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