Saturday, April 12, 2014

Oh Where, Oh Where Do You Read?

We are gathering pictures of Lincoln County Readers! We are hoping to get at least 100 pictures before the Library’s 100th Anniversary Open House on Sunday, May 4th from 2:00 to 4:30.

Pictures will be posted on this website and on the library’s new digital sign during the month of May.

We are looking for some fun and original pictures. So grab your favorite book, your camera or cell phone, your best photographer and GO FORTH AND READ!

Recognition will be given to:
The most unusual place to read
The prettiest place to read
The most disgusting place to read
The cutest reading picture
The funniest reading picture

Please E-mail Pictures ASAP to:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Enormous Potato

Story time on Thursday, April 6th, will feature Joyce McKinney from the Post Rock Extension Office in Osborne. She will be presenting a fun and delicious program featuring the book "The Enormous Potato" by Aubrey Davis.
Story time is every Thursday morning starting at 10:00 in the downstairs meeting room of the Library. Kids of all ages are welcome!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Special Story Time Featuring Joyce!

On Thursday, March 6th, we will have a special story time featuring Joyce McKinney from the Post Rock Extension Office in Osborne. Joyce will be coming the first Thursday of the month in March, April and May. Story time will still be at 10:00 a.m.

Joyce will be reading “The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza.” After the story, every child will get to make their own little pizza.

We have been getting a few more kids back each week!! I have been missing everyone and hope to see you next Thursday.

If you will be bringing lots of kids from a daycare, please give us a call early next week so we can make sure we have plenty of food!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

6 x 6 Ready to Read

The Johnson County Library has developed an early literacy program called 6 by 6 Ready to Read. The State Library of Kansas has sent our library several “kits.” The kits are designed to give parents with children birth to six years some wonderful insight into how doing some simple things with your child now will better prepare them to be ready to learn to read when they start school.

The program is not about getting kids to read before they start school, it is about doing some fun things with your baby, toddler and preschooler, that will encourage a love of learning and especially a love of reading. The program focuses on six easy skills:

#1 – Have Fun With Books
#2 – Notice Print All Around You
#3 – Talk, Talk, Talk
#4 – Tell Stories about Everything
#5 – Look for Letters Everywhere
#6 – Take Time to Rhyme, Sing and Play Word Games

If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver that would like to learn more about early literacy, stop by the Lincoln Carnegie Library to receive your free kit. The kits can also be picked up free of charge in the office at the Lincoln Elementary School.

The Johnson County Library has a great web-site for the 6 x 6 Program
that includes videos and suggested reading lists - Visit them at:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Beach Grant

In 2007 the Lincoln Carnegie Library received a grant from the Ross & Marianna Beach Foundation for the purchase of nonfiction books.  With this generous grant the Library has purchased 821 books.  Listed below are the books purchased in 2013.

