Dodge City Public Library

Trivia Night at the Depot Theater

On April 7th, 2022, Dodge City Public Library will be hosting a Trivia Night at the Depot Theater in Dodge City. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled night! Prizes will be awarded to top participants. The Depot will be offering snacks and drinks for purchase. We will be using the app Kahoot for questions and answers, so make sure to download the app beforehand. Register under our Event Calendar tab or follow the link:

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

Reading on the Range Contest

Attention Artists of Dodge City! We need your help to create the t-shirts and bookmarks for our Summer Library Program “Reading on the Range.” In honor of the library’s 115th Birthday we will be celebrating all things Dodge City, and the Library and allowing you to be part of the fun!

To enter, you can create a design electronically, using your favorite program, or you can hand draw your own on one of the forms available at the library, or print out on of the forms below and submit to us.

T-Shirt Contest–Requires Legal Size Paper

Bookmark Contest–Requires regular letter size paper

Submission deadline is Monday 2/28 at end of day.

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

Temporary Restrictions for COVID-19

Effective Thursday, July 29th, Dodge City Public Library will require staff and the public including children age 8 and up to wear masks while visiting the library in accordance with newly released CDC Guidance and due to current case levels in Ford County. This requirement will be in effect for the duration of Dodge City Days and potentially longer depending on case levels. We appreciate your cooperation as we try to protect our staff and the community so we can continue to serve you.

Thank you