for more information: 417-345-2647