Barton Countly Library would like to spotlight our children's story hour.  Story hour is a great opportunity for your child to have fun, sing, play games, listen to stories, and make crafts.  It's all free at Barton County Library.  


Each story hour has a different theme such as the jungle, oceans, or colors. 


Story Hour takes place at all of our branches.

  • Golden City: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month at 10:30 am
  • Lamar: Every Wednesday at 10:00 am
  • Liberal: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00am

In the last month, Barton County Library has installed new computers at all three branches.  

Jobs Computers: Computers with easy access to job search sites, educational opportunities, and practice tests that can be

used for up to 3 hours for all of your job search or career advancement needs.

Touchscreens: Each branch now has one touchscreen monitor for patron use.

New Computers: New, faster patron computers are available at each branch.

The above are all thanks to a grant administered by the Missouri State Library with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.


We have also made additional changes!



Credit Cards: The Lamar branch is now accepting all major debit and credit cards. 

Copier: Golden City now has its own copying machine.  Copies are $0.25 each.



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The Libri Foundation, a program dedicated to donating children’s books to small rural public libraries, is pleased to announce that Barton County Library has been awarded a Books For Children grant for the Mary K. Finley branch. The grant consisted of $1,050.00 worth of books to add to the children’s collection. The grant’s local matching funds were provided by the Isenmann family in memory of Fred and Irene Isenmann and Mr. Joel Aron, in memory of his wife, Anne Aron.


The Barton County Library has a new e-Reader lending program. Our devices are pre-loaded with a selection of eBooks from bestsellers to inspirational fiction. Stop by the Lamar Library and check one out today. This program will be available at the branch libraries soon.

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Wed Apr 23 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Children's Story Hour - Lamar
Tue Apr 29 @ 3:15PM -
Teen Tuesdays
Wed Apr 30 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Children's Story Hour - Lamar
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Tue May 06 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Liberal Story Hour
Tue May 06 @ 3:15PM -
Teen Tuesdays
Wed May 07 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Children's Story Hour - Lamar
Tue May 13 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Golden City Story Hour
Tue May 13 @ 3:15PM -
Teen Tuesdays
Wed May 14 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Children's Story Hour - Lamar