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Camdenton Library
Camdenton Library
Climax Springs Library
Climax Springs Library
Macks Creek Library
Macks Creek Library
Osage Beach Library
Osage Beach Library
Stoutland Library
Stoutland Library
Sunrise Beach Library
Sunrise Beach Library

About Us

The Camden County Library District has been serving the lake area since 1933 when the Camden County Literary Guild decided the county needed a library.  The first library was housed in the courthouse’s basement and started with 645 books in the collection.  We have since expanded to six branches across Camden County and house a collection of 97,000+  printed, audio, and visual materials and have access to over 116,000+ e-Books, e-Audio, and online videos.  

We also provide services, free of charge, to Benton, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Miller, Morgan, and Pulaski counties. 

Our Mission

The Camden County Library District is dedicated to enriching the lives in our community by providing experiences that empower, inspire, and entertain.

Our Vision

To build a community that has access to knowledge without distinction that fosters awareness and unlimited imagination.

Our Values

Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to our patrons, peers within the library, and expressly to our community.

Access

We strive to maintain resources that are readily available, either directly or indirectly, by the library and equal and equitable to all library users.

Confidentiality/Privacy

Protecting our patrons and guests’ privacy and confidentiality is necessary for intellectual freedom and is fundamental to librarianship’s ethics and practice.

Democracy

The library provides free and equal access to information for ALL people of the communities we serve. For further information, please read the Library Bill of Rights.

Diversity

We respect our county’s, state’s, and nation’s diverse cultures and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a wide assortment of resources and services.

Intellectual Freedom

We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library materials.

Service

We do our utmost to provide the highest level of service to all library users. We continually seek to maintain and enhance our knowledge and skills, encourage professional development amongst our co-workers, and foster the aspirations of potential members of the profession.

Are you ready to create a positive change in your life?