Golden Belt Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
326 gifts
Totaling $58,320.00
Raised for Local Nonprofits
326 gifts
Totaling $58,320.00

Great Bend Public Library

Goal: $2,500.00

Specific Need

This year our goal is to raise $2,500 to help fund and bring exciting programs to our community all year round. We love bringing in exciting guests like Historian Laura Keyes, Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow and of course Santa. Bringing in guests like these is not free our average cost for presenters like these is around $350.00. The amazing programs we put on all year long for all ages cost money too. With donations, we can continue to offer exciting programs and bring in more amazing presenters for the entire community to enjoy. 

Mission

The library serves the needs of the community. 

Profile

About Us

Here at the library, we strive to serve the needs of the community. The library provides many services beyond books for our community. We never charge for any events, crafts, or activities we do. Including events like our summer library program, which is run entirely on donations, served 25,000 people this year! Donations help us continue to have community programs, from allowing patrons to print up to 10 free pages a day to our public computers, to our Santa visit last year where we gave away 100 free books to children. Donations also help us continue to buy materials like books, movies, graphic novels, playaways, and magazines that everyone can enjoy. Please consider making a donation, that will go directly back into benefiting you and the entire community at large.

 
About Our Services

 

Physical Materials Offered at the Library

  • Books (fiction, nonfiction, large print, reference)
  • Audio books; CD and Playaway devices
  • DVDs and Blu-rays 
  • Cake Pans 

Rotating Books

  • Books are provided by the Central Kansas Library System that are temporarily housed here at the Great Bend Library, so our patrons may have access to a wide selection of books, and audio books, often not found in our collection. This collection is swapped out periodically so there is always something new to see.

Paperback Swap - Take One, Leave One

  • Check out our paperback swap bookcase filled with paperback books looking for new homes. If you see one you like, feel free to take it for keeps. Consider, exchanging it for a book that you're ready to give away and let the cycle of paperback sharing amongst the community continue.

Free Digital Services 

  • Digital content available through our Hoopla and Libby. Both free with your Great Bend Library Card. Check out E-books, audiobooks, movies music, and comics all from home!

Online Catalog

    Use our online catalog 24/7 to see what's available request and put items on hold. Even get suggestions and rate books you have read. To view our catalog visit: https://greatbend.catalog.ckls.org/

Computers and Technology-related Services

  • Computers are available for patrons of all ages. Computers are currently kept spread out and cleaned after every patron. 
  • The First 10 sides printed are free when using our public computers
  • Free WiFi
  • Mobile printing right from your device
  • Self-serve copy machine
  • Faxing services 
  • Free Scanner

Library Itself

  • Climate controlled building with all the reading material you could want, friendly staff always happy to help and, comfortable couches and desk when you wanna stay awhile.

 

Contact

1409 Williams Street
Great Bend KS 67530
Phone: 6207922409

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