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November 2, 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 ~
Reminder - Please check your books for personal items before returning!
Many personal items (check stubs, tickets, boarding passes, medical information, currency, pictures, cherished bookmarks, cards, etc.) get left in books every day.  Help reduce staff time spent on contacting patrons regarding these items, protect your privacy, and ensure you items are not lost forever by quickly checking through your books before you drop them off.
It's Fall TRIBE Party time. The TRIBE is the Tween and Teen group here at the Library. Our Fall TRIBE Party will feature Minute to Win it style games and more. (shhhhh there will be prizes)
Party will be Friday November 4th from 5:30pm to 7pm here inside the Library.
This is a free event, no reservations required.
Adult/Teen Reading Challenge: PUMPKIN SPICE

Pick up reading logs at the Library or print one out:

Logs are due at close of business on Nov. 30

 Digital Valley Center Item of the Week ---

First National Bank of Stockton and E.S. Beavers Farm of Cresson, Rooks 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:
- Fall Reading Challenge "PUMPKIN SPICE" for Adults and Young Adults continues

Nov. 2 & 3, 10:30 am - Story Time for children ages 0 thru 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Nov. 4, 5:30 to 7 pm, TRIBE Teen/Tween Party 
Nov. 7 - Children's November Craft Bags Available While They Last
Nov. 7, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Nov. 8, 10:30 - Story Time for infants through age 2 years
Nov. 9 & 10, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants through age 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Nov. 14, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Nov. 14, 6 pm - Library Board Meeting
Nov. 15, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants through age 2 years
Nov. 16 & 17, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants through age 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Nov. 17, 6 to 7 pm - Book Markers Book Club
Nov. 21, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Nov. 22-24 - No Story Times
Nov. 24-26 - Library closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 -  Reading logs for PUMPKIN SPICE challenge due at close of business

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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