Masks at the Library

The Library Board has determined that effective 2-22-22, masks will no longer be required for everyone entering the Library.  Persons over 2 years of age who are not fully vaccinated should wear masks.  Please continue to use hand sanitizer and continue to socially distance where possible.  Staff will request you wear a mask if close contact is needed, i.e., assistance finding a book, assistance using the computer, etc.   This policy is subject to change without notice.

Closed for Weather on 2/17

Update: USD 262 has announced that in-person school is cancelled for Thursday 2/17, therefore the Library will be closed.
Reminder: if USD 262 Valley Center schools close or declare a remote learning day for weather, the Library will also be closed.
PLEASE – if we are closed, hold onto the items you want to return, and wait until we reopen to bring them back. The book box will only hold so many items, and it’s also hard on plastic materials and discs to spend much time in the cold. Contact us when we reopen if your items were due/overdue, and we will adjust fines if needed for any time that we are closed.
Thank you in advance for helping keep library materials safe, and please STAY SAFE yourselves!

Story Time cancellation

Due to the high numbers of COVID in our schools, and by extension, in families with school aged and younger children, we will not be having Story Times the January 31. We apologize for any inconvenience, however, the safety of our patrons is our highest priority!  It is our plan to have Story Times start up again the week of Feb. 7, however, please watch this web site or our Facebook page for further information.  Everyone over the age of 2 should mask up, and we will do our best to socially distance.  Also, going forward if there are no attendees for Story Time by 10:40 am on Story Time days, we will cancel for that day.


Update: we will have Story Times at our regular times beginning again the week of Feb. 7.  Adults and children of the appropriate ages should wear masks, and everyone should practice social distancing.  Thanks!

Kansas Day Quiz Bowl

January 29 is Kansas Day! 

Be sure to check out our Kansas Day display window in the foyer of the Library/Community Center.  Items are from the private collection of Nancy Anderson.

The Valley Victors 4-H Club has once again compiled questions for our virtual Kansas Day Quiz Bowl.  Play along with us during the week of Jan. 24.  Five questions will appear on the Library Facebook page each morning, Monday through Saturday.  Post your answers in the comments section, and we will post the correct answers at 6 pm each day.  How well do you know your Kansas facts and history?  (Not a formal contest.  No prizes will be awarded.  We hope you have fun playing!)