City Staff   City Officials
Doug Benson- City Maintenance Department
Patti Brace- City Clerk
Nancy Royer- Deputy Clerk
Carol Atkins Ray- Assistant to the Clerks
  Curt Miller- Mayor
Council Members:
Steve Schrag- President,
Neal Slack, Stan Stucky, Kyle Larson, Steve Vogt
The City Office is the center of various municipal functions, such as water and sewer utilities and city government. Our city government consists of a mayor and five member council.
Library Staff   Library Board Members
Patti Brace- Director
Nancy Royer- Librarian
Carol Atkins Ray- Librarian
  Dan Jones- Chairperson
Janice White- Vice-Chairperson, Chris Seefeldt- Secretary/Treasurer, Sharon Moore, Shelli Hines, Connie McClellan, Bill Stucky- Members
Mission of the Library
The Pretty Prairie Library is dedicated to serving area patrons and providing an atmosphere of learning and enjoyment.
The Pretty Prairie Public Library is a member of the South Central Kansas Library System. Visit Blue Skyways or check out your Online Catalog

The Pretty Prairie Public Library services a large rural population, as well as the citizens of Pretty Prairie. The library recently automated its collection and offers local on-line cataloging, as well as databases such as the Kansas Main Catalog, Kansas Blue Skyways Database Resources, Online Computer Library Center, and the Health and Wellness Resource Center. Books and materials are checked out for a two week period, followed by another two week renewal. Patrons with overdue books are charged $.05 per day per item, and $.25 per day per movie or DVD.

The Pretty Prairie Library offers the following services and materials:

  • Books

  • DVD's and video cassettes

  • Audio books on tape and CD's

  • Reference materials

  • Various newspapers- Ninnescah Valley News, Hutchinson News, Kingman Journal, Wichita Eagle

  • Over 50 periodical magazine subscription including People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Western Horseman, McCalls, Good Housekeeping, and many more

  • Summer Reading and Prairie Tots

  • Interlibrary Loan Services

  • Public Access computers with Internet service provided

  • All of these services are offered to our patrons at no charge





We are proud to be a vital part of our community and to be the center of many local activities. The Pretty Prairie Public Library was formed in 1945 as a civic project of the Pretty Prairie Study Club. The Study Club members took turns being the librarian until later, when it became a city library at the general election in 1949, it was able to hire a librarian. After 4 relocations, including a weigh station at the Collingwood Grain Elevator, the Library remains at it its present location on Main Street, in a building acquired by the City to accommodate both City Offices and the Library. The contributions of the Booster Club, Lions Club, the State Bank, the Pretty Prairie Study Club, the Beta Club, EHU units and individual donations have made our library building, collection and equipment purchases possible over the years.

119 W. Main
Pretty Prairie, Kansas 67570-0068
Interlibrary Loan E-Mail ~Library Services