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Welcome to the Chariton Public Library!

The Library offers an extensive collection of both fiction and nonfiction materials in a variety of formats for all ages.  Sections are provided for different reading levels and to meet patron information and reference needs.


Winter Hours are back starting September 6, 2016!!

Sunday           Closed

Monday         11:00 - 7:00

Tuesday        11:00 - 7:00

Wednesday   11:00 - 7:00

Thursday       11:00 - 7:00

Friday            11:00 - 5:00

Saturday        11:00 - 3:00

Ebscohost Link
The Library subscribes to a variety of
periodicals and to Ebscohost periodicals
database which can be accessed online
in the Library or from home
by clicking on this icon.



Click the BRIDGES icon to
download audiobooks and ebooks.
Scroll to find Chariton in the Library list.
Your card # is only 4 digits long,
not 6 digits like the cards themselves.

This subscription made possible by
The Chariton Public Library Foundation

LearningExpress 3.0

Click on the LearningExpress icon
for access to resume-writing help,
GED test prep, ACT & SAT practice
tests, and much more!

Interlibrary Loan

Click this icon to search
for items to interlibrary loan.
Then visit the Library,
or call 641-774-5514,
or email the Librarian at
to request the items you'd like to borrow.
The Library charges a $3.00 postage
fee for each item borrowed.

A Reminder for Parents:

The Library is a public building, and as such, it is open to and frequented by a wide variety of people.  Not everyone who enters the building or communicates with your children via the Internet has the well-being of your children in mind.
It is a parent’s decision to allow their child to have a library card.  As a parent or guardian, you should be aware that library policy permits all children access to all materials in our collection and to unfiltered Internet access. As a parent or guardian, if you choose to limit your child’s access to content whether at home, in the library or in any other location, you should make this desire known to your child.  If you are concerned that your children might be exposed to material which does not meet your personal standards, please accompany them when they use the library.  The library cannot withhold materials from, or restrict the access of any library patron, regardless of age.
To see the Library's Internet Policy click here.
To see the Library's Collection Development Policy click here.
Read the American Library Association's "Freedom to Read" and "Freedom to View" policies.
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