Kansas Notable Books 2021

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.

We have 9 of these books available, come check them out!

Merry Christmas~

The library will be closed Friday, December 24th and
Monday, December 27th to celebrate Christmas.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you and your family
hope, happiness and love.
Merry Christmas from Toni, Vanessa and Barbara.


We are happy to share a new reading experience with your family!
Check out the TumbleBooks Library, offered through us in partnership with the Kansas State Library.

What is TumbleBookLibrary?

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes games and non-fiction videos. 

Click here to find out more about it:


We are very happy to have the book “LL4J” by local author,
Charlotte A. Altland, in our collection.
She stopped by the library and I talked her into posing with her book.

Charlotte A. Altland, Author

“As Christians, we wonder,
Am I the only one feeling with way?
L.L.4.J. ( Live Love for Jesus) is filled with poems and thoughts of a Christian.
From the reason of Jesus’s death on the cross to building a mansion that was promised to all Christians.” 

Back cover of Charlotte’s book