Updated Teen Area

If you’ve come into the library recently you may have noticed some changes to the YA section. We now have the computers more specifically placed so high school students will enjoy them more. In addition, the area has been rearranged, we hope patrons, particularly young adults like it. If you haven’t gotten a chance, come in and see it soon, it’s a great place to study for finals!

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Published in: on May 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

National Poetry Month 2014

For National Poetry Month, some of the staff of the library made their own poetry in the style of blackout poetry. If you happen to be unfamiliar with blackout poetry you take an article from a newspaper or something similar and then proceed to make a poem out of the words, blacking out everything you don’t need.
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Published in: on April 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Haysville Library Commemorates Titanic Sinking

On April 10, 1912, the White Star Line’s huge new passenger vessel Titanic – the largest ship afloat at the time — set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. After brief visits at Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland, she departed for New York with 2,224 passengers and crew aboard. She carried lifeboats for just 1,178.

In the late evening hours of April 14th, at a point some 375 miles southeast of Newfoundland, she struck an iceberg, buckling a number of plates on her starboard side and breaching five of the ship’s sixteen watertight compartments. Within two and a half hours, early on the 15th of April, the Titanic sank with over a thousand on board. A few hours later, the 710 survivors were rescued from their lifeboats by the Carpathia, responding to the SOS transmitted by the new wireless telegraph aboard the stricken ship.

On Saturday, April 14th – the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s striking of the errant iceberg – the Haysville Community Library will host a special commemorative event, complete with dinner theater mystery, to celebrate the centennial.

As many Haysville residents know, the Haysville Community Library is the repository for the W. ‘Kress’ Fall Titanic Collection of memorabilia. This rich and varied collection encompasses books, papers, reproductions, models, newspapers, paintings, photographs and a host of other materials relating to the Titanic and its tragic sinking. To introduce this collection to the greater public, and acknowledge the centennial, the library plans a display of many of the items in the Kress Fall Collection along with the dinner event.

Tickets for the ‘A Night to Remember’ event, which will also raise funds for the library, are available now at the library circulation desk.

Arrival time is 5:30 pm on Saturday April 14th. The “ship” sails at 6 pm.

Tickets for First Class passengers are $25 each, or two for $45. Tickets for Steerage are $15 each, or two for $25.

First Class passengers will be served a six course meal. Steerage passengers will dine on Irish stew, biscuits and fruit. On both levels, a mystery to be solved will be presented. Steerage will also enjoy Irish music.

Passengers are encouraged to attend in period dress, but any proper dinner clothing will be acceptable.

For any details concerning ‘A Night to Remember’, the Kress Fall Titanic Collection, or other concerns, please contact the Haysville Community Library at 524-5242.

Published in: on April 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer 2011 Consumer Information Catalog Now Available

The Summer 2011 edition of the Federal Citizen Information Center’s Consumer Information Catalog has arrived. Copies are available free, on a first-come-first-serve basis, on the octagon near the circulation desk at the library entrance.

The Consumer Information Catalog lists dozens of free and low-cost brochures, pamphlets, books and documents from a number of government agencies and departments on a wide range of topics – cars, computers, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, and much more — all available from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

For more information, visit the Federal Citizen Information Center.

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

City Wide Garage Sale Permits On Sale Now

Published in: on July 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

2011 Quilt Raffle Tickets Now On Sale

The 2011 Quilt is now on display.

One of the many uniquely wonderful aspects of the Haysville Community Library is the library quilters, who meet each Monday and Wednesday in the library community room and, over the course of the year, create a stunning number of beautiful and practical works of art.

Each year the library quilters donate one special quilt to the Haysville Community Library Foundation, to be raffled as a fundraiser for that nonprofit organization which so frequently aids the library.

This year’s quilt is now on display at the circulation desk, and tickets are on sale ($1 each, or 6 for $5) for the drawing to be held at our annual Christmas holiday celebration on December 23rd.

Quilters at work in the young adult section on a recent Wednesday.

Published in: on June 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Twelfth Anniversary of May 3 Tornado

The Wichita Eagle’s website has produced an excellent short video of Sedgwick County Commissioner and former Haysville Mayor Tim Norton recalling his experience twelve years ago today, when the devastating tornado of May 3, 1999 struck Haysville.

For a series of photographs reviewing some of the damage from that tornado, see our tenth anniversary posts here, here, and here, featuring photos donated by Jody Miller.

Published in: on May 3, 2011 at 11:17 am  Comments (2)  

New Consumer Information Catalog Arrives

The Spring 2011 edition of the Federal Citizen Information Center’s Consumer Information Catalog has arrived. Copies are available free, on a first-come-first-serve basis, in the foyer on the table displaying a variety of brochures of interest to consumers.

The Consumer Information Catalog lists dozens of free and low-cost brochures, pamphlets, books and documents from a number of government agencies and departments on a wide range of topics – cars, computers, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, and much more — all available from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

For more information, visit the Federal Citizen Information Center website.

Published in: on April 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Campus Graduates Will Receive Constitution at Their Own Declaration of Independence

Library Director Betty Cattrell and Kathryn Compton of the Flores del Sol Chapter of the DAR present 300 copies of the Constitution to Campus High Principal Myron Regier.

Each and every member of this year’s graduating class at Campus High School will receive a free copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Nearly three hundred copies of the Constitution in booklet form were donated to the graduating class by the Haysville Community Library and the Flores del Sol chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. These booklets are identical to those distributed to the public by the library during its annual Constitution and Citizenship Day celebration, held each September.

Anyone interested in obtaining copies of the Constitution booklet for their group is encouraged to contact Betty Cattrell at the Haysville Community Library, 524-5242.

Published in: on March 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy 150th, Kansas!

Published in: on January 29, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  

2011 Kansas Reads!

This year’s choice for the statewide reading and discussion project Kansas Reads! Is Thomas Fox Averill’s What Kansas Means To Me, a broad selection of twentieth century writers’ portraits of the Sunflower State and comments on what it means to be a Kansan.

The Haysville Community Library will sponsor a special book discussion of What Kansas Means To Me in the spring, and feature readings from the book during our 30th Annual Read-a-thon in April.

If you’d like to learn more about the Kansas Reads! program, and about this year’s book, visit the Kansas Center for the Book 2011 Kansas Reads! page, or join us at 6:30 pm this coming Saturday January 29th for our special celebration of Kansas’ 150th birthday.

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 5:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Consumer Information Catalog Arrives

The new Winter 2010-2011 edition of the Federal Citizen Information Center’s Consumer Information Catalog has arrived. Copies are available free, on a first-come-first-serve basis, in the foyer on the table displaying a variety of brochures of interest to consumers.

The Consumer Information Catalog lists dozens of free and low-cost brochures, pamphlets, books and documents from a number of government agencies and departments on an extraordinary range of subjects – cars, computers, employment, family, federal programs, food, health, housing, and more — all available from the Federal Citizen Information Center.

For further information, visit the Federal Citizen Information Center website.

Published in: on January 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm  Leave a Comment