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Library Hours

                 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                 Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. 

Outreach


clc1Community Outreach Services

Salina Public Library is always looking for ways to serve the community and to serve potential library patrons where they are. We serve children, seniors, and everyone in between. Find a service that's right for you!

Youth Outreach

  • Story times are presented at local early childhood educations centers during the school year. 

  • Rotating Collections are deposit collections that are delivered to local early childhood education centers bimonthly.

  • Bitty Bites Salina Public Library partners with CAPS, Salina Emergency Food Bank, and K-State Extension Services to provide a monthly program for parents and their preschoolers. The children take part in story time, then make a snack inspired by the book. Parents learn tips on how to aid their child's development. Bitty Bites takes place at the Salina Emergency Food Bank, 255 S. Chicago. Sign up is required by calling Peggy at CAPS 785-825-4493.

  • Child Care Delivery is a new service offered by the library and is available to registered child care providers in Salina. Fill out an application to begin receiving monthly deliveries of children's books.

    For more information about Youth Outreach services contact Lori at 785-825-4624 ext. 249 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Home Delivery

  • Patrons who are temporarily or permantly confined to their homes or who live in nursing homes, care centers, or retirement residences may have library materials delivered to them at no charge. Home Delivery is available to residents of the city of Salina. To enroll in Home Delivery, call Lori at 785-825-4624 ext. 249, or print an application form.
  • Homebound patrons requiring audio books may be interested in the CKLS Talking Books Service. They provide books and magazines in braille and in audio format, along with the audio equipment needed. To set up this service, visit their website, or call 1-800-362-2642.

 

Community Outreach

  • CLASS (Community Learning and Skill Sharing) is a program focusing on lifelong learning. Catalogs of classess come out in January, May and August. Popular classes include wine tasting, quilting, yoga and more. For more information contact Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or read more here.

  • Little Libraries Donated and discarded library materials are distributed to our four Little Libraries, where people are encouraged to take a book and return a book. Book donations are acceptied at the library anytime during regular business hours. Little Libraries are located at:
    • Kansas Wesleyan University, at the corner of Highland Ave. and Claflin St.
    • YMCA, 570 YMCA Dr.
    • Jerry Ivey Memorial Park, 735 E. Magnolia Rd.
    • Hawthorne Park, 715 N. Ninth St.

  • Pop-Up Library is a summer and fall service that takes the mobile library out into the community and allows patrons to check out materieals, get a library card, and more. Look for us around town! For more information, or to alert us of an event where we might want to "pop up", contact Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Lobby Stops were introduced in spring 2014 and are quite popular. Library materials are taken to residential locations once a month so residents can browse the collection, check out books, visit with the librarian, and enjoy library service without leaving home. Current lobby stop locations are :
    • Johnstown Towers, 623 Johnstown Ave.
    • Oakdale Plaza, 125 S. Oakdale
    • Smoky Hill Villa Apartments, 2145 Tulane
    • Drury Place, 1000 Schippel
    • McCall Manor, 626 S. Third St.
    • Presbyterian Manor, 2601 E. Crawford

  • Rotating Collections are deposit collections that are delivered to senior residential facilities bimonthly. For more information contact Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Speakers Bureau features library staff who can speak to your civic group or club about a variety of library services and programs, and more. Take a look at the range of programs and book your speaker today.

Reading Programs

  • Salina Reads is an annual community-wide read sponsored by Salina Public Library that takes place in September and October. Adults and teens are encouraged to be on the book selection committee, read the selected book, attend book discussions and programs, and have fun at the Salina Reads kickoff event. For more information or to discuss partnership possibilities contact Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 785-825-4624 ext. 249.

  • Monday Night Book Discussions are held monthly at the library and cover a range of reading genres. For more information contact Nancy Jo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Book Discussions at KWU take place twice per semester and are held on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus. Titles up for discussion are multidisciplinary in nature and are a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. For more information contact Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Summer Reading Program takes place every June and July and has components for children, teens, and adults. Readers set goals and along the way can win prizes, play games, and celebrate their reading success with a party. For more information contact Angela for the adult program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Kristi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for the children and teen programs.

  • Get Caught Reading at the Festival is how the library takes part in the annual Smoky Hill River Festival on the second weekend in June. Library staff roam the festival grounds searching for readers of all ages. Readers' names are entered in a drawing to win cool prizes. For more information contact Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Book Drop Locations

Salina Public Library's three remote book drops are available for returning most library items. Materials are collected each morning (early afternoon on Sundays). Book drops are located at Dillon's stores:

  • 1201 W. Crawford St. 
  • 2350 Planet Ave.
  • 1235 E. Cloud St.

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

The public library in Salina is an asset to our community.
-Gary C.  
Growing up in Salina, I loved laying in one of the old bathtubs in the childrens section, a stack of books on the ground beside me.
-Shannon D.