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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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.

Be Healthy & Have Fun!

The Children’s Healthy Fun Fair is this Saturday! From 10 am to 1 pm, come to the Agriculture Building at Seward County Fair Grounds for free fun for kids ages birth – 6th grade and their parents! We’re going to have a lot of fun stuff at this year’s Fair, including:

  • Free toothbrushes for kids from Lifetime Smiles!
  • Free stick-on tattoos!
  • Fishing for letters with USD 308!
  • Life-size Operation Game from Southwest Medical Center!
  • Free books from USD 308!
  • Free Liberal Memorial Library Sippy Cup!
  • Take your photo & decorate a frame!
  • Chalk activity to take home!
  • Easter craft!
  • Lots of fun games & activities!
  • Free snack for kids!
  • Free information for parents about car seats, antibiotics, local services, and more!
  • Interesting exhibits!
  • Meet the Bee from KSCB & Sparky the Fire Dog!

To go along with the Healthy Fun Fair, and also for National Nutrition Month in March, here are some good books for kids and their parents about healthy eating. All are available for checkout here at the library: 

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert: This ABC book features bold illustrations and introduces children to such foods as endive and kiwi.

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate. A hilarious read-aloud, and the perfect intervention for picky eaters.

Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre: With a raucous rhyming text, Rah, Rah Radishes celebrates fresh vegetables, nature’s bright colors, and the joy of healthy eating. The book’s interactive spirit encourages kids to join in on the read-aloud fun, and little ones won’t be able to resist the book’s vibrant photographs–they’re a feast for the eyes!

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? The Story of Food by Christine Butterworth: The best part of a young child’s day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start?

From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.

The Cleaner Plate Club by Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin: If you’ve ever had to grapple with picky eaters who won’t touch anything but chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin have a solution. Their unique ideas will help you present fresh foods that appeal to kids, eliminate food waste, and help you quit worrying about what your children eat.

Better Food for Kids : Your Essential Guide to Nutrition for All Children from Age 2 to 10 (2nd ed.) by Joanne Saab and Daina Kalnins: With both professional advice and delicious recipes that are thoroughly tested and analyzed, this guide is a comprehensive resource for parents. Includes more than 200 recipes.