Happy Thanksgiving from the Library

Storytimes – 

  • Monday evenings at 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am 
  • Saturdays at 11 am in English and 11:30 in Spanish
  • Facebook Storytimes in English and Spanish

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! The library will close early at 1 pm on Wednesday, the 23rd and will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Saturday at 9 am.

Holiday Open House

On December 8th from 6 to 8 pm, we are having a holiday celebration at the library. There will be cookies, musical performances, and a special visit from Santa. Bring the kids to listen to Santa tell stories and to take their pictures with Santa. 

Library and Lunch

On Tuesday, December 13th​ at Noon, our book club will meet to discuss “Seven Days of Us” by Francesca Hornak. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Polar Express Party

Kids, wear your pajamas to our Polar Express party on December 15th at 5:30 pm. We will have snacks and hot chocolate while we watch a movie. You can also bring along a pillow and blanket to be more comfortable.

Game Day

On Thursday, December 22nd at 5 pm, come to the library and play video games, board games, and card games. This event is open to all ages, bring a friend or family member to try out a new game! We will also have occasional tournaments on Mariokart and Super Smash Bros.for those interested.

Movie Time

On Friday, December 16th at 4 pm, Come to the library and enjoy a movie and free popcorn! An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left behind by his family during Christmas vacation.

hoopla BingePass

Here is something else to binge after you have finished your holiday feast.

A hoopla BingePass gives you unlimited access to great online content for seven days – with a single borrow! Hoopla is available FREE with your Liberal Memorial Library card.

If you haven’t tried hoopla yet, it is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 950,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

Borrow up to 6 titles (also called borrows) per month. You can access the titles you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

To register, please visit the Apple or Google Play store and download the hoopla digital app, or visit www.hoopladigital.com and go to “Get Started Today”. Enter your email address and create a password for hoopla. After that choose our library from the list of nearby libraries. 

It will ask for your Library Card Number and Library PIN (password) to finish creating a hoopla account. If you are unsure of your library card number or password, please call us at 620-626-0180 and we will be happy to help. After you are finished, you will log in to hoopla with your email address and the password that you created.

If you use one of your borrows on a BingePass, you can access all of the content in that collection free for seven days. Here is a list of the currently available BingePasses:

  • hoopla Magazines – Read current and recent issues of popular and in-demand magazines.
  • Curiosity Stream – Watch high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series.
  • Great Courses Video – Access to hundreds of the most popular Great Courses Library Collection courses. Use one borrow to access one or multiple courses – whatever you choose.
  • The Highlights Collection – Delights kids with its positive messages, puzzles, and “things-to-do.”, with more than 200 multimedia series including the Timbertoes, Listen & Learn, Tex and Indi, and Ask Arizona.
  • Read-Along 2 Learn – Read-Along eBooks allow young readers to explore independently or with narrator support and word highlighting. With topics like sports, animals, emotions, STEM, and more, kids can dig into the world around them at their own pace.
  • Kids’ Books in Action – As their favorite picture books come to life, kids will get excited about reading while watching the events of their favorite stories unfold in movie form.
  • KidzVidz – This collection of movies and TV series covers animals, inspirational children in history, and the planet, plus a how-to-draw animals series to jumpstart their creativity!
  • Hellosaurus – Incredibly engaging, interactive, and educational, Hellosaurus puts kids ages 2 to 8 in their favorite shows. Featuring popular titles like The Wiggles and Love, Diana, children develop life skills independently and safely by having fun. One borrow gets all the Hellosaurus they want for 7 days.

    You must download the Hellosaurus iOS or Android app to your mobile device to play this content. No signup needed.

Holiday Events at the Library

Events This Week

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  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – 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 Library Closing Early – The library will close at 5 pm for a Staff Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, December 17th. We will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, December 18th at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. 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.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Movie Time – Watch a fun new movie at the library. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks or you can bring your own drinks.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • Friday at Noon Ugly Sweater Party – Wear an ugly Christmas sweater for this fun party for adults! Participate in a White Elephant gift exchange (bring a gift costing $10 or less), play games, and eat snacks. Adults only. Seating is limited. Sign up online at lmlibrary.org or at the front desk.
  • Saturday at 1 pm Last Minute Make & Take Holiday Gifts – Don’t know what to get your friends or family this holiday season? On Saturday, December 21st from 1 to 3 pm, join us to make something with your own hands that they are sure to enjoy! We will have several different craft gift options to choose from, you are welcome to make one or make them all. This event is free but supplies will be limited.

