Announcements & Events


December 13th, 5:00 PM

Board Meeting

The Ray County Library Board of Trustees will hold a monthly Board Meeting


December 25th and 26th

Library Closed

The library will be closed in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


December 30th and January 1st

The library will be closed in observance of New Years’ Eve and New Years’ Day.


January 2, 2018

New Hours at the Ray County Library-because of your support for the library measure last spring we will be open more hours each week.

Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday Closed


Adult Programs-Ray County Library

Food for Fines

November 1st thru December 22nd, 2017 you may eliminate overdue fines on your account by providing one non-perishable food item for each dollar or fraction thereof. This excludes charges for damaged or lost material. All food products will be donated to the Salvation Army food pantry.

Cannot Accept Expired OR Missing Labels OR Damaged Goods!

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

To add your name to a wait list for future book clubs please contact the front desk at 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.

Future Adult Programs

Please feel free to call the Ray County Library with ideas and suggestions for future adult programs.


Children’s/ Family programs- Ray County Library

Family Storytime

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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.



Wednesday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Teen Time – Wednesdays teen time at the library will include chess club, monthly craft projects, snacks and cooking.

December 6th– We will be baking cookies during teen time.

December 13th, 20th and 27th -No Teen Time


December  5thth

Night Tree by Eve Bunting – We will read the Night Tree by Eve Bunting and then make gifts for our woodland friends.  Best for k-5th grade, all ages welcome.

December 12th, 19th and 26th–  No School Age/Family Programs






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