Closed for Memorial Day

Memorial Day flag

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 Starts June 1st

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.

Library Begins Pick Up Service Monday

Library Pick Up Service Starts Monday

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 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 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 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 if you have any questions.

Royce Kitts


Liberal Memorial Library

Facebook Live Storytimes

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.

Closed for Good Friday

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.

Library Closed

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.

2020 March Book Madness - Two Finalists

March book madness 2020

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.

Evening Storytime

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.

Preschool Storytime

On Tuesdays at 11 am, we’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.

Lapsit Storytime

On Wednesdays at 11 am, children ages 0-2 and their parents/caregivers are invited to a special storytime geared for younger children.

Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!

2020 March Book Madness - Final Four

March book madness 2020

Help us determine the library’s 2020 Books of the Year.

Vote for your favorite adult books, teen books, and kid’s books and be entered in a drawing to win a fun prize. The second round ballots to select the Final Four are due Friday, March 13th by 4:30 p.m.

Dog Man Party

dog man

Help stop Petey, the world’s most evil cat, at our Dog Man party on Saturday, March 21st at 1 pm. We’ll have an afternoon filled with adventure and doggy detective work including crafts and activities.

Spring Break Activities

spring break

Do your kids need something to do while they’re out of school? The library has you covered! Monday, March 9th through 13th from 2 to 4 pm, we’ll have a different activity each day.

  • Monday & Wednesday are Craft Days
  • Tuesday & Thursday are Game Days – board games and video games
  • Friday is Movie Day – we’ll have free popcorn and you’re welcome to bring your own drinks

2020 March Book Madness

March book madness 2020

Help us determine the library’s 2020 Books of the Year.

Vote for your favorite adult books, teen books, and kid’s books and be entered in a drawing to win a fun prize. The first round ballots to select the Elite Eight are due Friday, March 6th by 4:30 p.m.

If you correctly predict which books in the adult list, teen list, and kid’s list will get the most votes and turn in your prediction by Friday, March 6th by 4:30 p.m., you’ll win a March Book Madness trophy.

Chocolate Party

Charlie and the chocolate factory movie

On Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 1 pm, have an afternoon filled with chocolate themed crafts and watch the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Charlie finds a golden ticket and wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by Willy Wonka, the world’s most unusual candy maker. We will have popcorn, lemonade and of course, chocolate.

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