The Cape Girardeau Public Library opened on May 16, 2009. According to the Library’s website, their mission is “to be the community’s first choice for gathering information through social interaction, programming, technology and the written word for all ages.”
The Library mentions its core values are lifelong learning, literacy, information and entertainment, a helpful and knowledgeable staff, a positive work environment, technology and fiscal responsibility.
The Public Library provides many services and programs for children and adults. Story times are provided to children ages 0 to 5 every week. These include Story Time on Tuesday for children ages 3 to 5 years, Baby Book on Wednesdays for children ages 0 to 17 months, and Toddler Time on Thursdays for children ages 18 to 24 months. In addition to these are monthly programs. There are several events for children during the month of October.
Some of the special events provided for children in October are Book Art, LEGO League, Let’s Go LEGO!, Haunted House Program, Pumpkin Carving for All Ages, Teen Gaming and Let’s Build.
There are also great programs for adults. Some of those programs include Computer/Internet Usage Series, Write Your Own Story, Introduction to Amateur Radio, Genealogy Workshop, Great Books, Monday Night Book Club, Computer Class, Halloween Goodies and E-Reader Petting Zoo.