More Events

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is still going on until the end of the year. Donate canned vegetables, any nonperishable food items, new toiletries (toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, etc.), or socks to the library and we will waive your overdue fines! All donated items will be given to local charities. (No expired or used donations, please.) Donate to a worthy cause and get your overdue fines forgiven.

This works for overdue fines only, fines for lost or damaged items will not be waived.

Video & Board Game Day

Kids out for Christmas break? On Monday, December 23rd between 1 and 4 pm, come on down to play video and board games at the library! We have all kinds of games that will keep them entertained.

Closed for Christmas Holiday

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday the 26th. We will reopen for normal hours on Friday the 27th from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.

Bad Art Kids Craft

bad art kids craft

Kids, are you bad at art, but love to do it anyway? On Friday, December 27th at 2 pm, come to Bad Art: Kids Edition, where the worst art is the best! We will be making art out of leftover craft supplies.

Indoor Snowball Fight

Kids & teens don’t be bored at home, come to the library and join in on our indoor snowball fight! On Monday, December 30th at 1 pm, we will be crafting our own marshmallow shooters and will have a “snowball” fight with them.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Noon Year's Eve

Starting at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 31st, we’re counting down to Noon for our Noon Year’s Eve party. Kids can celebrate of the coming New Year with fun and games without having to stay up until midnight!

Library Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day

The library will close at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. We will reopen for normal hours on Thursday the 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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, January 6th 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.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, January 8th from 2 to 4 pm – join our Spinning Yarns group and spend time with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework! Bring your own materials and work on your ongoing projects. Beginners to experts, are all welcome.

Library and Lunch book discussion

Library and Lunch January 2020

In January, we will discuss “The Mother-in-Law” by Sally Hepworth. We’ll meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Holiday Activities at the Library

happy holidaysIt’s been a busy month here at the library. There have been visits from Santa and Star Wars parties, Gingerbread House making and wreath making parties. If you’ve missed any of the fun so far, don’t worry; we have plenty of activities to see you through to the end of the month.

If you need a vacation from your vacation, we have things happening every day over the Christmas break. We have parties, crafts, games and movies with a little accidental learning thrown in between. Kids and teens are invited, and of course adults are welcome to come to our movies and visit with us at craft times.

We want to keep the kids of our community, and the surrounding communities, from getting too bored, or too rowdy, and can provide tons of creative fun over the break!

Our schedule for the next two weeks is as follows:

Monday 21st: Solstice Fun:
Learn about the shortest day of the year.
1 pm – Make sun dials and sun catchers at a story
2 pm – Movie @ 2

teddy_bearTuesday 22nd: Teddy & Pajama Day: Come to the library in your most comfortable jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend.
1 pm – Make your own teddy bear tree ornament
2 pm – Teddy Bear Party

Wednesday 23rd:
1 pm – Holiday sing-along
2 pm – Movie @ 2
4 pm – Holiday Crafts

Thursday 24th: Library Closed
Friday 25th: Library Closed–Merry Christmas!
Saturday 26: Library Closed

Monday 28th: Disney Day, All Day! Wear your favorite Disney gear!
12 pm – Disney crafts and games start at Noon!
2 pm – Disney Movie @ 2
4 pm – Disney Movie @ 4

Tuesday 29th: Music & Drama Day at the Library!
12 pm – We will be singing our hearts out, being melodramatic, and watching musicals! The fun starts at noon, and going to go until 4pm, including playing improv games!

Wednesday  30th: Anime and Art Day
12 pm – Enjoy some foreign TV, or express yourself with painting and sculpting at NOON.
2 pm –  Movie @ 2!

new-years-eve-2016Thursday 31st: Noon Year’s Eve Party!
12 pm – Bring in the New Year with us at High Noon! Celebrate early, while we’re all still awake!
Friday 1st: Library Closed–Happy New Years!

Saturday 2nd: Normal library activities resume! Have fun in the children’s or teen sections and relax from having so much fun!

Questions about any of our activities?   Check out our web page: www.lmlibrary.org, give us a call at 620-626-0180, or ask Tammy in person, or over e-mail! (asstdirector@lmlibrary.org)