Adult Reading Challenge

“10 to Try”

August 24 – October 16, 2020!

Readers 18 years and older can participate!

Sign up to log your reading through October 16, and complete online activities to earn badges and win prizes. Someone will win a Kindle as the Grand Prize!

10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to read a book in each of 10 categories, keep track of your reading, and the option to share your favorite discoveries with the library and your fellow readers.

You can find lists for Local/Missouri Authors, Challenged Books, and Staff Picks, in the Recommendations Tab on your dashboard.

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!

This 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.

Summer Reading

“Imagine Your Story”

June 1 thru July 31, 2020!

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

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.

Reopening details

Open normal hours:

Monday-Friday:   8:00am-5:30pm

Saturday:  8:00am-noon

417-345-2647

  • No more than 10 patrons in the library at a time.
  • Practice social distancing & respect others space.
  • Computers for business use, by appointment.
  • Family story time available by appointment.
  • Curbside service for those who prefer.

For more information, you may call 417-345-2647, or follow the library Facebook page. As always, digital resources like e-Books & Audios and learning databases are available 24/7.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Dallas County Library, 211 W. Main, Buffalo, Missouri, is a nonprofit group that meets at 2 p.m. the first Monday of each month, unless that is a holiday, 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 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursdays, and 9:00 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