Welcome Library Patrons!
The Kanab City Library has grown in its first 100 years into a multi-media facility with many vital services to enrich the community. Please explore this website to find the ways in which your library can help you.
Each year the library benefits from 2 fundraisers that also benefit our patrons! First, our very anticipated Silent Auction, sponsored by the Library Board, is a great way to find lovely gifts for friends, family and for yourself. The auction begins on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is on November 30th this year, and runs for 1 week. Available for bid are wonderful prizes donated by area businesses and by individuals. Everything from jewelry to clothing, décor to tools, and fantastic gift certificates for restaurants, grocers, services, etc. are on display in the lobby of the library for the week during open hours. A suggested minimum bid is the starting point and to participate you simply sign your name to the appropriate sheet with the amount you are bidding for that item. At the close of bidding, the highest bid wins! Winners are usually contacted the next day. Also beginning on November 30th and running for 2 weeks is the Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Available are gently used (AKA – new or nearly new) books including fiction and non-fiction, paper bound and hard bound, multimedia items like CD’s & DVD’s, and of course, children’s books. Please support these two fun and worthwhile programs by visiting the library to buy some or all of your gifts!
Opening on the Library Board!
The Library Board has an immediate opening for a one-year member who will finish out the term of a current member who can no longer serve. It is quite simple to apply – write a brief letter of intent to Dicki Robinson, the Library Director send by email or bring a printed copy of your letter to the library. To qualify you must be a resident of Kanab City and you must have a library card. What does the Board do? The Library Board is an advisory committee that supports the library’s daily and long-term activities and goals in its service to the community. Joining the board is a great way to become involved with this valuable community resource! Once this one-year term is completed you will be given the opportunity to continue on the board for the usual three year period.
Mayor Houston has proclaimed 2015 as the Official Centennial Year for the Kanab City Library . Read the Centennial Proclamation.
The library’s 100th Birthday Party was a great success! See the Events page for photos of our special day. Our planned events have ended, but we still have a few commemorative items like t-shirts – $15.00, Mugs – $5.00. We also have bumper stickers, key rings and a new library card! This sale continues until all items are gone – AND they are going FAST! All sales benefit the Kanab City Library.
Did you know?
The Kanab City Library has many Handy Services for your benefit and convenience. For example, you can send a fax, make copies, scan a document or photo, print, laminate, use a computer, use free WiFi with your own device, and check out playaways to allow you to listen to books at home? There are so many services, we have devoted an entire web page to explain them to you, so please follow the links in this paragraph to learn about what we offer!
Pioneer, Utah’s Online Library, now has a streaming video service as part of OverDrive which allows you to download e-books, audio books and other materials. You need a library card and a password to log on to use OverDrive. (Call the library for the password.)
In the library, we also have special collections of materials for every interest, for example:
1. Our Southwestern Collection covers many topics that are specific to the four corners states of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as well as locations closer to home. If you are looking for information about travel, recreation, national parks, history, culture, art or literature specific to the southwest, begin your browsing right here.
2. We also have a Special Collection of materials that are relevant to our specific location of Utah and Kanab. If you have a need for research materials related to local history, check with our Library Director, Dicki Robinson, to find out how to access this information.
Bulletin Board News:
Please take a look at the beautiful bulletin boards that Kathryn Keys creates in the Children’s Room on a monthly basis. Her work is inspired! Thank you, Kathryn!