Information on Closing

Howard City Library will be CLOSED

March 16-22nd

This is in adherence and in support of the recommendations coming from Kansas Department of Education and Governor Kelly’s strong recommendations concerning the necessity to limit gathering in public places.

Updates soon to follow.


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Frozen Party

As the Howard City Library will be closed we will be moving the date of the Frozen Party. We will have a new date picked out soon, so watch for updates.


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Storytimes are suspended for the time being

Upcoming Storytimes

Wednesday, March 4th 10AM

Wednesday, March 18th 10AM

Wednesday, April 1st 10AM

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Update on BOOKTALK for March

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:

Tuesday, March 31st

7 pm

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

We have copies available for checkout at the library!

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New Hours

When is the Library open?

Mondays     1-6PM

Tuesdays     4-7PM

Wednesday     2-5PM

Thursday     2-5PM

Friday        2-5PM

Saturday      9-12AM

Don’t forget the free WiFi

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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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