The Big Book of Beading Patterns                           
Giant George                                                              
Atlas of the World                                                     
Encyclopedia of  Revolutionary America                   
Playing With Books                                                   
The Repurposed Library                                             
Difference You Make                                                 
Altered Books                                                             
Altered Books Workshop                                           
Civil War in Kansas 10 Years of Turmoil                   
Tape It & Make It                                                      
Go Crazy With Duct Tape                                         
The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia             
Railroads of Colorado                                                           
Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries                                 
One-Minute Mysteries and Brain Teasers                   
Dinosaur Battles                                                         
Burrow: Look Inside                                                  
Seed, Soil, Sun                                                            
Fantastic Farm Machines                                           
Jesus Is: Find a New Way to be Human                    
Sum It Up                                                                   
Kansas Forts and Bases                                             
100 Things You Should Know About Rocks             
Build Your Online Community                                  
Essential Survival Skills                                              
Paracord Fusion Ties                                                  
Parachute Cord Craft                                                  
Hello, cupcake!                                                           
60 Quick Baby Blankets                                             
The Complete Guide to Bathrooms                            
The Complete Guide to Kitchens                               
Common Sense Economics                                         
Time Gettysburg                                                         
Affordable Kitchen Upgrades                                                
Affordable Bathroom Upgrades                                 
The Total Outdoorsman Manual                                 
The Total Gun Manual                                                
The Ultimate Survival Manual                                   
Field & Stream Skills Guide: Camping                      
The Original Horse Bible                                            
The Complete Book of Woodworking                       
Ultimate Guide: Home Repair & Improvement         
New Color Schemes Made Easy                                
Extreme Dinosaurs                                                      
Big Book of Dinosaurs                                               
First Big Book of Dinosaurs                                       
The Duck Commander Family                                    
Legendary Farmall Tractors                                        
Happy, Happy, Happy                                                            
The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Proj      
Lincoln Jr/Sr High School Year Book  (13-14)          
SWAT Teams                                                             
US Army Green Berets                                              
Computer Games Designer                                         
Great White Shark                                                      
Crocodile Encounters                                                
Navy Seals                                                                  
Energy in the Real World                                           
Forces and Motion in the Real World                                   
Magnets in the Real World                                         
Scientific Method in the Real World                          
Declaration of Independence                                    
US Constitution and Bill of Rights                            
God is Not Mad at You                                              
I’m Too Young for This                                              
The Total Deer Hunter Manual                                  
Shotgun Guide                                                            
Hunting Skills You Need                                           
Guide to Trapping                                                       
Break Out                                                                   
Bowhunting Equipment and Skills                            
The Total Fishing Manual                                           
The Big Divide                                                           
Rand McNally 2014 Road Atlas                               
David and Goliath                                                      
My Story                                                                   
I Am Malala                                                                
The Simple Heart Cure                                               
The Dust Bowl                                                           
Time’s Shadow                                                         
Economic Systems                                                    
Money Matters                                                         
Saving and Investing                                                  
Deadly Predators                                                      
101 Animal Babies                                                    
Highlight Reel                                                            
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher                         
The Heart of Everything that is                                  
The Telling Room                                                    
Johnny Cash                                                           
Kansas City Lightning                                             
Killing Jesus                                                           
The Aviators                                                          

Easy Marc                                                             

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monthly Movie Matinee

Monthly Movie Matinee
The 3rd Wednesday of Every Month
at 2:30 at the Lincoln Carnegie Library

Showing on Wednesday, March 19

Comedy, Drama, Sports
 Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.
Rated R for Language

Free Movie and Popcorn

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

March 2014 LibraryReads List

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love!

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
When sixteen-year-old Lucy's friend is found murdered, Lucy begins to ask questions--the answers to which may destroy her family.
 The Accident by Chris Pavone
Literary agent, Isabel, stays up all night to finish an unsolicited manuscript that's so explosive, some will kill to keep it from being published.  Readers will be on the edge of their seats.
 The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
When Sophie, a lovable 29-year-old lawyer, gets roped into working on a divorce case, her life takes an unexpected turn.  Engaging and humorous with a few tearful moments.
 The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths
When the bones of the notorious murderer, Mother Hook, are uncovered, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate.
 Panic by Lauren Oliver
A deadly high-stakes game of Panic takes place in modern-day small town America.
 A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante
When a prominent plastic surgeon is found dead, the police investigation uncovers his secret polygamous life.
 Gemini by Carol Cassella
After an unidentified hit-and-run victim is received in ICU, Dr. Charlotte Reese struggles to keep her alive, questioning how far medical technology should go to do this.  Perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult.
 Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
Rachel is called to cover a missing girl story, and the missing girl is Clara, her best friend from High School.  A fast read that is sure to entertain.
 Kill Fee by Owen Laukkanen
Young war veterans, under the influence of a mysterious man, are turning into emotionless killers.
Show Your Work!  10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon
Kleon gives practical recommendations about using the Internet and social media to create a community.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day Story Time

On Thursday, February 13, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a special Story Time. We will read stories focusing on friendship and love. We will make a special valentine's day craft and have some yummy sweet treats. So bring your little sweethearts and be ready for some fun.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Story Time Resumes

Story time will resume on Thursday, February 6th, at 10:00 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room. I have been missing everyone and hope we have a few brave souls willing to come out in this cold and snowy weather. If not, I will see you when it gets a little warmer. Miss Mary

Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 Book Club Selections

January  -  Day After Night by Anita Diamant

February  -  The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

March  -  Orphan Train by Christian Baker Klone

Monday, January 20, 2014

February 2014 LibraryReads List!

