It is the mission of the Haysville Community Library, a tax-supported community resource, to provide informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs to users of all ages.
Library News & Upcoming Events
- The Library has received a new batch of rotating books from SCKLS. Our rotating collection changes every couple of months to offer new books and audio books that our library may or may not have copies of already. The rotating collection is located in their respective sections. If you're confused where to find them, just ask at the circulation desk!
The poet-farmer Wendell Berry says that people and land are connected by work. This work is most often farming. The Latin root of the words "human" and "humility" is hummus, meaning soil. People are of the earth. The men and women who farm have derived sustenance, both economic and spiritual, through their connection to the land.
However, throughout the twentieth century, this relationship has changed considerably. America, once a largely agrarian colture, has been industrialized, urbanized, and homogenized through technological advances and coroprate development, but farming still persists as a vital part of our nation's culture and economy.
The novels in this series trace the changes in rural America from the late-nineteeth century to the present and represent all regions of the country. All of these stories describe young people who are trying to learn about the world by looking to their families, communities, and the land around them. Some of their stories are triumphant, some are tragic, but all are true to their individual visions of the cycles of rural life and what it is like to be at the threshold of adulthood.
Refreshments will be served
Winter Wheat (1944) by Mildred WalkerMonday March 7th
Discussion Leader: Margie Stewart, Retired English teacher from Washburn
Eighteen-year-old Ellen Webb goes off to college – and falls in love. When she comes home for the summer to her beloved Montana wheat farm, she sees everything, including her parents, with new and critical eyes.
Under the Feet of Jesus (1995) by Helena Maria ViramontesMonday March 21st
Discussion Leader: Alan Lubert, Philosophy teacher from Baker Univercity
At the center of this powerful tale of migrant farm life is Estrella, a girl about to cross the perilous border to womanhood. Deeply aware of her family’s poverty and marginalization, she learns to fight back and to help the young Mexican farm worker she loves.
Nathan Coulter (1960) by Wendell BerryMonday April 4th
Discussion Leader: Linda Lewis, Retired Professor of English, Bethany College
Nathan Coulter ’s youth is shaped by the tiny farming community of Port William, Kentucky, where generations of his family are rooted to the land. Grandparents, uncles, neighbors and the beauty and cruelty of nature itself all teach him how to live.
Farmer Boy (1933) by Laura Ingalls WilderMonday April 18th
Discussion Leader: TBD
While Laura Ingalls grew up in the little house on the prairie, Almanzo Wilder was living on a big farm in New York state. With chores from dawn to dinner, but plenty of time for fun, Almanzo’s childhood is a celebration of the self-sufficient family farm.
- Friday April 22nd from 8:00 AM until midnight is the Haysville Community Library's 36th Annual Readathon. At midnight the readathon will be followed with a soup and salad supper. You can sign up for a time to read at the circulation desk of the library and we also have forms if you would like to get pledges based upon the amount of time that you read.
- The Quilters who meet in the library will be having a sewing day on Friday April 22th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the community room of the library.
- The next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday April 25th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown will be Avengers: Age of Ultron. More information can be found out at the library.
- The next will be on Saturday April 30th starting at 10:30 AM till around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games.
Some of the games we play
- Smash Up
- Lords of Waterdeep
- Ticket to Ride
- Forbidden Desert
- Sushi Go!
- And many more...
- The next Monday Evening Movie will be shown on Monday May 2nd at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown will be The Great Gatsby (2013). More information can be found out at the library.
- On Tuesday May 3rd from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM attend the first meeting of the Haysville Horticulture Club. The Haysville Horticulture Club will meet on the first Tuesday of the month at the Haysville Community Library. A broad range of topics will be discussed at each meeting from lawn, trees, garden, and etc.
- On Thursday May 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM the library the LEGO Club will be meeting in the Young Adults area of the library. You don't have to sign up, just show up to play and build things with LEGOs. The LEGO Club is made possible through a grant from SCKLS. Creations will be put on display in the library until the next month's LEGO Club meeting!
- The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday May 16th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown will be Endless Love. More information can be found out at the library.