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Self-defense for Kids

bullyingWednesday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to get out of a scary situation.  Join the Liberal Police Department with this program on self-defense. This program is open to all and is for kids ages 8 and over.

Adult Summer Reading wrap up party

Escape the Ordinary imageThursday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Adults bring in your Summer Reading passport and get a chance to win the $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Movies for Kids

Summer afternoons means it’s too hot out!

Come to the libraries on Fridays at 2:00 during the summer reading program and watch a movie.  Bring your friends because the more the merrier!

It’s fun and free.  Popcorn and lemonade will be served!

All movies are rated G or PG.

Movies will be shown on Friday, May 29th, June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and on July 3rd.  

Hometown Heroes – Tuesdays at 6:00

Every Hero Burst copySuperheroes don’t just wear capes… You probably see them around town every day.  Each Tuesday in the month of June we will introduce you to a new hero!  We’ll do different activities with each hero – from boot camp to demonstrations and have a lot of fun.

This event will be held outdoors if the weather is right (and indoors if not), so bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  No registration is required for this free program at the library.

It will be fun for the whole family!

Playaway Launchpad Floating Collection

launchpad brain blasterThe library is taking part in a brand new program brought to us by the Kansas State Library, the Kansas Floating Playaway Launchpad collection.

What is a Playaway Launchpad?
The first-ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet created just for kids.

Launchpad delivers ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age. The apps are pre-loaded onto each tablet, providing hours of interactive learning and play.

Each library has been issued one Launchpad to start out with. Our library is starting out with Brain Blaster! Critical Thinking-Ages 5-7, Grades K-2.

If you want to give the Launchpad a try, ask for it at the Circulation desk. If it's already checked out, you can place a reserve on it.

Visit the Kans State Library website to see a full list of the different Launchpads that will be available through Interlibrary loan for checkout.


Basic ESL

basic eslBasic ESL for Libraries is an English language learning course designed for public libraries. The online course offers native language support in 19 languages, including Somali.  There are no costs to libraries or library patrons to use the online program.

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.


Kansas Floating Playaway Collection

forever in blue playawayOur library is now hosting a few of the Kansas Floating Playaway collection.

What is a Playaway?
An audiobook in a self-contained player about the size of a deck of cards. All that is required to listen is a set of headphones and a AAA battery.

Click here to search our catalog for floating playaways currently at the library or ask about requesting other floating playaways.

Visit the Kansas State library website to find out more information about playaways and see a list of the entire collection from which you can request.


Poppa D's show

Summer Reading Kickoff Poppa D ClownLiberal's own Poppa D. Clown was at the library to help kick off the children's summer reading program on Tuesday, May 26th.

Families had the chance to see Poppa D's show about heroes, featuring magic and comedy.

This program was part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program "Every Hero has a Story." See more pictures


Library Look-up Tablet Station

Library Look-up Tablet

The library now has a Look-up tablet installed in the kid's area that can be used to search the catalog, book meeting room events, or to sign up for Summer Reading.

You can do voice searches of the catalog with the tablet, so even kids who don't quite know how to spell what they're looking for can search the catalog.