Story times, Crafts and Movies @ The Mary Cotton Library

Raise A Reader: Little Cubs Storytime – Recommended for children ages 18 – 36 months with their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

10/20,   10/27, 11/10, 11/23, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29
Crafternoon at the Library – Drop in & tap into your creative juices by trying your hand at a make and take craft. 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

10/21, 11/11, 12/2, 12/30
Afterschool Adventures: Story Explorers – Explore the world of stories. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 12/16

Pajamas and Bedtime Stories – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.T

11/22 & 12/23


In the second of our series of posts, we meet and welcome another two new members of the Mary Cotton Library staff.
Kathie Tramp is a familiar face around Sabetha, having worked for local Chiropractor Dr. Bill Simpson for 25 years. Retiring on a Friday, according to Kathie, she was “looking for a few hours a week” to work part time, when she happened to stop by the library. The library had just started looking for another part time staff member and conveniently, Kathie was available to start immediately. She brings great customer service and professionalism to the front desk and is willing to help patrons find the exact book or item that they seek.20160121_121129[1]


Anna Scott is another volunteer, turned employee. An avid reader and knowledgeable source of Young Adult fiction, Anna helps at the circulation desk, shelving books and pulling interlibrary loan books after school two afternoons a week. Her bright smile and eagerness to help people is a great asset to the library’s customer service goal.


In the first of 3 posts to this website you will meet Brianna Hermesch and Donna Presnell.
Brianna Hermesch, after volunteering her services for a year, has been hired as a circulation assistant with the responsibility of scanning books into the library computer system from the Inter-library loan courier system, drop box and in-house book returns. She also assists with shelving videos and children’s books, collection management and web page production. Brianna’s pretty handy with the scanner and mouse, but also relies on some adaptive technology from Panther Technologies to help her with computer interaction. A program on her IPad allows her to connect directly to the KOHA website and maneuver around the site with greater flexibility and ease. “We’ve been trying various techniques and devices to give Brianna a greater sense of independence when dealing directly with library patrons. She is a quick learner and is eager to help people. Having your library card available for scanning lessens wait time and allows her to function more efficiently.”
Donna Presnell, circulation specialist, is a relatively new Sabetha resident. Hailing originally from Topeka, Donna made the move to be near her parents, who reside at the Apostolic Christian Home, and her daughter’s (Mary and Jay Herrmann) family. Truly a human dynamo, Donna brings lots of energy and willingness to serve the public to the Mary Cotton Library. She’s been busy learning the computer circulation systems and is ready to help patrons find whatever they might need from the collection of books, movies and cake pans, to the use of copy machine, scanner or fax machines.


The Job Search Just Got Easier

Look for this link on the right hand side of this page. Green GD Access Button(1)MCPL is partnering with Glassdoor, one of the 4th largest job-sites in the US where job seekers can look through 8 million company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 400,000 companies — all submitted by actual employees — and search through over 22 million open job postings. As part of their Library Partnership Program, it provides our patrons unlimited access to all of those career resources at no charge to the library with a free Glassdoor link on this webpage. This will allow full access without having to create an account or provide any information. Or copy and paste this link into the search bar

Need help with the Kansas Driver’s Test?

Are you preparing to take the Kansas Driver’s Test and would like a little practice ……..Mary Cotton Library has partnered with to provide FREE ONLINE DMV permit practice tests for both car and motorcycle.  Click on the link to take you to the page where you will find the practice tests.  Similar questions to the Kansas Driver’s Permit tests are available to prepare and test yourself.

In addition, the site provides information on test locations what to take to the test site and how to renew your Kansas Driver’s license.

The official Kansas Driver Handbook is also available for downloading and can be printed for offline reading and study.