The Friends of the Valley Center Library

314 East Clay Street, Valley Center, Kansas 67147
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Originally established in a drugstore in 1923, the library in Valley Center, Kansas was managed and funded by volunteers known as the Progressive Women’s Club, later to become the Friends of the Valley Center Library. As the collection grew, the library was moved into a small residential building owned by the Progressive Women’s Club. This building became the first Valley Center Public Library. In 1985, the citizens of Valley Center were proud to dedicate the Edna Buschow Memorial Library in a brand new building of 3,250 square feet and 8,000 volumes. Since that time, the same building continues housing a growing collection, now numbering 59,000 volumes.