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!


Book Club Books

Haskell Township Library has 37 sets of books that were used for book club. We are making these available for other libraries to borrow for their book clubs. Below you’ll find a list of books and how many copies of each we have. Please give us a call at 620-675-2771 or email us at haskelllib@gmail.com if you’re interested in borrowing them.
1. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg x8
2. Entering Normal by Anne D. LeClaire x8
3. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah x4
4. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg x8
5. How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill x7
6. Swim to Me by Betsy Carter x4
7. More than Words Can Say by Robert Barclay x7
8. The Florabama Ladie’s Auxiliary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle x7
9. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris x6
10. Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer x7
11. A Friend of the Family by Lisa Jewell x4
12. The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson x5
13. War Brides by Helen Bryan x8
14. Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs x8
15. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows x6
16. Letters From Home by Kristina Mcmorris x5
17. Eating Heaven by Jennie Shortridge x1
18. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay x3
19. Rainwater by Sandra Brown x4
20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon x6
21. The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle x8
22. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani x8
23. Angelina’s Bachelors by Brian O’Reilly x8
24. The Widows of Braxton County by Jess Mcconkey x7
25. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline x8
26. Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler x6
27. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Rovin Sloan x7
28. Significant Others by Marilyn Baron x8
29. Miss Dreamsville & the Collier County Woman’s Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth x7
30. When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison x9
31. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Wiener x7
32. Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline x8
33. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman x 6
34. Don’t Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde x9
35. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote x9
36. The Paying Guests by Sara Waters x6
37. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan x7

Summer Reading 2015

The library will be closed Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day!!

Happy Independence Day


Please note that the reading logs for the Summer Reading Contest need to be turned in by Monday so we can get prizes ready for the hot dog party that is next Wednesday, July 8th at 11 a.m.

2015 Summer Reading Program


Monday June 15 3-4 p.m.~ Laugh and Learn with the Vodvill Klown. One of America’s most beloved clowns brings his talents to illustrate the joy of reading. Through his well crafted comic characters we take a tour of the library and share their favorite books. Each character brings the book to life with Richard’s circus skills. There’s a pilot who shows them the proper way to fly a stunt plane, a bungling scientist who introduces us to big words and a musician who gets the kids involved as they learn to read music.


Wednesday June 17 3-4 p.m.~ PBS Share A Story, Craft, and a video. Every Child will receive a free book!