The Friends would like to remind the community of the need for gently used materials such as books, DVDS, audio books and puzzles for the book store to sell. All proceeds go toward buying new materials for the library.
Just a reminder, if any high school student is looking for community service there are lots of openings for volunteer service at the library that would benefit the community.
More than just a place to research a term paper or check out the latest novel!
The Rankin Memorial Library also offers magazines, dvds, compact discs, internet access and genealogy research and activities including puzzles for adults and children.
The Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization committed to supporting the Rankin Memorial Library. They provide support for library services, beyond budgeted items and promote the use of the library as a community resource center. The Friends of the Library accepts gift books for their book store located in the library. Donations may be dropped off at the front desk. Receipts are available for tax purposes. Friends of the Library also have gift baskets given in drawings monthly for children and adults.
The obituary index for the W.A. Rankin Memorial Library in Neodesha has been updated on the internet. Type in www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kswarml/ or you can google neodesha obits & choose the web address of the above. Also on the internet you may type in your browser firstname.lastname@example.org and request family information. The date range for the index starts with a few from the 1870’s and is current through December 2009.
As a community service, Rankin Memorial Library is a drop off for our local food bank here in Neodesha. Anyone wishing to give their non-perishable food items, may feel free to bring in their donation to the library. Our hours are: Monday – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday & Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon. As our slogan states on every patron receipt – “IF YOU CAN, BRING A CAN!”
Thanks to the Pittsburg AX Library we received a copy of “The Story of Neodesha, Kansas, for Boys and Girls” by Geneva F. Lanning for our library. Geneva taught 40 years in the Neodesha school system and was principal for South School before retiring.