Mar 29

Master Gardener’s Program

April Master Gardener's

Mar 23

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

Mar 12

Cookie Contest WINNERS!


The WINNERS of the First Annual Tonganoxie Public Library Cookie Contest:

First prize went to Tammie McCutchen & Alexis Shanks.

Second place was awarded to Elizabeth Graveman.

Third place went to Janet Angell.

Many thanks to our esteemed judges!

Mar 06

Celtic Music Concert Thursday, March 12th

Celtic Music Program

Mar 03

First Annual Tonganoxie Public Library Cookie Contest

Everyone has a favorite cookie recipe!

Bring a sample of 6 of your best to the library on Thursday March 5th, by 6:30pm.

Enter them in the First Annual Tonganoxie Public Library Cookie Contest!

Grand Prize is a Silpat silicone baking mat. Two runner up prizes are TPL coffee mugs packed with goodies; perfect for sipping hot cocoa as you munch your cookies at home.

Sparing no expense, we have obtained the services of three of our city fathers who are self-described “expert cookie eaters” to judge the entries.

This is a great opportunity for the whole family to get involved and have a lot of fun.

See you at the Library Thursday at 6:30pm!

Delicious Dozen-1

Feb 19

Let’s Make Candy!!

Come join us on Thursday February 26, at 6:30 pm! We’ll be tasting some homemade candies, and sharing recipes!

Feb 03

Sweet Reads Program Calendar

Sweet Reads:

A Confectionery Experience Program Calendar

Fondue for Two – 2/12/15 6:30PM
Bread and Spread Tasting – 2/19/15 6:30PM
Easy Candy Making – 2/26/15 6:30PM
Cooking Baking Contest – 3/5/15 6:30PM
Celtic Music Program – 3/12/15 7:00PM
Healthy Sweets – 3/19/15 6:30PM

sweet reads handout

Feb 02

Sweet Reads…A Confectionery Experience

Our Adult Winter Reading Program is underway, and it’s one SWEET program. Registration packets and list of events ready for pick up at the library.

The reading challenge runs February 1st through March 31st. This year, participants who complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire! If you need something to do this winter while you’re trapped inside make sure you check out what’s going on at the library!

Jan 12

Kansas Book Festival: Writing Contest

The Kansas Book Festival is hosting a writing contest for Kansas children! They award cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place in each of the following age divisions: 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. The theme for 2015 is “Changing one of Kansas’ State Symbols”. Students should select one of Kansas’ many symbols (bird, tree, song, etc.) that they would like to change. What would they change it to and why would it make a better symbol than the one we currently have? More information can be found online at and entries are due by April 30th. Each year the awards are given out at a ceremony at the Kansas Book Festival.

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