Register to Vote Before October 16

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By , September 20, 2018 2:45 pm

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“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt , 32nd President of the United States

The link below will open to Everything You Need to Vote in November: Register to Vote,

Check Registration Status, Get Your Absentee Ballot, Find Your Polling Place and Get Election Reminders.


Thermal Paper Shortage Information

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By , September 1, 2018 10:00 am

The library staff  learned in January 2018 about a shortage of the thermal paper we use to print your check out receipts coming later this year. No, this was not caused by damage to thermal trees in the hurricanes. It is much more complex than that. We’re sharing a link for those of you who would like more information. This site was last updated August 23, 2018.

What this means for us as a library and you as our patron is conservation. The cost of the rolls of paper is expected to rise again, so we are thinking of ways to use less of this paper. We will no longer automatically print a receipt for everyone. Patrons are encouraged to sign up for email receipts, which list your items, a text receipt will not. Other options for you are to request electronic notices for advance notice of item due and item due alerts via text or email.

If you would like to know all the items you have checked out we can open an online account for you. This will allow you to peruse your list and even renew items if you need to…IF they are not on hold or new items or overdue. We will be happy to talk with you about all of this when you visit the library.

A.R.T. and STEM Class Dates Settled for New School Year

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By , August 9, 2018 6:02 pm

Our popular Artistic Recreation Time {A.R.T.} is expanding this year. We are adding a class for students in grades 4-6.

This group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

A.R.T. for 1st through 3rd graders will continue to meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The 4th Wednesday of the month is reserved for STEM students.

Classes begin after school at 3:15.

We will announce on Facebook when sign up for each class starts, so be sure to follow us there! 

Class size is limited to 12 students and will fill up fast!


A. R. T. 2 – for students in grades 4-6

Quilting and Embroidery Classes Set for Fall

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By , August 9, 2018 4:09 pm







You will need to bring your own sewing machine, fabric, and all notions.

Class size is limited, so don’t wait too long to decide you really want to do this!

These quilts are samples of what you could make at the Quilting 101 – Beginner Level class set for Thursday August 23 and Saturday August 25.  The class begins at 6 PM on Thursday and ends at 9 PM.  You will continue on Saturday starting at 10 AM and staying until 4 PM.   Fee of $30. due at registration.  Register at the Library or Seneca Variety, pick up the complete materials list at that time.  The fee includes the book “Quilting with Alex Anderson”. (If you already own the book, the registration fee is $20.)


HAND EMBROIDERY CLASS is set for Wednesday September 19 from 6 – 9 PM. Registration fee is $30.00.


T-SHIRT QUILT – Beginner Level will be held Thursday September 20 from 6 – 9- PM and continues on Saturday September 22 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Registration fee is $30.00, fee includes the pattern.


QUILTING 102 – Intermediate level Thursday October 25 from 6 – 9 PM and continues on Saturday October 27 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Registration fee is $30.00 unless you already own the book, “Quilting with Alex Anderson.”


Connecting Kansas Smartphone Test

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By , July 25, 2018 3:33 pm

How is the cell phone coverage in your area?

You can help the Kansas Farm Bureau get an *accurate* map of coverage by using your smartphone to test

throughout the day, click on this link: sure to share with your friends  and family too!

Little Things You Can Do

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By , July 24, 2018 2:12 pm

We mention these things often in our From the Bookshelf column in the newspaper.

These suggestions really are helpful, if you take the time to add our contact information to your devices and accounts.

Add our phone number, 785-336-2377, to the contacts list on your phone. We aren’t always able to leave a message when we call about the books or movies waiting here for you. At least you will know who the missed call is from.  Our policy states that holds need move on after one week. If we can’t leave a message, how will you know your item is here?

Do you have an online account set up yet? It doesn’t take long and there is so much you can do online; check to see what you have checked out, renew items that are not already due, search our catalog, place items on hold.

Also, add these email addresses to your account:, and, so that any email messages from us don’t get lost in spam-land.

You now have the option to sign up for text messages for hold or item due notices. If you have signed up and are not receiving text messages, mention it to us next time you are in, we’ll try to fix it for you.

ART Camp @ the Library 2018

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By , July 18, 2018 4:05 pm

ART Camp 2018 with Miss Ellie Haynie.

1st – 3rd Grade ART Camp July 9-13, 2018


4th ~ 6th Grade ART Camp July 9-13, 2018

Library Board News

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By , May 17, 2018 2:54 pm

This is the table in our Kansas Room where our board meets the third Wednesday of each month.

In Library Board news: The following four library board members retired in April after serving their full terms: Brenda Mee, Mary Haug, Lacey Frehe, and Matt Lueger. The library staff appreciates their dedication and willingness to serve. Thank you!

The four new board trustees will be Cathy Enneking, Paula Kohlman, Jackie Deters, and James Lueger. They attended their first meeting Wednesday May 16. Election of officers was also held. Cathy Enneking will be Chairperson; Paul Boeding, Vice-Chair; Paula Kohlman, Secretary and James Lueger, Treasurer. Andy Strathman and Barbara Vitt fill out the board. Welcome and thank you for joining our team!

We didn’t get pictures, so you will need to imagine our board members around the table.

Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner Highlights

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By , April 12, 2018 5:14 pm

We can’t stop talking about our Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner! Everyone had a wonderful time and we’ve had requests to do another.

We can’t thank the cast enough for their wonderful performance and our dinner guests for supporting our fundraiser for the Main Street Music Garden.

And also, thanks to Jolene Hundley for the fantastic meal.

Thank you to our cast of characters for making this all possible! Starting at the left: Dave Bowman, Susan Bowman, Chad Jones, Kristy Wilhelm, Dona Willmeth, Kylee Luckeroth, Angleia Steiner, Ellie Haynie, Mike Ulmer and Donna Ulmer.


Please Save These for the Library

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By , April 12, 2018 2:08 pm


We are busy making plans for summer time fun for our young patrons. If your family consumes oatmeal or Pringles, please save the cartons/cans for the library.

We would prefer the larger (42oz) oatmeal containers. We need the lids for both projects too.

We are sharing recipes for oatmeal and Pringles to help our patrons use more of these products over the next couple of months.

Once we get enough of the items we need, we will start discussing plans for an exercise club.

Do you have an oatmeal recipe we can share? Or maybe one for Pringles?

I found a recipe for chocolate covered Pringles on Pinterest!! If you try an ‘exotic’ flavor of Pringles, please be sure to send along a review of the different flavors you try.

Apple Crisp recipe








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