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November 23, 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 ~

There will be no Story Times the week of November 21.

We Will Be Closed for Thanksgiving:
Thu. - Fri. - Sat., Nov. 24-26
Have a Safe & Happy Holiday!
From November 28 through December 17, pay down your new and existing library fines with a donation!  Bring undamaged, unopened, unexpired food items in and we will deduct $1 from your fines for each food item.  Soda and candy don't count.  4 ramen packets=1 item.  All items will be donated to the Valley Center Food Pantry.
Supplies needed for upcoming beginning crochet workshop!

Bring in your unwanted size G - J crochet hooks and we will find good homes for them!

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
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.
Inclement Weather Reminder:
If USD262 Valley Center Public Schools close for weather, the VC Public Library will also close*

*See details below
Prairie Notes Blog from Dyck Arboretum of the Plains website: Valley Center Public Library Pollinator Garden.  Read about it here:

View our KLA Butterfly Garden grant slideshow here:

 Digital Valley Center Item of the Week ---

1887 Map of Ellis 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 until close of business on Nov 30

Nov. 22-24 - No Story Times
Nov. 24-26 - Library closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 28 - Food for Fines begins (see above)
Nov. 28, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Nov. 29, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants and toddlers through age 2 years
Nov. 30/Dec. 1, 10:30 am - Story Time for ages 0 through 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Nov. 30 -  Reading logs for PUMPKIN SPICE challenge due at close of business
Dec. 5 - December craft bags for children are available in the foyer while they last
Dec. 5, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Dec. 6, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants and toddlers through age 2 years
Dec. 7 & 8, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants through age 5, not yet in Kindergarten
Dec. 12, 1 to 3 pm - Stitch & Chat
Dec. 12, 6 pm - Library Board Meeting
Dec. 13, 10:30 am - Story Time for infants and toddlers through age 2 years
Dec. 14 & 15, 10:30 am - Story Time for ages 0 through 5 years, not yet in Kindergarten
Dec. 15, 6 to 7 pm - Book Markers Book Club.  This month's selection: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Dec. 17 - Food for Fines ends 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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