NEW BOOKS just in time for the start of Autumn

Fall is here, nice crisp nip in the air. And arriving with fall we have just added 20 plus books to our collection.  Here is a list of our newest books available for check out. Titles in bold print are our new Large Print books.

  • Killing England by Bill O’Reilly
  • Camino Island by John Grisham
  • The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
  • The Story: The Bible as one Continuing Story
  • Star Wars A Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  • Sunrise Canyon by Janet Dailey
  • Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
  • One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
  • The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
  • Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Murder Games by James Patterson
  • Haunted by James Patterson
  • Exposed by Lisa Scottoline
  • Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  • The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner (Young Adult)
  • Because you Love to Hate Me: Collection of Short Stories (Young Adult)
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Teen)
  • Take it from Me by Coach Bill Snyder (Children’s Books)
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USD 417 PTO Fundraiser

CGES/PHES are having a PTO fundraiser which runs now till the 29th. Order Shirts showing your support for the Braves and the Twisters. Follow the Link Below.

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Overdue Notices

Today several letter’s are going out with notices of late books. Remember that we do not have fee’s for late books until they are 1 Year past the Due Back Date. We would just like the books returned. Also if you would like to help us on saving paper we would be happy to e-mail you your notices. Just check with the librarian and we can update your account’s information to include your e-mail address.

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Silent Movie Day

Join us on September 30th at 2pm to watch a silent movie here in the Library. Movie selection is still in the process. We will have POP CORN!!! Bring in your Law Chair and your favorite drink. Please make sure drinks have a lid. We hope to see you in the Library.

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School is just around the corner

The 2017-2018 School year for USD 417 starts on August 17th. Online enrollment has started. The shopping for schools supplies with be starting if you haven’t already. You can find your child’s Class Supply List and Enrollment information at

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Summer Reading Program

We are having an excellent turn our for our Summer Reading Program. To date we have held 2 Summer Reading Events and had 17 in attendance both days!!!

Our 1st day they did some team building games and the kids learned about what we will be doing during the Summer Program. On our 2nd day we made Yard Spinner’s out of Plastic Bottles. The kids had fun and so did us adults. I have a link to this craft down below.

Today will be our 3rd event and we will be making bird feeders!!! I’m excited because we are going to be making 3 different kinds of feeders. The Small Kids (1-5yrs old) will be doing peanut butter and toilet paper rolls. The Middle Kids (6-9yrs old) will be making their feeders out of a tea cup and saucer. And my Teen’s (10-16yrs old) will be making theirs out of an old book.

Links to Crafts:

Here is our inspiration for the bird feeder out of an old book .

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Director’s Education

      Thursday night at our Library Board Meeting I (Samantha Asebedo) was presented with a certificate from Carol Barta from NCKLS on completion of my Applied Public Library Education Training. This was a year long class that was put on by 6 of the Library System’s here in Kansas to help train new director’s on the jobs they do. The class covered everything from Collection Development to Library Law.

The Class was very informative and has helped me better understand my job and the workings of the Library it self. I am so thankful to NCKLS and the other Library Systems for doing this class.

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Busy, Busy Day

I have a lot of information to get out here. First off from now until August 9th we will not have story time at 10am. This is so the kids can come in at 3pm for the Summer Reading Program.

Starting June 7th, next Wednesday our Summer Reading Program will be going on until July 26th from 3pm-5pm. We are going to be working on a lot of upcycling projects and other things to help our community. Children ages 1yrs-16yrs old are welcome to attend. To participate in the Summer Reading Program I will need a registration form so that I have all of your child’s information and know that you as the parent have given your permission for them to attend.

Monday we got a large donation of books and the first of 30 of these are ready to be checked out.

We hope you are having a wonderful start to your summer and hope to see you soon.

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It’s May, the school year is almost over, and we have begun our planning for our Summer Reading Program. Their has also been a lot of changes that have happened here in the Library with some more paint and new decorations in the Children’s Section.  Along with more rearranging. I’m very proud of how our library is looking and all of the smiling faces that come through the door.

Keep watch here and on our Facebook Site for more information on the Summer Reading Program and other events that will be going on this summer in the library.

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Hello February!!!!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but January went by fast!!! Our February started off with Story Time. We did a little wiggling, and read Dog-Fish. The story was adorable. And if anyone can find me a Gold Fish that plays fetch and reads books you can bring it to me here at the Library!!! We also made some homemade Dog Treats. I have put the recipe below.

If you haven’t had a chance to come into the library lately then you have missed out on a lot of changes. We hope you are able to stop in soon.


Homemade Puppy Treats



  1. 1 1/2 cups uncooked Oatmeal
  2. 1 large Banana
  3. 1/2 cup Peanut Butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a food processor or blender, grind your oats until they’re powder.
  3. In a bowl, beat together the banana and peanut butter until smooth. A few small chunks of banana here and there is ok. The dough should stick together, but shouldn’t be sticky.
  4. Reserve about a tablespoon of ground oatmeal and pour the rest into the banana peanut butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Dust your surface with the reserved ground oatmeal and roll your dough to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake treats for approximately 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
  8. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to a week.
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