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Sharing Shelf available at the library
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.
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Greetings from the Great Bend Public Library! While we are on a short break from most activities for the month of August, we will be coming back in September with tons of activities. Look for our new fall and winter catalog featuring everything you’ll want to know about the rest of the year at the Great Bend Public Library, coming out next week.

Today I’d like to share one ongoing service we offer and one upcoming service we will be offering to patrons beginning in September. As you enter the main library doors, you may have noticed a small table just to the left. This is our Sharing Shelf, a place for folks to drop off and pick up resources, such as shelf-stable foods and amenities. Anyone is welcome to contribute to and benefit from this service.

Starting off September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. This year to celebrate we wanted to do something special for all of our loyal patrons. Library cards are your passport to adventure! If you have a library card, you can go anywhere and learn about all kinds of amazing things, and we understand that sometimes that passport gets misplaced or worn out from all those adventures to the library and beyond. So, during the entire month of September, we will be offering free card replacements to our Great Bend Public Library Patrons. Lost your card? No worries! Come on in and get a replacement. Is your card so old the barcode is gone? Come get a shiny new one! As a reminder for those who don’t already have library cards, there is no cost to get a library card for first-time patrons. All you need to become a Great Bend patron is proof of your current address.

Hannah Grippin is the outreach manager at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. To see what else is going on at the library, find it on social media @greatbendpl and visit the website, Message the library on Facebook, send email to, or call 620-792-2409 with any questions about programming or services.