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Automatic Doors Provided by Edward G. Griffith’s Memorial

Pictured with the new automatic doors and memorial plaque are three of Ed’s five children: Corey Griffith’s, Carla Wilson, and Cindy Akagi. Not pictured are Chris Campbell and CJ Griffith’s.

Memorials given by the friends and family of Edward G.  Griffith’s have provided funding for automatic doors at the east entrance of the Lindsborg Community Library.

Adding automatic doors to the Library has been an improvement desired for many years. Both entrances require patrons to open two doors in close succession, which previously reduced ease of access for patrons with wheelchairs, reduced mobility, and families with strollers, among others. Automatic door openers were added to the west entrance in 2013. While installing automatic doors at both entrances was not possible at that time, improving accessibility at the east entrance remained a goal for Library improvements.

Now having both entrances fully accessible to all patrons is a wonderful gift. The Lindsborg Community Library greatly appreciates honoring the memory of Lindsborg resident and library patron Ed Griffith’s in this way.

 

Edward G. Griffith’s, 1934 – 2019

Lindsborg 150: Round 1D Results

In honor of 2019 being Lindsborg’s 150th birthday, we are on the search for Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorite books! In April we voted on the 40 nominations of favorite adult fiction titles and received votes on an additional 15 favorites.

  • 13 votes: The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
  • 8 votes: The Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box
  • 8 votes: The Sisterchicks Series by Robin Jones Gunn
  • 7 votes: The Sensible Shoes Series by Sharon Garlough Brown
  • 7 votes: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
  • 7 votes: The Annie’s Attic Mysteries Series by Multiple Authors
  • 7 votes: The Heart of the Frontier Series by Tracie Peterson
  • 6 votes: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • 6 votes: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • 4 votes: Horowitz and Mrs. Washington by Henry Denker
  • 3 votes: Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  • 3 votes: Where are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
  • 3 votes: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • 3 votes: The Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury
  • 3 votes: The Source by James Michener
  • 3 votes: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • 3 votes: Payment in Full by Henry Denker
  • 2 votes: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • 2 votes: One SUmmer by David Baldacci
  • 2 votes: The Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child
  • 2 votes: A Painted House by John Grisham
  • 2 votes: The Sevenwaters Series by Juliet Marilier
  • 2 votes: The Novel by James Michener
  • 2 votes: Fifty Fifty by James Patterson
  • 2 votes: …And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmeyer
  • 2 votes: After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
  • 2 votes: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • 2 votes: The Covenant by James Michener
  • 1 vote: The Amos Decker Series by David Baldacci
  • 1 vote: The John Puller Series by David Baldacci
  • 1 vote: The Robert Langdon Series by Dan Brown
  • 1 vote: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
  • 1 vote: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • 1 vote: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • 1 vote: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • 1 vote: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • 1 vote: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • 1 vote: Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn
  • 0 votes: The Camel Club Series by David Baldacci
  • 0 votes: The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
  • 0 votes: The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
  • 0 votes: Stories by Garrison Keillor
  • 0 votes: The Alex Delaware Series by Jonathan Kellerman
  • 0 votes: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
  • 0 votes: The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • 0 votes: Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Votes for books in previous sections of Round 1 have been added to the earlier totals. Votes for books in Round 1E will be included in the May vote.

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far! As of May 1, more than 200 individual books and book series have been included in the voting. The 150 individual books or series of books with the most votes across all five heats of Round 1 will advance to Round 2 which will narrow Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorites to the Top 25.

In May, we have the final heat of voting for Round 1. Round 1E is now open and everyone is invited to vote as many times as they would like throughout the month. 40 nominations of favorite adult nonfiction & classics have been received; if your favorite was not submitted before December 31, 2018, you still have time to write-in your vote this month.

To vote in person, visit the Library’s Lindsborg 150 display; to vote online, click here.

Submit your vote today & help your favorites win!

Lindsborg 150: Round 1C Results

In honor of 2019 being Lindsborg’s 150th birthday, we are on the search for Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorite books! In March we voted on the 39 nominations of favorite adult fiction & childrens’ classics and received votes on an additional 5 favorites.

