New Intern

Howard City Library New Intern

Howard City Library welcomes Alanna Walker as the intern for the 2021/2022 school year. The intern program between West Elk and the library is in its 3rd year and has been a great opportunity for all involved.  Alanna has an interest in library sciences and is looking forward to working at the library so that she can continue to pursue this field of study after high school.  The library director, Karen Eshelman, will be training Alanna in patron operations; like book checkout and returns, special programming, and general front desk assistance.  Alanna will also be exposed to budgetary items and will get to see how the public library is supported by the board of trustees.  Alanna’s favorite book is Battle Mage by Peter A. Flannery. Right now Alanna is reading Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker.  You can start the Appaloosa series as well by using interlibrary loan at the library, come see Alanna and she can help you! 

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Friends of the Library

Howard City Library Friends of the Library

We are looking for some friends for the Howard City Library!

Stop by the Howard City Library and ask to join the Friends Group!

Our Fall meeting will be announced soon!

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Howard City Library Hours

Howard City Library


Monday 3 pm-6 pm

Tuesday 4 pm-7 pm

Wednesday 2 pm-5 pm

Thursday 2 pm-5 pm

Friday 2 pm-5 pm

Saturday 9 am-12 pm

We will offer curbside  during open hours as well as normal materials check out.


Any questions please message us and we will try to answer asap.


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Story Time – Vienna Public Library

Come join us for Storytime every Wednesday @10:00 am!

 No Storytime on October 20th! See everyone on October 27th.

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Update on BOOKTALK

We call our Book Club BookTalk, we meet the 3rd Tuesday of (nearly) every month at 7PM.  Unless we are watching a movie, then we need a bit more time!

Have you always wanted to be in a book club?   Or maybe you just HAVE to talk about that one incredible thing you just read…

We love our little group, but would love to have even more people this year!

Next month:

August 16th

7 pm

The Midnight Library

We have copies available for checkout at the library!

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Library Card Catalog Now Online!

The Howard City Library card catalog is now online! Search the Library’s collection, explore the collection of other area libraries, and have what you need transferred to your local library. This  service is available for patrons of the Howard City Library at no charge!

The Howard City Library is a member of the Southeast Kansas Library System and has joined a consortium which includes 41 libraries in the region.  The SEKnFind catalog includes libraries from Bronson, Chanute, Coffeyville, Independence, Iola, Hamilton, Parker,  Madison, and many more!  Users are now able to search the consolidated catalog for books, DVDs, Music CDs and other materials from all participating  libraries and place  holds on items from any of the  libraries.  Patrons can search the Howard collection from the Howard City Library website at  Users can limit their search to items only at Howard by using the “Advanced Search”.    Registered members can then use the SEK-N-Find catalog to request items to be transferred between libraries for checkout.

Book jacket art will be visible from the online card catalog and users will see that the catalog has an “” feel to it.  Library users can tag items in the catalog with search terms and place comments on individual items.  These two features will be seen by other library users to make the catalog more friendly and easier to use.  Registered users can compile lists of books and other materials, and either make them public or keep them private.  They can also submit changes of information such as their address and can check their reading history, renew books which are eligible for renewal, see what items they have checked out, what is overdue and what their fines are.

Search the Howard catalog today – or stop in and request a username and password for the SEK-N-Find Catalog!

The SEKnFind consortium is funded in part by an LSTA grant from the State Library of Kansas.
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