Tuesday, April 4th is Library Giving day.
#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.
This year the day to celebrate #LibraryGivingDay is April 4, 2023

Support your local library on Tuesday, April 4th

Your local library is the center of your community. It provides education, entertainment, programs, services, and materials that support you and your family.

Consider giving a gift to your local library to expand services and support great work.

Questions? Contact us at: foundation@nekls.org or call 785-838-4090.

Upcoming Craft days

We have several upcoming craft days for all ages.

The kids crafts are mostly at 4:30 [after school] unless otherwise noted. All kids crafts are FREE

February 22nd the kids will make foam slime

March 2nd for Dr. Seuss birthday the kids will make an edible Lorax

March 15th [spring break] the kids will make an edible flower for Vanilla zingers, strawberry donuts and a ding dong this will be at 2:00 since the kids are not in school]

March 16th [spring break] the kids will make and fly paper airplanes. [this will be at 2:00 since the kids are not in school]

March 17th [Spring break] the kids will make an edible St. Patrick’s day craft this will be at 3:00 since the kids are not in school]

The adult craft club will be going to the first and third Friday starting in March, they meet at 1:00 PM on Friday. There is a small fee for most adult crafts

February 17th they will make yarn hearts $1.00

February 24th they will make suet bird feeders$1.00

March 3rd they will paint garden stakes $1.00

March 17th the will make a St. Patrick’s Day gnome $2.00

Please let someone at the library know if you plan to attend, we need to make sure we have enough supplies.…

2022 Annual Library Report


Below is a list of items we track for the State Library report: Considering the Pandemic STILL going on, we did pretty good.

Library Stats:

Library visitors– 4071
Reference transactions– 972
Books added– 242
Movies & TV shows added– 98
Computer Users– 1428
Wireless Users– 851 [something is wrong with the report we use for Wi-Fi, this is the number we counted, not the program the usually counts it]
Inter-library Loans- 853
Inter-library Borrowed– 1543

Library Programing:

Kids under 5
121 programs
291 attendance

Kids 6-11
33 Programs
221 attendance

22 Programs
29 attendance

49 Programs
216 attendance

Program for Everyone
3- programs
63- attendance

The library has programing year round for all ages. We try to plan something for everyone. We have story time for the little ones [Wednesday @ 10 AM] Craft Club for the adults [Friday @ 1PM]. Crafts on most holidays for the kids, and any time we find something for them to make. Summer reading for everyone.
We have 6 computers for public use and 1 laptop for adult use. We offer fax and printing for a small fee.

We are a Fine Free library. We do not charge late fees. Patrons are only charged if they damage or lose library items.

At the end of 2022 the library owned;
2065 DVD’s and TV shows
17 Audio books
8,869 books [regular print and large print]
This library also had Halloween Masks that can be checked out. No other library has that.

Hoopla is also Free with a Library Card

Keep an eye on the library Facebook page for up and coming events.

The library was able to receive a grant this year, this helped replace one of the older computer.

We were able to have a few fundraisers this year, they did pretty good also, they help keep the library doors open.

2023 we plan on looking and filing for more grants.
Having our Spring & Christmas basket raffles. Taco dinner also in the spring.
Working the Fair stand and helping with supplies, for our share of the profits…

Welcome 2023

It’s a new year, and we hope everyone is healthy and happy.

What are we up to for the first month of the year?

Story time is still going on every Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

We have crafts for the school kids planned for Wednesdays after school on the 11th, 18th and 25th.

We are making edible craft on the 11th, yarn snowflakes on the 18th and Sunflowers on the 25th in honor of Kansas Day on January 29th.

The adults are having crafts every Friday [weather permitting] at 1:00 PM.

Watch our Facebook page for upcoming events.…