March into 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

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

If you participated in our jigsaw puzzle exchange last week, don’t forget to come in this week to exchange your tickets for new (to you) jigsaw puzzles.


Are you interested in learning a new game to play with family and friends? Every Friday at 1 pm we will get together for a fun game of Mahjong here at the library. Learn the rules of this traditional Chinese game and play some Mahjong.  No experience necessary. For adults only.

LEGO Play Day

Kids, unleash your imagination! Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4pm, join us for free-play with LEGO bricks galore!

Bunco Party

On Friday, March 22nd at Noon, 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.

Zen Den

Welcome to the “Zen Den” – the ultimate after-school hangout for teens! Every other Thursday at 4pm we will dive into crafts, binge-watch movies and anime. Challenge your friends to video game battles in a welcoming space just for you.

Closed for Good Friday

The Library will be closed on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th for Good Friday and Easter. We will reopen the following Monday at 9 a.m.

Sunflower eLibrary – Overdrive

Liberal Memorial Library is now part of the Sunflower eLibrary consortium. That means our patrons now have access to all of the Sunflower eLibrary ebooks and audiobooks. Read or listen to them on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! It’s free and easy to get started.

Great Selection

Choose from bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, books for kids and more.

Free from our library

No subscription. No late fees. No monthly limits. Check out up to 5 books at a time. Place a hold on up to 5 currently unavailable books at a time. Use your Liberal Memorial Library card and password to check out.

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.

Your perfect reading companion

  • Make any text large print and adjust light settings for ebooks
  • Change playback speed or set a sleep timer for audiobooks
  • Read or listen on your phone, tablet, kindle, or other ereader
  • Listen to audiobooks in your car with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Get help in the app from the Libby support team

Easy to get started

The Libby app will walk you through set up, so you can start reading right away. All you need is a device to get started!

  1. Download the Libby, by OverDrive app from your device’s app store
  2. Follow the app’s walk-through setup instructions
    • First question: do you have a library card? Select Yes
    • Select Search For A Library
    • Search for Sunflower eLibrary – the results of your search will show Sunflower eLibrary in Abilene, Kansas and other branches. This is the one you want to select.
    • Next choose the Sign In With My Card option
    • Select MORE to list all of the libraries. Scroll down to select Liberal Memorial Library.
    • Enter your Liberal Memorial Library card number and password, then choose Next to finish.
    • If you use a Kindle eReader, you can choose to have eBooks sent to your Kindle apps and devices.

Borrow a title & start reading

Don’t have a device? You can still borrow ebooks & audiobooks. Check out:

Space Opera – Battle amid the Stars

    What’s happening this week at the Library

  • Tuesday at 6:30 pm Recipe Swap – 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 “Garden Fresh”.
  • Thursday at 4:30 pm Lego Day – Kids, come use your imagination to build something great!

The Library will not have Storytime this week, because we are taking a short break after the flurry of activity that is Summer Reading. But daytime Storytimes will resume on Tuesday, September 12th at a new time, 10 am, and evening Storytimes will resume on Thursday the 14th at 6 pm.

We will be closed next Monday, September the 4th, for Labor Day.

Space Opera

Space Opera is a type science fiction that is full of adventure and drama. It occurs at least partly in space or involves space travel. I’ll show some of the books from our Space Opera book display here, but if you think these books look interesting, there are plenty more to check out in the display at the Library.

The collapsing empire
by John Scalzi

From the book description
Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster than light travel is impossible―until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.

Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It’s a hedge against interstellar war―and, for the empire’s rulers, a system of control.

The Flow is eternal―but it’s not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it’s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals―a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency―must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

Star wars: Thrawn
by Timothy Zahn

From the book description
One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe…Grand Admiral Thrawn has earned an iconic status among the greatest Star Wars villains.

But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.


Slow bullets
by Alastair Reynolds

From the book description
The survival of civilization depends on one woman – and her archenemy.

A vast conflict between hundreds of worlds appears to be finally at an end. But even as the cease-fire takes effect, a conscripted soldier is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead.

When Scur revives, she finds herself aboard a prisoner transport vessel where something has gone terribly wrong. The ship’s dying computer is waking its passengers, combatants from both sides of the war forced into hibernation. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to worlds they can’t find a a planet they don’t recognize

Now Scur must keep the peace. And when an old enemy reappears, the stakes are much higher than just her own life.


The long way to a small, angry planet
by Becky Chambers.

From the book description
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she doesn’t expect much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possible want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and some distance from her past. And nothing could be further from what she’s known than the crew of the Wayfarer.

From Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the chatty engineers who keep the ship running, to noble captain Ashby, life aboard is chaotic and crazy – exactly what Rosemary wants.  That is until the crew is offered the job of a lifetime: tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet. Sure they’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years, but risking her life wasn’t part of the job description.