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With the opening of the new Nixa Branch and renovation of the Ozark Branch in 2018, Christian County Library accomplished part of its promise to voters who approved a renewal of the library’s tax levy in 2017. 

As the library saves to fund the future construction of new branches in Sparta and Clever to fulfill rest of that promise, the Christian County Library Foundation is also working hard to help community members identify meaningful ways they can contribute to their library. There are multiple options for donors ranging from naming an entire branch down to making smaller recurring or one-time donations to be honored on a donor wall at each branch.

One of the simplest ways to support the library’s expansion is to attend the Christian County Library Foundation’s fourth annual Trivia Night on Feb. 23. The event, sponsored by Southern Bank, takes place in a new larger venue this year, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Parish Hall in Ozark. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, a table decorating contest and costume contest, and prizes for first and last place. All funds raised during the event will go towards improvement and expansion of library facilities in Christian County.

“The Foundation’s previous trivia nights have been a really fun way to bring the community together in support of library expansion,” explains Library Director Geri Godber. 

Tickets for the event are $30 per person, or $200 for a table of eight, and can be purchased in advance online, with details at https://christiancountylibrary.org. Tickets include dinner catered by Rib Crib, dessert from Godfather’s pizza, and iced tea, with a cash bar available, and of course lots of fun trivia. 

The Foundation is seeking additional sponsors and donations for the silent auction, and businesses interested may contact Tory Pegram at the Nixa Branch at (417) 724-6100 for more information. 

“Trivia Night has become a successful fundraising tradition for the foundation,” Geri Godber said. “There are many people in Christian County who are excited about the idea of expanding and modernizing the library system in our community, and this is their chance to contribute to that cause and have a good time.”

For more information, visit https://christiancountylibrary.org or call (417)724-6100.

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