Nov 03

Native American Culture Presentation

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, The Tonganoxie Public Library will present an evening of Native American Culture on November 13th at 7:00pm at the Library. The program will address Native American oral history including story-telling with dance, art forms, Pow-Wows, pow-wow etiquette, and many other aspects of the Native American community.

Facilitators of this presentation are the Henre family with artifact displays by Susie and Larry Ross.The Henres are a local family and have hosted countless presentations of Native American history, dance and lifestyle.

Susie and Larry Ross are practitioners of Native American art forms with an emphasis on bead craft.

This program is free to the public and appropriate for all ages.

Nov 03

November Events

  • 4th Sensory Storytime @10:30a
  • 6th Lego Club @ 4p
  • 11th Closed -Veteran’s Day
  • 13th Native American Celebration 7:00-7:45p
  • 18th Friend’s & Sharing Storytime @ 10:30a
  • 20th Lego Club @ 4p
  • 25thThanksgiving Storytime @ 10:30a
  • 26th Library Closes @1p
  • 27th Library Closed
  • 28th Library Closed

Oct 16

The Best-Ever Book Club Presents…

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Oct 08

Upcoming Events

October is well under way and now is the perfect time to stop by the library! Tuesday our preschool storytime group met at the park and we had a great time exploring and learning about fall.

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The first Lego Club meeting was also a huge success. If you didn’t make it don’t worry. We have another one on October 16th.
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Sep 25

Don’t forget…

IT’S BANNED BOOKS WEEK!! We are having a competition to see who can Instagram the best banned books photo. Just upload your banned books picture to Instagram with #tongielibrary. Be creative! You could win a cool prize!

AND, September is Library Card Sign-up month! If you know anyone who doesn’t have a library card just send them our way. We have goodie bags for all of our new patrons, to say welcome. Did you know that a library card can save you TONS of money? Checkout this calculator from the American Library Association to see how much you’re saving:



Sep 18

New Book Club Coming Soon

Do you like to read? Do you like to talk to others about what you read? We are looking for some individuals who would be interested in forming an adult book club. It’s a great way to meet people, and share a love of reading. If you are interested there will be a sign-up form at the circulation desk. We look forward to seeing you!book-club

Aug 28

You are NOT going to believe this!

We have tons of awesome programs coming up in September. To kick off the month we have National Library Card Sign-Up month. If you, or someone you know, would like to get a library card for the first time not only will you receive the card (and all of the amazing resources that come with it), but you will get a library bag with some great goodies to enjoy. Here are some important dates to remember for the month:

September 13th is the library’s annual Touch-A-Truck from 10:00-1:00.

September 20th Don’t forget about the Best-Ever Book Club! They meet at 2.

September 21-st-27th we are holding an Instagram competition in honor of Banned Books Week. There will be flyers at the front desk with the contest rules. There is no age limit.

September 25th Will be our kick-off party for the Teen #TBT Movie @ 6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be shown, and HP themed snacks will be provided.


Aug 26

Coming Soon…


The Best-Ever Book Club will be starting up again September 20th at 2:00. And guess what? They will be reading a BANNED book! In honor of banned books week, the group will be reading a banned or challenged book, but don’t worry it will still be age appropriate (books like Harry Potter and The Giver have been challenged many times). We encourage teens and adults both to come see what this awesome book club is reading. You may just be surprised! We are signing up now, so come put your name on the list and get started reading!