History of
Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library

The Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library was built and dedicated in 1969. A gift from Mrs. Ida Long Goodman, a former teacher, principal, and Stafford County superintendent made the facility possible.

A complete community learning and cultural center has been developed through the cooperation of the City Library Board, the USD 350 Board of Education, faculty, and students, and patrons of the community. The library is owned and operated by the St. John-Hudson School District No. 350. The St. John City Library Board and the USD 350 School Board jointly govern the library.

Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library was the first school/community library in Kansas and is a member of the South Central Kansas Library System.