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It has been a long time coming.  It’s finally here.  Thanks to a generous donation in memory of Adele and Harold Taylor, the Peabody Township Library has started a website where anybody can digitally search the Peabody Gazette Bulletin.  To access the site, go to the website listed below and follow the directions.

http://peabody.advantage-preservation.com/

You can also find a link to this website on the right side of this page under the caption “links” and then “Digital Archive of Peabody Township Library”

Currently, only papers from July 2004 through December 2009 are available.  Keep an eye on this site because during 2013, it will grow substantially as additional papers are added.  It is hoped that the entire history of the Peabody Gazette Bulletin from 1874 through 2012 will be available to digital researchers around the world before Christmas 2013!

Other items to add to this site are being considered.  If you have suggestions, please e-mail the library at peabodytownshiplibrary@gmail.com

The first Food Safety Certification class will be offered at the Peabody Township Library on Monday, September 26, 2011.  The class uses the ServSafe food safety instruction developed by the National Restaurant Association and distributed by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association.  The class will be taught by the Library Director, Rodger Charles who has been a certified food safety instructor since 2008.  The class teaches many areas of food handling and safety tips to prevent food becoming contaminated and decreasing the likelihood of food born illnesses.  The class is recommended for anyone working in the food service industry.  Upon successful completion of the class, and passing the required written test, participants will receive a certificate in food safety which is valid for 3 years and recognized in all 50 states.  The class will be taught by appointment only.  If you are interested in participating in the food safety training, contact Library Director Rodger Charles for pricing and availability.

Rodger L. Charles, Library Director

Rodger Charles, Library Director for the Peabody Township Library.  Come grow with us and rediscover your Library.

Donations Appreciated

Ann Potter Room after reconstruction

The Ann Potter Room, which is a large meeting place located in the basement of the library, is ready for use.  The construction is complete.  Donations from the community were necessary to make it possible for the basement to be used for community events.

Several generous donations were given   The room can be booked for events by calling the Library at (620) 983-2502.

Ann Potter Memorial Meeting Room before renovation


Carnegie Library History

Peabody Kansas Carnegie Library

Check out the History of YOUR Peabody Library site with links to more information.  How did the Peabody Library get in Peabody, Kansas?  The Peabody Gazette-Bulletin from 1913 and 1914 help answer the question.  See Articles from the Peabody newspaper.

More information is planned to be added in the future, so please come back again!

Memories and stories may be submitted.

Help YOUR Library grow!

Make suggestions

If you have ideas of books or materials you would like the Peabody Library to have, please tell the Librarian.  There are suggestions slips available too.

YOUR suggestions will be considered by the Director and the Library board.  Thank you.

Library Wish List

Your Library really needs your help!

With funds becoming more scarce, your library could use:

Copy Paper 8.5″ X 11″, 13 gal. and 4 gal. trashcan liners, Large padded Manila Mailing envelopes for mailing books, Toilet Paper,  Clear Packing tape 3″ and 1.5″, Kitchen Serving Utensils, Hanging File Folders, Hot laminator, Digital Camera with download cables, 6′ plastic Tables, plastic folding chairs, Table and Chair Rack, printing toner for HP Laserjet 4100n, printing toner for HP Color Laserjet 3600n, and a Konica Minolta Page Pro 1390mf, and as always, donations for NEW BOOKS AUDIO BOOKS, CD’s and DVD’s!  All assistance will be greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, call the library at (620) 983-2502

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