Jackson Programs

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Virtual Story Time - every Tuesday at 10:30 am

on our Facebook page and YouTube channel

Themes for this month are:

September 1 - Sunflowers  Click here to watch on YouTube

September 8 - The Library!!  Click here to watch on YouTube

September 15 - Apples  Click here to watch on YouTube

September 22 - Autumn/Fall  Click here to watch on YouTube

September 29 - Changing Leaves


2020-09 Mo Ext kids Library Program


Children's Program with Ann Knight from Missouri Extension Service - September 9 at 10:30 am

Click here to watch on YouTube

Theme is Fall Gardening for kids. Activity packets will be available before the program.



Sunflower Craft

Virtual Children Craft DIY September 10 at 10:30 am

Click here to watch on YouTube

Craft kits will be available for pickup starting September 5 at the Altenburg branch.

 2020-09 HomeSchool Hub

Homeschool Hub Session - September 16 at 2 pm

These virtual 30 to 45 minute sessions are for ages 5 to 14. Presented via Zoom, this program will focus on a specific theme with discussion, library fun, videos, and a craft tutorial. The craft tutorial will be added to the Library's YouTube channel for those that may have missed the session. Hub kits including how to log into session will be available starting September 5 at the Altenburg branch.


Virtual Adult Craft DIY Tutorial - September 17 at 10:30 am


Join Mrs. Sandy and learn how to make a Paint Stick Scarecrow home decoration during this craft tutorial. Materials sheet and some supplies will be available at all Riverside Regional Library branches. The materials sheet is also available on the Library's website calendar page. Click here to watch on YouTube


 Eating Smart Being Active 2020-09


Fall Program for Adults with Ann Knight from Missouri Extension Service - September 23 at 11 am

Click here to watch on YouTube

Recipe packets will be available before the program. The first five people at each branch to pick up a packet will receive a special incentive gift.


2020-09 Apple  Worm Craft


Virtual Children's Craft Tutorial - September 24 at 10:30 am

Click here to watch on YouTube

Join Mrs. A to make a cool apple craft - but watch out for the worm! Craft kits will be available for pickup starting September 19 at the Altenburg branch.


 outdoor movie night sign

 Outdoor Movie Night - September 25 at 7:15 pm

Bring your family for this social distancing event and enjoy a great family movie under the stars. We'll be set up on the lawn to the east of the library behind Commerce Bank. Movie starts at 7:15 pm. Co-sponsored by Jackson Community Outreach Board.



Friends of Jackson


Book donations of books in GOOD CONDITION are welcome anytime and are used for Spring and Fall book sale.
NO TEXTBOOKS, encyclopedias, or READERS DIGEST condensed books.

Meeting times for 2020:
April meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 14, 4:00 p.m.
Jackson Friends of the Library - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. except January, June, July, August, & December

EVERYONE is invited to the next meeting to be held at the Jackson Riverside Library located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd in Jackson Missouri.
If you would like to become a Friend, just drop in at any of the meetings, or call (573) 243-8141 ext. 1 for more information.                 

(NO Meetings in January, June, July, August, & December) 

All members are welcome to attend meetings and contribute ideas. All meetings are held at the Main Library of Riverside Regional located at 1997 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. All money raised is used at the Jackson Branch of Riverside Regional Library.

The Friends are a group of volunteers who promote the public library through fund-raisers. Money earned goes for programs, equipment, books, videos, furniture, or other things the library needs and can't afford to purchase. Being a Friend is a great way to meet other people who are interested in books and the library, to bring public attention to all the materials and services the library has to offer, to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the library, and to raise funds to provide special programs for kids, teens, adults, and seniors at the library. If you are not yet a member of the Jackson Friends at the Riverside Regional Library, why not join? Help us make our library GREAT!!!

The Friends have been busy bringing extra support and help for the library.

The other branches of the Riverside Regional Library have organized or are working on plans to organize Friends groups. We look forward to working with them. However, remember that the money the Jackson Friends make will still be used at the Jackson Branch.

Don’t forget that the library often has need of volunteers to help with extra jobs around the library. Some may be short-term but others can be ongoing. Just ask one of the librarians for more information.


The elected officers for the 2020 year:

President - Erika Hamilton
Vice President - Tom Bass
Secretary - Sharon Sparzynski
Membership - Linda Sandlin

Secretary - Barb Morgan
Events - Janell Hinkebein

It is time to renew your membership in the Friends. You may pick up a membership envelope at the circulation desk and leave your dues with the staff or mail your dues to the FOL at the library address (1997 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755). The cost of dues has not changed.
Members get to shop first on Member Night Only for ALL book Sales.
Do you have IDEAS TO SHARE? Get involved. Come to the meetings of the Friends and share your ideas. Help make our Jackson Branch of RRL really super!

We have four corporate members: Maevers Investments, Montgomery Bank, Bank of Missouri, and Gordonville Grill.

We are hoping to increase our support for the library and suggest that you might help by asking businesses that you frequent to become corporate supporters. The cost is fairly reasonable, $25.00 for the year. Corporate Sponsors receive a certificate suitable for framing and we recognize them when we have organization sponsored activities. Envelopes for becoming members are available at the circulation desks.

It is never too late to join the Friends! Our dues are affordable and it gives you a chance to help your library!

Membership dues are:

Individual $5
Family (Parents and at home children) $10
Business/Corporate $25


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