New Hours

Starting June 1, 2015 the library will be closing at 6:00pm instead of 7:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the lack of patron usage during this hour. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Our updated hours are listed below.

Monday- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday- 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday- 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Storm Shelters in Cherokee County

Storm season is here and we feel that it is very important for people to know where their local storm shelters are.

Storm Shelters in Baxter Springs:
Assembly of God Church: 1245 Park St
Storm Shelters in Columbus:
First Christian Church: 128 W Elm St
Cherokee County Court House: 110 W Maple St
Park School: After School Hours Only
Storm Shelters in Galena:
Liberty Grade School: 702 E 7th St
Galena High School
Storm Shelters in Riverton:
Riverton Schools
Family Life Center
Storm Shelters in Roseland:
Community Storm Shelter: Hwy 102
Storm Shelter in Weir:
Weir Elementary School: 303 S Humbert St


Stay safe this storm season!


Annual Bake Sale

The library’s annual bake sale was a huge success this year! We want to give a big thank you  to everyone who supported the bake sale this year! We are so grateful to all who donated and bought treats. This year we made more than ever before, $1,110. This great achievement would not have been possible without all the support that received from our fantastic community. We had people in and out of the library all day long buying. Kayla and I even took the bake sale on the road and went around to local businesses to sell. If we didn’t stop by your place be sure to give us a call next year and we will be sure to bring some items for you to choose from.  These funds will be put towards the book return we are trying to purchase. We are still significantly short and we will be continuing to finds ways to raise funds for this project.




Every Hero Has a Story-Summer Reading 2015!

I am excited to say that we have officially began our summer reading program planning! This year our theme will be Every Hero Has a Story. Through books and activities we will be showing children that people do not have to have super powers to be super heroes.  Throughout the summer will will have visits from local heroes, super hero related crafts, movies, games and of course reading! We will have I already have lots of great ideas spinning around in my head and I can’t wait to share them with you, but not yet.

Happy 2015!

We hope you all had a wonderful New Year! We are open for regular hours this month except January 19th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will keep you updated on when we will resume story time for this month.

Hope all the kids have fun heading back to school. Stay warm!