The Library is in Your Neighborhood This Summer

Who wants to be inside during the summer? Not us! We’re going to be where you are this summer, creating some fun by bringing you the books, the critters, the convenience and the excellent library service you want, where you want it.

We take the library on the road to 46 preschools, summer camps and other locations, spreading literacy and encouraging participation in our summer reading program. We’re even at one of the city’s largest employers, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, delivering books and other materials through a pilot program called Library @ work.

The Adventuremobile, loaded with materials strictly for kids, offers a new animal each week. Grab a Critter Club card and get it stamped every time you visit. The Adventuremobile makes 12 stops throughout the county each week, including a stop at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center (see schedule). Regular bookmobiles are cruising through your neighborhood, too. With 17 stops, there’s sure to be one close to your home or workplace (see Bookmobile schedule).

For those citizens who are physically unable to get to the library, we make it easy to participate in summer reading. Our Red Carpet crew visits 52 different sites every two weeks. Learn more about our senior services here.

When you see us out in the community, say hi and remember to sign up for summer reading.

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.