Mary cotton Public library Board of Trustees 2015-2016

 

Michelle Strahm
1217 Meadowlark LN
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-2779
2ndst year of 1st term
mstrahm@sbcglobal.net

Kim Priest, Director
2125 U Rd.
Sabetha, KS 66534
Work phone: 785/284-3160
kimpriest@sabethalibrary.org

Daniel Coughlin–Treasurer
2305 184th Rd
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-7658
4th year of first term
dtcoughlin@gmail.com

Rose Ann Magee
PO Box 1006 Old 75 Hiway
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-0470
Cell 785.845.5247
3rd year of second term
Roseann41@hotmail.com

Mary Herrmann
419 N. 4th
Sabetha, Ks 66534
785/285-0646
3rdst year of 1st term
Jmherrmann23@sbcglobal.net

Brian Cole— President
620 Oregon
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/285-0889
1st year of 2st term
coleb@usd113.org

Gale Cook—V. President
1315 Meadowlark Lane
Sabetha, KS 66534?
785/284-3630
1st year of 2nd term
gcook@ubankonline.com

Susan Leiker–Secretary
617 Virginia
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-3513
4th year of 1st term
leikers@usd113.org

Michelle Strahm
1217 Meadowlark LN
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-2779
2ndst year of 1st term
mstrahm@sbcglobal.net

Kim Priest, Director
2125 U Rd.
Sabetha, KS 66534
Work phone: 785/284-3160
kimpriest@sabethalibrary.org

Daniel Coughlin–Treasurer
2305 184th Rd
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-7658
4th year of first term
dtcoughlin@gmail.com

Rose Ann Magee
PO Box 1006 Old 75 Hiway
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-0470
Cell 785.845.5247
3rd year of second term
Roseann41@hotmail.com

Mary Herrmann
419 N. 4th
Sabetha, Ks 66534
785/285-0646
3rdst year of 1st term
Jmherrmann23@sbcglobal.net

Brian Cole— President
620 Oregon
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/285-0889
1st year of 2st term
coleb@usd113.org

Gale Cook—V. President
1315 Meadowlark Lane
Sabetha, KS 66534?
785/284-3630
1st year of 2nd term
gcook@ubankonline.com

Susan Leiker–Secretary
617 Virginia
Sabetha, KS 66534
785/284-3513
4th year of 1st term
leikers@usd113.org

Stories & Cookies @ the Library!!!

Stories plus cookies are turning out to be a great combination at the Mary Cotton Public Library this spring. Our new Story Time person, Ms. Heather Robinson has been on the job since the middle of January and has brought some new ideas for story time.

The new after-school program is drawing more older children into the library for some fun with books and the ever popular COOKIES while they listen. This new venture is being presented in addition to our regular morning story times for the pre-school bunch and is proving to be a good choice, so far. The next Stories plus Cookies will be on March 18th at 3:45.

From fractured fairy tales to the ever popular Dr. Seuss books, parents can always count on a fun time for their youngsters when they come to the Library Story Time.20160304_160117[1]

IN WITH THE NEW II

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]

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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 WITH THE NEW!

IN WITH THE NEW!
BEGIN MEETING THE NEWEST STAFF MEMBERS AT THE MCPL
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.

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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
http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

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 Driving-Tests.org to provide FREE ONLINE DMV permit practice tests for both car and motorcycle.

http://mcpl.driving-tests.org/  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.