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.


Thanksgiving Holiday

 The library will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving!

 "On September 28, 1789, just before leaving for recess, the first Federal Congress passed a resolution asking that the President of the United States recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. A few days later, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin" - the first time Thanksgiving was celebrated under the new Constitution. Subsequent presidents issued Thanksgiving Proclamations, but the dates and even months of the celebrations varied. It wasn't until President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Proclamation that Thanksgiving was regularly commemorated each year on the last Thursday of November."

"On October 6, 1941, the House passed a joint resolution declaring the last Thursday in November to be the legal Thanksgiving Day. The Senate, however, amended the resolution establishing the holiday as the fourth Thursday, which would take into account those years when November has five Thursdays. The House agreed to the amendment, and President Roosevelt signed the resolution on December 26, 1941, thus establishing the fourth Thursday in November as the Federal Thanksgiving Day holiday."

-The Center for Legislative Archives - Congress Establishes Thanksgiving


New Logo

Robin Newell, director of the Emporia Public Library, is pleased to announce that a new logo has been selected for the library. After over a year of thought and consideration working with many groups, several logos were developed in collaboration with IM Design Group and the new logo was chosen. Newell states “Saying goodbye to the old library logo was tricky... it's a part of our culture, it's on our cards, and in our hearts and minds. It's a testimony of our story and a giant part of our history. But as we look towards our 150th anniversary celebration in 2019 we have our gaze aimed at the future and we're in LOVE with our new logo”. The new colorful logo will be the library’s calling card to the community as the library seeks to continue to make a positive impact in Emporia and Lyon County.

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Upcoming Events

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ride into History Series
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ride into History Series
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Child Care Story Share

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