Frankfort City Library Opens For Appointments June 8th!

I am happy to announce that starting on Monday June 8th, the Frankfort City Library will be opening for appointments! I am so excited to finally get to see you all in person! We will still be offering curbside services, if you would rather not come inside the building. There are a few regulations, so please read the following carefully!

Hours for appointments will be: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm to 5 pm. Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 1 pm.

Each appointment will be 30 minutes long. I ask that each appointment is for one person or family group. The easiest way to make an appointment will be to call Tiffany at 785-292-4320. If she doesn’t answer, please leave a message and she will get back to you ASAP! There will also be a signup sheet right inside the door. You may pop in to sign up during the hours appointments are happening. You may also send an email with your request to franklib@bluevalley.net.

We are asking you to please sanitize your hands as soon as you come inside at the hand sanitizing station. Even if you are just signing up for an appointment, please sanitize!

Please leave all materials in the book drop outside. Do NOT bring them inside and put them on the desk. All materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and returned to circulation.

Please use proper social distancing measures with anyone else who might be in the library. We are allowing up to 5 people to be in the library at a time.

There will currently be no public restroom available, as there is only one Tiffany and she is not able to clean between each patron!

We will also not be allowing any computer usage, at this time. If things go well, we will hopefully be able to start appointments for computers soon!

Lastly, welcome back to the library!!

Sign up for Online Summer Reading Program!

Sign your kids up for Summer Reading at the library! We will be jumping into the land of fairy tales, magic, dragons, princes, princesses, mythical creatures and so much more!! Kids of all ages are welcome! We will have different programs for each age group, all the way up through high schoolers! Our program is going to be a little different this year, as it will be online, but we will still be having lots of fun activities! We want to keep the kids reading and having fun all summer long! All activities will be free, registration is just so we can get a headcount. Signup by calling the library at 785-292-4320, sending us an email at franklib@bluevalley.net or by sending us a message on our Facebook page! Just include your first and last name, the name and ages of the kids who will be participating and an email address that can be used for communication! Please register by June 3, 2020 and activities will start the week of June 15. We are looking forward to a fun summer!

Frankfort City Library Now Offering Curbside Service!!

Good afternoon everyone! We hope you have all been staying safe and healthy. We are excited to announce that starting on Wednesday May 6th, the Frankfort City Library will be offering curbside library service!

Here’s how it will work:
Curbside pickup hours will be from 2-5 pm Monday through Friday. Please have your requests in by 5:00 pm for pickup the following day.

We will have forms outside of the library, in a plastic bin, for you to request books, audio books or DVDs. We will be allowing each person to have a total of 5 items out at a time. If you are picking up for more than one person, please fill out a separate request for each person and place the form in the top slot of the book drop.

You can also send an email to franklib@bluevalley.net with your book requests or call Tiffany at 785-292-4320. Please include the following information if you call or email:
1. First and Last Name
2. Phone number
3. Today’s date
4. Materials being requested
5. Any other comments

You can check out our whole catalog at https://fcpl.agverso.com/home?cid=fcpl&lid=fcpl .

We will also be offering book bundles if you aren’t sure what you’d like to read. Just tell us a genre or an author, and we can pick you a few books we think you might like!

All books will be carefully sanitized and bagged for you, then we can place them in your trunk or at the curbside for a no contact transfer. Just call the library when you pull up, open your trunk and we will get your books right out to you!

Please return all books to the bottom slot of the book drop, where they will be sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to circulation. No face- to- face returns please!

We hope to keep you all reading during this crazy time! We will be posting any new information we get, as we get it, so keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page!

Library Closed Until Further Notice Due to Coronavirus

The Frankfort City Library will be closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus. We are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy, so unfortunately, this is a precaution that must be taken. As things are currently changing day-to-day, we are not sure yet when we will be able to re-open, but please keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for more information! We hope you all stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you soon!

Frankfort Community Foundation Match Day Tuesday Dec 3rd

The second match day sponsored by the Frankfort Community Foundation is set for Tuesday,  December 3rd, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. here at the library.  The Frankfort City Library is participating.  This is an opportunity to support your local library.  The library is the hub of downtown Frankfort.  It offers many services.                                                                                              The interlibrary loan service is important to our community.  There is no way that our library can purchase every book.  With  interlibrary loan, we can request books that we don’t have from other libraries.  The state library set up a wonderful website for all librarians across Kansas to access.  Last year one million books were borrowed and lent with Kansas libraries.  Our library alone borrowed and lent almost 1000 books.

