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State Librarian visits Seneca Free Library

State Librarian, Jo Budler, and NorthEast Kansas Library System executive director, Jim Minges, stopped by our library this morning, the third stop on their 6 library tour today. Jo has been traveling across the state visiting as many libraries as she can, today it was our turn. After Kate gave them the grand tour, they [...]

Bunny Bash Big Blockbuster

Our Easter celebration over the weekend brought a lot of people to the library! We were busy clicking the counter, by the time we closed it read 269! We want to thank everyone who helped make the day a great success; Courtney Schmelzle with Seneca Area Chamber/SDI for organization and bringing prizes for the drawing, [...]

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Spine Label Poems

In celebration of National Poetry Month, here are pictures of the spine label poems we’ve created at the library. 
Start with one book you like the title of, then roam the stacks for other titles to go with the first to make a poem.
We have poems from the adult book collection, the children’s picture books and [...]

Come to the Library for the Bunny Bash!

[ April 12, 2014; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Meet the Easter Bunny, color a picture of a bunny, decorate a cookie, have fun in the photo booth and sign up for drawings!
This is a come and go event. No excuses! We look forward to seeing you here.

Traveling Display – Honoring 100 Years of the US 36 Hwy Assoc.

[ March 24, 2014 to April 23, 2014. ] Learn about US 36 Highway and the history of the  US 36 Highway Association. The display is located in Seneca Free Library and will remain until Wednesday April 23rd. The display features memorabilia, books, pictures and news articles that reflect on the 100 years. Included are photographs of Governor Hodges and the delegation that mapped [...]

March is Kansas Agriculture Month

In recognition of the state’s largest industry, March has been declared Kansas Agriculture Month.  The library is collecting non-perishable food for our local food bank. Other suggested items include non-perishable foods, paper products, baby care items and personal hygiene items.  We also encourage you to choose a book or two from our selection about farms [...]


The Seneca Free Library policy states that when the siren sounds for bad weather, we will lock our doors and all patrons inside the library will be escorted to the basement for shelter.
If you prefer, you may leave the building before we lock the doors and go to shelter.
Thank you for your cooperation,

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program One Year Old

On a cold, dark night in January of 2013, Seneca Free Library kicked off the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The idea for this program came to us a year or so earlier. Staff member Dee Lizzol spent a lot of time working out the details and planning the kick off party. The weather did [...]

Snow People Hanging ’round Until Monday

The Quilt Lover’s Guild members are sharing their winter challenge wall hangings with our patrons.
These adorable snow men and women have been on display for nearly a month. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in to see them, make time this weekend to come into the Library. One pattern, so many ideas!

“He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. “

The puzzles pictured here are available for check out from the Library. These would be a great activity for house guests over the holidays. Set one up in a quiet corner or in the middle of all the commotion for everyone to work on a little each day. Most of these puzzles are recommended for [...]