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Join our book discussions
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Can't find a book? Get it through Interlibrary Loan.
Use your library card and read magazines online. Zinio users before October 28th may be required to make a new account due to recent changes.
|Monday||9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Friday||9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Saturday||11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Sunday||2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The library will be closed
The new catalog looks and works differently than it has before. There will be help sessions for the public on Friday, April 28 at 10:00, 2:00 and 5:00.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this transition.
We will replace the current calendar with the Summer one in May (where the icon is located).
The Events Calendar also has activities listed but not the details and information that is available in our publication made possible by the Friends of the Emporia Public Library,
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
SETS CHILDREN ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS . . .
ONE BOOK AT A TIME
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Emporia Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. For more information, call the library at (620) 340-6462.