Meeting Rooms

The Wolpers Family Board Room was dedicated on June 19, 2018, in honor of the 70 years of support and service this family has provided to the library. The board room was reestablished as part of the 2008 renovation and expansion project, which was funded by the Kay Porter $1 million gift. A federal grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services added technology and equipment.

Meeting Space Request Form

Small business, professionals, government groups, exhibitors, and organizations will enjoy the technology and space provided by the Library meeting spaces, including the Wolpers Family Board Room, Library Theater, Sensory Garden, Ridgel Events Room, and Ridgel Study Rooms. Indoor spaces are a part of the original 1936 structure which include the original wood molding and paint colors of the Library. The Sensory Garden, a gift from the Poplar Bluff chapter of Rotary International is tranquil and inviting with benches, fountain, seasonal plantings, and magnolias growing since the 1930’s.

Use of space is only by advance reservation and completion of the room request form and signing the user agreement. This form must be co-signed by the director or assistant director. It is assumed that users have read the Meeting Spaces Policy and agree to all stipulations included in the policy.

Meeting Spaces at the Main Branch:

Wolpers Family Board Room

The board room provides seating for 15 with tables and chairs and with the capability of computer work stations for 10. Technology access includes Smart Board, front-screen projection, telephone conferencing, sound system, and WiFi with Internet access. Room includes electrical and water amenities.

Library Theater

The Library Theater provides meeting space in the lower stage area with table and chairs for 70, chairs only is 150, and standing room only is 200. Technology access includes front-screen projection for two screens (floor level--12 x 30 and stage level 10 x 15), sound system, and WiFi with Internet access. The room includes electrical and kitchenette, refrigerator and freezer access. There is an upright baby grand piano in the space (tuning by a reputable professional is user’s responsibility).

Sensory Garden

Available seating is 150 persons with chairs or standing room only. Please refer to the Meeting Room Policy regarding set-ups. WiFi Internet and electric access is available.

Meeting Spaces at the Ridgel Branch:

Ridgel Events Room

The events room provides seating for 25 with tables and chairs. Technology access includes two 46" Smart TVs for casting and projection with WiFi and Internet access. Room includes electrical and kitchenette amenities.

Ridgel Study Room

The Ridgel Branch offers three private study rooms offered on a first come, first served basis. Rooms provide seating for two with tables and chairs, device charging, white boards, high-speed WiFi Internet, and smart TVs for casting and projection


Small groups may request basic Internet, email, Windows 10, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and online database training classes at no charge. Visit the library website for a list of programs already scheduled.



Approved by the Library Board of Trustees June 1, 2015

Discover more
Events at the library

Find more events and programs offered at the library in the quarterly events newsletter, Off the Shelf.

View the Library
Event Calendar

Visit the Event Calendar for a complete listing of Adult and Kids Events at the Library. Subscribe to the library's event newsletter, Off The Shelf, and receive a copy by email.

Take a
Basic Computer Class

Improve your computer skills, have fun and make new friends when you attend a basic computer class at the library.


Submit request