The Frankfort City Library is gearing up for a Great summer! We have lots to offer for all of our patrons.

We have started a 0-2 year old story hour every Thursday morning- 9:30 – 10:30

Story hour for 3-5 year old: Every Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00

Lego club: First Wednesday of each month 2:00-3:00

Adult book club: Last Wednesday evening of each month: 6:30

4 computers for patron use

All ages: read books this summer – put your name in a drawing for a prize

Several grade school students have offered to be book buddies. If your young child over 4 is interested, contact the library and we will work out a time for that to happen.

So that all patrons can enjoy the benefits of the library, there will be a limit of 2 hours per day for patrons under 18 years of age. That’s library time, not computer time. No computers can be used during the above activities for patrons under 18. Rules will be strictly enforced and patrons will be asked to leave if disruptive. Two warnings will be given; on the 3rd warning, they will be asked to leave. If they refuse, a parent will be called. If no answer the police will be contacted.

Let’s have a Great summer!


The giving day at the Frankfort City Library last Tuesday, November 27, was an exciting success.  Many people arrived all day long to support the non-profit organizations of their choice.  Many also donated on line.

This certainly says great things  about this community.  I have witnessed in the past so many times when the community pulled together to support people during hard times, celebrate with people during the good times, and pulling together to make the future of Frankfort more secure.

Thank you for everyone who donated, and to those that gave their time that day to make the day a huge success. Thank you to the Frankfort Community Foundation and the First National Bank of Frankfort for donating the match money to make it an even bigger success.

We are truly blessed

Frankfort Community Foundation Match Day Tuesday, November 27th

The first match day sponsored by the Frankfort Community Foundation is set for Tuesday, November 27th, 7:00 A.M. to 6:30 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.

You can learn more about the process at


Bob Fisher Coming to Frankfort City Library


Bob Fisher of Centralia, KS has written his first book, “Straight Shooter” It is a game-changing new approach to basketball shooting.  Fisher is a Vermillion native.  In his 50’s, he turned himself into a world record free throw shooter. He thinks we need to pay more attention to the physics involved in shooting hoops.  He explained why this is so important. Any age can grasp the concepts that are detailed in his book.  Fisher says, “Shooting is not an art.  Shooting is science.” He dedicates his book to any young man or young woman who is looking for the answer to better shooting.  He conducts shooting clinics all over the country.

He currently holds 22 records in 14 different free-throw categories for Guinness World Records. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Inside Edition and was a feature story on the front page of the New York Times.

Thank you, Bob,  for letting us in on this awesome idea.  Your book is well worth the read.

You can order your own copy on amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at

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 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.








Children’s Story Hour

Every Wed.  1:00 – 2:00.  Primarily preschool age children  but all are welcomed. We read books, make crafts, play games and have a barrel of fun!  Children under the age of 2 are welcome with parent or caregiver present