Spring Book Sale

Support the library and pick up some good deals at the Friends of the Library book sale Tuesday, April 26th through Saturday, April 30th during regular library hours.

Tues-Thurs – paperbacks will be $0.50 each and all other items will be $1 each.

Fri-Sat – $1 for every bag full of books and $2 for every box full of books.

Funds from the book sale go to help support library programs including Baby’s Bookshelf, Budding Bookworms, Summer Reading Program, etc.

Events

  • Teen Volunteer Work Day – Monday, April 18th at 5:30 pm

    Teens, here is an opportunity to complete community service hours at the library. In our first meetings, we will create cards for nursing homes and/or hospitals

  • Kids Bingo Night – Tuesday, April 19th at 4:30 pm

    Kids, join us for a fun game of Bingo! Snacks and fun prizes will be available!

  • Teen Otaku Club – Wednesday, April 20th at 5 pm

    Do you love anime and manga and are in middle or high school? Then come to our Teen Otaku Club meeting. This month we will watch and discuss the anime Ranking of Kings! Sign up in advance to save your spot and get a free snack. Join us at the meeting for your chance at an anime door prize and to enjoy a craft.

  • Teen Beanboozled Challenge – Friday, April 22nd at 4:30 pm

    Teens, celebrate National Jelly Bean Day by playing the Beanboozled Challenge!

    Bean Boozled Jelly Beans are crazy… In a good way! They make you wonder “how were they able to get the taste soooo right?”.

    Bring a friend and see if they have the courage to go head to head with you on flavors like cappucino vs liver and onions or juicy pear vs booger.

  • Teen Arty Party: Blackout Poetry – Tuesday, April 26th at 5:30 pm

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a unique craft. Create poetry with words that are on a page and black out the rest with a sharpie and decorate it.

  • Game Day for all ages – Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 pm

    Come in and play board, card, and video games. This event is open to all ages, bring a friend or family member to try out a new game!

  • Library and Lunch – On Tuesday, May 10th​ at Noon, our book club will meet to discuss “Dear Mrs. Bird” by by AJ Pearce

Have a Spooky Halloween at the Library

Events

  • Halloween Bunco Party – Thursday, October 28th at 2 pm



    Wear your costumes and join us for the popular dice game, Bunco! Let the dice roll, meet friends, and win some fun prizes.
    Registration is required, so register online or in person. Adults only. Snacks will be provided.
  • Family Halloween Party and Costume Contest – Friday, October 29th at 4:30 pm.



    Everyone’s invited to our Halloween party and costume contest. There will be games, goodies and awesome prizes for the winners of the costume contest. The results of our pumpkin decorating contest will also be announced during the party.

    Kiwanis will end their Pet & Spook Parade at the library. Walk in the parade and stop to join us in fun activities and a costume contest!
  • Teen Nacho Day Party – Monday, October 18th at 4:30 pm

    Did you know October 21st is International Day of the Nacho? Join us in celebrating the birth of delicious nachos! Grab a plate and watch a Nacho named movie
  • Movie Time – Tuesday, October 19th at 6 pm

    Come to the library and enjoy a movie and free popcorn! Feel free to bring your own drink, and a blanket/pillow to be comfy! This Disney movie stars Eddie Murphy as a realtor who, along with his family, becomes trapped in an old Mansion by ghosts!
  • Teen Otaku Club – Wednesday, October 20th at 5 pm

    Do you love anime and manga and are in middle or high school? Then come to our Teen Otaku Club meeting. This month we will watch and discuss the anime Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun!. We will also make a fun cosplay craft. Sign up to get a copy of the manga to read in advance and save your spot for the meeting. There will be a door prize and there will be a free snack for each person that signs up!
  • Movie Time – Tuesday, October 26th at 6 pm

    Enjoy an interactive showing of a Halloween Disney movie. Max, a teenage boy, moves to Salem where he accidentally releases the Sanderson sisters, evil witches who lived 300 years ago. Max and his friends must stop them from wreaking havoc on the town.

    Interactive showings are a fun way of watching a movie where everyone gets a script and a bag of props and you follow along to shout and snack along with the movie. 

Halloween Book Display

Whether you’re in the mood for a scary book that will keep you up at night, or you prefer a Halloween themed cozy mystery, our Halloween book display has it all.

