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September 28, 2022

Library Hours: Mon. 10-6; Tue./Thu. 10-7; Wed. 10-5; Fri. 10-4; Sat. 10-1
Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

Contact us:
(316) 755-7350, option 1 ~
Amnesty week is Oct. 3 through 8!  

Gather your overdue Library materials and bring them in next week and we will waive the fines! 

(Does not apply to previous fines or other fees)
Adult/Teen Reading Challenge: PUMPKIN SPICE

Pick up reading logs at the Library or print one out:
FREE!  Vintage National Geographic Magazines
Friends of the Library Book Sale
The afternoon of 10/3 through Monday 10/17

Hardbacks: $1
Paperbacks: 50 cents


The Library Board determined that effective 2-22-22, masks will no longer be required for everyone entering the Library.  Persons over 2 years of age  not fully vaccinated should wear masks.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and continue to socially distance where possible.  Staff may request you wear a mask if close contact is needed, i.e., assistance finding a book, assistance using the computer, etc.  If you MUST come in while feeling ill, you must wear a mask.  We continue to offer curbside service when requested.  This policy is subject to change without notice.


 Digital Valley Center Item of the Week ---

1887 Map of Comanche County, Kansas:

Digital Valley Center was created to preserve, showcase and make available for public examination and enjoyment, historical photos and documents from the early days of Valley Center, Kansas, the Progressive Women’s Club, and the Valley Center Public Library.  The 1887 Official Atlas of the State of Kansas digitization project is undertaken in partnership with the City of Valley Center, the Friends of the Library, the South Central Kansas Library System, and a grant from Menocause: Ignite Valley Center. We will continue to add pages to our collection on Digital Valley Center.

Check back frequently to enjoy this look at Kansas in the late 1800s!  Find the website at:
Coming Up:
Sept. 19 - Fall Reading Challenge "PUMPKIN SPICE" for Adults and Young Adults begins
Sept. 29, 10:30 am - Story Time for children aged 0 through 5 years and not yet in Kindergarten
Oct. 3 - Craft Bags for Children available for pick up while they last
Oct. 3 - Friends of the Library Book Sale Set Up (Sale will begin when staff finishes set up)
Oct. 3, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Oct 3.- Oct. 17 during regular Library Hours - Friends of the Library Book Sale
Oct. 4, 10:30 am - Story Time for children ages 0 through 2 years
Oct. 5 & 6, 10:30 am - Story Times for children ages 0 through 5 years
Oct. 10, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Oct. 10, 6 pm - Library Board Meeting
Oct. 11, 10:30 am - Story Time for children aged 0 through 2 years
Oct. 12 & 13, 10:30 am - Story Time for children aged 0 through 5 years
Oct. 17, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Week of Oct. 17 - No Story Times
Oct. 19 - Library hosts Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Oct. 20, 6 to 7 pm - Book Markers Book Club - This month's selection is The Haunting of Hill House

Inclement Weather Policy: The Library staff and curbside service will be unavailable whenever USD262 Valley Center Public Schools close or declare a remote learning day for the district for inclement weather.  In the event there is no school scheduled or where all the USD262 schools are doing distance learning, the Library Board and/or Library Director will determine if the Library will close due to weather.
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