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National Library Card Sign-Up Month

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Tonganoxie Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development, by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy which help children develop the basic tools for school readiness. As of 2010, libraries in the United States offered more than 2.3 million children’s programs, which account for nearly two thirds of all library programming.

Older students can access high-speed Internet, digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them. Librarians provide guided training in digital media and grow digital literacy skills. Libraries also provide equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in high-poverty areas where students are less likely to have a computer or internet access in the home.

Resources at the Tonganoxie Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages. For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we are starting to supplement their education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs as well as a nutritional program (Tasty Treats and Beats) for children 7 to 18 focusing on choosing healthy snack options instead of quick unhealthy ones. In addition, art classes for teens will be offered in October following the snack program. Lastly, we offer Bingo the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month to adults. There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Tonganoxie Public Library in person or visit the library online at


Nicole Holifield, MSW, LMSW
Phone: 913-951-7125

Featured Artist Kirsten Robinson

Featured Artist Kirsten Robinson


The Tonganoxie Public Library would like to introduce local artist, Kirsten Robinson.  Kirsten spent most of her childhood in Tonganoxie area where she was active in church, 4-H, and Tonganoxie High School art and music activities.  She graduated from Tonganoxie High School.  

The unwanted and unsightly are often tossed aside with no second thought to what value they may have.  She uses this imagery to touch on subjects of faith, human emotion and conditions that she has seen and felt deeply for herself and loved ones.  Kirsten hopes these paintings will help others see that even  things that by standard definition are worthless can be of beauty and of value.

Kirsten’s art is for sale through The Tin Lunchbox .  Kirsten can also be reached via email at or at


Year-round weekly fun for small kiddos!

Year-round weekly fun for small kiddos!

storytimeTechy Tykes flyers & pushcardsToddler Time


BINGO for Adults @ the Library!

BINGO for Adults @ the Library!

Come play BINGO every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00 pm!  Win prizes, make new friends and have  good old-fashion FUN!   

            Adult Bingo Revised