Wellsville City Library Receives Kansas Library Association Award!

The Kansas Library Association (KLA) is pleased to announce that the Wellsville City Library in Wellsville, Kansas has been named the 2021 Best Small Public Library in Kansas. This award is presented annually and is co-sponsored by KLA and Auto-Graphics, Inc. The Wellsville City Library will be honored during the Kansas Library Conference, October 27-29, in Wichita, Kansas. Award winning libraries are presented with a traveling banner to hang in their library, a plaque, and a check for $500 from Auto-Graphics, Inc. This presentation will take place during the State Librarian and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 28 at noon.

The Wellsville City Library was selected as the 2021 Best Small Public Library in Kansas for providing innovative programming to their community. The Best Small Public Library Award was created by regional library consultants, in conjunction with the Kansas Library Association, to recognize creative and excellent library services, programs or activities in a service community of less than 5,000.

Library Receives Grant!



10/21/2021                                      Becky Dodd

                                                          Local Project Director

                                                          Library Director

                                                          P.O. Box 517, 115 W. 6th St.

                                                          Wellsville, KS 66092




Wellsville City Library Receives

Humanities Kansas SHARP Recovery Grant

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $2,926.00to Wellsville City Library in Wellsville, KS.  Becky Dodd serves as project director.  The Wellsville City Library is a small but strong & growing library located in the northeast corner of Franklin county Kansas. It also serves portions of Douglas and Miami counties.  The library participates in a shared automation system with over 40 different libraries.  It is a member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and participates in the inter-library loan Share-It circulation system offered by the Kansas State Library.  The library offers a weekly craft group, weekly story time, annual summer reading program, a monthly LEGO club, public displays and an annual art show. The library offers a basic book collection with additional resources including computers, Internet, printing, fax & scanning services to all.  The library is a vital part of the Wellsville community.

The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Grants are for general operating support, staff retention, and needed digital and/or operational transitions for cultural work in the post-pandemic era. Humanities Kansas awarded 121 SHARP grants statewide.

Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of Covid,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”

Funds have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden.

About Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, HK’s pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with statewide partners and supporters, HK inspires all Kansans to draw on diverse histories, literatures, and cultures to enrich their lives and to serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.


Thank a FRIEND

This is Natonal Friends of the Library Week!

Take the time and thank a Friend for their devoted work in helping the library be strong!

Thank a Friend for empowering the Library!

Thank a Friend for helping the library be Fun!

Why do they do this?

For growing wisdom, growing minds, growing communities!

Friends of the Library Foundation & Sweet Sixteen Results

The Friends of the Library Foundation wish to say thank you to this lovely group of volunteers! The Friends announced at Wellsville Days the results of the Miss Sweet 16 Contests 2020 & 2021.

Left to right: 2020- 1st Runner Up/Miss Rylee Kerr, Miss Sweet 16 2020/Miss Rylee Kuntz, Miss Sweet 16 2019/Miss Peyton Robertson, & 2021-Miss Sweet 16 2020/Miss Ailie McClellan, 1st Runner-Up/Miss Mazzi Przybylo, 2nd Runner-Up/Miss Morgan Adams

The contestants raised over $3,600.00 between the two contests!Very well done! If you see them, tell them how much they are appreciated for all their hard work!

The winner of the beautiful quilt was Sondra Olinger. The Friends say thank you to all the ticket sellers and to Evelyn Brecheisen for the sharing her talents with the Friends of the Library Foundation!