Our Mission

Haysville Community Library


It is the mission of the Haysville Community Library, a tax-supported community resource, to provide informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs to users of all ages; to advance literacy; to encourage critical and creative thinking; and to defend the freedom to read.



There will be no Storytime on Tuesday, February 25th, because the staff will be at training.


Storytime Book Discussion

All discussions will be held at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served.


The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Monday, March 2nd

In 1990, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian revolution. Now he finds himself running a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C. His only companions are two fellow African immigrants, a Congolese waiter and a Kenyan engineer, who share his feelings of frustration with and bitter nostalgia for their home continent. Told in a haunting and powerful first-person narrative that casts the streets of Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa throught Sepha's eyes, this novel illuminates what it means to lose a family and country - and what it takes to create a new home.


What is the What by Dave Eggers

Monday, March 16th

This moving novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the thousands of Lost Boys of Sudan, who fled on foot to escape the death squads of militias overtaking their villages. They walked hundreds of miles, evading threats from goverment bombers, wild animals, and enviromental dangers to reach a place where they could live in freedom. Many of these boys, like Valentino, were settled in the United States, where new challenges tried their resilience. This novel describes, through one man's experiences, the extraordinary circumstances of the transitions Lost Boys endured.


Open City: A Novel by Teju Cole

Monday, April 6th

Cole's novel examines identity, dislocation, and history in the streets of Manhattan, where a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past, meeting people from different cultures during his journey from Brussels, and back to the Nigeria of his youth.




Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy

Monday, April 20th

The story of Hend and her eight-year old son, who have arrived in New York to start a new life, finds the two of them drawing parallels between their new urban community and memories of the Bedouin village where Hend was raised. This is the story of a struggling writer in a new country whose life history exemplifies the difficulties of displacement and exile. Set in New York's Brooklyn Heights and told by a reluctant immigrant to the U.S., it offers surprising parallels between Bedouin Egypt and New York City as it unfolds the relationship between mother and son struggling in a new culture.



Library News


        The library has several new databases for the public to explore. You must have a Kansas library card to access these databases. Kansas library cards are available at the library. Click on databases on the right sidebar and look for this icon to find them.


        Congratulations! The Vickers building in Haysville has been added to the National Register of Historic Places after previously being added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places. Click here for more information about the building.


        Every year, the State Library of Kansas selects 15 books as Kansas Notable Books. We have these books on display at the library for check out. For more information about these books, click here to go to the State Library's website.



Upcoming Events


      The next will be on Saturday, February 29th starting at 10:30 AM till around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games.

      Some of the games we play:

      • Smash Up
      • Lords of Waterdeep
      • Pandemic
      • Ticket to Ride
      • Forbidden Desert
      • Munchkin
      • Sushi Go!
      • And many more...




      On Monday, March 2nd, we will be having our first Spring Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. In 1990, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian revolution. Now he finds himself running a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C. His only companions are two fellow African immigrants, a Congolese waiter and a Kenyan engineer, who share his feelings of frustration with and bitter nostalgia for their home continent. Told in a haunting and powerful first-person narrative that casts the streets of Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa throught Sepha's eyes, this novel illuminates what it means to lose a family and country - and what it takes to create a new home.




      On Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM, the Haysville Horticulture Club will be having their monthly meeting. It will be held in the community room. Find them on Facebook.



      On Tuesday, March 10th, we will be hosting a Medicare Seminar here at the library. It will be at 6:00 PM and will be in the community room.




          On Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM the LEGO Club will be meeting in the Young Adults area of the library. You don't have to sign up, just show up to play and build things with LEGOs. The LEGO Club is made possible through a grant from SCKLS. Creations will be put on display in the library until the next month's LEGO Club meeting.



        Once again on Saturday, March 14th, 3.14, the Friends of the Library will have a Pie Sale for Pi Day! There will be homemade pies as well as other fresh baked pies. Pie will be available by the slice as well as whole pies, cups of coffee will also be available. The sale will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM or until the pies run out.



        The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, March 14th, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. You can also find the Genealogy Group on Facebook.



        On Monday, March 16th, we will be having our second Spring Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: What is the What by Dave Eggers. This moving novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the thousands of Lost Boys of Sudan, who fled on foot to escape the death squads of militias overtaking their villages. They walked hundreds of miles, evading threats from goverment bombers, wild animals, and enviromental dangers to reach a place where they could live in freedom. Many of these boys, like Valentino, were settled in the United States, where new challenges tried their resilience. This novel describes, through one man's experiences, the extraordinary circumstances of the transitions Lost Boys endured.




      We will be showing a St. Patrick's Day Movie on Tuesday, March 17th at 2:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Darby O'Gill and the Little People. More information can be found out at the library.



      The next will be on Saturday, March 28th starting at 10:30 AM till around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games.

      Some of the games we play:

      • Smash Up
      • Lords of Waterdeep
      • Pandemic
      • Ticket to Ride
      • Forbidden Desert
      • Munchkin
      • Sushi Go!
      • And many more...




        On Monday, April 6th, we will be having our third Spring Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: Open City by Teju Cole. Cole's novel examines identity, dislocation, and history in the streets of Manhattan, where a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past, meeting people from different cultures during his journey from Brussels, and back to the Nigeria of his youth.




      On Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 PM, the Haysville Horticulture Club will be having their monthly meeting. It will be held in the community room. Find them on Facebook.



      On Thursday, April 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM the LEGO Club will be meeting in the Young Adults area of the library. You don't have to sign up, just show up to play and build things with LEGOs. The LEGO Club is made possible through a grant from SCKLS. Creations will be put on display in the library until the next month's LEGO Club meeting.



      The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, April 11th, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. You can also find the Genealogy Group on Facebook.



      Our next movie that we will be showing is on Monday, April 13th at 2:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Rise of the Guardians. More information can be found out at the library.



      On Tuesday, April 14th, we will be hosting a Medicare Seminar here at the library. It will be at 6:00 PM and will be in the community room.




          Friday, April 17th from 10:00 AM until midnight is the Haysville Community Library's 40th Annual Readathon. At midnight, the readathon will be followed with a soup and salad supper. Celebrate your freedom to read and sign up for a time to read at the library.



              On Monday, April 20th, we will be having our last Spring Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy. The story of Hend and her eight-year old son, who have arrived in New York to start a new life, finds the two of them drawing parallels between their new urban community and memories of the Bedouin village where Hend was raised. This is the story of a struggling write in a new country whose life history exemplifies the difficulties of displacement and exile. Set in New York's Brooklyn Heights and told by a reluctant immigrant to the U.S., it offers surprising parallels between Bedouin Egypt and New York City as it unfolds the relationship between mother and son struggling in a new culture.




                  The next will be on Saturday, April 25th starting at 10:30 AM till around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games.

                  Some of the games we play:

                  • Smash Up
                  • Lords of Waterdeep
                  • Pandemic
                  • Ticket to Ride
                  • Forbidden Desert
                  • Munchkin
                  • Sushi Go!
                  • And many more...




                  Come to the library on Monday, May 4th to celebrate Star Wars Day! There will be activities available and at 5:30 PM we will be showing the movie Star Wars (1977). More information can be found out at the library.



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Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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210 S Hays
Haysville, KS 67060
Ph: 316/524-5242
Fax: 316/524-0142
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