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                  785-825-4624
                  301 W. Elm - Salina, KS - 67401 

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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. 

Press Releases

Drum Safari to Help Kickoff Summer at the Library

May 15, 2018 – Kansas City-based Drum Safari will bring their mix of rhythm and education to Oakdale Park to help Salina Public Library kickoff its children’s summer programming at 6:30 p.m. May 24. Drum Safari will explore the fascinating world of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Discover amazing facts about our planet, drum and dance along to rhythms from around the world.

Brandon and Teryn Draper met while studying percussion in college. Teryn is a first grade teacher and Brandon is on the music faculty at the University of Kansas, in addition to performing throughout the U.S. The couple worked with renown music therapist, children's performer and drum circle guru "Bongo" Barry Bernstein, while developing their Drum Safari concept that began during their days in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. Unexpectedly, Bernstein passed away in 2009 leaving a void in the children's entertainment/education world. The Drapers joined forces with Jeni and Jim Cosgrove with Hiccup Booking and began bringing their own brand of rhythm-based edu-tainment to kids throughout the middle U.S.

Summer at the Library will include children’s performers, like Drum Safari; storytimes; art and discovery programs; math, reading and technology classes; and family movies. The library is calling on the community to demonstrate the value of reading by helping to reach the goal of 25,000 books read. Each book read this summer, from May 21 to July 20, can be logged toward the goal.

Find out more about Summer at the Library, by calling (785) 825-4624, go online to www.salinapubliclibrary.org/summer or stop by the library, 301 W. Elm.


Salina Public Library Sets Reading Goal of 25,000 for the Summer

May 7, 2018 – Salina Public Library is calling on the community to demonstrate the value of reading by helping to reach the goal of 25,000 books read. Each book read this summer, from May 21 to July 20, can be logged toward the goal. Working toward the reading tally, plus plenty of events, classes and prizes drawings, will make up this year’s Summer at the Library.

Weekly drawings will be held for adults, children and teens who add the books they read to the goal tally. Books can be added online at www.salinapubliclibrary.org or at the library. Books in any genre and format can be counted. That includes hardback, paperback, e-books, audiobooks, Playaways, Talking Books and books read to others. Books don’t have to be obtained from the library, but can come from personal collections or purchased at stores, as well.

The library’s schedule will be full this summer with events for all ages. Children are invited to performances by Tamara Howe School of Dance, Drum Safari, juggler Flying Debris and Jim Cosgrove’s Mr. Stinky Feet. There will be art and yoga classes, discovery programs with Lakewood Discovery Center, K-State Extension and Rolling Hills Zoo. Educational classes designed to combat summer learning loss will be offered. Plus, children and teens can explore technology with classes on coding, robots, virtual reality and more. Children and teens can also enter prize drawings by attending events hosted by Youth Services or educational classes offered in the Technology Center. The summer will close out with a party at Kenwood Cove for all children and teens who turn in a book log to Youth Services.

Adults can enjoy summer, as well, with a lineup of movie showings, Monday Night Book Discussions and a program on Summer Constellations lead by Dr. Dorothy Hanna, president of the Salina Astronomy Club. Technology classes covering 3D printing, Google Chrome and Soldering will be offered. In addition to the drawing for logging books, adults — those 18 and older — will also be entered into weekly drawings for submitting book reviews online or at the library. An Adult Summer Reading Open House will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Salina Public Library for those who participated by logging books or attending the constellation program, any movie, genealogy event or book discussion.

Dates and times for events are available on the library’s online calendar or in the Summer at the Library schedule at the library. More information on all summer activities can be found at www.salinapubliclibrary.org/summer or call (785) 825-4624.


Food for Fines to benefit Project Salina

May 1, 2018 – Salina Public Library invites patrons to pay down their late fees and contribute to Project Salina with its Food for Fines program.

During the month of May, library users can bring boxes of muffin or biscuit mix to the library, 301 W. Elm, to donate to Project Salina. Every large box or two small boxes will equal up to $1 of late-fine forgiveness. Lost materials or other charges cannot be paid off with food donations. Those without late fees are welcome to donate as well.

All donations will benefit Project Salina, a community-wide effort to collect food donations in May. Donations are distributed through Salina Emergency Aid-Food Bank, Ashby House, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas and Salina Rescue Mission.

For more information, please contact Kristi Hansen, Head of Circulation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 825-4624, ext. 221, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.


Archives 

April 2018

January 31, 2018: Former Library Director Joe McKenzie honored by library board and Friends of the Salina Public Library

January 29, 2018: Artist Paul Sommers Pastoral Kansas Watercolors in Gallery 708

January 16, 2018: Hispanic genealogy presentation planned as part of spring 2018 Genealogy Club season

January 16, 2018: Spanish Version: Hispanic genealogy presentation planned as part of spring 2018 Genealogy Club season

January 9, 2018: A homecoming for new library director at Salina Public Library

January 5, 2018: Library to Partner with Kansas Humanities Council to Collect Oral Histories of Vietnam Veterans

January 5, 2018: January Book Discussion 2018 "The Things They Carried"

December 1, 2017:  Library's Technology Center to host Hour of Code for all ages

November 30, 2017: Winter & Christmas Holiday events planned in December at the library

November 29, 2017: SPARK & Library to Host Writer’s Mixer

November 28, 2017: Local sisters’ children’s book signing at the library December 2

November 7, 2017: Public Invited to Retirement Party for Library Director Joe McKenzie

October 24, 2017: Salina native Linda K. Banninger gifts $200,000 to the Salina Public Library

July 27, 2017: Spacey Events in August to Celebrate Eclipse at Salina Public Library

July 20, 2017: Summer Reading Celebration July 28 to feature harpist Rojean Loucks

July 11, 2017: Drum Safari S.T.E.M. Jam, rhythm-based performance July 27

June 28, 2017: Director Joe McKenzie to retire from Salina Public Library

June 16, 2017: Mad Scientist to Defy Gravity in Science Performance at Salina Public Library

May 12, 2017: Starling word counting devices now available for checkout at the library

November 14, 2016: Library Circulation and Youth Services to see changes