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West Plains Public Library

750 West Broadway Street

Mission :

The mission of the West Plains Public Library is to assure the preservation, acquisition and dissemination of knowledge for the future of West Plains. To accomplish this mission, the public library will:

  • Support individuals of all ages in their pursuit of independent learning by providing materials that educate, enrich, inform and entertain;
  • Encourage enthusiasm for reading and appreciation of literature; and
  • Provide a means of access to the world of information.

About Us:

The first library established in the city The G. Frank Pease Memorial was dedicated August 22, 1895. On November 21, 1998 a two mile long book brigade, 104 volumes were delivered hand-to-hand from the East Main Street location to our present library site. The official opening of the 23,500 sq. ft.building which now houses 78,760 titles was November 23, 1998. 


Amber Brawley

Saturday, June 16, 2018
I come here at least once a week absoutly love it here!!! Very kind and very helpful.

tina daily

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Lots of different types of books. Librarians are friendly and extremely helpful. Lots of chairs to sit and read or use your own computer at.

Brenda Galiher

Sunday, May 28, 2017
This is a beautiful facility. We have lived here in West Plains for 18 years. The first thing we did as a family was acquire a library card. Yes.. since we live out of the City Limits we pay an annual fee. However the joy and opportunity to borrow books.. is worth the investment. My children have grown up with this library and consider the librarians friends!

Franklin Kramer

Thursday, July 6, 2017
I just moved here from FLorida and we have had a poor experience with this library. I found the librarians to be unfriendly and snobbish. My mother in law worked for the New York City library and our family has always been very active with our local library as my wife has been teaching for many years. The library in Florida is much more supportive of new comers being involved and in getting people to be more involved in reading, but when you pay 25 bucks and a fine for every little thing and all you get is someone looking down their nose at you's not welcoming or inviting.

Kalene Gast

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Very friendly staff and a very good selection of books. I did not expect to find that many books or a library with that nice of a website in such a small town.

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