Category Archives: Library News

Change is a good thing!

Lots of new and exciting things have been happening at the library! Thanks to a grant that we received last year we were able to have a custom built circulation desk installed.  The new desk has an abundance of space and storage and will allow staff to be more efficient when helping patrons.  Just before the desk was installed we replaced our carpet with fun and colorful carpet tile! Here are a couple of pictures, but be sure to stop in and see the fresh new look at the library!




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On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!!

It’s the last day of school and kids will soon be looking for activities to participate in! We have been busy planning a fun program that we hope they will enjoy.  Through fun activities we will be encouraging kids to live active and healthy lifestyles.   Here is a calendar for the summer reading program! For additional information call 620-429-2086.



January Updates

Wow, it sure has been awhile! Can you believe 2016 is already here? We’ve got a lot of goals here at the library this year, and a lot that involve updating our space even more. Check out our newsletter below for some info! 


After we did the painting in the library, we thought it was time to update some other aspects as well! We have ordered new carpet which some of our patrons have given us their opinion on and we hope to have it laid sometime in February. 

We are also having a new circulation desk built up to our customization. We will be taking out the bookcase that shelves our DVDs (these will be moved) and we will have a shorter circulation desk that wraps from that wall almost around to the divide by our office. This will allow patrons to set their books on our desk without having to lift their bags up to reach our desk. We feel this will be great for our older patrons and those in wheelchairs. It will also allow us to have both of our checkout computers in the front so that two of our staff can help checkout at the same time! 

We also want to thank everyone for their support over the Holiday’s and at our Christmas Homes Tour. Our event was a complete success and we couldn’t have done it without you or the community support. We also want to thank those who donated to our Donate-a-Book Tree, all of the books are marked with a star sticker and are on the memorial shelf upstairs. 

We hope you’re having a great new year!

November Updates

2015 is quickly coming to a close. We’ve had a lot going on over the past few months that we thought we should update you on and some great events coming up in the future! Also be sure to come to the library and check out all the new artwork created by E. John Smittle and Sarah Smittle, there are some beautiful works currently showing! Here is our newsletter for November, our upcoming events include:

November 19th : Paddle Party for the Library

November 26-28th: Closed for Thanksgiving 

December 2nd: Christmas Parade

December 6th: Christmas Homes Tour 

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October News: 

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our Quilt Show and book sale this year! We had a great time and saw so many amazing quilts! You can view a full album of our photos taken at the event by clicking here! We sold most of our books and raised a lot of money for the library!

Also a big THANK YOU to all the kids and parents who came out to the Halloween Safe Walk! We dressed up as the stereotypical librarians (those who know us know we are NOT! hah!) and won 2nd place in the costume contest! We had so much fun seeing all the kids’ costumes.

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