Monday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 3 pm
The Genealogy Room is open
when the library is open.
Effective August 14, 2015 Friday hours will return to 9:30am – 5pm
Girard Public Library Halloween Events
We will be having a Halloween Party for all Teens – Ages 12 -18 if still in high school. Prize for the best costume will be given. Come have a “Spooktacular” time with us. Please come by the library to sign up, space is limited to the first 20 teens to sign up. Sign up now through October 27th. The Halloween Party will be on Friday, October 30th from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
Girard Public Library will also be hosting a Halloween Party for Grades K-5 (Ages 5-11) on Thursday, October 29th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Space is limited to the first 30 children to sign up. Join us for stories, crafts, games, and treats. Costumes may be worn but are not required.
The Girard Public Library will be having a “photo op” (not professional) for the public to use for Halloween pictures. If you would like, we will send the photos to Mpix to be printed – photos are to be picked up at Girard Public Library after they are printed. The “photo op” will be available beginning Monday, October 26th with the following hours: Monday, October 26th – 9:30 am to 6:30 pm; Tuesday, October 27th – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; Wednesday, October 28th – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Thursday, October 29th – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm; Friday, October 30th – 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Girard Public Library is offering this “photo op” as a fundraising project, with all proceeds going toward activities for our Children and Teens. Payment will be required in advance. Prices are as follows: Wallets (Set of 4) – $2.00; 4 x 6 – $1.50; 5 x 7 – $2.50; 8 x 10 – $5.00; and Photo Magnet – $5.00.
This summer, we teamed up with the Kansas Food Bank to offer a Summer Meal Program at the library. This was free for children 18 and younger. During the program, meals were served to 680 children. Volunteers were crucial to running this program with volunteer hours totaling 274.5 hours. A daily special treat was donated by Jim Rodman, as well as, a vegetable or fruit of the day was donated by Producers Coop. We offered a different movie every week during lunch.
Crawford County has just been approved by the State of Kansas and USDA to receive CSFP food boxes for low income seniors. Boxes are distributed monthly. Seniors must enroll and qualify to receive the food box. The plan is to start distribution August 2015. You must be age 60 or older to participate and it is based off of income. Debi from the Kansas Food Bank will be scheduling appointments in Girard on July 15 to help with enrollment. Please give her a call at 316-265-3663 to find out more information and get on the appointment list. You will need a valid driver’s license or state ID for everyone in your household; proof of address–utility bill, lease rental agreement, bank statement; and proof of income–pay stubs for the past 30 days or a social security statement, unemployment and any retirement information such pension received.
The Girard Public Library is working with Wesley House for a Children’s Summer Food Program. Children’s Summer Food was developed as a response to the need experienced by families when school meals are not readily available. Funded through grant money and other donations, this program provides one sack of food per child per week in addition to the regular monthly allotment of food for the family. Each sack contains cereal, lunch items (mac & cheese, soup, etc.), canned fruit, vegetables, snack items and drinks. This year, roughly 1,800 bags were handed out.
The Girard Public Library is offering a food program this summer.
Rally ‘Round Reading Sessions for Fall 2015 will begin in September. Sessions for Ages 2-5 will be at 10:00 am and Grades K-5 will be at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.
Movie Nights for Grades K-5 will resume in September. Movies are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month and will be in place of story time for the week. Popcorn and drinks are served to those who attend.
Now taking credit and debit cards
The Girard Public Library is now taking debit and credit cards (all major credit cards). You may pay in the library with 2.5% convenience fee or online with $1.50 convenience fee that will be added to your total. Payments can be taken for fines, room rentals, genealogy research, book sales, copies, buttons, faxes, lamination, etc.