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Changes to hoopla

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By , March 6, 2015 2:31 pm


Attention Hoopla users! A change is coming effective March 1.

Hoopla users will be limited to two borrows per calendar month from now on. This service has become more popular throughout the shared catalog region and is becoming more expensive. We have looked at statistics and on average users are borrowing two items per month. We know this may not please everyone and we apologize. We are going to exam the statistics each month and if budget allows the number of borrows could increase. This situation is across the shared catalog and not unique to the library in Seneca. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the library.

Summer Reading Sign-up Begins May 27

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By , February 24, 2014 12:09 pm

ChemistrySign up for Summer Reading 2014 begins May 27 at 10:00 AM.

Children have until July 31st to read 20 books.

Readers  who have completed 4th grade and up may choose to read 20 books or 8 hours.

The last day to sign up is June 30th.

Seneca Free Library is 2013 Friend of Education!!

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By , June 2, 2013 8:28 pm


We are  excited to report that Seneca Free Library received one of two U.S.D. # 115 Friend of Education awards for the 2012-2013 school year. The plaque was presented to staff member Dee Lizzol and board members Barb Vitt and Andy Strathman by Superintendent Darrel Kohlman at their annual Staff Recognition Luncheon May 23. The Friend of Education Award recognizes individuals or businesses that make a significant contribution to the school district.

“We feel very honored to be selected as a Friend of Education. All of us believe reading is fundamental to lifelong learning and we want to promote reading at every opportunity. We have enjoyed working with U.S.D. #115 and hope to continue partnering with them in the future.” responded Director Kate Haynie when asked about the Library receiving the award this year.

The Library was nominated by elementary teacher Carol Sack, here is what she had to say:

“I recognized the library  because they do so many things that complement our school reading programs. To prepare children for literacy they have “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” and summer story hour. For school aged kids, they sponsored a “Pete the Cat” writing contest this year, and they host the traditional summer reading program to keep kids reading during the summer. Also included in summertime events for kids at the library are the speakers and programs over a variety of topics that increase students background knowledge and provide great entertainment.
In addition they consistently update materials. Students also use our library for a place to study and do research.”
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Thank you, Mrs. Sack for nominating us and to the District for this recognition!

Annual Book Sale

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By , January 30, 2012 1:35 pm

The Library’s Annual Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale will be here before you know it.

Do you have books you found around the house while spring cleaning that you’d like to donate?

Please bring them to the library before Monday May 21st.

Our Early Bird Special was so popular last year, we decided to make it part of our tradition!

The EARLY BIRD SPECIAL will be Wednesday May 23 from 5:00~8:00 PM. You pay $5.00 to

get first chance at all the great books we’ve colleced through the year for the sale.

Once in the door, all items are .10 each, unless otherwise marked.

The sale then runs Thursday~Saturday May 24, 25 and 26 during regular library hours.

Have fun shopping!


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By , November 25, 2011 2:54 pm


Who wouldn’t want a beautiful Eric Carle print quilt to snuggle up in while reading Eric Carle books to children or grand children? Here is your chance to win just such a quilt and 4 board books.

The quilt is 50 x 60 inches, features loveable characters from his books and is machine quilted. The four books are The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket and the Very Hungry Caterpillar, which also includes a plush toy caterpillar.

Stop by the library to see for yourself this beautiful quilt

                Proceeds from the raffle will go towards hiring performers and bringing programs to the library for Summer Reading.

Chances are $1.00 each or 6 chances for $5.00. 

Chances can be purchased at the Library, Cornerstone Coffee Haus or at Seneca Variety.

 The drawing will be held Wednesday December 21.

Just in time for gift giving…if the winner can part with it!

David Nieves with Snakes, Snakes, Snakes

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By , July 2, 2010 8:35 am

A favorite from past years, David Nieves is back with Snakes, Snakes, Snakes.  Join us Tuesday July 13 at 10:30 AM in the Community Meeting Room for the last program of the summer.

“Set Sail” with Bob Goodin

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By , June 22, 2010 2:32 pm

Puppets, magic and music is what you have to look forward to in this program presented by Bob Goodin.

Join us in the Community Meeting Room Tues June 29 at 10:30 AM.

Story & Activity Hour for 1st-3rd graders

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By , May 26, 2010 9:40 am

Children who have just completed 1st thru 3rd grades  are asked to sign up each week for their Story and Activity Hour. The sessions are limited to 20 children. Each week will feature a different water themed story and activity. Give us a call at 336-2377 to get in on the fun!

We ask that you sign up each week, rather than all the craft days at the beginning of summer.

P.S. don’t forget your library card!

Preschool Story Hour

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By , May 26, 2010 9:25 am

Wednesday is the day for Story Hour at Seneca Free Library. Preschoolers can  come enjoy stories, songs and activities from 10:00 to 11:00  each Wednesday in June and July 7 with the exception of June 23. There will be no Story Hour on June 23.  No sign up is required for preschoolers.

P.S. Don’t forget your library card!

Amazing Arthur: Comedy, Stunts & Magic

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By , May 10, 2010 12:29 pm

No that is not a mistake, the library is hosting an evening program this year. 

Don’t miss the comedy, stunts and magic of the Amazing Arthur on

Tuesday June 15 at 7:00 PM in our Community Meeting Room.

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