The Dream Rocket Project on Display at the Library

A small sampling of artwork from the Dream Rocket Project is now on display at our Library. The Dream Rocket Project was launched in 2009 by the International Fiber Collaborative. Artwork with the theme Dare to Dream is being collected to wrap a 365 Saturn V Moon Rocket at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The project is part of the International Fiber Collaborative, which was founded to promote art education and for individuals around the globe to find a common purpose. Artwork has been submitted from a myriad of sources, including school children, scout troops, art guilds and more. A sampling of this artwork is on display through the month of April. It is all very interesting to look at. We hope you stop by and enjoy it. To learn more about the artwork and project you can visit

It is not too late for you to get involved either!  Look for the How to Participate tab on their website or pick up a pamphlet while you are in the library.  The ‘Dare to Dream’ themes include Health, Community, Conservation, Science, Technology, Space, Peace, Freedom, Equality and Education.

Summer Schedule for Programs and Presenters

All programs begin @ 10:30

** Except July 17, Operation Wildlife!**

this is a change from what we originally posted!!


Tues. June 5~Cynthia Zeisman *Come dressed as your favorite prince, princess,

or Disney movie character!

Tues. June 12~Flying Debris *Laugh yourself silly with comedy, clowns and jugglers!

Tues. June 19~Spinmaster Brett Dellinger  * Yoyos galore!  @ 1:30 PM

Tues. June 26~Jay & Leslie’s Laughing Matters* new twist on classic bedtime stories”wacky humor!

  Tues. July 3~JoHo     *It’s a camping trip with fishing tales, not so scary boogie man and a tent mishap.

  Tues. July 10~ Up, Up and Away  *Learn about hot air balloons and hovercrafts and more! with Mad Science of Greater Kansas City.

  Tues. July 17~Operation Wildlife

*There will be live  owls, hawks and falcons!  **@1:30 PM



Tuesday Night Book Club

The Tuesday Night Book club meets the 3rd, you guessed it! Tuesday evening each month, January thru October. This group reads a variety of genre throughout the year. If you are interested in joining us, call the library  and we will get a book or audio book for you. Be ready for some lively discussions and lots of  fun.

January  Our Boys by Joe Drape   the 2012 Kansas Reads book

February Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot   Black History Month

MarchGirl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson  Fiction

April  Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah  Fiction

May   Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers   a Children’s Classic

June  The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton   Fiction

July  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See   Fiction

August  Esther’s Pillow  by Marlin Fitzwater Fiction

September  A Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick   Fiction based on a true story

October  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  a very popular Young Adult book



Books and Brew Book Club

The second Wednesday of each month you will find a group of book lovers gathered at the Cornerstone Coffee Haus discussing their latest read. The Books & Brew Book Club reads a mystery each month, some prefer to listen to the book on CDs  instead. They all receive the same book and meet to discuss it over the beverage and snack of their choice. Does this sound like something you would like to participate in? If you would like more information, give us a call and we will get you started.


January  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

February  Open Season by C.J. Box

March  Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

April  The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry

May  Desert Heat by J.A, Jance

June  McNally’s Secret by Lawrence Sanders

July  “A” is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

August  Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

September   The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson

October  Primary Justice by William Barnhardt

November  The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

December  Skinny Dip by Carl Hiasson



Under the Covers Quilt Show Scheduled

The Quilt Lovers Guild of Seneca will be holding a quilt show in the library community room Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. The guild quilt show correlates with the library’s overall summer reading nighttime theme and especially the adult summer reading theme Between the Covers. Guild members will be showing quilts from their personal collections. Anyone who attends the quilt show can be entered into a drawing for a specially made quilt based on the beloved childrens book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. The donated quilt was inspired by the nighttime theme also. Anyone visiting the quilt show is invited to stop inside the library and view the challenge quilts made by the guild also. The nine challenge quilts were all based on the nighttime theme. Hours for the quilt show will be, Friday, July 13 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We hope to see many visitors for the quilt show.

Quilt Display @ the Library

The Quilt Lover’s Guild of Seneca brought in their challenge quilts for display at the library. Their theme goes along with the night time theme of the Summer Reading program this year. There are pictures below, but be sure to stop in to see them for yourself.  There may be more coming, so be sure to come back and check.



Lacey Dalinghaus is the winner of the Eric Carle quilt and board books!!

Lacey, her two year old and infant sons will enjoy the quilt and book for years to come!

Thank you to everyone who supported the library by taking a chance or making a donation! Your generosity is truly appreciated!


Who wouldn’t want a beautiful Eric Carle print quilt to snuggle up in while reading Eric Carle books to children or grand children? Here is your chance to win just such a quilt and 4 board books.

The quilt is 50 x 60 inches, features loveable characters from his books and is machine quilted. The four books are The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Busy Spider, The Very Quiet Cricket and the Very Hungry Caterpillar, which also includes a plush toy caterpillar.

Stop by the library to see for yourself this beautiful quilt

  Proceeds from the raffle will go towards hiring performers and bringing programs to the library for Summer Reading.

Chances are $1.00 each or 6 chances for $5.00.

Chances can be purchased at the Library, Cornerstone Coffee Haus or at Seneca Variety.

 The drawing will be held Wednesday December 21.

Just in time for gift giving…if the winner can part with it!

A New Look for the Online Catalog

Everything you know and love about the online catalog is still there. They’ve added Research and Reference quick-links, one-click searches for new materials added to the catalog and easy access to the Library Anywhere app.

Thank you to Liz at the NEKLS office for the fabulous update to our system! Be sure to let us know if you cannot log in to the online catalog. We can update your information or set up a new account for you.