May 02

Run with us in the Tonganoxie Library Run 5K, 10K and 5K walk

2015 Tonganoxie t-shirt final
Run with us!
The 28th Annual Tonganoxie Library Run is June 13. Registration is OPEN NOW. Day of the event registration opens at 6:00AM and the RUN starts at 7:30AM. We’ll have a 5K race and a 10K race. And if running isn’t your thing, we have a 5K walk, too.
We hope you’ll join us for the run. Last year, more than 200 people signed up for the race, and together we raised more than $6,000.
This year, any funds that remain after race expenditures will help us build a new library.
Because our population has doubled since our current building first opened, and because our community’s technology needs have overtaken our current facility’s design, we’ve started the process of expanding and enhancing our library downtown.
You can read more about the project and some exciting volunteer opportunities on the Tonganoxie Library Run Facebook page:
Entry fees for the races and walk are $25 per person, $35 per couple and $10 for each additional family member. Prices go up $10 after May 15. All funds that remain after expenditures will go into a building fund for a new or expanded library downtown.
And for an additional $25 donation to the building fund, runners also have an opportunity to have their name or their family’s name listed on this year’s race T-shirt.
You can register at or you can pick up a registration form at the library. 
And if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, please send us an email at
Thanks, and we’ll see you at the library run on June 13!


POSTPONED! Meet & Greet Your Elected Official

check_markThis event has been postponed. Date to be determined.

Join us for a reception honoring our newly elected local officials. This event will be held in the library Community Room. Refreshments will be provided.

Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Photo Scavenger hunt

Literacy Fair

literacy fair flyer

We Celebrated National Library Week!

What Do You Love About Your Library?

We asked you what you love about your library and then papered the walls with your great comments. Thank You!

Teddy Bear Tea Party!

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Now Hiring Tech-Savvy Library Staff !

Position available!

Library Aid II Circulation Assistant  Employment Application

JOB DESCRIPTION: Part-time vacancy available for an energetic, team-oriented, tech-savvy Library Aid II Circulation Assistant. Candidate must have a strong public service commitment. This position requires regular contact and collaboration with people of all ages with diverse backgrounds and abilities. Must be available to work closing shifts. Reports to the Circulation Supervisor. 16-20 hours per week. Some evenings and occasional weekends. Benefits include vacation, sick, & PTO!

• Provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
• Uses computer to assist patrons with loans and returns of library items while providing cheerful customer service.
• Assists with collection maintenance as part of regular duties.
• May be asked to attend professional library conferences, workshops, webcasts, and seminars, read professional literature; attend and participates in staff meeting discussions.
• Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Library work experience preferred.
  • Ability to use KOHA integrated library system preferred.

• Knowledge of current trends in library services for children and young adults and young adult literature and other materials for youth helpful.
• Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.
• Communicate with others, orally and in writing; correspond often through email.
• Must be able to lift and carry bags of books or boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.
• Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
• Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver’s license.
• Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
• Must possess physical mobility involving bending, lifting, reading, and hearing.

Send:  Application, cover letter, resume, and three professional work references to:

Employment Application

Library Director
Tonganoxie Public Library
303 S. Bury
Tonganoxie, KS 66086