The Children’s Room has much to offer for children of all ages. Items available include books, VCR tapes and DVDs, Audio books, Easy Reader, Award-winning, fiction, non-fiction, biography, graphic novels, series books, and interactives (books with links to computer activities). 

A spectacular adventure awaits! Thanks to the Stanley and Elaine Ball Foundation, the children’s area has a new look. There are books bigger than kids can imagine and a forest room with reading nooks. A kiosk offers electronic game pads and computers. Many new materials have been added.




Join us for Story Time every Thursday from 11:00 to 11:30 A.M. in the Forest Room of the Children’s Library.


This program occurs in the Children’s Room every third Saturday* of the month, September through May: includes story time, themed projects, guest presenters, snacks, from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M., for young children and parents.

*Watch for posting at the library or call to verify date. 


On March 21st , Parents as Teachers from the Hollister School District, will be at the Library to celebrate National Poetry Day, from 11:00 AM to Noon.


This season’s program will begin, on Saturday April 6 at 10:00 AM, with a short introductory program, in the downstairs conference room. Participants should dress for a planting work time in the gardens. Children of any age can join at no cost. Parents are welcome. The first few meetings will be on Saturday mornings; which may change to Tuesday evenings in the summer. This year, local Master Gardeners awarded our program with $1,100 to purchase needed materials, trees and flowers. Thanks to Patty Slicer for organizing this fun project.

Upcoming Junior Gardener dates:

April 7    10:00 AM
April 21  10:00 AM
May 5     10:00 AM
May 19   10:00 AM
Summer: to be announced.

We won the City of Branson Beautification Award in 2017!


Libraries Rock!
That is the theme of the 2018 children’s summer reading program. The program will begin on Tuesday, June 5th , in the Stanley & Elaine Ball Children’s Library. This six week program for PreK – 4th grade features a reading challenge, fun activities, and surprise guests. Each Tuesday session lasts 60-70 minutes. The theme will focus on musical instruments, reading, and learning how to rock out! Call for pre-registration information: 417-334-1418.




Tuesday, May 1st , at 7:00 PM, artistic works from students at Branson and Hollister High Schools, will be exhibited in the Stanley & Elaine Ball Children’s Library. Prize money in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a variety of categories. The “Friends” of the Library and the Branson Regional Arts Council sponsor this annual art awards ceremony. All are welcome.



Pete Herschend talks to Jr. Gardeners.                                              April 8, 2017, planting


Library Hours:


10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you would like to get a Library Card,
download an application, print, fill it out
and bring it in. For card application Click
For card policies, Click Here. Yearly cost is $5 for individual, or $10 for family membership, or $5 for a guest.

Thrift Shop Hours
Tuesday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The library is closed on days when inclement weather is severe.
Directions: One block south of Hwy 76, directly behind the Presbyterian Church in downtown Branson (4th & Pacific).

Taneyhills Community Library
200 South 4th Street
Branson, MO 65616