Passport acceptance offered at Sikeston Public Library

The Sikeston Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, beginning on Monday, April 24. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports without leaving Sikeston.
We have had many inquiries over the years asking whether we process passports. Other libraries in our area have had success with offering this service, and we are excited to bring passport processing to the Sikeston area.
The library will not be taking passport photographs, so applicants will need to bring passport photographs with them.  Many area businesses provide passport photographs that meet U.S. Department of State guidelines.
Current passport holders will still have to renew their passports online or through the mail, as we are not authorized to process passport renewals. The library has the appropriate renewal forms available, or the form can be downloaded from the State Department’s website.”
Passport processing hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday; from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday.  Other hours, including weekend hours, will be available by appointment.

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the State Department's website at

Free access to digital storybooks added!

Thousands of children across Missouri are enjoying access to Tumble Books, and now you can too!

With your library card number, you can log into Tumble Books from home and read early literacy favorites that are narrated for your child's enjoyment.

If you don't have your library card number, visit the circulation desk at the library, and we can get you set up!

Click on the image below to start enjoying Tumble Books in your home!

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Check out our selection
of e-books online!

The Sikeston Public Library is a member of MoLib2Go, a statewide consortium of over 100 public libraries providing e-books, audiobook downloads, and streaming video to library patrons.

Patrons are allowed to check out up to 7 items at a time, and have an additional 7 items on hold.  Checkout periods range from 7 days to 21 days for e-books and audiobooks, and  5 days for streaming video.

Visit the library to pick up all the information you need to get started with downloadable books and audios.  There is no additional charge for e-books and audiobooks for any patron in good standing.

Click here to learn more about how MoLib2Go works at the Sikeston Public Library, then click the logo below to go to the MoLib2Go site and start browsing!

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About the Sikeston Public Library

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A history of the Sikeston Public Library

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Welcome to the 
Sikeston Public Library!

121 E. North Street

Sikeston MO  63801
Phone (573) 471-4140

Fax (573) 471-6048

MONDAY-THURSDAY    10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
FRIDAY                          10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
SATURDAY                     10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Closed on Sundays during the summer

The mission of the Sikeston Public Library in the 21st Century continues to be to provide high quality materials for its patrons in the areas of research, reading for pleasure and space for community service.  In order to accomplish this mission, the Board of Directors recognize that there will be a continuing need for more space, qualified personnel, technology, and additional sources for funding. 
                                              ADOPTED--August 4, 1997

Celebrating Winnie the Pooh at Preschool Storytime
Children attending Preschool Storytime on January 18, 2017, celebrated National Winnie the Pooh Day with Winnie the Pooh and other stuffed bears. After hearing a Winnie the Pooh flannel board story, each child made their own Winnie the Pooh to take home.

Altrusa donation
Altrusa International of Sikeston recently made a donation to the library to assist with the Summer Reading Program. Pictured are Gloria Jackson; Linda Myers; Ann Thompson, children's librarian; Terry Eakins; and Teresa Wright.

Storyteller visit

A Spotlight on Literacy grant through the Missouri State Library brought storyteller Karen Young to the Draughon Room at the library to present "From Dawn to Knight: Celtic Hero and King Arthur Tales."

Mother Goose visit

Children enjoyed a visit from Mother Goose.

St. Francis Book Wars

A big "THANK YOU" to the fifth and sixth graders at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, who donated $1,100 to replace books in our children's section.

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This page updated on June 21, 2017.