Dodge City Public Library

Get your spook on with DíaHallow-Read!/¡Empieza a asustarte con DíaHallow-Read!

Join us for this all-ages library program celebrating Halloween, El Día de los Muertos, and all things literacy from October 1-31!

¡Únase a nosotros para este programa de biblioteca para todas las edades que celebra Halloween, El Día de los Muertos y todo lo relacionado con la alfabetización del 1 al 31 de Octubre!

Need help getting into the spirit? Have a peek at members of our staff starring in our very own self-produced short film – The Scared Stiff Project!

¿Necesitas ayuda para entrar en el espíritu? ¡Eche un vistazo a los miembros de nuestro personal que protagonizan nuestro propio cortometraje de producción propia: The Scared Stiff Project!

Summer Library Program 2022 Schedule of Events

The schedule is finally here! Join us this summer for a ton of fun activities.

¡El horario está aquí! Únete a nosotros este verano para actividades divertidas.

Summer Library Registration

It’s time to “Read on the Range”! We hope everyone is just as excited as we are for the Summer Library Program. We are happy to announce that registration opens today, Monday, May 16th. You can register from home and pick up your t-shirt later or staff would be more than happy to assist you with signing up at the circulation desks. T-shirts will be available for the first 300 registrants. There will be a calendar of events posted later this week with all the dates and times of programs available this summer. Please follow the link below to register!

Women on the Santa Fe Trail – Adult & Family Program

Join presenter Marla Matkin as she takes us 200 years into the past! Matkin will give us first-person portrayals of three women and their experiences on the Santa Fe Trail. Matkin, a Kansas native, historian, and scholar, says the women on the trail “were by no means silent bystanders, but active participants in the trail experience.” As this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, and as we get closer to this summer where we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Dodge City and the 115th of the Dodge City Public Library, we hope you will join us for this excellent glimpse into history. Please register to attend this in-person program held Saturday, March 26th 1:30pm-2:30pm at

Children of the Promised Land — Adult & Family Program

Join Angela Bates for a discussion and photo display exploring the historical experience of African-American families during Westward expansion and Reconstruction period (1860s) as they migrated to establish a new town and evolving family life in Nicodemus Kansas.  Now a national historical site, Nicodemus is the last remaining Western town established during Reconstruction. Please register to attend this in-person program held on 2/19/2022, 11:00am-12:00pm at

Holiday Closures

TSA Recruiting Event

Dodge City Public Library will be hosting a TSA Recruiting event in the Lower-level meeting room from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, December 14th. This event would be for those seeking TSA employment for full-time and part time positions at Dodge City Airport.

Thanksgiving Hours

We hope you all have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving week!

Please see below for our Thanksgiving hours.


There was a mistake in the DC Globe article published on 11/1/2022 stating that the Día de los Muertos program for today November 2nd 2022 was to begin at 3PM. This is incorrect and a clerical error on our part. This program will begin at 5PM today in the Lois Flanagan room.

We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this may have caused.

Teen Movie Night: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Join us for a Teen Movie Night on Friday, October 28th at 4pm. We will show Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Come and get in the holiday mood with us!

Snacks will be provided. Ages 13-18 only.

Dead fairies galore!

A successful fairy hunt was had by all!

Thanks to all who came out on Saturday October 8th to capture those pesky dead fairies terrorizing the stacks here at DCPL! Your assistance and creativity knows no bounds. We had a great time!

Shaun and Melissa show off their catch!

It’s DíaHallow-Read Family Movie time!/ ¡Es hora de la Película Familiar DíaHallow-Read!

Dead Fairy in a Jar

Join us for a fun craft in October that is sure to get you in the spooky mood! Our Adult craft for this month is Dead Fairy in a Jar. These pesky little critters have been very naughty, knocking books off of shelves and mixing up catalogue numbers. Come capture one (create one) to take home and place in your home. They are eerily cute in their own unique way.

He’s in the non-fiction section causing problems.
Did he kill Cinderella? Or is that just a clever book title?
Gotcha! No more trouble for you, mister!


Fall is just around the corner, and so is DíaHallow-Read! This all-ages library program has participants setting their own reading goals, then claiming prizes halfway to goal, and once the goal is met (or exceeded). Beginning Monday, September 26, stop by either library circulation desk to pick up a reading log, then spend the month of October flipping those pages! There will also be fun activities throughout the month. For full program details:

El otoño está a la vuelta de la esquina, ¡y también DíaHallow-Read! Este programa de biblioteca para todas las edades hace que los participantes establezcan sus propias metas de lectura, luego reclamen premios a la mitad de la meta y una vez que la meta se alcance (o se supere). A partir del Lunes 26 de Septiembre, pase por cualquiera de los escritorios de circulación de la biblioteca para recoger un registro de lectura, ¡luego pase el mes de Octubre hojeando esas páginas! También habrá actividades divertidas durante todo el mes. Para detalles completos del programa:

Library Donations

The Dodge City Public Library is not able to take any more book, DVD, or other media donations at this time. We need some time to sort through the items that have been donated to date.

The Kansas Heritage Center have a separate process for donations of items. For more information about this process, please contact John Mason.

Thank you!