Epsilon Beta

Keepers Of The Library

Start an Epsilon Beta Chapter at Your high school OR middle school

Epsilon Beta is a club for students who love books and are interested in the library. Many clubs provide community services to help libraries and promote literacy. Members promote the importance of reading and library learning. Epsilon Beta participates in any activity that offer the opportunity to promote literacy. Both high schools and middle schools are encouraged to have a club, but only grades 9-12 are allowed to attend the State Conference in March.

State Conference

This year the State Conference will be held in Springfield, Missouri. Be sure to get your membership forms in by November 1, so your club can attend the conference. We will take a tour of Missouri State and visit Pythian Castle!! We will also host competitions in book talks, book trailers, photography, scrap books and trivia. We elect new state officers at the state conference!


The first Epsilon Beta club was organized at Washington High School, Washington, Missouri, in 1931, by a teacher, Leona Evans. During the 1968-1969 school year, interested librarians and students expanded Epsilon Beta to a statewide organization.

The emblem includes the club motto, "Keepers of the Library", the name Epsilon Beta, a book and a torch. The yellow background represents loyalty and honor, and the green, youth and hope.