Schedule of Activities

Week of November 5-10, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4 pm. Afterschool Craft Program. Join Libby and Gayle to make crafts.
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10 am. Preschool Story Hour. Join Kindra to read a book. Children 0-4 are welcome.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:30 am. Saturday Craft Program. Join us to make a Christmas craft. Limited to 6 participants. Call the library to sign up or come by.

Come to the library.

Book discussion groups
For a fun way to meet new people and strike up some interesting conversations, check out your library’s book discussion groups. Many libraries will host a discussion once a month, focusing on one or more books, in particular. Discussion groups are a free, fun way to get out of the house and enjoy yourself.

Meeting places.
Our library offers the community room which is available to community members. Non-profit groups are not charged for the use of our building but all others pay a daily fee of $25.00.

Come to the library to put together a puzzle, work on genealogy or color pictures. We invite you to be a part of a growing gathering place. We would like to start new programs to use this beautiful home town treasure. Our library is available to you to enjoy. Remember we are a cool place in the summer, a warm place in the winter and a welcoming place year round. It’s your library so make use of this treasure.

Money Savings

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Special events
Most libraries have special events for community members that are free and open to all. These can include book clubs, craft programs and activities for children, teens and adults.

Pre-school Story Time
Our library has a story hour once a week on Thursday mornings at 10 am. The kids enjoy the books being read to them, the pictures to color and cookies at these activities. It is a good time for a break to stay at home parents and gives them a chance to relax and chat with others while their kids are having time to be with other kids.

Fun classes
Don’t just look to the library to brush up on professional skills or health knowledge. Check out your library’s offerings for fun hobby classes, too. Many libraries host writers’ guilds, offer craft and hobby classes, or even offer art classes for kids and adults, alike.

Computers, Internet, and Job Search

More information on money saving:
We have computers for your use with internet access, and Wi-Fi for you to use on your tablet, phone or laptop while at the library. Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day here at the library. So if the internet is too pricey for you to have at home, make use of this service.

The computers here at the library are connected to a printer and for a small fee you can write letters, term papers, and print off coupons. Just another way to save big money for your family.

Job hunting resources
One of the uses of the computers here at the library is to job search. The State Library of Kansas has a database that is just the right thing for a job search. To access this site, go to You can search for jobs, make a resume, and cover letter.

More Saving Money Tips

More of the series on Saving Money:

The cost of getting a movie for the weekend is going up. Save yourself some money and come to the library to check out a movie. We often have movies here that are available and can access movies from other neighborhood libraries in just a few days.

We get magazines each month that are available to read at the library. Just come in and sit in one of our comfy chairs to read.

The Erie City Public Library subscribes to the Erie Record, The Parsons Sun and The Chanute Tribune. Stop by to read the articles, check out the sale ads and read the classifieds.

Saving Money

This is the first of a series of ideas to save money, by using the Erie City Public Library:
eBooks & Audiobooks
eBooks are a great way to have books to read when you are on a trip and don’t want to lug a bunch of books with you. They can be expensive to buy so you might try the State Library of Kansas. The State Library of Kansas has a great variety of books available to download and enjoy and all you need is a State Library of Kansas library card. You can get that at your local library and its FREE!
Audio books are another way to enjoy books especially if you are busy and just don’t have the time to sit down and read. There are audio books for adults, teens and children. People often check them out for road trips, and often long haul truckers check them out to make their daily runs more enjoyable. The State of Kansas also loans out audiobooks online. If you are interested in these services you can access this it at We would be glad to help you download the app for this service as well.

Make The Most of Your Library

Make the Most of Your Library;

Get a library card. The first step, obviously, is to get a library card. They’re nearly always free, but you usually have to bring your drivers’ license and proof of address.

Ask a librarian. If you aren’t sure what your local library does or does not offer, don’t hesitate to ask. And if the library doesn’t offer a program that you’d like to see, suggest it! You might even head up a committee to start that particular program to benefit your whole community.

Use inter-library loan. Our library belongs to the Southeast Kansas Library System and uses a 46 library system. It is very much like being a branch of a large library and allows you to access the books in those libraries. Just ask for the book of your choice and we will try to get that for you.

Check the calendar. We post on our website at and our Facebook page at

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