We are excited to host “Dig It: Kansas Archaeology,” a presentation and discussion by Destry Jackson on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM at the Library! Everyone is welcome to attend this free program made possible by Humanities Kansas.
“Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is part of our continuing schedule of evening programs available for Adults and Families held throughout June and July as part of the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Library Program. In addition to Humanities Kansas, “Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is also sponsored by grant support from the McPherson County Community Foundation: David Nutt Fund and co-operation with the Friends of the Lindsborg Library.
The 2018 discovery of the “Lost City” of Etzanoa near Arkansas City sparked renewed interest in the Indigenous peoples who thrived in these lands. How are these early sites, like Etzanoa that flourished between 1450-1700, located? And how do archaeologists develop a plan of action, engage with Indigenous tribes with connections to the area, and process a dig site? This talk will uncover the early history of Kansas archaeology and how more recent findings are reshaping our understanding of Native peoples who inhabited this land now known as Kansas.
Destry Jackson is an archaeologist who has worked on digs in Kansas and Israel. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Lindsborg’s Bethany College as well as a Master’s degree in Biblical History and Archaeology from The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas.
“Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
The Summer Library Program starts next week! Booklets, BINGO Sheets, Registration Forms & Event Flyers are all available now at the Library. We have options designed for children, teens, and adults, but you are welcome to adjust the level of difficulty on all of them to best meets your needs.
There are Oceans of Possibilities this Summer — we look forward to seeing you at the Library for some of them!
Come join us to celebrate National Library Week! This year’s theme is “Connect with Your Library,” reminding us how our Library is a place to get connected: to technology by using public access computers, printers, copiers, and free wifi; to program events for all ages including story times, LEGO Clubs, and author visits; to books, movies, audio books, cake pans, games, puzzles and more. Most importantly, our Library also helps our community members connect to each other.
To celebrate this year’s National Library Week, we will be hosting both come-and-go style activities and events at specific times including:
A Mega treasure hunt
Available April 4-9
Open to all ages, come seek out the 50 pictures celebrating our values to educate, enrich, explore, and enjoy library services. If you find at least 10, come pick out a scented bookmark. If you find them all, win a $1 gift certificate to the Library Used Book Store.
Library BINGO Sheets
Available throughout April
Customizable for all ages, complete Library themed activities to make BINGOs and earn tickets for entry into our prize drawings that will be held April 30. Prizes will include $15 gift cards to Trollslända Toy Store, Blacksmith Coffee Shop & Roastery, and The White Peacock.
William Allen White booklist voting
Available throughout April
Read 2 or more books from the William Allen White Master Lists & vote for your favorite! Votes by 3-8th graders received by April 14 will qualify for the official voting; our local vote is open to all ages for all of April.
Library Tech Talk
Tuesday, April at 7:00 pm
Join us for this repeat of our March 19th Library Tech Talk: Bring your devices and your questions to this discussion over how to make full use of the Library’s online catalog & e-Library platforms! As time permits, we will help set up and/or troubleshoot your specific account needs.
Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am
Come learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities for adults & teens! There are a variety of ways volunteers can support the Library; please join our conversation to find out which options would work for you!
Library Social Media Celebrations
Daily posts April 3-9
A series of “Librarians’ Favorites” recommendations will be shared on the Library’s Facebook & Instagram accounts. Join the conversation by tagging the Library & using hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to show your appreciation and support for libraries!
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association to celebrate the essential role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.
Våffeldagen is here again! This Saturday, March 26, many local businesses will be celebrating with waffle-themed activities, special waffle treats, and our favorite roaming waffle people!
This year, come visit the Library to create your choice of waffle hat or waffle crown 10am-1pm. We also have our waffle-themed treasure hunt available now to play: all ages are invited to search for the 15 waffle pictures hidden in the children’s area to win a scented bookmark.
Thanksgiving is November 25 and we will be celebrating with our We are Thankful event at the Library November 22-24. Join us for bagged treats, a mini book sale, and more!
