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September 14, 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
The Library will be closed Saturday 9/24 for Fall Festival
Back by popular demand!
The Fastest Hook in the Valley Crochet Contest
Fall Festival Saturday, September 24, 2 pm
VC Library & Community Center
Hosted by the Valley Center Public Library & Stitch & Chat II
Enter our contest to determine who can crochet a cotton dishcloth the quickest!  Bring your own size J crochet hook (+/- 1 size), and we’ll provide the pattern and cotton yarn.  The two contestants to correctly crochet the most rows of the project pattern in 30 minutes will win goodie bags. 

Stitches to be used: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP TO COMPETE:  5 pm, Friday, September 16, by calling the Library.  Anyone may participate.  The Library staff will be the final judges in the contest.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Tuesday 10/4 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 ---

Residence and Stock Farm of W.Q. Elliott with Tenant House and Piggery, and Rice County Bank, Sterling, Rice 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. 14 & 15, 10:30 am - Story Time for children aged 0 through 5 years not yet in Kindergarten
Sept. 15, 6 to 7 pm - Book Markers Book Club.  This month's selection is Giver of Stars
Sept. 16 by 4 pm - Deadline to enter the Fastest Hook in the Valley Crochet Contest for Fall Festival Saturday
Sept. 19, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Sept. 19 - Fall Reading Challenge "PUMPKIN SPICE" for Adults and Young Adults begins
Sept. 20, 10:30 am - Story Time for ages 0 through 2 years
Sept. 21 & 22, 10:30 am - Story Time for ages 0 through 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Sept. 24 - Library closed for Fall Festival
Sept. 24, 2 pm - Fastest Hook in the Valley Crochet Contest
Sept. 26, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Sept. 27, 10:30 am - Story Time for children aged 0 through 2 years
Sept. 28 & 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
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

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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