Winter 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.


Emporia Public Library Board Openings

The Emporia Public Library Board will have two openings beginning May 2018.  Board members are chosen through a city of Emporia application process which includes an interview with city council members and library representatives. The application may be found on the city’s website here: City of Emporia residency is required.


The library board is a governing board and consists of seven members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. In addition to the appointed members, the mayor is an ex-officio member of the board. Terms are four years and are staggered. Two terms may be served. The board meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 in the large meeting room at the Emporia Public Library. 


Board members are responsible for setting the library budget and paying expenses, hiring, evaluating and firing the library executive director, developing library policies, strategic planning and acting as an advocate for the library in the community. For further information please contact library Executive Director Robin Newell at 620-340-6464 or


Children, grades 2-5, are invited to join us after school in the large meeting room on Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for "cool" programs! 

We'll have LEGOs, STEM projects, Art, and Literacy activities available.

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Upcoming Events

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Mother Goose Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teen Talk
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Child Care Story Share

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