Fall Hours

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.

Upcoming Closed Dates:
Monday-Wednesday, September 26-28


William Allen White Children's Book Awards

Celebration October 1, 2016 in Emporia

Join in the events that Bring Authors, Books & Children Together!

Here’s what we have planned:

Friday night @ Emporia Recreation Center

  • Authors visit, Read-in, and Sleepover

Saturday @ Emporia State Campus, Memorial Union

  • Autograph Sessions with winning authors
  • Book and Souvenir sales
  • Children's Activities for elementary and middle school ages
  • Awards Ceremony – Webb Hall
  • Pep Rally

WAW weekend schedule

Ticket registration form

Newsletter News

One of the benefits of being a member of the Friends of the Emporia Library is having the library newsletter mailed to your home. Because of the increasing costs of postage and printing we have made the newsletter available on our website.  If you are a Friends of the Library member and would like to continue to receive a print issue mailed to your home,  please contact membership chair Dee Schwinn at 620-342-7911 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is an opt in – you will receive a November/December newsletter only if you contact her before September 30.


Read the Newspaper


Read today’s Emporia Gazette or an earlier issue back to 2002 with your library card. This new service is updated daily so you have access to the latest news. There is a simple and detailed search that lets you find content 24 hours a day thanks to remote access with your library card number. Great for historians, genealogists, and those of us who might have forgotten what we did yesterday!  

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