A season of the witch

A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts
by J.W. Ocker.

From the book description

Edgar Award-winning travel writer explores America’s capital of creepy – Salem, Massachusetts

A single event in its 400 years of history―the Salem Witch Trials of 1692―forever changed the city’s character and reputation in America. Salem thrives as a haven of the bizarre and a modern outpost for the weird. But Salem is a seasonal town―and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. 

Experience the thrills of Halloween through the eyes of a curious and adventurous outsider in the city that has defined this day for generations. 

Devil's call

Devil’s call
by J. Danielle Dorn

On a dark night in the summer of 1859, three men enter the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shoot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unbeknownst to them, Li Lian, his wife, hails from a long line of women gifted in ways that scare most folks—the witches of the MacPherson clan—and her need for vengeance is as vast and unforgiving as the Great Plains themselves.

Devil’s Call traces Li Lian’s quest, from the Nebraska Territory, to Louisiana, to the frozen Badlands, to bring to justice the monster responsible for shooting her husband in the back. This long-rifled witch will stop at nothing​—​and risk everything​—​in her showdown with evil.

Halloween Party Murder

Halloween Party Murder
by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross 

Halloween Party Murder by Leslie Meier – Tinker’s Cove newest residents Ty and Heather Moon turn their Victorian home into a haunted house to raise funds for charity. But the Halloween fun turns to horrific fright when Heather dies and Ty finds himself accused of murder. Digging deep into the story, journalist Lucy Stone uncovers some sinister secrets in the Moons’ past linked to a conspiracy in her hometown…

Death of a Halloween Party Monster by Lee Hollis – Everyone attending Island Times Food and Cocktail columnist Hayley Powell’s Halloween bash is dressed as their favorite movie monster. But when partygoers stumble upon Boris Candy’s bludgeoned costumed corpse, it falls to Hayley to discover who among her guests wanted to stop the man from clowning around permanently…

Scared Off by Barbara Ross – Three teenage girls having a sleepover on Halloween night get spooked when high schoolers crash the house for a party. But no one expected to find a crasher like Mrs. Zelisko, the elderly third floor tenant, dead in the backyard–dressed in a sheet like a ghost. With her niece traumatized, Julia Snowden must uncover who among the uninvited guests was responsible for devising such a murderous trick…

Night of the mannequins

Night of the mannequins
by Stephen Graham Jones

We thought we’d play a fun prank on her, and now most of us are dead.

One last laugh for the summer as it winds down. One last prank just to scare a friend. Bringing a mannequin into a theater is just some harmless fun, right? Until it wakes up. Until it starts killing.

Luckily, Sawyer has a plan. He’ll be a hero. He’ll save everyone to the best of his ability. He’ll do whatever he needs to so he can save the day. That’s the thing about heroes—sometimes you have to become a monster first.

Summer Fun at the Library

Even though Summer Reading is over, there is still a lot going on here at the library including a Harry Potter Birthday party for all ages!

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Harry Potter Birthday party

On Friday July 30th from 1pm to 5pm, we will celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday with games, crafts, a photo booth, a costume contest, and a visit from live snakes!

The party will start off with a visit from some snakes. Harry has many encounters with snakes over the years; we will get to see a snake presentation and meet a few.

After that, we will be hosting several games to get you in the spirit:

  • Let’s go on a Horcrux Hunt – a scavenger hunt for Voldemort’s seven horcruxes. There will be clues to help lead the way and the one who finds them all will get a reward!
  • Are you a member of SPEW, the Society for the Protection of Elfish Welfare? Join us in freeing house elves with a game of sock toss!
  • Need to practice your levitation spell? Whoever can levitate the balloon the longest will get a prize, every player will get a free wand (while supplies last).
  • Think you know the most about the boy who lived? Play some trivia with us on your own device with Kahoot. A prize will be awarded to the winner.

We will also have crafts! Paint your own pet owl rock or cast a patronus onto paper to take home.

While all this is going on, we will have a photo booth and costume contest! Come in your best outfit that references the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and you could get a prize for best dressed!

