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

Press Releases

Salina Public Library Seeks Volunteers for Little Library Project

Nov. 6, 2018 – Salina Public Library is seeking volunteers to adopt its Little Libraries. Clubs, organizations, groups or families are encouraged to tend one of the nine free book exchanges around Salina.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one year of caring for a Little Library. They would be responsible for stocking the library with books provided by Salina Public Library and keeping the library clean and tidy. Volunteers would need to check the library about once a week. Adopters may be thanked for their work on the library website and in Little Library materials.

Little Libraries allow the public to pick up gently used books and to give books from their own collections. The small boxes have been created by community members and act as an extension of the library’s mission to connect people to information, learning and culture.

If interested in adopting a Little Library, contact Lori Berezovsky, outreach librarian, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (785) 825-4624, ext. 249.

Eisenhower Archivist to Discuss U.S. Army Records

Nov. 1, 2018 – Salina Public Library’s monthly educational genealogy gathering, Family History Detectives, will welcome Mary Burtzloff, archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library to its November meeting. The group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the library’s Prescott Room. Burtzloff will present on Using U.S. Army Records in Family History Research.

Military records can help in genealogy research by providing information on veterans and their family members. Burtzloff will speak about World War II Army unit records available at the Eisenhower Library. The collection is significant because in 1973 many Army and Air Force records at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis were destroyed by fire. The unit records provide otherwise unavailable information.

Burtzloff has experience working with 19th and 20th-century federal records and manuscript collections. She has assisted both genealogical and academic researchers.

Family History Detectives, formally known as the Genealogy Club, meets every third Thursday, August through November and January through May. Genealogist of all experience levels are welcome. Meetings are free and do not require registration.

For more information, contact Mulvihill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (785) 825-4624, ext. 234, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.

Salina Artist to Show Work in Gallery 708

Oct. 22, 2018 – “Endless Fascinations,” an exhibit of pop culture-inspired work by Jordan Paul Schwartz will be on display in Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708 through Nov. 23. A reception for the artist will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in conjunction with First Friday Night Live.

Schwartz, of Salina, creates mixed-media pieces that draw on movie and gaming culture. He infuses American and Japanese styles.

“Each time I began a new piece, I wanted to see how I could push myself this time. I never want to stay in a comfortable zone, as that would make me complacent and not desire to improve,” Schwartz said. “Every piece represented a new challenge to overcome, be that a new medium, reinterpreting the works of those who came before me, or hardest of all, creating my own original versions of established characters. Sometimes I failed, but each failure taught me what to avoid and what obstacles remained to overcome.”

Schwartz graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg with a bachelor’s degree in education and drawing. He currently teaches art to middle and high school students.

The public is welcome to view the exhibit during library hours — 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information on art exhibited at the library, please contact Lori Berezovsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (785) 825-4624, ext. 249, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.

Halloween Fun Offered at the Library

Oct. 16, 2018 – Salina Public Library will encourage children to have some goofy, messy fun for Halloween. An interactive movie will be shown at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Prescott Room. Pumpkin Sensory Play for preschoolers will be Oct. 29 at 10:15. On Halloween, Storytime at 10:15 a.m. will be all about monsters, and in the afternoon, library staff will be out greeting trick-or-treaters in Caldwell Plaza as part of Salina Downtown's Big BooRama from 4-5:30 p.m.

The classic family film “Hocus Pocus” will be shown for the interactive movie event. Attendees will feel like they are part of the action as they wave glow sticks, dance and enjoy treats. Registration is required for this free event and can be made by calling the library at (785) 825-4624 or on the library’s online calendar at

Pumpkin Sensory Play will allow children ages 1-5 to get hands-on and explore pumpkins. They will learn and play at the same time while strengthening fine and gross motor skills. This free event could be messy so children should dress accordingly. No registration is required.

The monster-themed Storytime will be in the Prescott Room and is a chance for children ages 3-5 to enjoy stories, rhymes and music. Costumes are welcome. Storytime is free, and no registration is required.

For more information, contact Heather Mettlen, Youth Programs Specialist, at (785) 825-4624, ext. 244, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amy Adams

Public Relations Coordinator
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(785) 825-4624, ext. 241


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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