Category Archives: BookBound

Join us for “Dig It: Kansas Archaeology” June 24!

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.

2022 Summer Library Program Starts May 31!

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!

2022 National Library Week

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.
  • Volunteer Fair
    • 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.

2022 Våffeldagen (International Waffle Day)

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.

Wondering why Lindsborg celebrates International Waffle Day? Check out more information from our Convention and Visitor’s Bureau here. Looking for a schedule of events? Click here: Våffeldagen 2022 list of events and menus.pdf

See you for Våffeldagen March 26, 2022!

Mural Reception

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.

We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

08.24.21 Library Visit Guidelines

The Library Board decided to update the guidelines for Library visits as of August 24, 2021:

  1. Maintain social distance of 6 feet between yourself and others when visiting the library.
  2. 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.
  3. Masks are required when 2 or more patrons are using the computer stations since social distancing is not possible.
  4. 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.

Thank you!

July Community Conversations

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).

05.10.21 Library Visit Guidelines

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Thank you!

National Library Week 2021

It’s National Library Week! Celebrate with us the many ways that Libraries add value to our lives, offering opportunities for education, exploration, enrichment, and enjoyment. There are three days with special highlights:

Tuesday, April 6 is National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administration, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Celebrate by telling the Librarians that you appreciate their work!

Wednesday, April 7 is National Library Outreach Day, a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are. Have you appreciated receiving delivery services? Let us know!

Thursday, April 8 is Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries. Libraries need adequate funding in order to provide services to all in our communities. Take action by telling elected officials the importance of providing funding for Library services!

March 2021 Library Updates

March has arrived and we look forward to having you visit the Library in person this month! We are continuing to work through the results of water pipes breaking in February and want to share our tentative schedule.

Saturday, March 6: The Library reopens! While two rooms (the Heritage Room and Story Time Room) will be closed due to carpet that needs replacement, we plan to reopen everything else. The children’s area will be in a slightly different format than usual in order to allow access to all the books; thanks for your patience while these collections remain a bit mixed up.

Saturday, March 13: Volunteers needed! Many of our books and bookcases will need to be moved in advance of the carpet cleaning and replacement. If you are willing to help with this project, please contact our Library Director! We plan to move books and 20+ bookcases starting at 2pm.

Monday-Wednesday, March 15-21: Library Closed. These dates are scheduled for carpet cleaning and replacement required from the water damage done in February.

Thursday-Saturday March 17-21: Volunteers needed! After the cleaning and replacement is finished, we will need volunteers to help reset the Library for reopening to the public. Volunteer times are not yet determined; please contact the Library Director if you would be interested in helping.

The Winter Library Program ends March 20. Tickets must be submitted by 2pm Saturday to be eligible for the final prize drawings; thanks to everyone who has participated!

The Spring Library Program starts March 22. All ages are welcome to participate in the Spring edition of our Library program, a booklet filled with self-paced activities and challenges for March 22-May 29. Booklets will be available to pick up starting March 20.

Tuesday, March 30: Library Closed. The Library staff are getting much needed updates to our computers. Since this will mean our system is down while the changes take place, we will be closed that morning for installations. If all goes according to plan, we plan to open later in the day at approximately 2pm.

Edited March 3, 2021 for updated tentative reopen date.

Edited March 16 for updated closure length and volunteer needs.