Barton County Public Library is a small rural library located in the southwest corner of Missouri, close to the Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma borders. County residents include people from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds displaying a wide variety of interests, needs, values, viewpoints and occupations. Barton County has a population of 12,541.  The county has three main towns – Lamar (pop. 4,425), Liberal (pop. 779), and Golden City (pop. 885) – with other numerous townships and very small communities scattered through the county.  Barton County Library is the only library system in the county and operates a three-branch library system, with the branches in Lamar, Liberal (located 20 miles from the main branch) and Golden City (located 18 miles from the main library).  Lamar is the county seat, and is home to the administrative branch of the library.
 
Mission Statement
 
The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the people of Barton County. The Library will provide the community, from pre-school through maturity, with quality staff, resources, programs and service.

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Mon Nov 18 @10:30AM -
Smart Phone and Tablet Basics
Tue Nov 19 @11:00AM -
Story Time - The Relatives are Coming! - Liberal
Wed Nov 20 @10:00AM -
Story Time - The Relatives are Coming! - Lamar
Tue Nov 26 @11:00AM -
Story Time - The Relatives are Coming! - Golden City
Wed Nov 27 @10:00AM -
Story Time - Caring for a Sick Friend - Lamar
Wed Nov 27 @ 5:30PM -
Closing Early at 5:30
Thu Nov 28 @10:00AM -
Closed for Thanksgiving
Fri Nov 29 @10:00AM -
Closed for the Friday After Thanksgiving
Mon Dec 02 @ 1:00PM -
Monday Movie Matinee
Tue Dec 03 @11:00AM -
Story Time - Gingerbread Houses - Liberal

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