  • 38 votes: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 31 votes: The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
  • 29 votes: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 28 votes: The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • 24 votes: The Anne of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
  • 20 votes: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • 20 votes: The Sarah, Plain and Tall Series by Patricia MacLachlan
  • 18 votes: The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 17 votes: Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • 12 votes: The Wizard of Oz Series by L. Frank Baum
  • 11 votes: In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
  • 11 votes: Here Burns My Candle (Series) by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • 11 votes: The Brides with Grit Series by Linda Hubalek
  • 11 votes: A Wrinkle in Time Series by Madeleine L’Engle
  • 8 votes: The Papa’s Wife Series by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
  • 8 votes: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  • 7 votes: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • 7 votes: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • 7 votes: The Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland
  • 6 votes: The Kingsbridge Series by Ken Follett
  • 6 votes: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • 5 votes: To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield
  • 5 votes: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • 5 votes: How Green was My Valley by Hugh Llewellen
  • 5 votes: The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
  • 5 votes: Sarum by Edward Rutherford
  • 5 votes: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • 5 votes: The Book of God by Walter Wangerin
  • 4 votes: The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill
  • 3 votes: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • 3 votes: The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
  • 3 votes: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 3 votes: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • 2 votes: Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • 2 votes: The Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear
  • 1 vote: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 1 vote: Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  • 1 vote: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  • 1 vote: The Tudors Series by Philippa Gregory
  • 1 vote: The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
  • 1 vote: The White Fox Chronicles by Gary Paulsen
  • 1 vote: Dugouts and Daisies (Series) by Robert E. Segerhammar
  • 1 vote: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • 0 votes: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far! The 150 individual books or series of books with the most votes across all five heats of Round 1 will advance to the next round, narrowing Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorites to the Top 25.

In April, we have the forth heat of voting for Round 1! Round 1D is now open and everyone is invited to vote as many times as they would like throughout the month. 40 nominations of favorite adult fiction books and series have been received; if your favorite was not submitted before December 31, 2018, you still have time to write-in your vote this month.

To vote in person, visit the Library’s Lindsborg 150 display; to vote online, click here.

Submit your vote today & help your favorites win!

Book Repair Class

Are you interested in learning more about repairing books? Come join us at the Library for our hands-on book repair class Saturday, April 6, 10:30-11:30 AM!

If you have damaged books, bring them along to learn if they can be repaired, what is required, and get started! If you do not have damaged books of your own, participants are welcome to practice on damaged library books. Some repairs require glue and could be messy, so please dress accordingly or bring an apron to cover your clothes.

Contact us at lindsborglibrary@sbcglobal.net to RSVP or learn more!

Lindsborg 150: Round 1B Results!

In honor of 2019 being Lindsborg’s 150th birthday, we are on the search for Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorite books. In February we voted on the 40 nominations of favorite juvenile & young adult books, received votes on an additional 11 favorites, as well as early votes for 6 books in later votes. All together, more than 500 votes were received this month!

  • 40 votes: A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • 39 votes: The Chronicles of Prydain Series by Lloyd Alexander
  • 39 votes: The Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini
  • 36 votes: The Secrets of Droon Series by Tony Abbott
  • 33 votes: The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter
  • 28 votes: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • 26 votes: The Great Illustrated Classics Series by Multiple Authors
  • 19 votes: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • 17 votes: The Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. Erickson
  • 16 votes: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • 14 votes: The 39 Clues Series by Multiple Authors
  • 13 votes: The Moffats Series by Eleanor Estes
  • 11 votes: The How to Train Your Dragon Series by Cressida Cowell
  • 11 votes: The Chicago Years Series by Nancy Rue
  • 11 votes: The Prince Warriors Series by Priscilla Shirer
  • 9 votes: Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  • 9 votes: The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • 9 votes: The Inkheart Series by Cornelia Funke
  • 8 votes: The Dark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper
  • 8 votes: The Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull
  • 7 votes: The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Series by Ann Brashares
  • 7 votes: Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • 7 votes: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • 7 votes: The Beyonders Series by Brandon Mull
  • 7 votes: The Dragonwatch Series by Brandon Mull
  • 7 votes: The Five Kingdoms Series by Brandon Mull
  • 7 votes: The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
  • 6 votes: This Must be Love by Tui T. Sutherland
  • 5 votes: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
  • 4 votes: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • 4 votes: The Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
  • 4 votes: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • 4 votes: The Five Little Peppers Series by Margaret Sidney
  • 4 votes: The Dragonbreath Series by Ursula Vernon
  • 2 votes: The Voyage of the Basset by James Christianson
  • 2 votes: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • 2 votes: Prairie School by Lois Lenski
  • 2 votes: The Big Nate Series by Lincoln Peirce
  • 2 votes: The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  • 2 votes: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • 1 vote: The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
  • 1 vote: The Giver Series by Lois Lowry
  • 1 vote: Where Willows Grow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • 1 vote: The All-of-a-Kind Family Series by Sydney Taylor
  • 1 vote: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  • 0 votes: To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Series) by Jenny Han
  • 0 votes: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • 0 votes: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • 0 votes: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • 0 votes: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Early votes for books on the Round 1C, 1D, and 1E sections will be added to the March, April, or May voting records.

