Missouri Bicentennial

Bicentennial Guide – Reference Service guide with a variety of information on Missouri history, Bicentennial activities, and interesting things to do around the state.


Missouri Bicentennial Site – Check out official events, projects, and other programs to celebrate our big year. Looking for a challenge? Try out the Missouri Explorers Program.


Dallas County, Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Block and Photo Submissions


Missouri Digital Heritage – The State Archives provides digital access to over nine million records, with special exhibits and collections for users to browse through topics of interest. For some educational fun, try out the scavenger hunts for children or adults.


State Historical Society of Missouri – The State Historical Society also provides access to many digital collections, featuring newspapers, art, and maps. Interested in a particular topic? Take a look at one of their research guides to get started.


Visit Missouri – Just because you live here doesn’t mean you can’t be a tourist! This site has all kinds of fun ideas on things to do, places to see, and new shops and restaurants to try, all in your backyard.

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