We would like to cordially invite you to our open house! The Ferguson Municipal Public Library has seen many changes over the last few years. Reconnect with your hometown library and stop by on Monday, September 25 for some light refreshments and to hear about some of the work we are doing. Library Director Scott Bonner will give some brief remarks at 5:30. See you there!
Notice of Public Hearing
Tax Rate – Ferguson Municipal Public Library District
A Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, 35 N. Florissant Road, at which citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed by the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, a political subdivision. The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenue that will be budgeted for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. The rates allowed under the existing tax rate ceiling are at or below the $0.2200 authorized by Ferguson voters. The Library District may make adjustments pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 137.073, and as required by Law, in accordance with Article X, Section 22 of the Missouri State Constitution.
Please see the attached file for more information.
On December 4th, we’re making a big change to the library! Except this time, it’s not one that’s physical. On that day, we, along with the rest of the Municipal Library Consortium, will be switching to a brand new catalog, called Polaris. With Polaris, you will have access to lots of great new features, including better account management (you’ll be able to pay fines online!), the ability to save your reading history, smarter searching for items, and much, much more. Like with any change, making this switch won’t be without a few hiccups. From December 4th-10th, some of our usual services will not be available:
- your current online account
- placing requests on items
- account lookup – you must bring your card with you!
- the current online catalog
In addition to not being able to request items from other libraries in the consortium, no requested items will be sent to the library until after December 10th. But no items will also be due that week, so you’ll be able to enjoy what you already have for a little longer!
While the library was closed on Wednesday, November 11, we had new sliding doors installed. While we feel like we’re walking onto the bridge to the Enterprise from Star Trek every time we come in, we know that our patrons with mobility issues are enjoying easier access into the library more. This is just one of many changes that have happened to the library over the last several months, from new carpet and computers to new tables and chairs. Stop by and check out the new doors today!
Thanks to the St. Louis Astronomical Society, we have a telescope available for you to check out! All you need is a valid Ferguson library card (no fines or fees over $5) and be at least 17. This easy-to-use telescope comes with instructions and a constellation guide to help you find many items in the night sky. To place a request online, put “telescope” into the search box, and then click “make a request”. You can also call the library and place a request over the phone!