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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. - 6 p.m.
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 6 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
We are gearing up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. for our Kick-off Celebration!
There will be games, activities and a craft sponsored by local organizations who help make a "Better World" right here in our own community. Bring a canned good to this event and help us build a food tower in support of our Salvation Army food pantry. Together we can "Build a Better World" this summer.
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.