One of those “more” items will be the kick off for our food drive. We will be collecting non-perishable food items November 22 – December 22 to benefit a local food pantry for those in need. Please consider joining our giving!
There will also be gratitude prompts and activities for all ages: come find the Thanksgiving items hidden in the Children’s section, add to our gratitude displays, help us put together our fall puzzle, or build something to expand our LEGO Club’s Thanksgiving creations!
We are Thankful treats and activities will be available Monday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 24. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 25. Activities may be available again when we open Friday, November 26 as supplies last.
There is much to be thankful for this year at the Library! Donations, grants, services, and materials are all on the list, but our gratitude continues to start with you, our Library friends and patrons. Thank you for your support in 2021!
When we celebrated the Library’s 60th Birthday in 2020, we commissioned a mural for the east entrance of the Library building. Local artist Meghan Klaassen completed the mural in June 2021 and now we want to celebrate!
Please join us for a reception Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1 to 2 PM. Weather permitting, we will be outside for photo opportunities with your favorite larger-than-life book, chatting with artist Meghan Klaassen, and enjoying Library art! A short program will be presented and refreshments served at this come-and-go style event.
The Library Board decided to update the guidelines for Library visits as of August 24, 2021:
Maintain social distance of 6 feet between yourself and others when visiting the library.
Masks are recommended when you are unable to maintain social distance. Free masks continue to be available at the front desk for anyone who would like one.
Masks are required when 2 or more patrons are using the computer stations since social distancing is not possible.
Stay home if you are sick. If you are unwell or don’t feel comfortable visiting in person, please ask for curbside or delivery service. Both of these services continue to be available on request as long as patrons have need of them.
We know that many in our community have strong opinions on multiple viewpoints regarding mask usage. Be kind and respectful to everyone.
The Library celebrated 60 years of service in 2020; now we are looking forward to what stays the same and what changes by the time we celebrate 75 years!
As part of our strategic planning process for the next 15 years, we want to hear from you. What do you value most about the Library? How do you want to see Library services grow?
Join us for a 90 minute conversation to share your input on Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 24 at 10:30 AM, or both. Both sessions will have the same agenda to answer the question: “How can our Library serve our Community in the next 15 years?”
We look forward to seeing you at the Library!
This project is made possible through funding from Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).
The Lindsborg City Council has decided to rescind the mandatory mask ordinance as of May 10, 2021. The total number of individuals within the Library at one time is less than the recommended limit given by McPherson County Health Department and in most sections of the Library, social distance can be easily maintained.
With these things in mind, the Library will have the following guidelines for Library visits as of May 10, 2021:
Masks are recommended for those with health concerns. Masks will no longer be required for all individuals to wear during the entire length of their library visit, but masks are still welcome. Free masks will continue to be available at the front desk for anyone who would like one.
Maintain social distance between yourself and others when you have differing comfort levels of mask usage. We know that many in our community have strong opinions on multiple viewpoints regarding mask usage. Be kind and respectful to everyone.
Stay home if you are sick. If you are unwell or don’t feel comfortable visiting in person, please ask for curbside or delivery service. Both of these services will continue to be available on request as long as patrons have need of them.
If you follow the American Library Association (ALA), you may have noticed that they recently announced their Libraries Transforming Communities grants. We are excited to let you know that Lindsborg Community Library is included in those Small & Rural Libraries!
For this grant project, we will be conducting community conversations on how Library resources can support the economic development goals presented in the City of Lindsborg’s 15-20 year Comprehensive Plan. We are brimming with ideas on how we could do this; we will be seeking your input on how you would like to see the Library serving our community as well. With the information gathered from your participation, this grant will fund the purchase of library resources that our community determines are most important.
More details will be announced later. For now, please join us in thanking our sponsors, the American Library Association (ALA) and South Central Kansas Library System (SCKLS)!