Summer Reading 2016

Summer Reading Program 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

You are invited to our Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

Registration begins May 9 with programs starting May 25. Our programs are free of charge and we welcome children and young teens of all abilities. For more information and a schedule of events, stop in the library or call at 620-675-2771.




We are excited to host the Four-Tay! Barbershop Quartet!

Come out for a fun evening! Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.


New & Upcoming

We are excited about what is coming to the library! Kids will get to build tons of cool things and use their imaginations on these tables. More details to follow.



Learn & Play Project

Here is an updated schedule of Learn & Play. For any questions call Mendy Howe at 620-649-3127 or at




Memoir by MaryAnne Bruno


My name is MaryAnne Bruno. I grew up in Sublette, and my parents were Duane and Pauline Murphy. I graduated from Sublette High School in 1963, so the number of people who still remember my parents and me are probably not too numerous. However, my mom served on the Library Board and also taught school at Sublette Grade School. Both of my parents were instrumental in establishing the Haskell County Historical Society. My dad was President of the Fair Board for several years, and he also served on the City Council. (My dad died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 99 ½, and his obituary was in the Monitor Chief the following week.)

I have written a memoir which records the history of both sides of my family (Huxmans and Murphys). Many of my parents’ friends have died- Maynard and Margaret McCalmont, Eltrude Hall, etc. However, Clara Stopple and Tania McCalmont McNabb might still live in Sublette as do many of my classmates: Bob Moore, Lindsay Wright, Guy Bill Lower, Sharon Hinkle, Kenneth Cox, and Paul Miner to name a few.

After going on the Library website, I remembered that my Grandma Murphy (Faye Murphy) was a member of the Sosuntee Club and probably helped found the library. I remember riding my bike with my sister, Kathleen to go to the library in the basement of the Court House. From the picture of the library today, it looks like the library is flourishing, and that would make my family very proud.


This memoir by Maryanne Bruno is now available for check-out.



New Years 2016

The library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st thru Sunday, January 3rd for New Years! Stop in and pick up some books to help ring in the new year! Happy New Year!!

Learn & Play Project 2016




Mendy Howe has the new schedule for the 2016 Learn & Play Project ready! This Learn & Play Parent Child Group is made possible by the Building Blocks Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. In other words this means it is free to anyone who wishes to join! This parent/child activity time supports development in all domains with a focus on early literacy. Below you’ll find the new schedule. If you have any questions call Mendy at 620-675-5161



Art Gallery

Our art gallery is full of Dortha Duerson’s nativity collection. Come in and see her unique sets! This display will be in our gallery until the end of December.


2 Annual Christmas Storytime & Decorating Party

We are having our 2nd Annual Christmas Storytime & Cookie Decorating Party on Friday, December 4 @ 10:30 in the morning. Bring your kids for this hour filled with lots of cookies, frosting, and a great Christmas story!

Call the library at 620-675-2771 for more information.


Painting Party




The library hosted a painting party November 10 with Brush Therapy. The class filled up so quickly that we didn’t even have time to advertise! Keep a lookout for another class coming soon! Here’s a picture of the great work everyone did!