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.
A Hole in my World: Coming of Age in Kansas by Ernest Miller. There is both joy and sorrow in this story of growing up in Kansas under the shadows of schizophrenia, the Great Depression, and World War II. Ernie Miller's boyhood finds the back gate leading to the farm while the front gate opens upon small town adventures. His adolescence was experienced in a boys' detention home, followed by a tour of duty in the United States Navy during the time of the Korean War. Then came service in the YMCA, a college pursuit, and the beginning of a career in education. Proceeds from the book go to Ernie Miller.
"In Days Gone By" Haysville, Kansas 1870-1920" edited by Judy Pegg and Ruth Clark. When the City of Haysville entered into the agreement with the State Preservation Officer to do a survey of the original town and surrounding streets, we had no idea of the flood of historical information to be generated. Proceeds from the book go to Haysville Community Library Foundation.
History of the Haysville Public Schools 1876-2006 by Wayne Holt. "As a member of the professional staff of the Haysville Public Schools from 1957-1997 and a member of the Board of Education from 1999-2005, I have witnessed much of the history of the district." Proceeds from the book go to Haysville Community Library Foundation.
"The Descendants of Nicolas Cain" 1736-1986 by Wayne R. Cain and Shirley J. Evans. "Sometime in the middle 1960's, and having reached the half century mark, I decided that it was time to dispose of a portion of my business and think about slowing down. However, having led a busy and interesting life, I found that it was not as easy as it sounds. Therefore, one day during an idle examination of a family tree book of my wife's family, I became curious enough about my own lineage to question my mother concerning her knowledge of the Cain history." Proceeds from the book go to the Haysville Community Library Genealogy Department.
Are you a concerned citizen of Haysville who wishes to contribute your time and talents to benefit the community? Would you enjoy being more involved in the good governance of the Haysville Community Library, creating a lasting legacy for all the residents of our city? If this describes you, consider serving on the Haysville Community Library Board. For more information, contact Library Director Betty Cattrell at 316-524-5242.
Library News & Upcoming Events
- The date for the 3rd Annual Mid-Kansas Living History Rendezvous has been set for Friday August 22nd through Sunday August 24th. Once again it will be held in Riggs Park. As the Rendezvous approaches the library will have more information posted on the website for those wishing to know more. There are still ongoing planning meetings for the Rendezvous that are open to the public. The dates for the planning meetings can also be found on the library's website.
- Meeple Mayhem is a new program at the library. The last Saturday of each month, August 23th in this case due to the library being closed on August 30th, we will have board games being played in the library. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games. Meeple Mayhem will begin at 10:30 AM.