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

 Red Rising by Pierce Brown
 The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
 This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
 The Martian by Andy Weir
 After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
 Ripper by Isabel Allende
 The Ghost of the Marcy Celeste by Valerie Martin
 The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
 The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
E.E. Cummings:  A Life by Susan Cheever

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

January 2014 Library Reads List

Announcing the January 2014, Library Reads List!  (The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.)

  1. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
  2. A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
  3. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
  4. The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin
  5. A Highly Unlikely Scenario by Rachel Cantor
  6. The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton
  7. Orfeo by Richard Powers
  8. The Kept by James Scott
  9. Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart
  10. The First True Lie by Marina Mander

November 14, 2013 Library Board Meeting

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
November 14, 2013

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick,   Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Lynne Metz
Librarians:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

     The meeting was called to order by vice president, Kathy Moss. 
FLCL representatives Evelyn Schroeder and Deb Ortiz presented ideas for the 100th anniversary in May.  They emphasized that FLCL’s goal is to be an active support of the library.  FLCL, with a membership of 56 persons, meets in the months of January, March, May, September and November.  At the present their treasury is about $7,000. They purchased three wheeled carts for the library for patron’s use.  Other ideas for the anniversary are bookmarks and mugs to be given as a thank you for large donations. Pat Florence is assembling a commemorative booklet for the event.  The genealogy workshop is scheduled May 31 and they have proposed a book sale in May. 
     The minutes of the October 10th meeting were read.  Karen moved to correct the minutes to read:  Kathy attended the WEB meeting instead of Anne Grace.  Jerry seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved as amended. 

     Mary reported that attendance at story time has gone from 20 to about 10 with the cold weather.  This is to be expected.  CKLS requires 20 programs each year in addition to the summer reading programs.  To date, we have had 36 story times.  There will be a Christmas Party on December 12th and no scheduled story times in January.  The Friday afternoon LEAP program is a success with about 60 students doing crafts and checking out books.  Mary has reorganized the children’s books, separating the oldies and classics from the new and popular books. Re-labeling and coding will begin again in January.  The turkey decorations in the meeting room aka story time room are clever and colorful. 
     Nancy reported that Marilyn Hellmer’s alumni tour stopped by on homecoming week-end.  The Great Bend CKLS technology conference, October 16th, included information about new technology, safe internet practices and some digital resources CKLS is considering.  Janice Gregg’s Adult scarf class held October 19th had 7 participants.  Anne Grace will teach an earring class December 7th.  We were closed on Veteran’s Day and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The finish on the hardwood floors is wearing off especially around the floor mats.  She will remove the floor mats as they may be causing a reaction to the finish.  CKLS will meet in Lincoln November 20.  Last month we talked about dropping most of our magazine subscriptions.  Donations of magazines would be appreciated.
     Lynne reported that the library logo designed by Scott Holl is the property of the library and can be used on book bags, etc. 
     Terry painted the hand rails outside the building before the winter weather arrives. 
     The CKLS Trustee Training at Sylvan Grove was attended by Karen, Patrisha, Terry and Kathy.  The focus was on increasing activities/programs at the library.  The digital age of books will necessitate the library becoming more of a community center. 

Unfinished Business
       The WEB fund has approved $5000 for a new microfilm reader.  FLCL will provide $1750 and the library’s contingency fund will provide $2250.  We are waiting for a letter from G.L. Huyett regarding funding.  CKLS will be providing a new computer in March and we could possibly use computer #1 with the new reader.  Nancy will order the new microfilm reader. 

     Terry reported on the final specifications for the west door replacement from Chad Lettau of Kropf Lumber Inc, Hesston, KS.  See included report.  Jerry moved to purchase the door at $5193.33 with additional cost of hardware and closer ($657-$750) and labor from Jantz Carpentry of $4078.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  There is $10,000 remaining in the building fund. 
     Terry will contact Travis Schwertfeger about loose mortar in the building.  Jerry will contact Pete Falcon in regard to the wearing of the wood floor finish.

