LIBBYapp is Now Available

Stop by the library and let us help you download the new audio and ebook app available through Seneca Free Library or follow the directions below.  We are part of the Sunflower eLibrary consortium OverDrive service. This app allows you to check out 5 items at a time. If you have 5 items downloaded and return one, you are free to download another. The more popular items you may have to place a hold on, but you can also search for items that are available now.  Stop in and let us walk you through the process!

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audio books, and magazines from your public library!

  1.  Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS(iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), or Windows 10 device. Or, visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.
  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card. The User name for your NEXT online account needs to be your library card number. Call the Library if we need to change that. Your password must match that on your library account.
  • Things to consider when setting up your account: To manage holds, enter an email address so you will be notified when your hold comes available. Otherwise you may miss a day or two of reading or listening time when it automatically down-loads. Follow the prompts and answer the questions if you use Kindle.
  • Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.
  • Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

  From your Loans, you can:

  *Tap Open Book, Open Audiobook,or Open Magazine to start reading or listening.

**Tap the due date to see options like Renew and Return.

Happy Reading!

 For more help with Libby, visit

Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Class

This is a fun and easy way to learn a new block and turn it into a table runner or quilt blanket. This is a beginner level class, some sewing knowledge would be helpful. This class will be held Saturday February 23 from 10 AM~4 PM. There are only 3 spots open in this class! Don’t wait too long to sign up!

Instructor is Susan Mitchell. Class will be held in the Seneca Free Library Community Room. Fee for the class is $30.00, which includes the pattern. Stop by the Library or the Variety store to register, pick up a materials list and pay the fee. Receive a 10% discount at Seneca Variety in downtown Seneca on fabric and notions for the class.


Stop in to sign up for  the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Patrons have until March 2 to read at least 6 books from our list of 20 categories. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a small gift from the librarians and their name will be placed into a drawing for a change to win a 2018 Kansas Notable Book of their choice! Only one book per category, please. You must come into the Library to register.

Categories include Kansas Notable Books; a book by an author with the same first name as you; a warm, sunny setting; a book with a number in the title; a book you think your mom would like, and many more. You are sure to read more than six!

The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.  {Copied from}

Looking for Something New to Read?

We have a display of books about books to read. If you’re looking to branch out in the new year, these might be helpful to you. There are also some interesting websites we’d like to share:

43 Highly Anticipated Books of 2019

Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years

(and what everyone read instead)

The Best Books Based in Every State

Let us know if you don’t find the item you are looking for, we can put it on hold for you. Also, check out our Winter Reading Challenge in another post on this website, to stretch your reading horizons.