More Events

  • Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m and again on Monday evenings at 5:30
  • Kernel Club – Thursdays at 4 pm
    Kids,become a member of the Kernel Club and learn about Kansas Farms and how they grow corn. The Kernel Club will meet every Thursday, from July 15th to August 12th at 4 pm.
    We will have a short lesson, do a corn themed craft and eat a corn based snack.
  • Facebook Storytimes – Fridays at 4 pm
  • Game Day – Tuesday, July 20th at 3 pm
    Kids and teens, unleash your inner gamer with a mix of video and board games available to play at the library!
  • Teen Otaku Club – Wednesday, July 21st at 4 pm
    This month we are discussing the manga & anime Blue Exorcist. Sign up to get a copy of the manga to read in advance and save your spot for the meeting. There will be a door prize and a box of pocky for each person that signs up!
  • Game Day for Adults – Thursday, July 22nd at 2 pm
    Hang out with other adults and play board games and card games. For adults only. Signup online or at the Circulation desk.
  • Movie Time – Tuesday, July 27th at 4pm
    Watch this new computer-animated urban fantasy adventure film with us. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures last year.

    On Ian’s sixteenth birthday, his mother gives her two sons a gift from their father, a letter describing a “visitation spell” that can resurrect someone for a single day.
    The two brothers set out on a quest to find an artifact, so Ian can visit with his father, who died before Ian was born.

Dog Days book display

The Dog Days of Summer are here again. The typically hot and humid time of the year when the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the Dog Star. It’s also an excellent time to showcase some of our dog themed books. For more dog themed books, come in and check out our book display.

animal instinct

Animal Instinct: A K Team Novel 
by David Rosenfelt 

Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, a German shepherd named Simon Garfunkel, are recently retired police officers turned private investigators. Along with fellow former cop Laurie Collins and her investigating partner, Marcus, they call themselves the K Team, in honor of Simon.

the fear that chases me

The Fear That Chases Me: K-9 Search and Rescue
by Linda J White

Jessica Chamberlain and her search-and-rescue dog, Luke, hunt for lost people in the Tidewater area of Virginia. But that’s a side hustle: Jess’s work as a private investigator pays the bills. Right now, she’s looking for a girl missing for twenty years and the truth about a man’s suicide. When someone runs her off the road and her house burns down, she could take the hint and leave—but she won’t.

Dogs

Art Studio: Dogs: More than 50 projects and techniques for drawing, painting, and creating 25+ breeds in oil, acrylic, pencil, and more!

Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, this engaging book includes a variety of fun and unique drawing, painting, and mixed media projects designed to help you transform your love of canines into beautiful works of art.

 
in dog we trust

In dog we trust
by Beth Kendrick.

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She never expected to be living a pampered life in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.

Hoopla is coming to our library!

Hoopla Coming Soon

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Hoopla is coming to our library! Library patrons will be able to use hoopla for online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and more. There are no waiting lists with hoopla. Using your library card number and password, you’ll be able to borrow, instantly stream, and download a certain number of items every month using hoopla’s mobile app or their website www.hoopladigital.com

Virtual Teen Otaku Club

Our Virtual Teen Otaku Club will meet online again at 5 pm on April 21st. The club will discuss the anime El-Hazard: The Wanderers. We have screener dvd’s available for borrowing or members can watch the show on Crunchy Roll for free. 

Visit our website at lmlibrary.org and sign up to get the zoom room info & obtain a screener DVD. Every teen who signs up gets a free box of pocky!

El-Hazard: The Wanderers focuses on three high school students and their History teacher who are mysteriously transported to the fantastical world of El-Hazard. 

Next month we will celebrate Studio Ghibli’s 20th anniversary of Spirited Away. We will play trivia and other games based on the movie.

April Grab and Go Teen Crafts 

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us by grabbing a craft and going online to view our tutorial! The craft will be available for the entire month or until supplies run out, supplies are limited so hurry in to get yours!

Once you get your craft, go online to facebook, instagram, or twitter and find us, Liberal Memorial Library, to view our tutorial video on how to do the craft. A paper tutorial will be included in the kit, so viewing the video is not required.

Online Library and Lunch

Library and Lunch May 2021

On Tuesday, May 11th at Noon, our book club will meet online to discuss “The Storied Life Of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

Earth Day Display

This coming Thursday is Earth Day. Check out our Earth Day display either in person at the library or online by going to our catalog, http://catalog.lmlibrary.org, then choose Adult on the top menu and Book Display under the List of All option.

