Sunflowers on a book cart with books.

It's Easy to Love a Kansas Library

More than 350 public libraries in Kansas provide you and your family with high-quality information resources, programming, and services. Librarians are highly respected and trusted leaders in your community.

Public libraries impact education, business development, and engagement in our communities and throughout the state.


Libraries offer high-quality learning opportunities for all ages and learning styles — working side-by-side with local schools, educators, and parents. Early literacy programming is vital for school readiness and summer reading programs keep children and teens learning when school is not in session. Adult programs focus on using new technology, older adult services, book clubs, and hundreds of other topics to enhance your life. The entire family can find what they need at the library.

Children playing near fish tank at Lawrence Public Library
Library computer with sunflowers

Employment and Entrepreneurship

Every day, library staff assist customers in developing workforce skills such as creating resumes, assisting with online job searches, filling out job applications, and providing free online computer classes.

Many community members use their library as a business center: computer access, free Wi-Fi, copiers, notary, meeting spaces, and access to newspapers and magazines. The library is a great resource for learning how to start your home business with access to data and materials on how to create your plan.


Libraries provide a wide variety of useful information. Everyone can learn about crafts, cooking, healthy lifestyles, home maintenance, and a whole world of other topics. People can attend programs (in-person or virtually) and find resources including books, e-books, and DVDs. Libraries bring value to all patrons by bringing spaces for collaborative conversation, the exchange of ideas, and bringing your community together.

Family at Johnson County Library