Closing times

August 31st, 2015

The Library will be closed this Friday September 4th at 4:30 p.m. and closed all day Saturday September 5th. Will reopen on Monday September 7th. Have a safe and Happy Labor Day!!!

Hours & Services

August 4th, 2015

W.A. Rankin Memorial Library
502 Indiana
Neodesha, KS 66757
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Services: Books ~ Audios ~ Videos ~ Magazines ~ Newspapers
Interlibrary Loans ~ Genealogy Section ~ Computers ~ Internet Access
Copier ~ Faxes ~ Meeting Room ~ Summer Reading Program ~ Children’s Program ~ Tax Forms ~ Friends of the Library Bookstore
~ WiFi

New Books for August

August 1st, 2015

New Books at the Library on August 6, 2015 are:
“The Baking Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum, “Badlands” by C.J. Box, “Iron Wolf” by Dale Brown, “The Night of the Cobra” by Jack Coughlin, “Handmade Interiors” by Dorling Kindersley, Inc., “The Lightning Stones” by Jack Du Brul, “My Big Train Book” by Kimberley Faria, “The First Confessor” by Terry Goodkind, “X” by Sue Grafton, “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton, “The Forgotten” by Heather Graham, “Paper Towns” by John Green, “Deadly Assets” by W.E.B. Griffin, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Beth Harbison, “The Naked Eye” by Iris Johansen, “Silent Creed” by Alex Kava, “The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney, “The Ugly Truth” by Jeff Kinney, “Last Words” by Michael Koryta, “Perfect Touch” by Elizabeth Lowell, “Keeper’s Reach” by Carla Neggers, “Curious George” by H. A. Rey, “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss, “Everyday Grain-Free Baking” by Kelly Smith, “Divorce Without Court” by Katherine Stoner, “Looking Through Darkness” by Aimee Thurlo, “Straight on Willow Lake” by Susan Wiggs, “Naked Greed” by Stuart Woods. Come in and visit the library for more new books to enjoy.

New Books for July

July 17th, 2015

New books for July 6, 2015 at our Library are:
“After the Storm” by Linda Castillo, “The Assassins” by Gayle Lynds, “Badlands” by C. J. Box, “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor, “Dangerous Deception” by Kami Garcia, “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee, “Killing Monica” by Candace Bushnell, “Lights Out” by James Patterson, “Naked Greed” by Stuart Woods, “One Way or Another” by Elizabeth Adler, “The Silenced” by Heather Graham, “Someone Always Knows” by Marcia Muller, “Truth or Die” by James Patterson, “Twice in a Lifetime” by Dorothy Garlock, “Undertow” by Michael Buckley, “Wired” by Julie Garwood. Come in and check out a good book! Hours are 9:30 – 6:30 Mon. – Wed., 9:30 – 5:30 Thur. & Fri. 9:00 – 12:00 Sat.

Library Board Members

October 1st, 2013

The Library Board Members of W.A. Rankin Memorial Library are:
Ken Wohaska – President
Stacy Jensen – Vice President
Cheryl Bly – Treasurer
Merri Archibald – Secretary
Laura Carpenter
Kathy Beye
John Mills
Nancy Knickerbocker
Wilma Keller


September 30th, 2013

Free down loadable E-books. Visit the W.A. Rankin Memorial Library for information on obtaining a Kansas State Library card. Then use the website

Library website

September 1st, 2013

The Library’s website is
This has the library’s catalog.
Use this website to look up books you would like to read today.

Rankin Memorial Library

September 1st, 2013

More than just a place to research a term paper or check out the latest novel!
The Rankin Memorial Library also offers magazines, videos, compact discs, audio tapes, internet access and geneology research and activities including puzzles for adults and children.


May 28th, 2013

Do you like to read? Have you ever read a book to a dog before? Ginger Fairbanks will bring her special therapy dog, Shorty, to the Neodesha Public Library on the 2nd Tuesdays of every month from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. All ages of children are welcome. Shorty loves to hear a good book!

Purple Hats

April 22nd, 2013

Start knitting or crocheting purple hats for babies to
prevent Infant Abuse. Each and every day infants across North America are shaken and abused because the person caring for them becomes frustrated with their crying. Many times the abuse could have been prevented had the person caring for the infant only known that early infant crying may be normal. CLICK for Babies is a North America initiative to help educate caregivers about normal infant crying, how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant. To help this cause, knit or crochet a cap with at least 50% purple in color. Bring your caps into W.A. Rankin Memorial Library and the caps will be sent to the Period of PURPLE Crying Program by October 1, 2015.