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far! The 150 individual books or series of books with the most votes across all five heats of Round 1 will advance to the next round, narrowing Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorites to the Top 25.

In March, we have the third heat of voting for Round 1! Round 1C is now open and everyone is invited to vote as many times as they would like throughout the month. 39 nominations of favorite adult fiction and children’s classics have been received; if your favorite was not submitted before December 31, 2018, you still have time to write-in your vote this month.

To vote in person, visit the Library’s Lindsborg 150 display; to vote online, click here.

Submit your vote today & help your favorites win!

Lindsborg 150: Round 1A Results!

In honor of 2019 being Lindsborg’s 150th birthday, we are on the search for Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorite books. In January, we began voting on the 33 nominations of favorite books for the young & young at heart, and we are excited to announce the results.

  • 15 votes: The Llama Llama Series by Anna Dewdney
  • 12 votes: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Series) by Laura Numeroff
  • 12 votes: The Fancy Nancy Series by Jane O’Connor
  • 12 votes: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • 11 votes: The Winnie-the-Pooh Series by A.A. Milne
  • 10 votes: The Pete the Cat Series by James Dean
  • 10 votes: Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
  • 10 votes: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • 9 votes: If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
  • 8 votes: Are You a Cow? by Sandra Boynton
  • 6 votes: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • 5 votes: Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don’t) by Barbara Bottner
  • 5 votes: Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
  • 5 votes: There are Cats in this Book (Series) by Viviane Schwarz
  • 5 votes: The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  • 4 votes: Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el
  • 4 votes: Mossy by Jan Brett
  • 3 votes: The Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett
  • 3 votes: Hot Rod Hamster! by Cynthia Lord
  • 3 votes: The Brown Bear, Brown Bear Series by Bill Martin, Jr.
  • 3 votes: The Five Busy Bears by Sterling North
  • 3 votes: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley
  • 3 votes: The Splat the Cat Series by Rob Scotton
  • 3 votes: Demolition by Sally Sutton
  • 2 votes: My Truck is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis
  • 1 vote: Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
  • 1 vote: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • 1 vote: I Want to be a Jedi (Star Wars)
  • 0 votes: Sleepover Surprise by Ruth Benjamin
  • 0 votes: Bathtime for Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
  • 0 votes: Moby Shinobi: Ninja at the Pet Shop by Lue Flowers
  • 0 votes: Meet the Super Hero Squad! by Lucy Rosen
  • 0 votes: I am Superman by Michael Teitelbaum
  • 0 votes: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

Thanks to everyone who voted in January! The 150 individual books or series of books with the most votes across all five heats of Round 1 will advance to the next round, narrowing Lindsborg’s Top 150 favorites to the Top 25.

With a new month, we begin the second heat of voting for Round 1! Round 1B is now open and everyone is invited to vote as many times as they would like throughout the month of February. 40 nominations of favorite juvenile and young adult books and series have been received; if your favorite was not submitted before December 31, 2018, you still have time to write-in your vote this month.

To vote in person, visit the Library’s Lindsborg 150 display; to vote online, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2W2B6LS 

Submit your vote today & help your favorites win!

The Lindsborg 150 Begins!

2019 is Lindsborg’s 150th Birthday and we will be celebrating at the Library all year long with Lindsborg’s 150 favorite books. When we asked for titles of your favorite books, we received 268 responses, many of these being so beloved that they received nominations from more than one person.

