Princess Story Time @ your Library

princess crown

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Seneca Free Library is announcing

the invitation to young princesses

of our land.

to Story Time in your honor

Saturday March 21st at 10:30 AM.

This is a formal event,

please prepare your finest princess dress

and polish your prettiest tiara.


WHAT’S FOR DINNER? Tasting Event Scheduled for Monday March 2


How many times have you heard this? How many times a week do you say it yourself? Who hasn’t stood in front of the refrigerator with the door open, letting cold air out, waiting for some inspiration or magic to happen?

Well, librarians have had the same experiences, so together maybe we can figure this out. We are holding a “What’s for Dinner” tasting event. Participants are asked to bring a casserole or crock pot dish that is delicious, easy, and can be made with ingredients purchased in our local grocery stores. No calamari or truffle oil required! You just bring your hot, ready to eat dish. The library will provide plates, forks/spoons, and beverages. We plan to provide everyone attending with the recipes.

Our tasting is rescheduled for Monday March 2 at 7:00 p.m. We ask that you call, email or reply on Facebook if you plan to attend. This way we are sure to have enough tableware, seating and copies of recipes for everyone. We’d  like to have your recipes ahead of time so we can all enjoy food and fellowship that evening. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Feel free to call the library with any questions you may have at 336-2377 or by email

Changes in the Children’s Area @ the Library

Reno Day Jan2015 001 Reno Day Jan2015 002 Reno Day Jan2015 004 Reno Day Jan2015 005 Reno Day Jan2015 006 Reno Day Jan2015 007 Reno Day Jan2015 008 Reno Day Jan2015 009 Reno Day Jan2015 011 Reno Day Jan2015 012We were closed Monday January 26 to make changes to the children’s area. We were so excited to get started that we didn’t take ‘before’ or ‘during’ photos. Here are the ‘after’ photos. What do you think? We have rearranged to make it more family and user friendly. No longer are the DVD racks the first thing children seen when they enter the Library.

We are not finished yet! We took down the paper race track for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, can you guess what are plans are for that? Don’t worry, we kept track of which marker everyone at was on the road. Mostly for now we are going to enjoy the change and take our time deciding just how we want to use all this open area!

We would like to send heartfelt thanks to some people who helped make it all possible. To Carla Hajek for helping us with our vinyl letters and signage, Lynn and Gail Lierz for drawing a floor plan, and the crews from Fairview Mills and City of Seneca who provided manpower to move the shelves. We appreciate all of your support.

Preschool Story Time


Our next Preschool Story Time is set for

Tuesday March 3, 2015 @ 10:30 AM.



List of 2014 Book Lists

Publisher Penguin Random House has released The Best of the Book Lists of 2014.

Who knew there were so many lists?!

Here is the link to the list of lists,

we thought that would be easier than trying to link to each one individually!

Have fun making a list of books to read, be sure to check twice that you got all the best ones.

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book list


October 20, 2014

Northeast Kansas Library System Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give

Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music

and Audiobooks

Library cardholders can now borrow dynamic content directly from their smartphones, tablets

and PCs

LAWRENCE, KS – Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) today announced public

availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music and audiobooks, all available for

mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (

Cardholders of public libraries in the NEKLS region can now download the free hoopla digital

mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands

of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow

for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and

Apple TV.

“hoopla digital gives patrons access to a broad range of digital content that includes movies,

TV shows, music and audiobooks,” says Mickey Coalwell, Library Development Consultant at

NEKLS. “With the new service, patrons only need a library card to access this content on the

hoopla app or web site at no charge. It’s instant gratification for library users — there is no

waiting period for popular titles, and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees.”

Northeast Kansas Library System is the first library system in the state of Kansas to partner with

hoopla digital. Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in Junction City and Hays Public Library, along

with Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, offer the service to their cardholders.

“With hoopla digital, it is our mission to help public libraries meet the needs of the mobile

generation. We’ve worked for years to create a best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and

reliable. And we continue to secure content deals to expand the offering of movies, TV shows,

music and audiobooks,” said Jeff Jankowski founder and owner of hoopla digital.

About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North

America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music

and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free

dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app

and online at hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted

partner to public libraries for over 20 years.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US Only) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

You’ve Got Mail?




Help us help you receive notices from the Library. We’ve discovered a problem with some YAHOO email accounts. The regional office suggests our patrons with YAHOO email add our email addresses to their contacts so any messages from us will not go to your spam folder. The addresses you need to add are: AND

Also, you might find it helpful to add our phone number to your phone contacts. We are listed as City of Seneca, but if you add us as Seneca Free Library 785-336-2377, you will have easy access if you need to contact us and you will know it is the Library if we call you!

Have a great weekend!


By now, you may have noticed that the NExpress catalog look has changed. Those changes are not just skin deep, however! This new look provides a lot of new functionality, including the ability to work seamlessly on any mobile device. This means that the Library Anywhere application that we’ve been using to provide mobile access to our catalog is going to go away. You can still have one-click access to the catalog from your mobile device, though!

For people with an Android tablet or phone:

  1. Navigate to the page in your browser
  2. Press the menu button and select “Bookmarks”
  3. Select “Add”
  4. Customize (call it whatever you want) and click OK
  5. Press and hold the bookmark you just created, select “Add Shortcut To Home”
    From CNET –

For people with iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open Safari, navigate to
  2. Tap the “share” button on the bottom menu bar (an icon of a box with an arrow sticking out the top
  3. Tap on “add to home screen”
  4. Give the new shortcut a name, confirm the URL is correct
  5. Tap “add” to add to your home screen
    From GottaBeMobile –

From the mobile browser on your device, you can check your account, place and check on holds and search the catalog – just like you do from your desktop browser.


Copied from the NEKLS website.

Book Sale Carts Hold Something for Everyone!

book sale

Our Book Sale Carts are full and we have more books waiting their turn on the carts.

There is a nice selection of children’s books that have been donated.

There are a lot of paperback books, some Science Fiction.

Most of the books are Fiction pulled from our shelves others have been donated.

Stop in to see for yourself what we have available, for only ten cents each!! 

That deal is nearly a steal! See you soon.

Summer 2014 Video Ready to View!