Now Hiring

IMG_0144NOW HIRING! Are you courteous, efficient and enthusiastic? Willing to work evenings & weekends?

We have 2 customer service positions open at the library!

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings + 2 weekends per month. Preference & additional hours will be given to those able to do children’s programming!

Click here or stop by the library for a full job description and application form (PDF) or (Word)!

Questions? Contact Jenny Marr, Director: or 742-3831

Quilt Show

Miniature Quilt by Lucile Hawks.Quilt Show  -  July 16 to August 1
Quilters are invited to display their handiwork during our July Quilt Show. The “People’s Choice Award” winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Sunflower Quilt Shop.

Entries can be dropped off at the Library starting July 12.  Entry forms available at the circulation desk or click here to view and print.

2014 Kansas Notable Books

NotableThe Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us. The list is selected by a committee of Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) Affiliates, Fellows, librarians, authors of previous Notable Books, and the State Librarian. An awards ceremony will be held at the Kansas Book Festival, September 13, 2014, to recognize the talented Notable Book authors.

Click the links below the view more information about the books and put items on hold!

Biting through the Skin by Nina Mukergee Furstenau
The Black Country by Alex Grecian
Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti-Burke
A Death at Crooked Creek by Marianne Wesson
Dragging Wyatt Earp by Robert Rebein
Echoes from the Prairie edited by Nicole Muchmore
Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist by Richard A. Ruddy
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Needle in the Bone by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Of Grave Concern by Max McCoy
Teatime to Tailgates by Jane P. Marshall
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
The Tie That Bound Us by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Worth the Pain by Andy Marso

New Books!

NewToCollectionEndJuneHere are the newest additions to our collection! Click on any title to see a catalog view, read a description, and put tems on hold. Call the Library at 742-3831 if you need assistance with your online account.

China Dolls by Lisa See
Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson
Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler
The Director by David Ignatius
Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Reilly
The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry
The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller
Borderline by Lawrence Block
Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Lustbader
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorthea Benton Frank
Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey

Young Adult Fiction
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
The One by Kiera Cass
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Selection Stories: The Prince and The Guard by Kiera Cass
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Playaway)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Playaway)
Missing You by Harlan Coben (Playaway)
The Target by David Baldacci (CD)

NonFiction and Biography
A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter
Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey
Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman
One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future by Ben Carson
Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen by Rae Eighmey
Creating Room to Read by John Wood
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
Lady Catherine, The Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveller by Christopher Elliott
People Tools by Alan Fox
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney
Our One Common Country by James B. Conroy
The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Code Name: Johnny Walker by Johnny Walker
Sons of Wichita by Daniel Schulman
Stress Test: Reflections On Financial Crises by Timothy Geithner

E-Book Resources

OverdriveButtonForWebsiteFree downloadable eBooks are available through both the State Library of Kansas and our new Overdrive service. If you need assistance getting a Kansas Library card (for State Library eBooks) or have questions, call us at 742-3831 or drop by the Library!

We have also scheduled a drop-in eBook help session on Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, or join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on how to access these books! Bring your device and we can help answer your questions.

Family Movies

movieJoin us for family movie time at 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday in June and July! Click here to see what’s showing in June and July!

Free Healthy Snacks for kids will be offered on these Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Healthy Snacks are provided in partnership with Second Harvest of St. Joseph and are funded by ConAgra Foods and the USDA.