Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month. This month we commemorate the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

The Spell of a Retell

From tales as old as writing itself, such as The Odyssey and Gilgamesh, to "newer" pieces like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Catcher in the Rye, there have always been works that stood the test of time and earned the title of a classic.

Birds of a Feather: The Great Backyard Bird Count

If you are a follower of the library or a parent of a child who frequents the library, you might have already seen one or two programs that involve birds (i.e. Every Child Ready to Read: The Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 11th).

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Throughout history, there has been a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Although women have made huge strides in these areas, they are still underrepresented in these fields. The United Nations is trying to bridge this gap.


Every year, book lovers celebrate Library Shelfie Day on the fourth Wednesday of January. This year, Library Shelfie Day falls on January 25th. What is Library Shelfie Day? It’s a day dedicated to sharing your personal library bookshelf with the world.

What is Hygge?

Hygge. It's such a fun and silly word to say, but what does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, hygge is “a cozy quality that makes a person feel content and comfortable”.

January Book Blitz

Season's greetings and happy holidays from the Cape Girardeau Public Library! It’s a new year, and you know what that means? New reading lists, new resolutions, new goals, and a fresh start for all!

Welcome to Our New Website!

We’ve been working behind the scenes for months now, and it’s finally ready to unveil to all of our favorite people (just to be clear, that includes YOU). 

Poke around our new site–we hope you love the fresh look and feel, plus some of the brand-new features we’ve added: