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Library reopens meeting rooms for public use
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Greetings from the Great Bend Public Library! We have some exciting news this week, our meeting rooms are now open for reservation! Our large lower-level meeting room, as well as our conference room and two of our study rooms, are now open for public use. The lower level meeting room is available by reservation only but our conference and study rooms are open anytime as long as there is no previous reservation for the space. Our lower-level meeting room has a capacity of 50 individuals with seating and chairs provided. 

We also have a projector, DVD/Blu-Ray player, audio system, and wireless microphone available upon request for that room. Our conference room will seat five and each study room will seat two individuals. Anyone wishing to reserve one of our rooms must fill out the room reservation form that can be found on our website under the services and meeting room tabs. Once the reservation request is submitted, you can expect to hear something in a few days by email. 

We hope that by reopening our meeting spaces we can once again provide our community with a convenient space that can be utilized for the community at large. We are happy to provide these spaces at no charge. If you have any questions about the use of the rooms including what the rooms can be used for, please read our meeting room policy found on the request form and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

As for events this week, don’t miss out on our adult craft, reusable beeswax wraps, Saturday at 11 a.m. No need to continue using and throwing away plastic wrap and tin foil; beeswax wraps can be used over and over again for the same purpose.

Next week for teens we have a take and make ready for pick up starting Monday. Come get a kit to make your own 3D Hologram projector that works with your phone to create 3D images! 

Then Thursday, teens can join us for an in-person event. We will be having a Titanic-themed choose-your-own scavenger hunt. “You are aboard the Titanic, the world’s largest ocean liner. The ship has hit an iceberg and is headed to the bottom of the sea. 

Will you survive?” Follow the clues and choose the path you take through history. This event is open to students in grades 6-12. 

Speaking of scavenger hunts, next week we will observe National Library Week and we will be having literary character scavenger hunts in the library. There will be a scavenger hunt for children and another one for teens and adults. Anyone who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered in a drawing to win some prizes the following week. We hope you will join us for some fun and a chance to win some cool library swag.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and our website,, for upcoming programs and updates. You can also message us on Facebook or email us at We can also be reached at 620-792-2409.

Hannah Grippin is the outreach manager at the Great Bend Public Library.