Plains Community Library
Telephone 620 563-7326
500 Grand Ave •P O Box 7• Plains, KS 67869
New at Plains Community Library
We have a new Teen Corner called "The Zone" and our
Children's Corner is now a "Storyland Castle."
Hours For Library
Monday 10 AM-6:30 PM
Tuesday 10AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 10AM-6:30 PM
Friday 10AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 9 AM-1:00 PM
Carolyn Chase Library Director
Mary Roehr Library Assistant
Interlibrary Loan Service
Any family may apply for a library card to check out materials from the Plains Community Library. All members of the family who are entitled to check out materials will be listed on the card.
There is no limit on the number of fiction or nonfiction items that may be circulated to a user except:
New Fiction - limit 3
Juvenile Holiday Books - limit 3
Cassette Tapes - limit 3
Video Cassettes - 2 per family - 3 days
Magazines Limit 3 for 3 days
Books were given to the library by the Lone Star School, which closed; and books were rented by the trunk, which consisted of 50 books, usually 10 best-sellers. These books were rented from the Topeka Traveling Library. To pay for expenses, customers paid 10 ¢ each to read the best sellers.
The library closed when Helen reached the age of 21, and was no longer eligible to run it. She is still active in the Plains Library.
Plains Community Library
Plains Community Library is a memorial to the late Max Roberts.
In 1968 Max learned about the recently organized Southwest Kansas Library System, which was located in Dodge City. This system receives tax money which is levied in the various southwest counties that wish to belong to this system.
Max began to dream of a library in Plains. He enjoyed reading and he wanted to encourage others to read, especially children.
Our Tribute to Max Roberts
We all knew Max as loving children, parades and life. He was involved in many community activities. He taught the three-year-olds Sunday School class at the Plains United Methodist Church for 19 years.
He organized the Plains Library, donating books, time, and much energy into this project. He served on the Southwestern Heights school board for two terms and, in November of 1992, the library moved to a newly remodeled building on Main Street. It is being enjoyed by the people of Plains and its surrounding area.
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