World Coconut Day

Wednesday, September 2,2020. Today is World Coconut Day! How to celebrate this day? On this day, crack open a coconut, if you have never done it. It will be a lot of fun to crack into a real coconut. Cook special coconut-based food and serve it to your loved ones. You can also throw a party, and provide coconut-based dishes and drinks.

Chess Day !

Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Today is Chess Day. Why play Chess? A recent study of The New England Journal of Medicine showed that people over 75 who are involved in mind exercising activities like chess are less likely to develop dementia than their non-board-game-playing peers. Chess is, definitely, the game which will raise your kid’s IQ and increase their problem-solving skills, increase creativity, exercises both sides of the brain and teaches planning. If you are interested in learning this game, there is a computer game available at Expand your brain!!

World Distance Learning Day

Monday, August 31, 2020. Today is World Distance Learning Day. This is a day to embrace the learning that takes place outside of the physical classroom. To all of you parents who have chosen to use Virtual Learning, today is a celebration of the amazing job you are undertaking. You and the teachers who facilitate this learning are AMAZING!!

National Just Because Day !

Thursday, August 27, 2020. Today is National Just Because Day!! National Just Because Day offers up an opportunity to do stuff…just because. Feel free to celebrate this day any way you choose. Just because! Every day we all do things that are expected or required of us. … This day is a chance to do something without rhyme or reason.

Library Changes Services

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 threat, The Board of Trustees of the Erie City Public Library has decided to change our services. Beginning on August 24, 2020, The Erie City Public Library will be doing curb service from 8 am to noon and from 1pm-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Call on the phone or come to the front door and ring the doorbell for service.

Return of books should be done by placing them in the book return at the front of the library. All books are quarantined for at least 72 hours to ensure your safety.

We will offer books, movies and other services from our location but no in person services at the library. We no longer will have community computer use at the library. WIFI is still available in the parking lot 24 hours per day.

If you need items copied, printed or faxed/scanned, you can bring those items to the library, or email them and we will do that service for you. Copying is $.15 per page and a fax/scan is $1.00.
Please feel free to request items from our library and we can get you items from other libraries by calling the library at 620-244-5119 or email the library at We would be happy to help you with your requests.
This policy will continue indefinitely.

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is coming to an end on September 30, 2020. If you have not submitted your Census information, remember that it is easy to do online and we can help you complete this process at the Erie City Public Library.
The Census helps to determine what funds our community receives for our roads, schools and communities so please do your fair share and complete the Census today. Call the Library at 620-244-5119 for further information and help.

Are you a poet?

A friend shared this poem with us about the Pandemic. Do you write poetry? Send us your poetry to and we will share it on Facebook and this webpage.

Poem: ‘Pandemic’

Wyatt Townley

Wyatt Townley is Poet Laureate of Kansas Emerita, and her most recent book of poems is “Rewriting the Body.” Her work has been read on NPR, featured in “American Life in Poetry,” and published widely in journals from “The Paris Review” to “Newsweek.”

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