In 2020 the library celebrates its 150th anniversary by highlighting the library’s role in connecting our community through literacy and learning in the past, present and future. The library’s core values of excellence, curiosity, literacy, freedom, teamwork and accountability contribute to our longevity. The Library Foundation and Friends of the Library share in this celebration as do our media partners WIBW TV and Kansas Public Radio.

We have 150th anniversary library cards available for new (and not so new) cardholders! Register at the customer service desk or on a bookmobile.

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Featured Events

The library is featuring the following events as part of this 150th celebration:

  • April 8 – National Book Award Winning Author Visit
  • May 27 – August 14 – Summer Reading & Events
  • July 26 – Queen Bey Music for a Sunday Afternoon
  • Sept 19 – Friends of the Library Art Auction
  • TBD – Library History book launch
  • November 8 – Happy Birthday! – Birthday Cake Contest/Food Network’s Bronwen Weber

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