Kicking off the Summer at Liberal Memorial Library

ZinioZinio for Libraries

If you’re gearing up for a Summer vacation this year, why not take along a few eMagazines for a little light reading. It’s easy to do if you have a mobile device that you like to use. Zinio for Libraries has new apps for iPad®, iPhone®, AndroidTM, and Kindle FireTM HD/HDX.

Did you know that Zinio also has instant streaming on PC and Mac computers? You can check out a magazine and start reading immediately on your computer.

Liberal Memorial Library, as part of a consortium of Southwest Kansas Libraries, is offering free online magazine checkout to our patrons through Zinio. You can use your Liberal Memorial Library card number to sign up for the service. Come by, call, or visit us online at to learn more about setting up an account.

Some of our most popular titles available for checkout include:

  • Country Living
  • Do It Yourself
  • Us Weekly
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Food Network Magazine
  • OK! Magazine
  • Family Circle
  • Family Handyman
  • HGTV Magazine.

“mental_floss” is the newest addition to our online magazine offerings.

Memorial Day

The Library will be closed tomorrow, Monday 25th for Memorial Day. Memorial Day originated after the Civil war as a way of remembering soldiers who died in the war. Here are a few of our newest books involving soldiers who also deserve to be remembered.

It’s what I do : a photographer’s life of love and war
by Addario, Lynsey

Book Description – War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life.

by Eric Blehm

Book Description – The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.

Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war
by Helen Thorpe

Book Description – In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home…These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Poppa D ClownSummer Reading is kicking off a little early this Tuesday with Poppa D Clown! The Kick Off party will be at 6:00 p.m., on the lawn at the Library and it is free for everyone. There will be games, snacks, and crafts to get you ready for Summer Reading. And of course Poppa D Clown will be there to entertain us all.

It’s still not too late to sign up for Summer Reading. You can come into the library or just visit our website. Visit the Kids, Teens, or Adults area on our website,, to find out more about Summer Reading.

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