These 268 nominations amounted to a total of 192 individual books or series of books to consider for the honor of being Lindsborg’s Top 150. Round 1 of voting will be held in 5 heats, January – May 2019 with the 150 books with the most votes across all heats will advance to the next round. In Round 2, 4 heats of voting will narrow our 150 to 25 favorites; Round 3 will narrow to our top 10, and the Final Round will determine Lindsborg’s Favorite Book. With voting all year long, we are excited to be celebrating the wide variety of books loved in our Lindsborg Community!

This month voting starts with 33 favorite books for the young & young at heart. Vote as often as you like at the Library or online now through January 31.

To vote online, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XTHM68W

Submit your vote & help your favorites win!

Job Opening October 15, 2018

The Lindsborg Community Library is taking applications for a Library Clerk to work Mondays 2-7PM and Thursdays, 2-6PM weekly and Saturdays 10AM – 2PM as assigned. Responsibilities will cover a variety of library tasks, including circulation, patron services, basic technology assistance, library material processing and repair, and other duties as assigned.

Interested in joining our team? Check out the job description here: Library Clerk

Applications are available here: Job Application Form and at the Library.

Submit applications in person at the Library, 111 South Main, Lindsborg, KS by the end of the day Monday, October 22, 2018. For more information, contact Library Director Suzanna Swenson, lindsborglibrary@sbcglobal.net.

Edit: As of 11/26/18, the Library Clerk Position has been filled. Thanks so much for your interest in working at the Library! When positions come available in the future, they will be announced on this website, through our Library Facebook page, and/or onsite at the Library. 

World Environment Day – June 5

Tomorrow (June 5, 2018) is World Environment Day and one of the very first resources that comes to mind is water. We need water for so many things: good drinking water to keep our bodies healthy, plenty of water to help our crops and gardens grow, water safe enough to play and swim when summer heat arrives, and much more.

At the Library, we are glad to announce that providing good drinking water is a major component of our current Sustainable Living grant project, funded by Friends of the Lindsborg Library, McPherson County Community Foundation, and Smoky Valley Community Foundation. As you may have noticed on previous visits to the Library, our water fountain needed to be replaced. The basin was no longer able to be cleaned and the water pressure was not easily controlled. That has now changed.

The new water fountain was installed May 21, 2018.

We knew we needed a new water fountain so the Library could provide drinking water to our patrons. Thinking of our we could do our part to choose more environmentally friendly options, we decided on a model with a bottle filler. This eliminates the need for single use plastic bottles (which we had been using), reducing our demand for plastic while still providing plenty of good drinking water.

As part of our grant, more resources have been added about Sustainable Living choices. What simple change could you do that makes your choices a bit more environmentally friendly? Need ideas on better water conservation for your garden? How to move towards having a waste free kitchen? How reducing, reusing, and recycling could actually work in your house? Books giving examples of everyday choices that you might find useful are now added and ready for you to check out to see if they might have ideas that work in your home.

This World Environment Day, the Library is celebrating having good drinking water and our new ability to reduce plastic by bringing our travel cups instead of single use water bottles. How might you participate?

So far we have eliminated the need for 26 single use water bottles. How many do you think that could be by the end of the Summer Reading Program?

Library Summer Music Begins!

We are excited to announce that this year’s Summer Reading Program will include Library Summer Music, sponsored by the Lindsborg Arts Council! Two concerts and two workshops will be presented as part of this series which starts with Thad Beach & The Musical Chair on Saturday, June 2nd at 1:30 PM at the Library.

It’s time to “Rock Your Imagination” as musician and songwriter Thad Beach transforms a common wooden chair into a musical accompaniment to his original creations and traditional songs. His concerts provide lots of opportunities to participate and he demonstrates a variety of musical instruments. Thad draws from a diverse background in musical styles ranging from traditional, folk, old-time, and country blues to roaring 20’s. His programs feature a variety of string and percussion instruments. Lots of fun for all ages!

In addition to performing, Thad works with children in the schools each year as a teaching artist for preschool through high school, developing and presenting programs on curriculum-related topics. He also devotes time to preserving the history, heritage and cultural aspects of rural areas through song by conducting week-long songwriting residencies for elementary, middle and high schools.

Thad grew up in Ohio, has lived both on the coast and in the mountains of North Carolina and is currently at home in Salina, Kansas. He can be reached through his website at ThadBeachMusic.com.