Cedar County Library

Glenda Tate, Director

Monday-Friday:   9:30am to 5:30pm     Saturday:  9:00am to 1:00pm

El Dorado Springs:  John D. Smith Library  808 S Main  417-876-4827

Stockton:  Geneva Sharp Library  717 East St.  417-276-3413

reading-childThe Cedar County library has two branches:  The Geneva Sharp Library/Stockton Branch and the John D. Smith Library/El Dorado Springs Branch.

Employees:  There are two full-time and five part-time employees who keep each branch open 44 hours a week.

Tax Rate: The library has the next to lowest tax rate in Cedar County at $0.08 per $100 valuation.

Board:  The library board is comprised of five volunteers who are appointed to a staggered four-year term by the county commission.

Friends:  Each branch has a Friends of the Library organization that buys all the magazines and other requested library materials, the Springfield News-Leader, and who sponsors the Summer Reading Program for the children.


*  Materials in all media formats.  Also in cooperation with the Missouri Conservation Department, fishing poles and tackle boxes are available for checkout at the Stockton branch.

*  Materials can be reserved or renewed through our online catalog at

*  Inter-library loan of materials throughout Missouri and the surrounding states.

*  Copy, fax, and microfilm readers/printers.  Color copier at Stockton.

*  Free Wi-Fi.

*  Public access computers with printers, both B & W and color.

*  Voter Registration applications available.