The Christian County Library Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Netzer Community Room at the Ozark Branch. The Ozark branch is located at 1005 N. 4th Ave., across from Finley River Park in Ozark. Bring your heirlooms and antiques to the event and have them appraised for just $5 per item. Appraisal tickets may be purchased at the service desk of any Christian County Library branch, or at the door of the event.
Local appraisers from Arts and Interiors by Betty Shook, Brady Dreasher, Mike Sexton, Marci Justice, Mike Cook from Mike’s Uniques, Matthew Robb from Relics Antique Mall, and James D. Wright will be on hand to tell you the value of your items. These appraisers specialize in silver, glassware, art, toys, furniture, jewelry, and general antiques. No firearms can be appraised at this event. The event is sponsored by Cookie’s Antique World located in Highlandville, MO.
All proceeds from this even benefit the Christian County Library Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds toward the expansion of library facilities and services in the county. The Library Foundation was formed in 2013 to help fund library expansion projects in Christian County. In 2017, Christian County voters approved a renewal of the library’s voted tax levy rate, allowing funding to establish library branches in Nixa, Clever, and Sparta, and renovate the existing Ozark Branch. In 2018 the building of the Nixa Branch and renovation of the Ozark branch were completed. Recently in 2019, the Library Board of Trustees has approved a funding plan for branches in Sparta and Clever, with construction set to begin on at least one of the branches in 2020. The Christian County Library Foundation continues to raise funds to contribute payment toward branches in Sparta and Clever.
The Christian County Library District has grown significantly over the years, and continues to expand into 2020. The prospect of having four branches across the Highway 14 corridor will mean 85% of the population of Christian County will be within five miles of a public library. The Christian County Library Foundation provides crucial financial and vocal support of library expansion to serve citizens of rural
Christian county. If you have questions about the Library Foundation, their mission, future fundraisers, or the plan to expand library services across the county, follow online on Facebook and Twitter, and visit christiancountylibrary.org/foundation-old/whatwefund/. Call the library at (417) 724-6100 for details.