The Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day weekend. A happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone.
Our current hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm. We will be closed each day from 1 pm to 2 pm for shift change and cleaning.
Now that the library has reopened with new hours we want to share a few things about your next stay.
- Please wear a mask. We have them if you would like a free one when you come in.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining a six-foot distance between you and other people.
- Please use hand sanitizer. It is available throughout the building.
- No children under 16 without a parent.
These rules are temporary and will be relaxed as we see cases in our community decline.
We are continuing curbside pickup. We are also offering by appointment hours from 9 am to 11 am each day for at-risk individuals. Please call 620-626-0180 to make an appointment.
On Facebook Live Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00 p.m., Audra Rox will be rocking out to songs and stories about the 3 little pigs and the 3 billy goats gruff. It’s sure to be a jammin’ time! Visit https://www.facebook.com/lmlibrary to see the live performance.
Audra “Rox” Tsanos is an actress, singer & mom who has been making music with families in NYC since 1999. The popularity of her classes has made her a celebrated entertainer. She has been crowned by Time Out NY Kids the “Queen of the NY Kids Rock Scene”, and has been featured on Nickelodeon & Sesame Street.
The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th.
Attention! The library will be open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. For patrons who are in at-risk categories, we will have the times 9 am-11 am each day set aside for appointment only browsing. We will still continue to have curbside pickup.
Things that will be different as we open: 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 will have a reduction in the number of computers open.
We ask that you wear a mask when using the library and that you practice social distancing when in the library. We ask that you use the book return in the alley to return you books. We are excited to once again having people in the building.
Singer, songwriter, and storyteller, Aaron Fowler will give a virtual Summer Reading performance on Facebook Live at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 17th. Visit https://www.facebook.com/lmlibrary to see the live performance.
Want something new to read or watch but just don’t know what? Fill out a request form and we will find something for you! Tell us what sort of books or DVDs you want. If you aren’t satisfied with the items we picked, you can immediately return them and place a new request.
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.
We will be back on Tuesday to answer phones and resume the Library Pickup service.
Summer Reading Registration is now open!
This year our Summer Reading program will be held entirely online using the Beanstack website and mobile app – Google Play or Apple App Store. For more information about how the program will work, visit our Summer Reading pages for Children, Teens, and Adults.
This Monday the library begins the next step in reopening. We look at this as a bridge to the next phase of our reopening where we can begin letting people back into the building. We will be following closely state, county, and local guidelines. We are calling this service Library Pick-Up and it works a lot like what some area businesses have been doing by bringing items to your car. The key difference is that you will need to call ahead of time to reserve materials and to make an appointment to pick them up.
How to get started
Go to our webpage at www.lmlibrary.org and click on the catalog link on the right hand side of the page.
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 at the library by calling 620-626-0180 or by email at email@example.com 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.
Once you login and/or all issues have been resolved. Begin searching for items you would like to check out. Once you find a title that is available, click on the “Place a hold” button. There is a limit of 15 items.
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.
Interlibrary Loan Service is not available at this time as the courier service is not delivering or picking up materials. Interlibrary Loan Service will resume at a later date when more libraries are willing to loan materials via the courier.
Setting your appointment to pick up your order
Once you have placed your holds, a librarian will pull those materials and get them ready to pick up at the next available pick up time. At a minimum this will be the next day or 24 hours. Pick up times will be scheduled in advance. 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 front of the North Doors and call the library. Stay in your vehicle. There will be a sign with the library phone number and instructions next to a table. A staff person will set your items on the table in front of the North doors (doors facing parking lot). Your items will be in a plastic bag. We recommend washing your hands and disposing of the bag when you get home. After the staff person has gone back into the library, please retrieve your items. If you are unable to do this due to a physical limitation, please let us know. We will ask you about this when you make your appointment.
We ask that all items be returned to the alleyway book drop only. 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. Please us the book drop in the alleyway.
You will notice that items will stay on your account even after you have returned them. We are placing the items in isolation for one week before returning them to the library shelves. Don’t worry, no fines will be accrued or stay permanently on your account.
Please do not show up to the library without first making an appointment, as there is no access to the inside of the library at this time.
If you have any questions, please let us know. We are excited to be making this next step, and look forward to reopening the library as the State of Kansas moves through the predetermined opening phases. All information about reopening and how the Library Pick-Pp service will work can be found on our website at www.lmlibrary.org and by following our Facebook page, search for: Liberal Memorial Library.
This is all new and a lot of information to digest all at once. Please contact the library by phone at 620-626-0180, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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We continue to offer storytimes for the kids, but for now they will be held online instead of in person. Facebook Live Storytimes will be held 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.
The Library will be closed on
Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th
for Good Friday and Easter.
We will reopen on Monday for our regular hours.
For now the library is closed to the public, but the staff is hard at work preparing for our eventual reopening.
Check our Facebook page for further updates.
Help us determine the library’s 2020 Books of the Year.
Vote online for your favorite adult books, teen books, and kid’s books and be entered in a drawing to win a fun prize. The third round ballots to select the Two Finalists are due Friday, March 20th by 4:30 p.m.
On Thursdays at 5:30 pm, we’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Evening Storytime is open to all ages.