Closed for Good Friday

The Library will be closed on

Friday, April 2nd for Good Friday

We will reopen on Monday at 9 a.m.

Library Closed due to bad weather

The library will remain closed today, Wed, Feb. 17, due to rolling power outages. We plan to reopen to the public tomorrow.

Library Reopening

The library will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 16th. Our hours will be:

Monday – Friday
9 am – 11 am – by appointment only (call 620-626-0180)
11 am – 1 pm – open
1 pm – 2 pm – closed for cleaning
2 pm – 6 pm – open

Curbside service is available upon request.

We ask that you wear a mask when using the library and that you practice social distancing when in the library. Please return items using one of the available book drops.

The children’s computers and play area will be closed for now. The coffee bar will remain closed. Computers for adults will be available on a first come, first serve basis as well as appointment. In order to maintain social distancing at computers, we have reduced the number available computers.

We are excited to once again have people in the building! 

Closed for Presidents' Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day. We will reopen to the public on Tuesday, the 16th.

Pokémon Day 2021

We’re celebrating National Pokémon day with a fakémon contest. Send us your fakémon (fake Pokémon) creations at All entries must be submitted by 11 pm on Saturday Feb. 27th to be entered into our prize drawing.

Download a fakémon creation sheet here (jpg or fillable pdf) to get started. You can also get a creation sheet with your library curbside pick up.

Here a two examples of fakémon creations

fakemon 1
fakemon 2

Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2021 Winter Reading

Program runs January 1st through March 1st

We have a fun way for you to start off the new year. Join us in a reading challenge! Download the Beanstack tracker from Google Play or Apple App Store to register now and get a sneak peek at the badges and prizes.

The Way It Works

This program is for all ages. Earn 6 total badges to complete the program and be entered into a prize drawing. Earn badges by logging your time read, posting reviews and/or by completing activities online. The badges will change from black/white to color as you earn them.

With each badge you earn, you will also earn a ticket which you can redeem for a drawing of either a book, a variety of movie posters, or a mystery item.

How to Get Started

  1. Sign up on our site at 
  2. Select Register an Individual or Family  or select Register a Class or Group if you want to register a group of people.
  3. Chose No if you haven’t used Beanstack with our library before
  4. Everyone is encouraged to participate — parents or guardians, start by registering yourself and filling out the required fields. You will be listed as the “Account Creator”.
  5. You’ll be given the option of adding children and other adults. They will be listed as Readers on the same account.
  6. You’ll sign in to the account using your email address or the username you created for your account.

How to Log Time Spent Reading

Beanstack log reading
  1. Click the Log Reading and Activities button in the upper left corner of your screen.
  2. Select the profile you would like to log to. If the family reads a book together, select All Readers to add the minutes read to everyone’s profile at the same time.
  3. On the calendar, select the day you would like to log reading time for. It defaults to the current day.
  4. Scroll down to Time Spent Reading. You can log time in minutes or hours. Ex: 3h, 20m.
  5. You have the option of entering the title and author of what you’ve read.
  6. Click the X on the top right of the screen to finish adding time to the log or click the back arrow to log time for another reader.
Beanstack log

How to Add a Review

If you want to write a review or post a picture review, select the Add a Review button at the top of the screen after you have closed the Log Reading section.beanstack trivia challengeIf you want to write a review or post a picture review, select the Add a Review button at the top of the screen after you have closed the Log Reading section.

Beanstack log reading

How to Complete an Activity Badge

Beanstack activity badges

Select the Activity Badges tab. From here you can select a badge for the activity you would like to complete. Completing an activity badge is like attending a virtual library event.

Facebook Live Storytimes

Attend our Facebook Live Storytimes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 pm. Facebook Live Spanish Storytimes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm. Catch them live or watch the recordings later.

Questions? Contact us at 620-626-0180 or email sarahm @

Library Closed for New Year's

New Year

The library will close at 1 pm on Thursday, December 31st  and will be closed on Friday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.

Library Closed for Christmas

Wishing all of you a merry and safe Christmas holiday from the Liberal Memorial Library family to yours.  In celebration of the holiday, we will be closed on December 24th and 25th. 

Library Pickup Service

How to get started

Go to our webpage and click on the catalog link on the right hand side of the page. You can also visit our catalog directly at

On the top right of the catalog page, it asks you to login. Login with your library card or username and password. If you do not know or remember your login information, please contact the circulation desk by calling 620-626-0180 or by email at and a staff person will make sure your information is correct. 

If you have fines that prevent you from placing a hold on an item, please contact the library and we will help resolve this issue.

After logging in, begin searching for items you would like to check out. Once you find a title that is available, click on the “Place a hold” hold buttonbutton. There is a limit of 15 items. If the title you want to checkout shows as “Available in Quarantine”, that means it will be a few days before it is available for checkout.

If you do not have access to the internet at home, you are welcome to call the library at 620-626-0180 and a librarian will guide you through the process and get you the materials you need if they are available.

Setting your appointment to pick up your order

Once you have placed your holds, a librarian will pull those items and get them ready to pick up at the next available pick up time. We will call you to schedule a convenient pickup time. If you are unable to make your pick up appointment, please contact the library. If you do not contact us or show up for your pickup, staff will hold the items for 24 hours and then place them back on the shelf. There will be a Limit of 15 items.

When you come to the library to pick up your items, park in the parking lot near the North Doors and call the library. Stay in your vehicle. A staff person will bring your items to you in a plastic bag. We recommend washing your hands and disposing of the bag when you get home.  

We ask that all items be returned to the alleyway book drop. This allows for people to pick up holds and adhere to social distancing.  Staff will not be receiving returned items from patrons during the library pick up process.

Library building closed - Curbside Pickup service only

Liberal Memorial Library will be continuing with curbside pickup service only for the time being. Our library interior is currently closed to visitors.

We have recently extended and boosted our wi-fi signal to be available to those who need internet access so they can do so from the safety of their own vehicle.

Fines will not be charged on materials checked out until March 1st, 2021.

For those who are not familiar with our pickup service, this post explains the service in detail

Thank you for your understanding during this most difficult time.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

happy-thanksgiving-turkeyWe will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, 25th – close early at 1 p.m.

Thursday, 26th – closed

Friday, 27th – closed

Facebook Halloween craft tutorial

All through the month of October, we will be showcasing a different Halloween craft tutorial video each Friday at 3 pm on our Facebook page.

Library spirit week

ebook beach hat glasses

This year we are celebrating Literacy Week in a different way. Starting Tuesday, September 8th, take a picture of yourself dressed up in that day’s theme and send it to along with your name and phone number. You will be entered into a drawing for a cool T-shirt and get your picture added to the library’s social media.

You’ll be entered into a the drawing once for each time you send us a photo of yourself dressed up for that day’s theme.

  • Tuesday September 8th – Hats off to reading – wear a crazy hat
  • Wednesday Sept. 9th – Cozy up with a good book – wear your favorite pajamas
  • Thursday Sept. 10th – Book character/Genre Day – Pick a specific character or just a genre to dress up as (dress up as a cowboy for the “western” genre)
  • Friday Sept. 11th – Animal Print Day – wear animal print to show your “wild” about reading

The Library staff will also be dressing up and posting our pictures on our Facebook. Leave a comment on our Facebook page under the staff pictures that you like best.

Library Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

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