How to avoid a climate disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
by Bill Gates

From the book description

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.

The hidden life of trees

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
by Peter Wohlleben

Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Unstoppable

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
by Bill Nye 

Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today’s rising youth to action: to create a better future.

Bill Nye applies his message of technological optimism to one of the most serious challenges facing our species: climate change. With a scientist’s rigorous understanding of how things are and an engineer’s vision of how things could be, he completely reframes the issue of today’s environmental crisis and views it not as the end of progress but as an opportunity for a tremendous new beginning.

Our only home

Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World 
by Dalai Lama

Saving the climate is our common duty. With each passing day, climate change is causing Pacific islands to disappear into the sea, accelerating the extinction of species at alarming proportions and aggravating a water shortage that has affected the entire world. In short, climate change can no longer be denied—it threatens our existence on earth.

In this new book, the Dalai Lama, one of the most influential figures of our time, calls on political decision makers to finally fight against deadlock and ignorance on this issue and to stand up for a different, more climate-friendly world and for the younger generation to assert their right to regain their future.

Visit your library online


For now the library is closed to the public, but the staff is hard at work. If you visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lmlibrary, you’ll find the most recent updates and library related information.

Online library programs

We continue to offer storytimes for the kids, but for now they will be held online instead of in person. Facebook Live storytimes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 pm. Catch them live or watch the recordings later.

Our book club is also meeting online these days. The next meeting will be on June 9th at noon on Zoom where we will discuss “Call of the Wild” by Jack London.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is scheduled to start June 1st. This year we’ll offer it online through Beanstack from Zoobean, Inc. Using the Beanstack website or free Beanstack Tracker mobile app, you’ll be able to sign up for Summer Reading for yourself and the kids, complete reading challenges, do online activities, update your reading log, and earn badges toward fun prizes. Watch our facebook page for more information about how to sign up for Summer Reading.

Access to digital books

Are you looking for something good to read? All Kansas residents have access to lots of great ebooks and digital audio books through the Kansas State Library Digital Book eLending program. If you follow the Digital Book eLending link on their website https://kslib.info/, you’ll find ebooks and digital audio books for all ages. Most of which can be downloaded then read offline later.

  • With RBdigital you can checkout up to 10 audiobooks at a time for up to three weeks.

  • cloudLibrary offers ebooks and audiobooks and includes new bestsellers and larger publishers. Checkout up to 5 books for 2 weeks. The app works with most mobile devices and on Windows and Mac computers.

  • Enki Library includes independent publishers and shelf-published books. They have a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Checkout up to 10 books for 3 weeks.

  • Freading is the only one that doesn’t require you to place a hold on checked out items. It has a large collection that is always available. It includes books from small and medium sized publishers and a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. Checkout up to 5 books per week for 2 weeks each.

For the kids, there is BookFlix – storybooks paired with a nonfiction ebook, and Britannica E-STAX – nonfiction eBooks for PreK through grade 9.

Tumblebooks access

Through August 31, 2020 the good people at Tumblebooks are making their reading and learning databases freely available to us through the Kansas State Library. 

For kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade, Tumble Book Library includes animated talking picture books, puzzles and games, chapter books, a language learning section, videos, non-fiction books, and more.

Tumble Math is also aimed toward K-6th grade. Teen Book Cloud includes ebooks for teens. AudioBookCloud includes audio books for all ages, and RomanceBookCloud contains a collection of romance novels for adults. Each of these collections can be accessed online using a web browser.

Free Wi-Fi

For those who don’t have internet access at home, the Liberal Memorial Library parking lot is a great place to access free Wi-Fi from the safety of your car. Many fast food restaurants also provide free Wi-Fi.

Escape to the Library

Events This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – With Summer Reading over, we are resuming our normal storytime schedule. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 5 pm Movie Time – The events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take a final stand in the latest movie from the Marvel universe. We will bring the popcorn and you can bring the soda!
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. We’ll have stories, songs, and rhymes. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Friday at 4 pm Movie Time – Can’t get enough of our summer reading theme “A Universe of Stories”? Catch this movie that fits into the theme but didn’t quite fit into our schedule for the summer. Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering a video game only to find out it was just a test. He is recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

More Events

Recipe Swap

Alphabet noodles

On Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m., join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking!

