About Us

Mission Statement

The Seneca Free Library, a tax supported community resource, is established for the educational, informational and recreational needs of the people in the community and surrounding area.  The Seneca Free Library supports and encourages life-long learning with special emphasis on educational and recreational activities for pre-school and school-age children, as well as out-of-school adults.

Staff Members

Kate Haynie – Library Director

Karen Todd – Assistant Librarian

Dee Lizzol – Assistant Librarian

Deb Haverkamp- Assistant Librarian

Chad Jones- Assistant Librarian

Valerie Scott and Marci Rottinghaus – Housekeeping

Board Members

Cathy Enneking – President

Jacee Corby  -Vice President

Michael Philbrick – Secretary

James Lueger – Treasurer

Donna Zinke-Member

Bruce Hermesch-Member

Richard ‘Rick’ Carlson – Member

Library Collection

  • Seneca Free Library has over 24,000 items for loan. We share our catalog with about 30 other libraries through Next Library Services. If we do not own what you are looking for, chances are another library in the system will and we can place a hold on the item for you.
  • Large print – Young Adult – Easy Readers – Juvenile Fiction – Non-Fiction – Biography – Kansas History – Picture Books
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • 18 Magazines in print and even more available through the Flipster App.
  • AREA NEWSPAPERS: Seneca Courier Tribune, Sabetha Herald, Marysville Advocate and the Topeka Capitol Journal.
  • Online access to Hoopla, Libby, and MyLibro apps, with even more resources available anytime, anywhere!


  • Handicapped accessible
  • Outside book and media return
  • Genealogy Room {details under the Services tab}
  • Large Community Meeting Room available for use by not-for-profit organizations.  We have tables and chairs to accommodate about 60 people. There is wireless internet access and a TV with DVD and VHS available.  Give us a call to reserve the room at 785-336-2377. If you have not used the room before, we will give or send you our room use policy and ask you to sign and return the contract to us.

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