Spring Break Fun at the VC Library

Join the Fun at the VC Library for Spring Break 2019!

Mon.-Fri. March 11-15



Story Time & Crafts every morning at 10:30 for ages 0-8

Board games all day every day (board games will be out on the tables, anyone can drop in to play)

Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Movie Marathon with Free Popcorn – two movies will be shown each day at noon and 3 pm:

Monday: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tuesday: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban/Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix/Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Thursday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One/Part Two

Friday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them/Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Table Top Games Tues. and Thurs. at 10:30 am   (all ages welcome!  If you’ve never played a table top game before, come learn what it’s all about.  If you have played, come lend your expertise — beginning readers should bring a partner who can read and assist)

Tuesday – Vast the Crystal Caverns

Thursday – 5 Minute Dungeon


Free Program: Quilting – Vintage to Modern


Saturday, March 2—-10:00 am


Valley Center Public Library & Community Building

Sunflower and Cottonwood Rooms

314 East Clay St., Valley Center, KS



***Quilts tell a story

***Evolution from vintage to modern quilts

***Tricks and tips for quick quilt-making

Bring a quilt to show and share!

Presented by Valley Center residents Lora Lagree and Karen Roth




Free Program: Historical Performance of Lucy Tayiah Eads, “Chief Lucy of the Kaw Indians”

Sun., Jan. 20, 2 PM – Valley Center Community Center & Library

Sponsored by Valley Center Public Library & Friends of the Library


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Lucy Tayiah Eads was born in 1888 in a tipi on the banks of Little Beaver Creek in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).   She was the adopted daughter of Chief Wah-Shun-Gah who served as principal chief of the Kanza from 1885 to 1908. Lucy attended Haskell Indian School from 1901 to 1908. In 1922 Lucy was elected Chief of the Kaw tribe – the first woman Chief of the Kaw. She served until 1934.

Pauline Sharp is a citizen of Kaw Nation and past vice-president of the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Mid-American All-Indian Center in Wichita, Ks. Sharp has researched and studied the history and culture of the Kanza People, from whom the State of Kansas took its name. She tells the story of the Kanza (Kaw) people through the character of her grandmother, Lucy Tayiah Eads. Sharp is a juried member of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers and lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Doug Sharp. Pauline is a 1968 graduate of Valley Center High School.

Refreshments will be served.

Renewals, Fines & Drop Box Use






When does the Library renew or check in my books and other items?

If you email or call the Library with a request to renew, the renewal will be based on the time the request is received.  Therefore, if the request is received after the Library closes for the day, the renewal will be made on the next business day.

If you place an item in the outdoor return boxes, the item might not check in until the next business day.  We usually empty the boxes once a day, in the morning, but this can vary.  We tried doing evening pickups at a specific time, but it is just not always possible due to weather.  Therefore, you should always count on your returned item being checked in the next day.

Why is this important?  If your item is due today and you renew or return it to the boxes too late, you may incur a one day fine.  To avoid this, simply bring the item into the Library for check in, or call before close of business and request a renewal.

Why does the Library even charge fines?

We have looked at the possibility of NOT charging fines, but in other libraries where they do not, items return late more often, or simply never return.  This causes other patrons to have to wait a lot longer for the item they want to check out to return, or if it does not return, costs are incurred to replace the item. So our Library Board decided in fairness to everyone, charging a small fine is an added incentive to get an item returned in a timely manner for other users.

Why does the Library have 2 drop boxes outside?

The left box is for media (audios and DVDs) only, the right box is for print materials (books and magazines) only.  We ask that you be extra careful to return items to the correct box to help avoid damage to discs, Playaways, and cases with heavy books.  Beginning December 1, we will reinstate our old fine system for items returned to the wrong box.  Some items cannot be returned outside.  All launchpads, eReaders, and items that are too big to fit easily into the book drop slots should be brought inside.  To protect the Library’s collection, if an item is damp or wet, dirty, has insects or other harmful debris or chemicals in it, or is in fragile condition, please bring inside and inform the staff.

If you have other questions about these policies, be sure to call us!