Every month is a different theme! This month’s theme is “A Taste of Your Name”, Recipes that start with the first initial of your name.

Teen Kahoot Trivia: Avatar the Last Airbender

avatar the last airbender

Teens, see how much you know about the show Avatar the Last Airbender. On Thursday, August 29th at 6 pm play Kahoot Trivia at the library. Even if you don’t know the answers it’s still fun. Bring your own electronic device or use one of our laptops to play along on Kahoot. Prizes will be available.

Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am for our regular hours.

Escape Room: Escape the Library!

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Join us for our very first Escape Room! This room is free to the public and is perfect for beginners. It will give you a taste of what escape rooms are all about. Escape the Library!

You have lost track of time while assisting Royce, the director, and need to find your way out! The escape room has 30-minute time limit and a limit of four people in a group. It is best for teens and adults (11 and up). Sign up is required. Please call (620)626-0180 and ask for Sarah for more information or to sign up.

Beginner’s 3D Printing Workshop

Do you have questions about 3D printing? Come to our beginner’s workshop to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer.

On Monday, September 9th at 6 p.m., we will walk through the process of finding a print-ready file online that you can print as is or alter to fit your needs. The workshop is held every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online (http://lmlibrary.org) or at the front desk.

Teen Video Game Day

Celebrate National Video Games Day with us on September 12th from 4:30 to 7 pm! Free play will be open for all of our systems and if there is enough interest, we will have a tournament.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In September, we will discuss “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel. We’ll meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Movie Time

Treat yourself to this brand new live action version of a classic Disney movie. On Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30 pm, watch a kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Summer Reading wrap up at the Library

Events This Week

Monday – Friday at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Summer Lunches are still being served in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18.

  • Monday at 4:30 pm Movie Time – Made in 2009, this movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel and Justin Long. Astronaut Chuck Baker lands on what he thinks is an uninhabited alien planet, only to discover that he has accidentally invaded an alien civilization.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – 3 to 6 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
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  • Tuesday at 4 pm Teen Kahoot Trivia: Stranger Things – Join us for Stranger Things trivia hosted on Kahoot. Kahoot is a fun website/app for classroom style quizzes. The questions for this will be themed around Stranger Things, don’t worry if you don’t know the answers; come for fun! There will be a prize for the winner!
  • Tuesday at 6 pm Bad Art for Adults – Are you bad at art, but love to do it anyway? Come to our Bad Art program where the worst art is the best!  We will be making art out of leftover craft supplies and voting on the worst – or is it the best?!
  • Wednesday at 11 am Storytime – Birth to 2 years– Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. We’ll have stories, songs, and rhymes. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • Wednesday at 4 pm Teen DIY: Shark Week Jewelry Making – During Summer Reading, we will have a series of DIY programs for teens. This week’s DIY project is inspired by Shark Week.
  • Thursday at 11 am Storytime – 7 to 11 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Fandom Debates – Teens, got a favorite fandom? Come argue your opinions! Go head to head about topics like books, manga, pop culture, movies, TV, whatever you’re a fan of.
  • Friday at Noon Adult End of Summer Reading Party – We will be drawing for the winners of our Summer Reading Bingo Card program while enjoying pizza! Sign up required. Signup onlineor at the front desk.
  • Friday at 2 pm Kid’s End of Summer Reading Party – At our Kids End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, July 26th at 2 pm, we will be eating pizza and watching a Disney Pixar movie about a lovable robot. If you haven’t already turned in your reading logs, this will be your last chance to turn them in and get a prize.
  • Friday at 4 pm Teen End of Summer Reading Party – Come to our Teen End of Summer Reading Party for your last chance to finish your bingo card and get prizes! If you missed out on any of the previous programs, DIY or Kahoot Trivia, you will have a chance to participate during the party. In addition, we will be playing board and card games and have snacks available.
Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories"

More Events

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30 p.m., join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking! Every month is a different theme. This month’s theme is “Picnic Foods”.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

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Harry Potter is turning 39 this year. Celebrate his birthday with us on Wednesday, July 31st at 4 p.m. Watch a movie and get sorted into your Hogwarts house. Refreshments will include butterbeer and cupcakes.

