New Books

These are books that are new or in processing , as of May 1.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Readers

How to Surprise a Dad — Jean Reagan
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole –Mac Barnett
Biscuit Goes Camping — Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Custodian from the Black Lagoon — Mike Thaler
Construction — Sally Sutton
Bulldozer’s Big Day — Candace Fleming
Ponies Love Pets!  — Emily C. Hughes
Splat the Cat and the Hotshot — Rob Scotton
Drop it Rocket — Tad Hills
Biscuit and the Baby — Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Juvenile Fiction

Theodore Boone the Fugitive — John Grisham

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids — Linda Z. Braden
Kansas the Sunflower State — Blake Hoena

Young Adult

The Heir — Kiera Cass
Ice Kissed — Amanda Hocking
Maximum Ride Forever — James Patterson
Dangerous Deception — Kami Garcia
Sapphire Blue — Kerstin Gier
Emerald Green– Kerstin Gier
Ruby Red — Kerstin Gier

Adult Fiction

Gathering Prey — John Sandford
Perfect Match — Fern Michaels
Your Next Breath — Iris Johansen
The Second Sister — Marie Bostwick
Solitude Creek — Jeffery Deaver
Day Shift — Charlaine Harris
The Fall — John Lescroart
Jack of Spades — Joyce Carol Oates
The Proposal at Siesta Key — Shelley Shepard Gray
Hunt the Fox — Don Mann
The Sound of Glass — Karen White
Trauma — Michael Palmer
Forgotten Room — Lincoln Child
The Guest Cottage  — Nancy Thayer
Never Too Late — Robin Carr
Like a Fox — Judy Mitchell Rich
The Secret of Magic — Deborah Johnson
Water From My Heart — Charles Martin
The Enemy Inside — Steve Martini
Black River — S. M. Hulse
Zoo — James Patterson


Deadfall — Stephan Lodge
Those Jensen Boys!  — William W. Johnstone
Shawn O’Brien Manslaughter — William W. Johnstone
Straight to the Noose — Ralph Compton
Badger Boy and the Way of the Coyote — Elmer Kelton
The Revenant — Michael Punke
Epitaph — Mary Doria Russell
Moonlight on Butternut Lake — Mary McNear
The Silent Sister — Diane Chamberland


Hold Me — Susan Mallery
Sinful — Joan Johnston
Walking on Sunshine — LuAnn McLane
Cherry Lane — Rochelle Alers


The Postman Always Purls Twice — Anne Canadeo
Ming Tea Murder — Laura Childs
A Finely Knit Murder — Sally Goldenbaum
The Azalea Bones — Mary M. O’Donnell
Guilty Treasures — Rachael Phillips

Adult Non-Fiction

Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2015 Annual Recipes
The Hubble Cosmos — David H. Devorkin
Small-Space Vegetable Garden — Andrea Bellamy
Dreamers and Deceivers — Glenn Beck
Diabetic Living Everyday Cooking Volume 6
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — Marie Kondo
The Wright Brothers — David McCullough
Being Mortal — Atul Gawande

Kansas Non-Fiction

The Darkest Period — Ronald D. Parks
Kansas Trial Guide — Jonathan Conard




Unattended Child Policy

As summer approaches, and school is out, everyone should be aware of our unattended child library policy.


 Policy Statement:

A primary mission of the library is to provide a safe, secure, comfortable and convenient facility for patrons and staff. This is especially true for children who visit the library. Although staff are available to assist and provide general guidance, the library does not provide childcare services. Attaining the desired and appropriate environment for children requires the communication and cooperation of both staff and parents.


Unattended Child

An unattended child is any young person unaccompanied by a responsible adult and who is unable to care for his or her self, or use the library responsibly.

Adult, Parent, Caregiver

These terms are used in this policy to designate a person who is legally responsible for the welfare and behavior of their children.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of inappropriate behavior may include but are not limited to:

Disruptive behavior, such as running, shouting, climbing, rude actions, horseplay, etc.

Verbal or physical abuse of staff or other people in the library, such as cursing, demeaning or rude comments, talking back, hitting, biting, kicking, punching, teasing other children, hiding property etc.

Damage to property of the library or others, such as breaking or ruining supplies, improper use of furniture or equipment, theft, etc.


  1. Parents or adult caregivers are legally responsible for the welfare and behavior of their children. The library is not responsible for unattended children. Library staff may refer children who are left unattended in the library to appropriate authorities including the police or child welfare agencies.
  1. Young children may not be left unattended. Any child, seven years old or less must be accompanied by an adult at all times. An exception exists for children attending a planned, scheduled library program without a parent or caregiver in the room. However, the parent or caregiver is expected to remain in the library building and immediately join the child at the end of the program.
  1. Older children, ages eight and up, may need adult supervision to ensure their safety and maintain appropriate behavior and responsible library use. Staff members will use their judgment and discretion in determining whether or not an unattended child needs a parent or caregiver to provide supervision.
  1. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Staff will ask children to comply with library rules or instructions. Children whose behavior is disruptive to library rules and instructions will be asked to leave the library grounds. If a child is not able to leave the library without an adult, he should not be in the library alone. Children will be given the opportunity to make a phone call to a parent or guardian to inform them of the circumstances. A parent or the police may be called to pick up the child.
  1. Children should know how to reach an adult at all times. They may use the library business phone in case of an emergency.
  1. At closing time, or in the event of an emergency (closing for weather or a power outage), staff will assist unattended children in calling a parent or responsible adult to pick them up. If someone cannot be contacted within 30 minutes of a child being left alone, or at the library closing time, staff will call the police who will assume responsibility for the child.
  1. Parents should be aware of circumstances that may result in the unexpected closing of the library (storms, power outages, etc.). Library hours of operation are posted on signs.

As of 07/24/2008

2 Event Tuesday!

Join us for the arrival of a new set of books, for all ages, from the rotating book van!  Books should arrive around 1pm.

Also, we have the author Wanda DeHaven Pyle joining us at 1:30pm with a presentation for the students of north Lyon county.  There will also be a book signing with the author.

Hope to see you at the library!

Rotating Book Van

It’s that time again!!

The Rotating Book van will be arriving, Tuesday, May 12th.  They should be here and ready to check out shortly after we open, 1pm.  The books will check out for the normal 3 week period.  New books with arrive, and the previous books taken out, approximately every eight weeks.