Library Will Be Closed:

May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day

June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth Freedom Day

July 4, 2024 - Independence Day


Friends of the Library

June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

August 12, 2024 - 10:00am

October 14, 2024 - 10:00am

December 16, 2024 - 10:00 am


Historical Society Meeting

May 14, 2024 - 1:00pm

July 19, 2024 - 1:00pm


Story Hour with Stacy

May 21, 2024 - 11:00am

June 18, 2024 - 11:00am

July 16, 2024 - 11:00am


Ventriloquist Doug Mickan

June 22, 2024 - 11:00am


Parasol Puppets

July 20, 2024 - 11:00am


Osage Wind Rider Robert Roe

August 14, 2024 - 1:00pm


Please check back for more information as we add new events.

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The Library is Open 

Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 6:00pm.  

Saturdays, 9:30 until 1:00pm.

NEW: We have lifted the limit on people in the building, groups are back in action and we have resumed interlibrary loan service.

If you are not comfortable entering the building, curbside pickup is available by telephone or email request.  Curbside service will continue until further notice.

  • Please practice social distancing and be considerate of others when visiting the library.
  • Computer use is restricted to one hour.
  • Groups and programs normally held at the Library will be postponed until further notice.
  • Inter-library loan requests may be made, but at the present time, that service is also temporarily postponed.
  • The Library continues to offer e-book downloads, and 24/7 Wi-Fi access (that signal extends to the parking area of the Library.)
  • Notices and updates can also be found on the Library’s website and Facebook page.
  • The Library Staff and Board extends special thanks to the community for continued support and appreciates your patience during this unprecedented time in history.


Please note that our Wi-Fi is on 24/7 and is an open network. We have Overdrive available through our MoLib2go (ebook consortium). We are offering special arrangement curbside service.

Patrons can call the library 417-745-6939 or email hickorylib@hotmail.com with questions, renewals etc.

Thanks, and stay safe!

Home Learning Resources Now Available from Scholastic and Tumblebooks 

Scholastic is currently offering an online site with five days of learning to support off-site education. More material will be added to cover a 20 day span.

If you would like to use access this program, please click here for full details and a link to the program itself.

And Tumblebooks is offering free access to K-6 educational books, Teen books, Audio books for all ages, and Romance books for adults. Go to our information links page to access them.


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E-Books: www.molib2go.org


Monday through Friday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Closed Sundays


PLEASE NOTE: There will be more interviews for Census Takers. We will announce the dates as soon as we know them. 


Visit the Library today to see what's new! We offer bestseller books as well as old favorites, new release movies, and a 24/7 wireless internet/hotspot.

You can borrow books for 4 weeks and keep new movies at home for 3 days. And of course, it's all FREE to the public.

News, Book Reviews and More

Sign up here to receive our monthly email newsletter, The Town Crier. See what's new on the shelves, read some book reviews, and be among the first to learn about special events at the library.

Come explore the Hickory County Library. There's a lot to discover and enjoy!

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers are always welcome! If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering at the library, please call Stacy at 417-745-6939.

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