Beginner’s 3D Printing Workshop

Do you have questions about 3D printing? Come to our beginner’s workshop to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer.

On Monday, August 5th at 6 p.m., we will walk through the process of finding a print-ready file online that you can print as is or alter to fit your needs. The workshop is held the every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online or at the front desk.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In August, we will discuss “Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. We’ll meet on Tuesday, August 13th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

What’s happening at the Library

Events This Week

Monday – Friday at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Summer Lunches will be served in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18.

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  • Monday at 2 pm Mythology Behind the Constellations – Matthew McIntyre and Katie Rages share the mythology behind the constellations. Part of our “A Universe of Stories” Teen Summer Reading Program.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – 3 to 6 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 4 pm Teen DIY: Space Spray Paint Art – During Summer Reading, we will have a series of DIY programs for teens. This week we will be making space scenes out of spray paint on poster paper. We will have supplies for the first 25 teens.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Storytime – Birth to 2 years– Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. We’ll have stories, songs, and rhymes. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 6 pm Juneteenth Program – Join us in the coffee bar area for a Juneteenth presentation for all ages. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. It is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day.
  • Thursday at Noon Adult Craft Day – Join us for a fun summer themed craft, supplies will be provided, sign up required.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Fandom Debates – Teens, got a favorite fandom? Come argue your opinions! Go head to head about topics like books, manga, pop culture, movies, TV, whatever your a fan of.
  • Friday at 1 pm Jammin’ Randy –The show is called “Rockin’ through the Universe” and will include original songs that teach about the planets and also include fun dance songs!
Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories"

More Events

There will be a lot more special events in the next month as part of our Summer Reading program. Pick up an event calendar at the library or visit our website, http://lmlibrary.org, for more information.

  • Monday, June 24th at 2 pm – Mythology Behind the Constellations part 2
  • Tuesday, June 25th at 4 pm – Teen Kahoot Trivia: Star Wars
  • Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30pm – Recipe Swap
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 1pm – Mad Science, Destination: Moon!
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 2pm – Spinning Yarns group
  • Friday, June 28th at 3:30pm – Interactive Movie for adults and teens
  • Tuesday, July 2nd  at 1:30pm – Dan Dan the Magic Man, “Cosmic Conjuring:  A Universe of Magic” 
  • Tuesday, July 2nd at 4 pm – Teen DIY: Sonic Screwdriver Pens
  • Tuesday, July 9th at 1 pm – Musician Aaron Fowler and Miss Bella, will share stories and songs. For ages 4 & up.
  • Wednesday, July 10th at 2 pm – Astronomy Class, teen program presented by Darrin Hook
  • Thursday, July 11th at 1 pm – Troy Graham, folk singer-songwriter, poet, children’s entertainer
  • Friday, July 19 at 1:30 pm – Priscilla Howe, A Galaxy of Giggles

Summer Reading Signup

It’s still not too late to sign up for summer reading. Kid’s birth to 11 years old can sign-up for summer reading online (http://lmlibrary.org/kids/summerreading/) or at the library. For teens, 6th – 12th grade, no sign-up is needed. Just come to the library to get your Teen Summer Reading bingo card and find out how to get started. Adults have their own summer reading program. Sign up for it online (http://lmlibrary.org/adults/summerreading/) or at the library.

What’s happening at the Library

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Events This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Do you love to crochet, knit, or do other needlework? Would you like to spend time with others who share your interest, give pointers, and socialize? Then come and join our Spinning Yarns group! Please bring your own materials. Beginners to experts are all welcome.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – If you can’t make it to the morning storytime on Tuesday, you can come to the evening Thursday one instead. For children of all ages.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Movie – Come join us for a fun new animated movie! See the further adventures of Hiccup, Toothless and their dragon-riding friends.

More Events

Closed Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will be reopen on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m., join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking! Every month is a different theme. This month’s theme is “National Hamburger and Salad Day”.

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Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Come to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party to celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading on Monday, June 3rd this year.

Kid’s birth to 11 years old can sign-up for summer reading online (http://lmlibrary.org/kids/summerreading/) or at the library. For teens, 6th – 12th grade, no sign-up is needed. Just come in to the library to get your Teen Summer Reading bingo card and find out how to get started.

