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Downs Carnegie Library

Address: 504 Morgan Ave
Downs, KS 67437
Telephone Number: 785.454.3821

Website: www.downsks.net

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The Downs Carnegie Library can boast that it is one of only two Carnegie Libraries in Kansas not built in a county seat.  It is also one of the two smallest in Kansas.


Word was received from Mr. Carnegie's secretary on Feb. 14, 1905 that $5,000 had been designated for the town's library building.  The local Library Association had been organized several years earlier by Mrs. Edward Allen.

Today the library is active in providing the community with not only book services, but also audio books, downloads, DVDs, and a wide variety of children's activities.

Open Monday 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday 1-7 p.m.; Friday 12-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

contact info
Vickie Oviatt, City Clerk
715 Railroad Ave
Downs, KS 67437
Phone: 785.454.6622
Mandy Burda
602 Morgan Ave
Downs, KS 67437
Phone: 785.454.6670
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