The following services encompass the projects and services available to all residents. They include, interlibrary loan, genealogy classes, tutorials, reference links for databases, digital and audio books, etc. Some services still may have their own pages (linked within the information contained in each accordion section), but we have consolidated summary information here for use in promotional materials and training.
In April, 2022, we are hosting our first annual Poetry Contest!
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.
Our goal is to provide a simple, innovative yet fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills. We help young children gain the confidence necessary to become strong readers.
Click here to find more details for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
Children's Events - Partnering with PAT
Coming Summer 2022!
Adults and the Agency on Aging
Beginning on March 4, Friday at 2:00 pm, Shannon, from the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging will be offering a Caregiver Book Club!
If interested in a copy of the “The Good Caregiver,” by Robert L. Kane, M.D., the book that will be discussed, please contact Shannon for questions and how to receive your copy of the book at 785-242-7200. RSVP is not required, but would be helpful.
– Core (The world’s largest collection of open access research papers)
– Credo Reference (Background Information to Start Your Research)
– David Rumsey Map Collection
– Directory of Open Access Journals
– Institute of Education Sciences (Resources and Thesaurus)
– Family Search
– Fold3 (Discover your family’s military past – free trial)
– JSTOR (Search journals, primary resources, and books)
– JURN (search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses)
– Library of Congress
– National Archives
Did you know your SEKnFind library account now grants you free access to over HALF A MILLION digital titles?
To get started, you’ll need to know when you set up your account:
- – Which Library Issued Your Card
- – Your Library Card Number
- – SEKnFind Account Password (PIN)
Click here to set up your account!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton, beloved singer, actor, humanitarian, and founder of Dolly’s Imagination Library!
The international organization has mailed more than 130 Million books since its inception back in 1995. Every year, the Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, review hundreds of titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Now mailing over a million books every month, Dolly’s continued efforts have made it our way!