Upcoming Programming

CLASSIC MOVIE WEDNESDAY – Wednesday Oct. 17 at noon in the Meadowlark Room – Free popcorn. Co-sponsored by the Library and the Senior Association.  This month’s film will be Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.


LASER TAG FOR ADULTS – Saturday Oct. 27, 6 to 7:30.  We’ll be playing rounds inside and outside (weather permitting) – dress accordingly.  Snacks will be provided.  This event is for adults only.  Childcare will not be provided.  Please RSVP no later than Wed. Oct. 24.

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TRICK OR TREAT STREET– Wednesday Oct. 31, 5-7 PM on Main Street in Valley Center.  The Library will again serve candy and Monster Punch, and will sponsor costume contests.


TRIBE TEEN/TWEEN FALL PARTY AND LASER TAG– Friday Nov. 2, 6 to 7:30 pm – RSVP by Wed. Oct 31 if you will be attending this event. This event is open to youth in grades 5 through 12.

LEATHER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP – Saturday Nov. 3, 10 am – RSVP by Monday Oct. 29 to reserve your space and kit(s).  Ornament kits are $3 each or 2 for $5.  This event is open to anyone aged 13 through adult.



SERGEANT OF THE GUARD AT NUREMBERG – Book Talk & WWII Program by Kansas Author Jim Sharp. Sponsored by the Library & Valley Center Historical Society & Museum- Sunday Nov. 4, 2 pm in the Sunflower and Cottonwood Rooms at the new Community Center.  Refreshments will be served.


Closing alerts

The Library will be closed from 11 am to 2 pm on Tues. Oct. 16 as the Library co-hosts the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

The Library will close early at 4:30 pm on Wed. Oct. 31 so staff can set up at Trick or Treat Street on Main Street, Valley Center.

The Library will be closed Thur., Fri., and Sat. Nov. 22-24 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.


BIG Sale! Books, library shelves, furniture, misc.

Sept. 18 through 29 at our old location, 321 W 1st in Valley Center.


  • Mon. – Fri.   10 am – 6 pm
  • Closed Sat./Sun. Sept 22-23
  • Sat. Sep. 29  9 am – 2 pm

All items as is.  All sales final.  Buyer must disassemble items (if needed) and remove from building before end of day October 1.  We accept cash or check made out to Friends of the Valley Center Library.


Coming soon: Brick Club and Junior Brick Club

Beginning September 13

Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Junior Brick Club – ages 2-5

Brick Club – ages 6-12


Any participant age 7 or younger must be accompanied by a caregiver age 12 or older.



This program/project is funded in part by the South Central Kansas Library System.  SCKLS serves 144 participating public libraries, school districts, academic libraries and special libraries in twelve counties.  The mission of the South Central Kansas Library System is to assist member libraries to provide excellent service to their communities.



Summer Reading is almost over! Important dates:

Reading logs for children and teens are due no later than 2 pm, Saturday July 28.  Any logs received after that will entitle the reader to receive a reading certificate only.  We regret that due to planning and prize purchasing, there can be no exceptions to this requirement.

Last Summer Teen/Tween Party – Friday July 27, 6 to 7:30 pm (RSVP by 6 pm Wed. July 25 to be guaranteed a hot dog and a laser tag gun to play with)

Last Summer Story Time for kids ages 0 to 8 – Tuesday July 31, 10:30 to 11 am

Summer Reading Final Party at the VC Pool – Wednesday August 1, 10 to 11 am (one session only)

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