Sponsored by the Golden Plains Credit Union
The Hesston Public Library Board of Trustees sponsor today at the library in honor of Director Libby Albers, who recently completed her Master of Library Science degree through Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM).
Please join us in congratulating her. Great work, Libby!
The Library Board developed the Day Sponsor idea in 2012 as a way of helping the library “go the extra mile.” The library’s tax revenues support regular operations, but day sponsorships allow the library to go above and beyond in the areas of collections, programming and technology.
Honorees are recognized at the library, online, and in the local newspaper, and at a small reception at the library. Day Sponsors also receive recognition through collection items in the library being designated in honor of the celebrated event/person/organization.
Contact the library if you would like to sponsor a day at the library!
Grief Resources at the Hesston Public Library
Reactions and recovery may take many forms. Please let us help connect you with
stories and information during this challenging time.
We have stories to help discuss:
- Peace & kindness
- Separation anxiety
- Being afraid
- A loved one’s traumatic stress
- Death and saying goodbye
- Faith-guided healing
Join us on Tuesday, April 28th at 5 PM to hear how you can “Connect to a Global Community.”
TEENS: Do you have what it takes?
Find out at the Hesston Public Library on Monday, April 20th at 2 PM. (Its free and you don’t have school!)
Whose cake will reign supreme?
*Pre-register at the library! (620-327-4666)
**You must be at least 13 and no more than 17 to play!
25 Years – Beyond the Rubble
Walk through the Hesston neighborhoods in the path of the March 13, 1990 tornado by following the orange flags. The trailheads are located at Mennonite Brethren Church (610 West Randall Street) and Central National Bank (711 E Lincoln Blvd).
Tornado Trail Map FINAL 2015
Please Use Caution when crossing Old 81, the Railroad Tracks, Main Street and Ridge Road.
Path will be marked throughout March 2015.
For the 25 years since the storms of March 13, 1990, the Hesston community has rebuilt, grown and thrived. As part of this important anniversary, the Hesston Community Foundation, the Hesston Public Library, Hesston College and the Hesston Record, with additional support from Hesston Mennonite Church and USD 460 have coordinated several public events:
- Walk the Path: March 7 – 22
Retrace the path of the March 13, 1990 tornado by following the orange flags placed in the community by the Hesston College Disaster Management Students. The Path will be marked throughout March.
- Share the Memories: Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM
@Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 South Main Street, Hesston
View the Dean Alison video and hear from various community members who were very involved in the hours immediately following the storm. Light refreshments and time for sharing personal experiences following the presentation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
- Record the Story: March 12 – March 13
An oral historian will be present at the Hesston Public Library giving the public an opportunity to record their experiences to library’s Special Collections archive. Please schedule your time before arriving by calling 620-327-4666.
- Hesston USD 460 Students: Friday, March 13
Several community members will share their experiences at various times in each of the three school buildings.
- Twister Twila & the Rodeo Queen Weds., March 18, 1:00 PM
Join us for a tornado-themed story time at the Hesston Public Library and a special program from Abbey Pomeroy, Hesston’s own Miss Rodeo Kansas 2015.
As part of this important anniversary, the Hesston Public Library has digitized the photographs, personal reflections, letters, videos and other documents collected after the storm. The Digitized Special Collections can be viewed at: http://hesston.digitalsckls.info.
Anyone with questions about the 25th Anniversary events is encouraged to contact the library at 620-327-4666 or firstname.lastname@example.org