PARK HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
All residents of Park Hills may receive a free library card. Read the library check-out policies here. Residents of St. Francois County, outside of Park Hills may receive a library card for an annual fee of $5.00 per family. The library offers free cards to Senior Citizens (55+) and students/teachers of the Central School District. The library provides internet services, you can find more information about those services including policies here.
- Username: Last Name
- Password: Library Card Number
Patrons will be able to get immediate library news, search our collection, reserve books and renew books. They will also be able to receive emails and text messages. (Please update your contact info when you are in the library.)
The library has several books for both children and adults written by local authors available for purchase.
You can find upcoming library events in the City's Event Calendar located here: Event Calendar
LSTA Early Learning Collection Development Grant
The Park Hills Public Library is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an LSTA Early Learning Collection Development Grant* in the amount of $2000 from the Missouri State Library.
Funds from this grant will be used to purchase the following:
- Early literacy books for the circulating collection
- Early literacy supplies such as Big Books, puppets, blocks, and magnetic letters
- Early literacy tablets with preloaded early literacy apps for use in the library
- STEM supplies for early learners
All items purchased will enhance our programs and stimulate learning for the children who attend them.
Please watch for further announcements about programming and services related to this grant.
*This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.*
Technology Mini-Grant Award
The library is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Technology Mini-Grant* in the amount of $5,377 from the Missouri State Library. Grant funds will be used to purchase 6 replacement public/staff use computers and to add 1 additional public access computer. The addition of these reliable computers will allow the library to hold computer workshops for patrons and the community in the near future.
*This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
The new TumbleBook Library is now available for Park Hills Library card holders! It includes access to more than 550 animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English, graphic novels and math stories for children preschool through grade 3. Patrons accessing TumblBook from home will need to log-in using their library card number, including the "P". Click here to begin using the TumbleBook Library!
All you need to borrow eBooks from the Park Hills library is an internet connection, your library card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which you can get by calling or visiting the library staff. If you plan to use a computer to read eBooks, click here to point your browser to the Park Hills library eBook collection. You may also point your browser to Overdrive Media Console for your free e-reader. If you use a device other than a computer for eBooks, use one of the following OverDrive Media Console apps:
After adding the app you can find the Park Hills library by swiping from left to right on the open app screen and tapping on Add a Library. Tap the star to save the Park Hills library to your library list and tap the library's name to start browsing.
The staff will offer e-Reader training on the last Thursday of each month. A Kindle, an iPad, a Kindle Fire, and a Nook will be available for patron orientation and comparison at 2:00 pm on those afternoons. The training is free and requires no pre-registration. You may also call or email the library staff for assistance with your eBook account.
The library provides extended use laptops, wireless printers, and Wi-fi for educational, employment and job placement testing.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Please call or mention to a staff member if you would like to receive email notifications from the library. The city library offers books from the Truman and Gateway Reader series for high school and middle school students. Accelerated Reader books are also available.
Learning Express Library and Job & Career Accelerator are now available on an improved online-learning platform. Learning Express offers free study guides and practice testing for HiSET certificates and other standardized tests. City library patrons may establish a Learning Express account at the library to gain free access to practice tests and then use the account from any internet connection.
Job seeking and workplace readiness books are available.
You can check for library updates on Twitter and Instagram as well as Facebook.
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Instructions for accessing lynda.com:
*You must first have a valid library card.*
- Log into the library URL
- Go to the "link" tab of the home page and choose Lynda.com
- Your library card # will be used for both the username and pin. You will then be prompted to create an account.
The first Monday of each month is Genealogy Night from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Other history-related resources you may access include: