Have you ever wanted to donate to the local food pantry or the Christmas Bureau but weren’t sure how?
We want to make it easy for our patrons to open their hearts to others this holiday season.
Items may be left at the library for the local food pantry which is operated by Friedens United Church
of Christ of Bern. Non-perishable food items may be left during regular library hours and the items
will be delivered to the food pantry.
The library will also have a collection box for the Nemaha County Christmas Bureau. Suggested donations include new toys, hats, gloves, socks, blankets, towels, and toiletry items as well as monetary contributions. All items must be to the library by Saturday, December 7. The generous donations from our patrons last year helped make the holiday season bright for so many people.
Several years ago we decided it would be nice for our patrons to have a sign listing the hours we are open closer to the street. We put this idea on our wish list and thought about it some more. Earlier this year the family of Leonard Wassenberg wanted to do something for the library in memory of him. We pulled out our wish list and they granted this wish.
We thank the family of Leonard Wassenberg for donating the sign, the city crew for erecting it and Rottinghaus Signs for designing it. We also have a new bike rack directly behind the sign. This will make parking bicycles very convenient.
Happy New Year everyone, from the board and staff members of Seneca Free Library.
We be open again our regular hours Thursday, January 2, 10:00 ~ 8:00.
wish all our patrons a
very Merry Christmas.
The Library is closed Christmas Day
we will open again for regular hours, 10:00 ~ 8:00 on Thursday
The Library will be open 10:00 am ~ 1:00 pm December 24th.
Starting October 1, 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace,
sometimes known as the health insurance “exchange” will begin open enrollment.
Coverage starts January 1, 2014.
Quick facts about the Health Insurance Marketplace
- The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people seeking insurance or who are uninsured. Generally, people who currently have insurance through their workplace, who have insurance through Medicaid/KanCare, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Tricare or the Veterans health care program are not the target of this open enrollment period.
- Most people will be eligible for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
- The Marketplace is a new way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options.
- The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. You can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other features important to you before you make a choice. Plans will be presented in four categories – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum – to make comparing them easier.
- Insurance plans in the Marketplace are offered by private companies. They cover the same core set of benefits called essential health benefits. No plan can turn you away or charge you more because you have an illness or medical condition. They must cover treatments for these conditions. Plans can’t charge women more than men for the same plan. Many preventive services are covered at no cost to you.
Want to learn more about how it works? Watch these videos
This video introduces an interactive online application process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Using an example of a single man from Arizona, images of computer screens from the application unfold while a narrator explains the content of each screen. The program concludes with a printable summary of the application and an explanation of what benefits will be received.
This video introduces the Marketplace enrollment process for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace on HealthCare.gov. Using the same individual from the Marketplace Application video as an example, the scenario continues, as he follows step-by-step instructions on how to find and enroll in a health plan. Images of computer screens from the Marketplace enrollment process unfold while a narrator explains the content of each screen. The program concludes with a successful completion of all enrollment steps, and how to contact the health plan to submit payment.
Find answers to your questions
Telephone assistance for the Health Insurance Marketplace is available 24/7 – 1-800-318-2596
Find local application assistance
Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. More sites are listed each day leading up to October 1. You can search by city and state or zip code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as non-English language support, Medicaid or CHIP, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). When open enrollment starts October 1, 2013, these organizations will be able to assist you in finding the kind of help that works for you.
What is the library doing to help?
The Seneca Free Library is providing information about the Health Insurance Marketplace online with the link to the HealthCare.gov website on the front page of our website. Library staff cannot assist customers in completing the application or enrollment process, but can provide technology assistance in using the library’s public computers and printers. Librarians can also make referrals to local agencies with trained application assisters.Thank you to the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library for putting this information together and making it available for other libraries to use on their websites.
The library needs small boxes for shipping DVDs. We send a lot of our DVDs out to other libraries in northeast Kansas. There are 40 other libraries that we share our catalog/items with and we get requests from across the state as well. Bundling up our fragile DVD cases in cardboard boxes saves a lot of wear and tear. So, if you get a receive a box that would fit 2-5 DVDs don’t toss it away, toss it our way, please! Thank you!
This picture shows the stash we already have, as you can see, we will accept any cardboard box that is DVD sized.
The Library has a new early literacy station in the children’s section. This new computer was made possible through a grant from the State Library of Kansas and memorial donations. It is designed for children ages 2~8 years old and is loaded with all kinds of learning games and activities. As you can see in the pictures the keyboard is brightly color coded and kid sized. We encourage and welcome you to stop in and try out this new computer with your children
The Library will be open from 10:00 am ~ 1:00 pm Tuesday December 31.
Have a safe and happy new year’s eve everyone!
Seneca Free Library celebrated the end of summer reading Tuesday August 6 with an ice cream party. Out of 262 children signed up for summer reading, we had 90 children bring in their completed reading logs. They received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and an invitation to the party. There were 60 children and their parents who came to the party to enjoy a cold treat and all the toppings they could fit into the cup. Here are some of the pictures we took of the event, check out our album on Facebook too!