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Patron-Friendly Part-Time Librarian Needed

Minneapolis Public Library

519 Delia Avenue; Minneapolis, Ks.  67436

The Minneapolis Public Library is hiring a Part- Time Assistant Librarian.  Successful candidate will work approximately 14 hours per week including evenings, some Saturdays, and occasional call- in. Strong computer skills are necessary.  Must work well with the public, be detail- oriented, and be able to work independently. 

To apply, visit the Library at 519 Delia Ave. and inquire at the front desk for application or go apply online to fill out an electronic application.  Interviews will be conducted when a suitable pool of applicants is acquired. 

10 Year Reading Challenge Continues with YA

The Minneapolis Public Library’s 10 Year Reading Challenge continues. Young Adult books written in 2011 are the focus of our reading challenge for the next several weeks. Among the great Young Adult fare from 2011 is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Crossed by Ally Condle, & What Happened to Goodby by Sarah Dessen. Young Adult books are not just for teen readers, but are also of interest to adult readers. Please continue to take our 10 Year Reading Challenge.

Budding Bookworms Resumes

The Minneapolis Public Library and U.S.D. 239 Parents As Teachers’, Budding Bookworms program resumes on Wednesday, September 8th at 10 a.m. The program is held at the Minneapolis Library in the children’s section. The early reading program is open to any family or childcare providers with children under the age of 5. The little ones will have entertaining as well as educational stories read to them. There will also be games, puzzles, crafts, and other activities as well. Occasional guest hosts such as Firemen, Policeman, Farmers, and others will make appearances. This is a great opportunity to prepare your youngsters to attend school. If you have any questions, call the Minneapolis Public Library at 785-392-3205.

10 Year Book Challenge

The Staff of the Minneapolis Library is issuing a challenge to its patrons. The challenge is to read as many books as possible from its 10 Year Book Challenge display. The display features books which were new ten years ago. Some of these books you may have read, but probably, many of them you have missed. Stop by the Library today and check out a 10 Year Challenge book. Better still, check out several.

Accepting Employment Applications

The Minneapolis Public Library is taking applications to build a pool of candidates for future library openings. Pick up your application at the Circulation Desk of the Library. Per Library Policy all applications are purged at the end of the year.

Minneapolis Library Remains Open

The Minneapolis Library is still open for business during its normal hours. Rumors have circulated to the contrary, BUT are definitely not accurate. The Library has made some adjustments due to COVID-19. The Library is limiting the number of patrons to 12 at a time and they may spend only an hour at a time. Per Ottawa County Resolution 20-25, face masks are required and as stipulated in the Resolution, masks must cover the nose and mouth. The Library is offering curb-side service to those who call the Library in advance. Phone number for the Minneapolis Library is 785-392-3205.

Minneapolis Library Awarded Notable Books Grant

The Minneapolis Public Library was a recipient of the 2020 Kansas Notable Books Grant. The Award consists of fifteen books that are written either by a Kansan, set in Kansas, or are about a Kansas related project. Stop by the Minneapolis Library and see the display of Notable Book Award Winners. These books are available for your checkout enjoyment.

Check Out Our Updated Catalog

Checkout our upgraded Pathfinder Catalog. The new update is powered by Aspen Discovery. The changes make it easier to find books available in the Minneapolis Library. You also will be able to see which Rotating Books are here in our Library. With a click of the mouse, you can see the newest releases in Fiction, Children’s Books, Audio Books, as well as Movies and TV Series. As before, by logging into your account, you can renew books or place holds on other materials in the Pathfinder Catalog. To explore our updated catalog, go to Be sure to bookmark the site for ease of access.