Have you met our new pet?

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By , January 4, 2016 1:22 pm

Gerald     Gerald is new to our Library and is eager to make new friends. He really likes to listen to good books. Do you have any to recommend? Better yet, come in and read to him. He is signed up to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!!  You can read to him or bring the children in to read to him. We all need to pitch in to help him reach his goal. Even if your little one can’t read, they can show him pictures in their favorite book and tell him their story.  See you soon!



By , November 28, 2015 3:15 pm

united-states-text-map-michael-tompsettThe states we are highlighting in the month of February are numbers 5-8:

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.

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

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

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!

Winter Weather Policy Announced

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By , November 2, 2015 10:54 am
  • seasonal-cold-winter-weather-conceptual-image-cute-little-snowman-cap-scarf-fresh-snow-falling-35947702When foul weather is on the horizon be aware that the library might close early. If Nemaha Central dismisses school early the library will close at 5:00. We will post our weather closings on WIBW TV, KNZA radio, our Facebook page, and on our website. If in doubt, call the library first before venturing out in bad weather.

One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

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By , October 27, 2015 12:15 pm


Are you up to the challenge? There is no better time than now to find out!

The only rules we have is for you to document how many books have been read to your child and that your child is not yet in kindergarten. Any and everyone can read to your preschooler and all you have to do is make a tally mark on the bright green paper. Once there are 100 tallies, bring the paper in to the Library to move the car down the track and your child picks a prize. You can read 1,000 different books or one book 1,000 times. Remember, those tally marks are verification, so don’t forget to bring in some proof of how many books you’ve read! Get everyone involved! Sign up today, it will go a lot faster than you think!

Just how long does it take to read 1,000 books? Well, someone, somewhere figured it out for us: 1 book per day for 3 years = 1,000 books; 10 books per week for 2 years = 1,040 books; 3 books per day for 1 year = 1,095 books. So, not long at all!

Coloring and Conversation

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By , October 4, 2015 3:16 pm

Coloring & Conversation night for adults continues to be popular. The second Monday of each month is now set aside for Coloring & Conversation at the Library. Write it on your calendar, or add it to your digital calendar. We will have pencils, crayons and gel pens and coloring sheets available. Or you can bring your own. The fun begins at 6:30 and end by 8:00 and remember, this is for adults only!


Preschool Story Time

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By , August 5, 2015 12:19 pm


Mark your calendar for

Tuesday March 1

for our next Story Time

Follow us on Instagram!

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By , July 9, 2015 2:36 pm


Seneca Free Library is now on Instagram!

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Learn a New Language with Mango!

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By , May 9, 2015 2:42 pm


MangoThe 6 most popular languages people are learning in Mango Languages are Spanish (Latin America), French, English, Japanese, Russian and Pirate (for those traveling to the Caribbean?). But you are not limited to those six, there are 70 languages overall to choose from. Mango makes it easy, once you open an account, by tracking your activities and progress.

If you want to learn a few phrases before traveling out of the country give Mango a try. If you are visiting from another country, Mango can help improve your English. You decide how much time to devote to it, you decide when to hold your ‘classes’. Give it a try for free through the State Library of Kansas! Click on the link below

 Mango Languages

What’s For Dinner?

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By , April 27, 2015 1:07 pm


Our next What’s For Dinner night is set for Monday October 5 at 7:00pm in the Library Community Room.

The spotlight this month is on SOUPS, just in time for cool fall weather!

Attendees are asked to bring a prepared dish to share with those present. If you are planning to attend please bring or send the recipe in early so we can have copies for everyone. We have so much fun eating, sharing, and talking, we hope you will join us! The library will provide table service and drinks. Please remember to bring a serving utensil for your dish.

If you prefer, send your recipe to librarian@senecafreelibrary.org.




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By , April 18, 2015 10:27 am

To allow our staff to spend time with family,

the Library is closed today.

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