The library has 4 patron computers.  Patrons use these computers daily.  Adults are able to  sign up for unemployment, apply for jobs, and do required testing for new jobs. They can update any personal items such as insurance, medical forms, and many other items.  The computers are protected by software made available by the Kansas State Library.  We also offer free wi-fi to download ebooks and other items.  Individuals also use the computers to check emails, scan, print and fax.

The library offers an adult book club.  We meet the last Wednesday of every month.  Members choose the book to read, we borrow all the same book, read it, then discuss it the next month.  They have also included adult coloring during the discussion.  That’s at 6:30 p.m.

Activities for the kids are just as numerous.  The summer reading program is a big hit 4 weeks out of the summer.  It’s amazing how the kids do so well reading when the challenge is set before them.  Story hour for preschool age is every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00.  Lego club is on Wednesdays at 2:00 when the school has an early release.  Come check out our great and unique builders when you are here for the match day.  And, of course, the library is the place to hang out after school.  Computer games are the “in” thing to do after school.   These kids are our future generation, and we want them to know the library well.

We are so fortunate to have the library that we do.  The community has always supported their library.  In fact, our current location was made possible only through various individual memorials and donations.  In order for the library to continue serving the community, won’t you please consider giving on match day.

The funds we received from the match day last year enabled us to continue doing what we do best:  serving the community.

You can learn more about the process at www.frankfortgives.com

Thank you

Thank you to our community for all the donations we have received in the past; whether it was books, magazines, audio books, movies, plants, pictures, monetary donations, supplies or memorials.

Our community is very blessed with so many supporters.  Not only does the library benefit from these donations, but the entire community as well.

 

New Junior Non-Fiction Books

The Alumni Association gave a nice monetary donation to the library.  It was decided to update the junior non-fiction section.  Many of the current books are outdated.  Some of the new titles are:

High-Tech Olympics

How Cars Work, Car Science, Forces & Motion:  Investigating a Car Crash, How Machines Work

The Amazing World of Castles, Eye Wonder:  Castles and Knights, Castle:  How It Works, Built to Last – Castles

Animator:  The Coolest Jobs on the Planet

Biographies:  John F. Kennedy, Babe Ruth, Marco Polo, Mary Walker, Gabby Douglas, Tara Lipinski, Amelia Earhart, Steve Jobs, Louis Pasteur,  Sacagawea:  Indian Princess

Rescue Warriors:  The U.S. Coast Guard:  America’s Forgotten Heroes

Roman, Greek and Egyptian Mythology

Outer Space, Eclipses, Northern Lights, Stars and Constellations

Giraffes, Snow Leopards, Plains Zebras, Animals Helping at Home

Stop Bullying, Trustworthiness

The Science of Tornadoes

The Bill of Rights, Women’s Right to Vote, The Star Spangled Banner in Translation, Revolutionary War, World War 11

Gymnastics Skills

We appreciate the donation very much, as our budget does not always allow us to purchase these books

 

 

 

Adult Coloring Club

Join the adults as we get together to do some coloring.  Bring your own books and colors if you have them.  If not, the library has many to choose from.  There are seasonal mandalas, snowflake mandalas, butterflies, flowers, and many others.  A fun, relaxing way to unwind.  Good anti-stress therapy.  Grab a friend or two and join us the first and third Thursday of each month at 1:00.  Stay as long as you like.

We also do coloring during our monthly adult book club the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30

Everyone welcome!

Library Has a New Look

Thanks to the generous memorial donation from Mr. and Mrs. Don Twidwell, the library has made an update on the building.  Deb Dwerlkotte, of Dwerlkotte Design helped co-ordinate a new paint job and new carpet.  She will also help with choosing new chairs.

Stop in at the library and see the new look!

LEGO CLUB

Lego Club meets from 2:00 – 3:00 each day that there is a PLC Day as there is no school.   Kids of all ages come together to use their imaginations to build all kinds of creations.  It is displayed on Lego shelves until we run out of legos – then we start over.  One name is drawn out from all names submitted for a prize.

COME JOIN THE FUN!!