Announcements & Events

Board Meeting

August 8th, 6:00 PM

The Ray County Library Board of Trustees will hold a monthly Board Meeting and Tax Rate Hearing in the Community Room.

August 21, 2017

The Library will be closed  from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for viewing of the eclipse.


Adult Programs-Ray County Library:

Genealogy Assistance

Do you need help with microfilm research?  The Ray County Library offers a unique opportunity for genealogy seekers.  We have 100+ rolls of film that contain local information. We would like to help connect local people with the past. Call the front desk at 816-776-5104.

Book Club

The Ray County Library currently has two book clubs. The day and evening book clubs are currently full.  Please call the library to add your name to a list for an additional book club to be added in the future. 816-776-5104


Outreach is available to patrons who are home-bound. The librarians pick a collection of books which suit that patron and deliver them to their home when needed. Please contact the front desk if you would like to be included in this service.

GED/ HSE Tutoring

The Providing Academic Support Success (PASS) offers a strategy for high school exam preparation. Practice tests area available. Tutors help students evaluate areas they need to strengthen prior to taking the test. Work is assigned individually, with one-on-one support. There is no cost to participants, start at any time, self-paced learning, individualized tutoring, and they have six different locations. Currently at the Ray County Library the PASS program meets every Monday in the Community Room from 12-2pm. Interested individuals can contact the front desk or call 816-726-6717.

Reserve a Librarian

The Ray County Library’s Reserve a Librarian service allows you to spend a 30-minute session with a librarian who can offer assistance tailored to your needs. This will allow you to reserve a librarian for an uninterrupted one-on-one, face to face, 30-minute session.

Schedule a convenient time to meet with a staff member who will work exclusively with you on the following topics:

  • Basic Internet searching and browsing
  • Email setup
  • Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Learn to download eBooks to your digital device
  • Get more from the library’s catalog or databases

This service is available to Ray County Library cardholders. Reserve a Librarian requires 3-day advance notice and requests for specific times are dependent on staff availability. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes in length to allow staff to serve the greatest number of residents. To set up a convenient time please contact the front desk at 816-776-5104.

Personal Financial Management

August 17th classes have been cancelled.

September through October, Trish Savage, family financial education specialist,  from University of Missouri Extension will be partnering will the Ray County Library to offer workshops.  Call the Library for more information.  816-668-6720

Children’s/ Family programs- Ray County Library

 Family Storytime-No Storytime in August

September 11, 2017 Storytime returns

Mondays at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Join us for our weekly story time as we sing, read and make crafts! The planned activities will help develop early literacy skills and are targeted for ages 0-5. Children 2 years old and under must have an adult with them throughout the program.

Teen Programs-No Prorgams in August
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 PM
Play games, work on your favorite hobby, learn a new skill or work on a community project.  Best for grades 6th-12th




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