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By , October 17, 2016 4:09 pm

If you would like to shop online click on the picture above to open the Usborne Books & More website. Make note of the title and the 6-digit code to BRING IN with you to place your order. We will not be taking online orders this year.

The display of books will come down Saturday October 22,

but we will still take orders through Tuesday October 25.

Orders should be ready to pick up before Thanksgiving.

Thank you for your support!

The Book Fair will benefit our children’s collection.

Make of list of children on your holiday shopping list before you come!

Call 785-336-2377 or email us at if you have questions.

S*T*E*M is Back!! Science*Technology*Engineering* Math

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By , October 16, 2016 8:51 am

12973430_1091476290875477_6033284343895198243_oSTEM  Our  STEM Science Club meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:15,

so our next meeting will be October 26.



This program is for students in grades 4~6. We limit the number of participants each month so we can give each student the attention he/she needs to be successful.

The slots fill up fast!  You don’t know until you call whether there is room for your student!

Mark your calendars and watch Facebook for the announcement that enrollment is open.


Call us at 336-2377 for more information.


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By , October 2, 2016 2:11 pm


What does that mean? Well, your pumpkin needs to be decorated to represent a book or character in a book. Pumpkins can be any size as long as they are no bigger than a standard basketball. Pumpkins need to represent a character or the story somehow; such as Clifford the Big Red Dog or Pete the Cat. If you need ideas you can find plenty on the library shelves!  Use whatever craft supplies you have at home; glue, paint, paper, glitter, etc. PLEASE, NO CARVING as the pumpkins will be on display several days in the library. Remember this is a decorating contest, not a carving contest. Your entry form (which can be picked up at the library) needs to include your name, age and phone number along with the book or a photocopy from the book you used for inspiration. Mom and Dad, we have an adult category so you can play along. For complete details or for questions, please contact the library.

The Rules:

  1. Pumpkins can be any size as long as they are NO BIGGER than a standard basketball.
  2. Pumpkin design must come from a story book, representing the book or a specific character.
  3. Designers can use most craft supplies: paint, glitter, glue, paper, buttons, etc. but PLEASE NO carving as they will be on display in the library.
  4. Your entry must have your name, age/grade, phone number, and either the book or a photocopy from the book used as your design inspiration.
  5. Pumpkin entries can be brought to the library during regular hours Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29. No entries accepted after closing on October 29. Judging will be on Halloween Day and winners will be announced then.
  6. If you’d like to take your entry home, please be sure to pick it up before we close at 8:00 pm Wednesday November 2nd.

Four Entry Categories:

Ages pre-K – 2nd grade

3rd grade – 6th grade

7th grade – 12th grade

Graduated folks

The Prizes:

One prize will be offered per category for the best book/character representation.

Sponsored by Seneca Free Library

606 Main, Seneca


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Preschool Story Time

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EVERY Tuesday at 11:30!!


By , August 28, 2016 3:15 pm

united-states-text-map-michael-tompsettThe states we are highlighting in the month of October are:

* Colorado * North Dakota * South Dakota * Montana *

You can find books about these states on our display rack.

The adult summer reading theme is, “Exercise Your Mind, Read!

We’ve had TWO patrons finish reading about ALL 50 states!!  Congratulations!

We are offering this challenge so you can exercise your mind and read beyond your favorite genre.

                  We have compiled a list of books from each of the 50 United States. There are fiction and non-fiction alike. The book may just be set in a particular state or there may be many locations and facts mentioned. Read as many or as few as you like. Each patron accepting the challenge will be given a U.S. map that can be kept at the library. Each time a book is read we can make a mark on that state. You will have from January 1 through December 31 to finish the challenge. We will be promoting the states in order of their statehood dates. January we will feature Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. Of course we are throwing Kansas in this month because Kansas will celebrate 155 years as a state on January 29. Each month from then on will have four more states to read about. In December we will promote the last five of the United States. If you want to read about Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico that would be considered bonus work.

Interested? We hope so. Think this sounds just daunting? Relax, you can read as many as you like. There is no test and no grade. We aren’t saying you have to like the book, you just have to read it. At the end you will have exercised your mind and left your reading comfort zone. For those of you who like bragging rights we have established some different reading levels:

The Weekend Traveler – read up to 10 state books.

The Vagabond – read up to 30 books.

The Adventurer – Read up to 49 books.

First Class Passenger -Read all 50 books.


Ask the librarians how to get started. Happy Trails!


Getting Started with Flipster!

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By , August 20, 2016 3:42 pm


flipster_web_banner_rectangleGETTING STARTED WITH FLIPSTER

Patrons of Seneca Free Library can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services.

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of  popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

Our patrons have access through Flipster for magazines such Fortune, Time, People, Scientific
American, Sports Illustrated, Us Weekly and more so you have the option of accessing the content at
the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones
and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well
as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent
issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents
contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked,
opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Any current NExpress patron can use the service by going to in their
browser (on their computer or mobile device) and logging into the catalog with their library user name
and PIN. From there, you will find “Access Flipster” under the Digital Resources links on the left side of
the screen. That one click will get you directly to the magazines available through NExpress.

This is new as of May 1. More titles will be added in time, as individual libraries have time to shop for magazines.

Another Paint Party Video!

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By , August 19, 2016 11:46 am

Mother 045Everyone had a great time in our latest paint class. This time we invited youth to attend with their parent or grandparent or aunt. Be sure to check out the video to see everyone’s creation.

2016 End of Summer Reading Ice Cream Party

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By , August 12, 2016 3:13 pm

Apple iPad 071The photo booth props were a big hit. Children had a great time deciding what to ‘wear’ and asked to see their pictures right away. Anyone remember having to wait day, weeks or months to see printed pictures? Not anymore!!



We Want to be on Your List

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By , August 6, 2016 9:54 am

Contacts-iconWhether you place items on hold from home or ask us to do it for you, we need to be able to contact you when the items arrive at the library. If you have an email address listed on your account, a message is sent automatically when the item is received and scanned at the Library. This is pretty slick, as long as we have the address entered correctly and you check that account often. We can also set it so that you get reminders of when your items are about due and due back to the Library.

If you add these addresses to your contacts list, you shouldn’t miss a message from us. We only send emails regarding holds or items due. There are 3 addresses to add:, and

If you don’t want to give us an email address, that is A-OK, but we do need a current phone number to reach you at. And if you don’t have voicemail set up, add our number to your contacts so you will know whose call you missed. Seneca Free Library 785-336-2377.

Thank you for helping us help you!




Another Paper Plate Picasso Set

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By , August 3, 2016 3:11 pm

Pumpkin_Pumpkins_2942048380087063373SNMCJs_fsPUMPKINS, GOURDS AND A LITTLE BIRD

Join us Saturday October 22 at 10:00AM

for another artistic event at the

Seneca Free Library.

$20. fee due at registration, October 14 is the deadline to sign up

We provide canvas, brushes and paint.

                                                                             You bring the snacks, drinks and the fun.paper.plate.paint


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