New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re trying to find a way to make 2021 better than 2020, these books might give you some inspiration. 

Anxiety first aid kit
The Anxiety First Aid Kit: Quick Tools for Extreme, Uncertain Times
by Rick Hanson PhD

From the book description
When you’re experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, you need quick, in-the-moment relief. Whether you’re dealing with financial strains, relationship struggles, or are just feeling the weight of the world in uncertain times, it’s easy to become trapped in a constant state of mental and physical exhaustion. This emergency kit has you covered.

Every tool's a hammer
Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
by Adam Savage

Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often.

Lazy girl's guide to life
The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing (Almost) Nothing!
by Jennifer Byrne

For when you have a lot to do…but just can’t seem to bring yourself to do it, The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life is here. From simplifying daily beauty routines and keeping up with friendships to hacking the dating game and getting by in the corporate world, these easy, low-commitment suggestions have got even the laziest girl covered. Inside are solutions to more than 100 common problems.

Habit Changers
Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals
by M.J. Ryan

What would you like to change in your life? Be more focused at work? Communicate more effectively? Find work-life balance? Make smarter decisions? Be more patient with your team or family? Have greater self-confidence? Less stress? Just . . . be happier?

Often, the biggest obstacle to change lies in our most deeply ingrained habits: those automatic thought processes that operate outside our consciousness, and yet have a profound impact on our behavior, shaping everything from how we respond to challenges to how we engage with others.

The good news is that we can literally rewire our mental habits for the better. In Habit Changers, executive coach M.J. Ryan shares the secret weapon that has helped her highest performing clients improve their focus, better manage under pressure, enhance their emotional intelligence, become more effective leaders, and more.

Library Pick-up Service

The Library is currently limited to curbside pickup only. Although the building is closed to patrons, we will bring your library checkouts to you in the library parking lot. Visit our website for more detailed instructions

Request a Book Bundle

Want something new to read or watch but just don’t know what? Fill out a request form,, and we will find something for you! Tell us what sort of books or DVDs you want. 

Once you’ve filled out the request form, we will set up a curbside pickup appointment and bring your library checkouts to you in the library parking lot. If you aren’t satisfied with the items we picked, you can immediately return them and place a new request.

Library closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will continue curbside service on Tuesday.

Winter Reading Challenge

We have a fun way for you to start off the new year. Join us in a reading challenge from January 1st through March 1st! 

The Way It Works

This program is for all ages. Earn 6 total badges to complete the program and be entered into a prize drawing. Earn badges by logging your time read, posting reviews and/or by completing activities online. The badges will change from black/white to color as you earn them.

With each badge you earn, you will also earn a ticket which you can redeem for a drawing of either a book, a variety of movie posters, or a mystery item.

How to Get Started

Sign up on our site at or download the Beanstack tracker from Google Play or Apple App Store to register and get a look at the badges and prizes.

Online Library and Lunch
Library and Lunch February 2021

On Tuesday, February 9th at Noon, our book club will meet online to discuss “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.

Teen Virtual Club and Virtual Teen Otaku Club

Teens are invited to join us on zoom every second and fourth Wednesday at 4:45 pm to have discussions and play games. Sign up,, to gain access to our zoom room. 

Our Teen Otaku Club is back, but in virtual form. Every first and third Wednesday at 4:45 pm starting Feb. 3rd, we will meet on zoom to discuss and enjoy anime and manga. Sign up,, to get placed on the hold list for the monthly anime pick DVD & obtain the zoom room info. Call the Library (620-626-0180) or email (sarahm @ for more information.

To-Go Craft
Baby Yoda paper bag craft

Here is something for the kids. Between January 18th and 22nd, pick up a Baby Yoda (Grogu) Paper bag craft kit. It will have everything you need to create your own Baby Yoda minus the glue stick. Call the Library (620-626-0180) to arrange a curbside pickup for your To-Go craft Baby Yoda.

Pick up something new at the Library

Library Pick-up Service

Although the Library building is currently closed to the public, you can still checkout using the Library pick-up service.

How it works
Log in to to find items you want to checkout. Use your library card number and password to log in. If you don’t know your library card number or password or are having trouble logging in, call 620-626-0180 or email and a staff member will be happy to help. 

Once you are logged in, you can search for and place holds on items you want. You can check out up to 15 items total. Four of the fifteen items can be DVDs. If you need help getting started searching you can call the library and a staff member will help you or you can visit our online catalog help page,, for instructions.

Schedule your appointment
Once you have placed your holds, a staff member will pull the items that you placed on hold and get them ready for pick up. They will then call you and set up a convenient time for you to pick them up.

When you pick up your items – stay in your car, park in the parking lot near the front doors, and call the library to let us know that you’ve arrived. There will be a sign with the library phone number and instructions next to a table by the front doors. 

A staff member will bring out your items and set them on the table.  Please retrieve your items once the staff member has gone back inside.  Let us know ahead of time if you need special arrangements due to physical limitations. 

Returning Library Items
We ask that all returning items be put in the alleyway book drop. 

You may notice that items are still on your account after you’ve returned them. We are placing the items in isolation for one week before returning them to the library shelves. Don’t worry, no fines will be accrued while the items are in quarantine.

Book Bundles

Want something new to read or watch but just don’t know what? Fill out a request form and we will pick something for you! Tell us what sort of books or DVDs you want. If you aren’t satisfied with the items we picked, you can return them to the alleyway book drop and place a new request.

Online Library Programs

Teen Kahoot Trivia – Star Wars
As part of Teen Summer Reading, we are offering a different virtual Kahoot Trivia challenge each week. Monday is the first day of a week-long Star Wars Kahoot Trivia contest. Test your Star Wars knowledge and earn an activity badge for Teen Summer Reading. Log in to to get the trivia contest link, or sign up for Summer Reading if you haven’t already.

Virtual Recipe Swap
Friday is the last day to participate in our Virtual Recipe Swap. Send us a picture of your dish along with the recipe to and include ‘Recipe Swap’ in the subject line of your email.

Every month we have a different Recipe Swap theme. This month’s theme is “Summer BBQ”. And if you have any suggestions for future Recipe Swap themes please let us know.

Once you’ve emailed your recipe, you can log in to to claim your Virtual Recipe Swap activity badge or sign up for Summer Reading if you haven’t already.

Facebook Live storytimes
Follow our Facebook Live storytimes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 pm in english and Tuesday and Thursdays at 4 pm in spanish. Catch them live or watch the recordings later.

Online Library and Lunch

On Tuesday, July 14th at Noon, our book club will meet online to discuss “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Extended 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. We’ve extended our free Wi-Fi to well beyond the parking lot. Now you can park anywhere around the library building and get free internet with a strong Wi-Fi signal.