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Jul
10
Fri
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 10 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Jul
11
Sat
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 11 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Jul
12
Sun
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 12 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Jul
13
Mon
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 13 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Jul
14
Tue
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 14 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Friends of the Independence Public Library
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friends of the Independence Public Library

Join the fun!  The library needs its FRIENDS.  The Friends of IPL is a lively group that helps the library through volunteering at events and fundraising.  It is also a social organization that has its own fun activities like Pot Luck in the Park, Friends Appreciation Night, finger-food socials, guest speakers and other engaging events. Everyone is always welcome!

The Friends of the Library meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM. For an up-to-date schedule please check out our calendar.

  • January – Business Meeting
  • Feburary – Local History Event, and Team Bee (Fundraiser)
  • March – Business Meeting
  • April – Social Event
  • May – Business Meeting, and Literary Vine (Fundraiser)
  • June – Social Event
  • July – Business Meeting
  • August – Meet Me In Social Event
  • September – Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker
  • October – Ghost Stories in the Park
  • November – Business Meeting
  • December – Holiday Sing-a-Long, and Holiday Festival
Jul
15
Wed
Homebound Delivery Day
Jul 15 all-day
Homebound Delivery Day

Library items may be delivered to patrons who reside in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or  to those who are confined to their  homes because of a medical condition that prevents them from coming to the library.

Librarians can enroll patrons for Talking Books and Audio-Readers for the visually impaired. Forms may be picked up at the library.

For more information about either program, contact Nancy Kishpaugh, (620) 331-3030 or nancy@iplks.org.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 15 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Library Board meeting @ Virtual via GotoMeeting
Jul 15 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Virtual Library Board meeting @ Virtual via GotoMeeting

The virtual board meeting is open to the public.  Come join us!

Jul
16
Thu
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Jul 16 all-day
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Join forces with the Independence Public Library to imagine our community story by reading 100,000 hours this Summer as a community! IPL’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1 and lasts until July 31. While life is still getting back to normal, the Independence Public Library is on a mission to get our community to read 100,000 hours this summer.  That’s just over 7.5 hours per person, if everyone in the library’s service area participates! This all age challenge is broken down into three age groups:

Ages 0 – 11 goal = read 50 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 12 – 17 goal = read 25 hours = free book & fantasy bin prize.

Ages 18+ goal = read 50 hours = free IPL bookstore coupon

This year, our Summer Reading is going virtual!  You can now download IPL’s BeanStack app to register for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign-up by clicking on the banner on IPLKS.org homepage or DOWNLOAD the BeanStack App from your smartphone or tablet’s App Store! For anyone who does not have access to a computer, call 620-331-3030 and follow extension directions to register. 

For children up to age 17, there will be weekly activities posted on www.iplks.org/youth and Facebook page (@iplks). COMPLETE 1 ACTIVITY EACH WEEK FOR 9 WEEKS AND RECEIVE ANOTHER PRIZE!   ACTIVITY BAGS will be available for pickup at the library, Episcopal Church, and Independence High School from 11:00 – 12:30 PM.

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