Rice County Sterling Library

 

Sterling Free
Public Library

(620) 278-3191 • 138 N. Broadway • Sterling, KS 67579

               

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Downtown

 

Sterling

 
Table in Library

 

Hours

Monday-Friday
10:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday
1:00-6:00PM (September - April)

 

Materials Available

  • Reading AreaOver 18,534 books of all types
  • 75 Magazine subscriptions (3 year retention)
  • 350 Rotating Book Collection from SCKLS
  • Audio-Visual Collection: videos, books-on-tape

     

  • Newspapers: Sterling -Bulletin (local paper) on micro-film 1877 - 2004, Lyons Daily News, Hutchinson News

    Card Catalog Online

    Book shelves

    Programs

    • Storytime - for children 3-5, Fall & Spring Sessions
    • Summer Reading Program - preschool through 5th grade and 6th through high school 
    • Interlibrary Loan - Access to materials from libraries throughout the United States.

     

    Services

    Photocopying    Voter Registration
    Slide Projector    Tax Forms
    Meeting Room    Internet Access
  • Librarian: Shirley Kenyon

    Assistant Librarians: Catherine Shigo and Ashley Earle

     

    History

    The first library in Sterling was a combination firehouse, jail, and library in the 100 block of West Main Street. Annie Walton, the librarian from 1914-1951, secured a $10,000 Andrew Carnegie grant in 1916. The Sterling Free Public Library was built in 1917 - one of the last Carnegie libraries built in Kansas. An addition, which doubled the size of the original building, was built in 1982 with a gift from the Anne Dilley estate.

    Member, South Central Library System
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    Main Street Sterling
    (620) 278-2099
    136 S. Broadway
    Sterling, KS 67579
            Chamber of Commerce
    (620) 278-3727
    112 S. Broadway
    Sterling, KS 67579

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