New Business
     Jerry moved to approve the bills. Patrisha seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Policy Handbook Part IV will be reviewed at a later time.
Terry moved to adjourn.  Karen seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned.  Since Kathy will be unavailable for the regularly scheduled meeting Dec 12, it was decided to move the meeting to Tuesday, December 17 at 5pm. 

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Earring Class at Your Library

Hard at work making Earrings!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Board of Trustees October 10, 2013 Meeting

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
October 10, 2013

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick, Patrisha Street,
Terry Broberg, and Lynne Metz
Librarians:  Nancy Jensen and Mary Andersen

The meeting was called to order by vice president, Kathy Moss, in the absence of the president, Anne Grace.  The minutes of the September 12th meeting were approved as printed.

Librarians’ Reports:

Mary presented her children’s library report.  Thursday morning story time averages 19 children.  LEAP activities on Friday after school average 50-60 children/week.  USD 298 will provide money for craft supplies for LEAP students.  Mary requested an increase in hours from 17 to 19.2/week.  This would keep her under the KPERs limit of 1000 hrs/year.

Nancy reported the following:
Fall Trustee Dinner Training sessions are scheduled October 28 in Jewell, October 29 in Hunter, November 6 in Sylvan Grove and November 7 in Hoisington.  Librarians will present innovative programs they are using in their libraries.  Lincoln will host a free knit/crochet a fancy scarf class on Saturday, October 19.  The monthly movie has drawn only 5-10 people.  No movies are scheduled for November or December.  The CKLS grant for a movie projector and screen was denied.  Community response to the abolishment of overdue fines has been positive.  The newsletter was emailed to 436 people in the community.  Sylvan Lawn Care will spray the yard for weeds this fall.  The new cake pan rack was free from the Ellsworth Library.  Marvin Jeffers has been taking care of the recycling.  The preliminary 2014 budget figures indicate that we may need to cut back some but should be okay with the carryover from this year.  Magazines are a big expense and only 1 or 2 patrons take advantage of this service.  Nancy plans to drop any new subscriptions.  The Kansas legislature passed a new law regarding the Children’s Internet Protection Act.  Nancy prepared a sheet showing employee hours and wages that need to be addressed before the end of the year.

Patrisha reported on her meeting with the FLCL/anniversary committee.  Some of their ideas are:  Facebook page, memories booklet, former librarian bios, genealogy workshop May 31 with trace Hamilton and Scott Holl, maybe bookmarks or notepads to commemorate event.  May 4, Sunday, will be the open house at the library to celebrate 100th year.

Unfinished Business:

Jerry moved to purchase 50 canvas book bags at $8.33 apiece (total $416.63) to sell during the anniversary celebration.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Lynne will check with FLCL to see if the present logo/artwork can be used on the bags and to get some ideas if it can’t be used.  The price of the bags will be determined later.

Kathy, Nancy and Terry plan to attend the WEB Fund meeting on October 23rd to present pictures of the microfilm machine, how it is used by the community and a list of all types of information available on film.  The G.L. Huyett Fund and Post Rock Foundation are still options for this project.

Terry is still working on replacement of the door and suggested that the transom window should be sealed before winter sets in.

New Business

Jerry moved to approve the bills and the new children’s internet safety policy.  Karen seconded.  Motion carried.  Jerry moved to go into executive session from 6:10 pm to 6:20 pm to discuss personnel.  Karen seconded.  Motion carried.  Board came out of executive session at 6:20 pm.

Terry moved to increase Mary’s salary from $7.25 to $7.50/hr and increase her hours to 19.2/week.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Terry moved to increase Nancy’s salary from $12.00 to $12.25/hr.  Jerry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Terry moved to accept Anne’s resignation as president and request for a leave of absence until January 1, 2014, due to upcoming surgery.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Kathy Moss, as vice president, agrees to fill in for Anne.