We will have several special performers at the library during Summer Reading, including:

  • Friday, June 7th at 1:30 – Smoky Hills PBS Share-a-story
  • Thursday, June 13th at 1 pm – Eric Vaughn, comedy magician
  • Monday, June 17th at 2 pm and Monday, June 24th  at 2 pm – Mythology Behind the Constellations,
    teen program presented by Matthew McIntyre and Katie Rages
  • Friday, June 21st at 1 pm – Jammin’ Randy, “Rockin’ Through the Universe”
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 1 pm – Mad Science, Destination: Moon!
  • Tuesday, July 2nd  at 1:30 – Dan Dan the Magic Man, “Cosmic Conjuring:  A Universe of Magic” 
  • Tuesday, July 9th
    at 1 pm – Musician Aaron Fowler and Miss Bella, will share stories and songs. For ages 4 & up.
  • Wednesday, July 10th at 2 pm – Astronomy Class, teen program presented by Darrin Hook
  • Thursday, July 11th at 1 pm – Troy Graham, folk singer-songwriter, poet, children’s entertainer
  • Friday, July 19 at 1:30 pm – Priscilla Howe, A Galaxy of Giggles

Summer Lunches

This summer, lunches will be served from 11:30 to 12:30, Monday – Friday in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18. No registration or identification required. For more information, contact Connie Vogts at 620-604-1204.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

At the same time that Summer Reading is starting, we will also begin our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books to your child before he/she enters school – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. Babies up to children not-yet-enrolled in kindergarten are invited to participate in this new free program. Stop by the library to sign up today! Your child will receive a prize after each 200 books he/she reads.

Smoky Hills PBS Share-a-story

On Friday, June 7th at 1:30 pm, Jennifer Hanson, a Share-A-Story Presenter from Smoky Hills PBS, will come to the library and read “There’s No Place Like Space!” by Tish Rabe and each child will get a copy of the book to take home.

After that we will watch a fun video about gravity and make rockets out of construction paper.

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Library and Lunch book discussion

In June, we will discuss “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright. We’ll meet on Tuesday, June 11th ​at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

What’s happening at the Library

Events This Week

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  • Monday at 2 pm Video & Board Game Day – Don’t be bored at home; come play video and board games with us! We’ll have: Headbanz, Battleship, Checkers, Pictureka, Uno, Just Dance, Mariokart, Super Smash Brothers, and more!
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 2 pm Game Day for Adults – Join us for Game Day for Adults. Hang out with other adults and play board or card games like Mexican Train Dominoes, Card Bingo, or the card game “5 Crowns.”
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Spanish Storytime – Listen to stories and songs in Spanish, plus make a fun craft. All ages are welcome. Every child gets a free book to take home.
  • Saturday at 4 pm Open Mic: Poetry – In honor of Poetry Month we are hosting an open mic night dedicated to poetry! Come join us to recite your favorite poem or share with us your own original piece! Sign up will be open on the day of the event.

    Join us in our coffee bar for a traditional open mic feel! Everyone will get to vote for their favorite poet and the winner will receive a prize. Join us to listen or to share, either way it will be a good time.

More Events

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Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30 p.m., join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking!

Every month is a different theme. This month’s theme is recipes from the book ”A taste of murder : diabolically delicious recipes from contemporary mystery writers”.

Tea Party

Tea Party

Get fancy at our Mommy and Me Fancy Nancy tea party on May 11th at 1:30 pm.

Seating is limited. Signup online or at the library starting May 1st.

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Movies

On Saturday, May 4 at 1 pm, May the 4th be with you for our Star Wars Day celebration. Vote for which Star Wars movie we will watch. Enjoy Star Wars Snack Mix and Yoda Soda during the movie! There will also be a photo booth and costume contest!

On Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm, watch a fun new animated movie about dragons.

Library and Lunch

In May we will discuss “Crazy Rich Asians” by Keven Kwan. We’ll meet on Tuesday, May 14th ​at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

 

Teen Craft: Pillowcase Decorating

Want a way to remember this school year? On Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 pm, come and decorate a pillowcase to take to school and have all your friends sign!

 

Closed Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will be reopen on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.