2020 Census

The 2020 Census is fast approaching – I want to remind everyone just how important it is when you receive your Census forms in the mail to either fill them out and mail them back or to go online and fill them out there. If you don’t have home access to a computer you can always come into the library and use one of our 6 computers we have that are available to the public. We need everyone of us to be counted – This can greatly affect the amount of Federal funds our state, county and city receives. If just 1 percent don’t get counted that can affect what the state receives by hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Federal Government. So, please make sure and make sure you get counted…. Below is a hot link to the Kansas Census page…

Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program has started and we are off to a good start. Please keep the following in mind:

Story time is every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 AM and the ages on that are preschool up to 2nd grade

Astronomers meet every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 PM and the age group on that is 3rd grade and up

Lego Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month starting this Thursday, the 13th of June from 5:30-6:30 PM

AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS COSMOSPHERE WILL BE COMING TO WATERVILLE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND AT 10AM – They will be doing a 45 minute presentation on what it’s like to live in space. How do they eat? How do they go to the bathroom and many other interesting facts. Plus all the kids in attendance will get to chance to make ice cream from Liquid Nitrogen. ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU RSVP TO THE LIBRARY OR TO LEE JONES OR TO SUZIE VERMETTEN.

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program will be starting in June and we are hoping to have an amazing Kick-Off right after the school year ends! So, Please stay tuned for information as we start to get things set in stone. Until then, we don’t want to give out any information that may change but we should have something to announce here in the next few weeks!

Valley Heights Art

The Valley Heights Art class has pieces of art on display at the Waterville Public Library. We have been encouraging the public to come in and look at all the pieces and to vote on which piece is their favorite piece of art. The winner of the Peoples Choice Award will have money donated in their name to the Valley Heights Art Department to help them in buying supplies. I hope to see as many people as possible over the next two days so we can show these kids that art is alive and doing well in Marshall County…

Library Closing

Due to the the Valley Heights School District closing at 12:30 PM the Library will also be closing, however, not till 1:00PM and will not reopen till tomorrow, Wednesday at 1PM. Our guidelines state that if the Valley Heights Unified School District closes than we do as well for safety reasons.
Again, this is due to the extremely icy conditions, especially on the sidewalks and stairs of both the front and back of the library. Please be safe if you absolutely have to be out in these conditions….


The Library will be closed tomorrow, Saturday the 19th in observacne of MLK Day!  However, we will be open Monday from 2pm-7pm for an open house!  I hope to see everyone there…

The New Year is Fast Approaching

Well hello!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend some quality time with family and friends.  The Library will start the New Year off by being closed on Tuesday, January 1st and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Have you been wondering what all the talk about robotics and coding is?  You can come to the Waterville Library on January 12th and January 26th from 9-11 am to find out.  You will meet 2 different kinds of robots named Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop. There are multiple apps used to code and program these robots that allow people of all ages to interact with them.  You can come anytime between 9 and 11 to see the robots and do not need to stay the whole time. Here is a link to an introductory video if you want to see what Dash and Dot are like https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=LA9py48X6_o.  If there is interest in having a class to learn more about these robots please let Lee Jones know.

So, with that said, this will be let by Suzie Vermetten – If anything changes between now and then I will be sure and let everyone know by posting here, as well as on Watervill’s Library Facebook page as well as the Friends of Waterville Facebook page.  So please check back there often for any and all updates…..