After the drought in 2012, the 112-year-old library in Sedalia required quite a few repairs. The library had to move to a temporary location for almost a year before repairs and renovations would be complete. Nearly $1.5 million dollars in repairs were made to the building. A portion of the proceeds for this bill did come from donations but a majority of the funding came from “Certificates of Participation”, which is a loan program that will be repaid over a 25-year time frame.

The library is located at 3rd and Kentucky. Their hours of operation are Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting in January they will be offering both Children and Adult Reading programs. For more information about the programs offered, contact the library at 660-826-1314 or visit their website at

To hear KMZU’s Mandy Young talk with Library Director Pam Hunter click below.

Pam Hunter