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Library at the Liberal Rec: Trunk-or-Treat

2021 Liberal Rec Center trunk or treat

Thursday, Oct. 21st at 6:30 pm, the Library will be at the Liberal Rec Center with the new Library Van! Be sure to stop by and pick up some goodies!


Family Halloween Party and Costume Contest

halloween ghost-with-a-bag

Friday, October 29th at 4:30 pm, everyone’s invited to our Halloween party and costume contest. There will be games, goodies and awesome prizes for the winners of the costume contest. The results of our pumpkin decorating contest will also be announced during the party.

Kiwanis will end their Pet & Spook Parade at the library. Walk in the parade and stop to join us in fun activities and a costume contest!


Interactive Movie: Hocus Pocus

Hocus-pocus movie poster

On Tuesday, October 26th at 6 pm, enjoy an interactive showing of the movie Hocus Pocus. Interactive showings are a fun way of watching a movie where everyone gets a script and a bag of props and you follow along to shout and snack along with the movie. 


Movie Night - The Haunted Mansion

The haunted mansion

Tuesday, Oct. 19th at 6 pm, come to the library and enjoy a movie and free popcorn! Feel free to bring your own drink, and a blanket/pillow to be comfy!

This Disney movie stars Eddie Murphy as a realtor who, along with his family, becomes trapped in a old Mansion by ghosts!


Pumpkin Decorating Day

pumpkins with painted faces

Sign up for our in-house Pumpkin Decorating Day on Thursday, Oct. 14th at 4 pm. Pumpkins will be provided.

Or bring your own pre-decorated pumpkin and enter it into our Pumpkin Decorating contest. Sign up online or at the front desk.


Family Grab & Go Craft: Pumpkin Decorating

painted pumpkins

Starting October 8th, pick up a pumpkin to decorate at home and bring back to enter into our contest which starts on the 14th. The final day for submission will be on the 23rd. Supplies are limited. Limit 2 per family.

Or you can sign up for our in-house Pumpkin Decorating Day on Thursday, Oct. 14th at 4 pm. Pumpkins will be provided on the day. Enter your finished pumpkin into our contest. Sign up online or at the front desk.


Movie Night - Monster House

monster house

Tuesday, Oct. 5th at 6 pm, come to the library and enjoy a movie and free popcorn! Feel free to bring your own drink, and a blanket/pillow to be comfy!

This animated movie is about a neighborhood being terrorized by a sentient haunted house during Halloween.


Library Closed Columbus Day

The Library will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 11th. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.


Banned Books Week 2021

September 26th – October 2nd will be Banned Books Week. Come in and check out our displays and the events that we will have throughout the week. Enter into our Banned Books drawing by either getting your picture taken or take our quiz.


Break In Bags

For those of you that miss the escape room experience, starting September 21st we’ve switched things up and created Break-In Bags. Test your problem solving skills and be rewarded with treasure! Sign up for the program and pick up your bag at the Liberal Memorial Library. One per family please and only available while supplies last. 


Library spirit week 2021

ebook beach hat glasses

Celebrate with us by participating in Spirit Week! From Sept. 7th through 10th, everyone who comes in dressed up and takes a picture will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

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 7th – We’re Wild For Reading: Dress in your best Wild West attire
  • Wednesday Sept. 8th – Reading Saves Lives: Dress as a Doctor, Nurse, Police Officer, Fire Fighter, etc.
  • Thursday Sept. 9th – Explore The World With Books: Dress for your dream vacation or be a tacky tourist
  • Friday Sept. 10th – Read like a Rock Star: Dress up in your most Rock’n’Roll garb

Library Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.


Camping Supplies Giveaway

Make sure to stop in this week for a chance at our giveaway! Take your child’s picture in front of our camping display. Post it to Facebook and tag the library in the photo for a chance to win children’s camping supplies.


Kid's Day at the 5-State Fair

The library will be at the activity center on Saturday the 21st as a part of the 5-State Fair’s Kid’s Day! Join us there starting at 9 am for a llama themed storytime and craft!


hoopla Bonus Borrows in August

hoopla Bonus Borrows return in August with new themed collections! Patrons can choose from hundreds of titles in hoopla’s Bonus Borrows collection. These hoopla titles will not count against your monthly borrow limit!

How it works:
When a patron borrows an Instant Bonus Borrows title: 

  • That circulation is FREE to libraries.
  • The Patron will be debited ZERO borrows from their monthly hoopla borrows.

August themes include: 

  • All Things British
  • Back to School: STEAM!
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Pop Culture Celebration
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi
  • Series You’ll Love

In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla’s Instant collection of over 950,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more.


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