In-Person Story time to begin!

Preschool StoryWalk®

The Preschool StoryWalk® is up! Check out the windows at the library to read the story: We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzer, Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. A Grab&Go is available in the library for preschoolers!

 “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.” 

How to place a reserve on our library software

Click on Search our catalog

(These directions are for using a computer)

In the upper right hand corner, log in with your patron number and userpass if it is your first time and create a password.

Be sure to chose Goessel, sometimes it defaults to another library.

If searching for items it is easiest to use the ADVANCED search, making sure that it is searching our library. Interlibrary loan is not currently available.

Click on Search in the lower right hand.

Click on Request this Item

Click on Place Hold.

 

On Friday, May 8, the library will be open to the public with the following stipulations:

  • Masks are required. If you do not have one, *curbside or in-town delivery* is your best option.
  • Wash hands upon entering the building – no gloves.
  • All returned books need to be placed in the drop box. Do not bring them into the library.
  • Parents are encouraged to leave children home if possible.
  • Limit time to 30 minutes and numbers to 5 people

*For curbside pickup or in-town delivery leave a phone message, email or place a reserve on our automation software. We will respond as soon as possible. Delivery is only for patrons who should remain safe-at-home.

Our adjusted open hours are (subject to changed as needed):

Mondays 4-8 pm, Thursdays 9-1 pm, Fridays 9-2 pm and Saturdays 9-12 pm

Coronavirus Information

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to keep our patrons informed about the virus and the precautions the library is taking.

We have implement guidelines for the cleaning and operation, including:

  • Frequent cleaning measures in all areas of the library.
  • Requiring hand sanitizer use in order to use computers.
  • Eliminated the use of toys in the library.
  • Temporarily suspended the checkouts of STEM kits.
  • Hand sanitizer available at the main table.
  • Daily evaluation of upcoming programs and events.
  • Encouraging anyone who is sick to stay home.

Stay up-to-date with reliable information.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is making updates to their website as new information becomes available and has facts about the virus.

It is suggested that you:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when sick

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment website has daily updates and other resources to keep Kansans educated on COVID-19.

Staying home?

The Kansas Library Card is a fantastic option providing online access to audio and digital books, newspapers and more for all ages! We can help set that up for you.

Seed Library – Ready to Go!

This year we applied and received a Service Improvement Grant for the creation of a seed library!

The old card catalog will be used to house available seed for checkout! (We are so glad we kept it!)

A dehydrator, fine scale, seed and envelops have been purchased! The dehydrator will be used to save seed from local gardeners.

Several books have been purchased about saving seeds and it’s history – come check them out!

What?

seed library is an institution that lends or shares seed. It is not a seed bank where the main purpose to store or hold seeds against possible destruction. The goal is disseminate them to the public, which preserves the shared plant varieties through propagation and further sharing of seed. Seeds do not hold their viability forever even in a vault.

Why?

Just as traditional libraries enrich a community by providing a way to share books, seed libraries enrich the gardening community by allowing gardeners to share seeds. There are many parallels.

Seed libraries offer a more efficient way to deploy community resources. They encourage experimentation, affording gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) a low-risk way to try something new. They provide a supported entrance into the gardening world for novices. And seed libraries support a kind-of botanical literacy, teaching people what different plants look like and how they grow.

Seed libraries also support information sharing and preservation. Gardening is a localized knowledge, built through experience. While written guidelines can be helpful, person-to-person information sharing is how gardeners can learn how to be successful in their own unique environments.

Locally, we know about the Turkey Red Wheat. Today, a vast number of modern wheat varieties grown in Kansas can be genetically traced to Turkey Red. The state is one of the world’s top wheat producing regions today largely due to the legacy of winter wheat varieties like Turkey Red.

How?

How we anticipate the Seed Library working                          ~~FLEXIBLE~~

  • All kinds of seed donations – either commercially packaged (left over seed) and saved heirloom seeds
    • The saved seed will include a form providing information such as variety, harvest year and location, contact information and growing notes.
  • Repackage donations into small envelopes with attached information label. (suggested: between 9-15 seeds per packet depending on seed size)
  • Sort packets into card catalog and list on excel sheet to maintain inventory.
  • “Check out” seeds to patrons with no strings attached – in the hopes that perhaps some will be willing to bring seeds back to grow the library.

Hoping for?            

Seed donations!

Hoping to tap into some of the local heritage seed collections!

Volunteers to help stock, package etc.

Come talk to us if you have any questions, or ideas, would like to volunteer time or donate seeds!