Catch Yourself Between the Pages of a Book!

Happy May! As many of you know, we are quickly approaching our annual Summer Reading Program (Yay! Get hyped!). To get us ready for two months of fun reading activities and friendly competition, why not participate in May’s “Get Caught Reading Month” celebration?

You Are Cordially Invited... the Cape Girardeau Public Library’s High Tea Party! This event marks our summer reading kick-off and is just the first of many exciting programs happening here at the library this summer!

Preservation is Important!

Are you interested in the local history of your town? Do you like taking good care of your books and possessions? If so, National Preservation Week may be something you want to celebrate! 

Love Your Library During National Library Week!

While we recommend loving your library ALL YEAR ROUND, there is a specific week dedicated to appreciating your community’s greatest resource: your local library!  This year, celebrate National Library Week from April 23 - April 29.

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. First celebrated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is dedicated to honoring poetry's integral role in our culture.

See You Space Cowboy

The month of April is the month of space — it’s global astronomy month, and it’s time to look at the sky.

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This month we commemorate the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Celebrate Read Across America at CGPL

We encourage reading throughout the whole year, but did you know that March 2nd is national Read Across America day? You might be asking, “but what does that mean?”

The Spell of a Retell

From tales as old as writing itself, such as The Odyssey and Gilgamesh, to "newer" pieces like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Catcher in the Rye, there have always been works that stood the test of time and earned the title of a classic.

Birds of a Feather: The Great Backyard Bird Count

If you are a follower of the library or a parent of a child who frequents the library, you might have already seen one or two programs that involve birds (i.e. Every Child Ready to Read: The Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 11th).

Calling All Library Lovers!

We all know February honors important celebrations like Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and Valentine's Day - but did you know February is also National Library Lovers Month? Now you do!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Throughout history, there has been a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Although women have made huge strides in these areas, they are still underrepresented in these fields. The United Nations is trying to bridge this gap.