About Us

 

Weir Public Library is a world of never ending information and imagination for all ages. Come join us for the adventure of a lifetime.

Board of Trustees

Taylor Gravett

Taylor Gravett

President

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson

Vice President

Janet Holden

Janet Holden

Secretary

Patty Tavernaro

Patty Tavernaro

Treasurer

Betty Martin

Betty Martin

Board Member

Cheryl Gravett

Cheryl Gravett

Board Member

Vicki Malle

Vicki Malle

Board Member

Joe Tavernaro

Joe Tavernaro

Mayor (Ex Officio Member)

Library Staff

Bonnie Palmer

Bonnie Palmer

Library Director

Michelle Tavernaro

Michelle Tavernaro

Assistant Director

History

The citizens of Weir having voted at the election in April, 1896, to establish a public library.  Mayor King submitted the following as a board of directors of which he will be an ex-officio member:  B.S. Abbot, John Mahan, Thos. Mackie, John Dowd, G.E. Beadie, H. Hayden, Mesdames F. H. Martin, L.H. Byrd, R.B. McIlhaney, Thad Hargies, H.M. Gandle, and J.N. Dodson.  The board was approved.  It was unanimously voted to tender the public library the use of the two upstairs rooms of the city hall.

In December, 1896, Mesdames C.M. Boswell, James Devereaux, S.W. Gould, Emma Weir, J.M. Compton, Frank Gooding, M.E. Bramhill, and A.L. Hayden were added to the list of directors.

In February of 1897, the city passed an ordinance providing the $192.00 be appropriated out of the general funds of the city to maintain the public library.

(The preceding text was taken from the Weir history book from 1976).

The library receives funding through a tax levy and allocation support through the Southeast Kansas Library System.  In addition to onsite holdings, we receive books from SEKLS on a rotation basis.  Four public computers are available as well as Wifi access.

Weir Public Library celebrated its 125th year of operation in 2021.  Open five days a week, the library provides an annual summer reading program and partners with Southeast School district and local organizations to provide programming.

Weir Public Library

111 E. Main
Weir, KS 66781

► Library Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 6pm
(Closed 12pm - 1pm for lunch)

► Phone

(620) 396-8899

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