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If you have tried to visit our site between 10-20-19 and 11-14-2019 you may have been greeted our webhost’s place-holder of a website “This site has stepped out for a bit.”

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you for your understanding and patience on this matter!


It’s time to register for the Summer Reading Program!

Reading Takes You Everywhere this summer for the Stinson Library Summer Reading Program! Come in the library for registration forms or register online at

Registration ends Friday, June 8th. The program starts on Tuesday, June 12th for 5th-8th grade, Wednesday, June 13th for PreK-4th grade, and Thursday, June 14th for babies and toddlers. Have questions? Feel free to stop by or call us at 618-833-2521.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Booksale & Summer Reading Program 2017!!

Two of our biggest Summer events are happening in June at Stinson Library!

Summer Book Sale, June 9th-11th

Friday, June 9th 4 to 6 PM – Friends Appreciation
Friends of Stinson have early access and first selection of the books!

Saturday, June 10th 8 AM to 2 PM – Public sale!
Everyone is welcome to stop by to buy books and other media starting at $0.10!

Sunday, June 11th 1 – 3 PM
Load a bag full to the brim and take all those goodies home for just $5!

Summer Reading 2017: Build a better world!
Summer Reading 2017!

Our world is is growing and changing for the better with the help of inventors, innovators, artists, scientists, musicians, architects, and READERS LIKE YOU!
We have big Summer packed full for fun for kids from Preschool to 8th grade and their grown-ups who bring them!

Weekly Program
June 14th through July 20th
Pre-K & Kindergarten – Wednesdays 10:00-10:45
1st & 2nd grade – Wednesdays 11:15 -12:00
3rd & 4th grade – Wednesdays 1:00 -1:45
5th through 8th grade – Wednesdays 10:00 -11:30
Register online!
Or register in person at the Library!

Winter Book Sale 2017!

Paging all readers!

The Friends of Stinson Library will be holding their first book sale of the new year, so dust off your jackets and book it to the library!

Friday, February 10th 4PM-6PM – Friends of Stinson Sale
Members of the Friends of Stinson Library are invited to shop early and find their next favorite book. If you are not yet a Friend of Stinson Library, you can register at the sale to become a Friend (for an entire year) for only $5.

Saturday, February 11th 8AM-2PM – Main Book Sale
Come, one and all to the public library’s public book sale! The early bookworm gets the… book… or something like that. Come in, have a look, grab a book, and help out your local library!

Sunday, February 12th 1PM-3PM – Bag Sale
No book left behind! Now is the time to get a bag-load of books for just $5!

We’ve been recognized by for being an awesome library! is a website that collects information about interesting places from across the country and organizes them to help people- you guessed it- make vacations easier. It is now in the top 41,000 most trafficked websites in the US!

In addition to vacation guides, they also blog themed lists. A recent list of theirs was 20 Libraries That Will Make You Forget About Netflix featuring amazing libraries like the New York Public Library, The Seattle Public Library, and our very own Stinson Public Library!!!

Vacations Made Easy described some of the criteria on which they based their choices:
• Community Involvement/activities offered
• Historical relevance
• Size and importance of collection
• The architecture of the building
• Comments and reviews from visitors (that’s you!)

Vacations Made Easy calls the libraries in general a “…bookworm’s Narnia” and describes our library specifically as “…magnificently designed…”.

A big thank you goes out to Vacations Made Easy, but we extend a bigger thank you to all the awesome people from our community who support us. We could not do any of what we do without you.

What a Summer!

A lot has gone on since our last website post and I am going to try to cover all the news, and olds!

Summer Reading Program:
We had a SUPER summer this year at the Stinson Summer Reading Program! Our Super Readers ended the program with a bang on July 28th with food, fun, and prizes for our Program Finale at the library. Thanks to all the parents and sponsors who helped make it an amazing summer of fun and books, and a special thanks to the kids who chose to spend their summer with us!

2016 Summer Reading Sponsors included: Friends of Stinson Library, Anna Kiwanis, Anna State Bank, Committee to Elect Tyler Edmonds, White & Borgognoni, Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home, AJ Rotary Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Beussink & Hickam P.C., Schaefer Enterprises, AJ Women’s Club, Anna Jonesboro National Bank, Scott Harvel for Sheriff, Townsend F Dodd Post 344 American Legion, and King’s Wok


Storytime will be starting again on Wednesday, September 21st at 3:30 PM. Families can come out to the library for an hour of stories, songs, and activities ending with a craft and a snack. The themed programs will be geared toward children ages 3 to 6, but anyone who enjoys the program is welcome!


Network Issues and Technology Help:
We are currently working to update our wireless network and patron computers. Because of this, we have been experiencing periods of time in which our open wifi or patron computers have been unavailable. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the library experience for everyone. Thomas will still be available to help anyone with technology questions by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment, call in to the library and set up a time for one on one technology help and advice.


Colorfest Book Sale: 
Our next Book Sale is scheduled for October 7th through 9th. Members of the Friends of the Library group can shop on Friday October 7th 4-6 PM. If you would like to become a member, you can join at the door. Membership dues are $10 for 2 years or $100 for a lifetime membership. The sale will be open to the public on Saturday October 8th 8 AM-2 PM and Sunday October 9th from 1-3 PM. We will also have “Friends” shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags and note cards for sale. All proceeds benefit our library.


Book club:
Our new Stinson Book Club is up and running! We have discussed five books so far, and are eagerly anticipating our next meeting. The Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. New members need only pick up next month’s book selection at the circulation desk, fill out a short registration form, and come join the discussion!


Union County Hiking Club Reunion:
Members of the Union County Hiking Club (active 1998-2003) are invited to come to Stinson Library on Sunday, September 11th at 2 PM to reminisce and share stories about their hikes, both while the club was active and more recent experiences.
View the full flyer here!

Questions Concerning IPac:

It has recently come to our attention that many patrons are having trouble accessing iPac.

Steps to access iPac:

  • Click on the iPac link in the menu directly underneath the picture of the library.
  • Click on “Click here to go to iPac” on the iPac information page.
  • To access your account, you will have to have your library barcode and a pin number.  See library staff if you do not already have a pin number assigned.

If you still cannot access iPac, email any questions to