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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 https://lmlibrary.beanstack.org 
  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 @ lmlibrary.org.


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 catalog.lmlibrary.org.

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 circdesk@lmlibrary.org 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. https://www.facebook.com/lmlibrary


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 activities@lmlibrary.org 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.


Library Closed for Independence Day weekend

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.


Temporary Library Hours

analog clock

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.


Audra Rox – Virtual Summer Reading performance

Audra Rox logo

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.


Library Closed for the 4th of July

The Library will be closed for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th.


Library Reopening

Open Sign

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. 


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