Jerry moved to adjourn.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The next meeting will be November 14 at 5 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

Monday, October 28, 2013

Talking Books

This library service is available for those who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairment.

Talking Books has books and magazines available in audio format, as well as the playback equipment needed to enjoy them. Library materials are sent through the mail to patrons, wherever they reside.

Like services you receive from your local public library, services for the blind and physically handicapped have no user fees. The Talking Book program is funded jointly by federal, state and local tax dollars. All materials are loaned to readers at no charge. No postage is necessary to mail library materials to and from Talking Books.

Currently, Talking Books serve almost 6,000 active readers. Talking Books continues to place an emphasis on patron service by providing Kansas Talking Book Outreach and Promotion Services throughout the different regions of Kansas. If you're interested in Talking Books, please contact the Lincoln Carnegie Library or visit

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Story Time

Since Halloween officially falls on a Thursday this year, I thought we should celebrate with a Halloween Party during Story Time. Kids can come in costume if they wish (they don't have too.) We will play lots of fun games and decorate cookies for our craft (thanks to Gypsy Dotterer for volunteering for this project!)

Hope to See you on Thursday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Septemer 12, 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2013

Members:  Jerry Philbrick, Patrishia Street, Karen Jeffers, Kathy Moss, Anne Grace
Librarians:  Mary Andersen, Nancy Jensen

Joe Lessor came to our Board Meeting to explain about the process that will come into play concerning the front door.  He is residing in Lincoln, having retired from his job on the West Coast.  He gave the Board a presentation on what he would do to fix the existing doors or what questions to ask if we get a different door.  He passed out papers to let us know the details and cost of the hardware that is needed for the door.

Anne called the Board meeting to order.  After a correction to the last months minutes they were approved.   The correction being the Conceal Carry Policy.  In the August meeting the Board decided to take the gun signs down and delete the Conceal Carry Policy.

Mary gave her librarians report.  The Story Time on Thursday morning has good attendance.  The LEAP students from the Lincoln Elementary School will be coming to the Library every Friday at 3:45 to check out books, do crafts and play games.  Everything is going well.

Nancy gave her librarians report.  She will be doing the payroll early and would like the signers to come in and sign the checks.

The Library will host a ruffled scarf class for October 19th.  There have been some inquiries concerning having a monthly genealogy club meeting at the Library.  Nancy will put a notice in the next newsletter to see how much interest is received.

Upon researching the guest book for the Open House after the remodeling project in 2009, there were 71 signatures in the book.  As there probably were some who didn’t sign the book an approximate number of 100 people were in attendance for this event.

The amount charged for the public to use the fax from the library will remain the same.  It is in line with what the banks charge.

The Board looked at material concerning shopping baskets for the patrons to use while in the Library.  Nancy found several models that ranged in price from $5 to $25.  Anne will consult the Friends of the Library to see if they would like to take on this project.

Karen made the motion to have Sylvan Lawn Care come to do the spraying for the dandelions.  Patrishia seconded the motion.

Nancy is writing a grant from the CKLS Materials Grant to purchase a projector and screen for the Library.  At present we are borrowing Jim Gabelmann’s equipment.

The Board with the Librarians had discussion about overdue fines.  Jerry made the motion to abolish the late fees (fines).  Karen seconded the motion.  The Board also discussed extending the check out days for books.  Karen made the motion to have the check out period extended from two weeks to three weeks.  Jerry seconded the motion.

The book bags as a fund raiser for the 100th anniversary celebration was tabled till Terry can be at the meeting.

Anne is working on writing grants for the library from GL Huyett, WEB and the Post Rock Foundation.  Any money we receive will help purchase the microfilm machine as well as other projects.

The Board discussed the door issue again.  Anne will check with Terry to see what is going on with the door.  If there isn’t any activity a final decision will be made in October.

Kathy made the motion to pay the bills for the month.  Jerry seconded the motion.  Checks were signed.

The Board and Librarians went over the Policy Handbook Part III and corrections and deletions were made.

Jerry made the motion to adjourn.  Kathy seconded the motion.

The next Board meeting will be October 10.

Respectfully Submitted,
Kathy Moss, just filling in for Lynne