Friday, May 29, 2009

About Clever Public Library

CLEVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
210 S. Clarke, Clever, MO 65631
Hours – Tu – Fri 3:00– 7; Sat 10 – 2
417-743-2277
Clever@christiancounty.lib.mo.us

Clever Public Library Opened September 23, 2007
Here is more information about Clever Public Library that was previously published on the Christian County Library's news section of the website.

Clever Public Library
It’s not an actual branch of the Christian County Library, but Clever area residents will soon have improved library services. Using funds from a bequest from the Virgil Lee and Mildred Sims estate, the city of Clever has signed a contract with the Christian County Library.
In addition to visiting the library in Ozark, Western Christian County residents currently have a pick-up and return service available at Clever City Hall; monthly van deliver service at Boaz community, Clever Senior Housing and Billings community stops; and websites and subscription databases available on-line at any time.

The city will provide space, furniture, equipment, utilities, insurance, internet access, maintenance and supplies. Volunteers may also perform services not related to checking library materials in and out. The library will provide a trained staff member, the automation system to allow materials to be checked in and out, a book return, cataloged library materials and delivery services between the library and Clever.

The committee to handle the bequest have chosen the name Clever City Library for the cooperative project. It will be operated in the office of the former Clever Fire Department building and an adjacent bathroom and storage closet at 210 Clarke in Clever. Initial plans are to open the library 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 to 2:00 on Saturdays. If legal holidays occur during Clever City Library’s regular schedule, they will follow the Christian County Library‘s closing schedule. An beginning date will be announced when hiring and training of the library staff member and substitute, connection of high-speed internet, preparation of a beginning collection and converting the space for library use are all anticipated to be completed.