Welcome, Baby!

Thayer FRC City Library is excited to announce a new program for 2019.

The Welcome Baby Program will provide newborn residents of Thayer with board books, library information, and small gifts.

We need your help in letting us know about any newborns in the Thayer area.

  • Please call (620) 839-5646 during our business hours,
  • contact us on Facebook,
  • leave a message on our website, thayerfriday.mykansaslibrary.org,
  • email us at thayerfrc@embarqmail.com
  • stop by the library.

*We will need to know if this is first child.

January 2019 Newsletter

A great way to start a new year is with new services and offerings at the library!  If you have driven by the library lately, you have noticed the two pretty new benches.  On the East side of the building, between the sign and the book drop, we have installed the first of three little free libraries.  The other two should be installed soon.   Inside the building, we have put up the new quick charging station for people to charge their devices while at the library.  This station will accommodate both Apple and android devices, including tablets.

As a library we have books and movies for our patrons, but we are also an information center.  We have access to many databases (think interactive encyclopedias) that cover many different subjects.  We offer printed information that is free to take if you need it.  We are also able to direct you to various websites and organizations that can help you solve any number of issues.  Now with the Hoopla Streaming service, we are available at the touch of an app.  We have heard several positive reviews of the service from those patrons who have downloaded it.

We try to help Thayer citizens grow and thrive in their community.  If there is any service, that you feel would benefit Thayer, please let us know.


Digital Movies, Music and More – Instantly Available – 24/7 – Free with your Library Card!

We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for being a loyal library cardholder of  Thayer FRC City Library! We appreciate that you have found value in the many materials, services and programs we offer our community, and we wanted to let you know that you are appreciated!

We are excited to announce hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or smartphone!


With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.


It just works!


On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming.


We really love this service because it is easy to use and provides our library patrons instant access (again, with no waiting!!) to any titles they have interest in. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 5 titles per month at this time.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit https://www.hoopladigital.com. For more information, visit hoopladigital.com/help.

Thanks again for your patronage and support over the years! We hope you enjoy hoopla digital and look forward to your feedback!

Most Sincerely,

Thayer FRC City Library


December 2018 Newsletter

Hoopla is here! You can now download the app and begin streaming up to five check outs a month.  You need to use your library card number for your user ID.  Please stop by the library if you have questions or need help.

The Christmas Angel Tree is up at the library.  There are still angels left to adopt.  The gifts need to be returned by Dec. 19th.

The Little Free Libraries are in the final stages of construction and should be mounted soon, just in time for Christmas.

Soon we will have the multi-device charging station mounted and ready to use.  This station can charge up to 8 devices at one time.  It can charge Apple phones, Ipads, smart phones, and other personal devices.  It is totally free to use during library hours.  Never run out of battery life again.

Merry Christmas to all!

November 2018 Newsletter

A new service will be coming to the library soon.  It is a streaming service called Hoopla.  Our patrons will be able to download movies, TV shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics to any of their devices.  There are 650,000 items available with no holds or waiting times.  Patrons will access the service using their library card number.  If you no longer have your card or need to sign up for a library card, please come see us at the library.  We can get you fixed up and ready for this new service.  We are still waiting to find out just when the service will be operational.  We will keep you informed.  Watch our Facebook page and our website for updates!

November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month.  Library staff will be visiting preschools and daycares in and around Thayer to read this year’s pick.  We encourage all parents, grandparents, and care providers to read often to the young people in their lives.  No baby is too young or no child too old to listen to a story read by a person important in his/her life.  Reading to children can have an enormous impact.

We continue working on our Little Free Libraries.  They should be ready to mount in the coming weeks.  We have piles of books ready to fill them, thanks to generous donations from the community.  Soon, you won’t have to wait until the library is open to change the book you have just finished for a different one.   We appreciate the support we have received for this project.

After Thanksgiving, we will be setting up the Angel Tree in our main room.  We so enjoy hosting this.  It is wonderful to see the community support and generosity during the Christmas season. Speaking of the Christmas season, the Thayer Christmas Drawing will be Sunday, December 2nd at 4:15 in the City Building.

We continue to offer the community services we believe help make life easier and more enjoyable; computers, printer, fax machine, books, movies, TV series, magazines, audio books, laminating, and meeting room with computer projector.  Visit us soon!

October 2018 Newsletter

Progress continues on our Little Free Library project.  Thanks to everyone who has come to help.  All three of the libraries are together.  We just need to put roofs on them and do the finishing touches.  We hope to have them mounted and placed soon.  Once they are set, the people of Thayer are encouraged to take a book and leave another book.  It is the same concept as our “free book” bench at the library.  Now you can help yourself any time of day or night at any of the three locations.

We have mentioned how fortunate we are to have received funds from the State Library to purchase Kansas Notable Books.  It is time to introduce the books to the Thayer community.  We will have an open house/book talk Monday, October 22nd at 5:30.  We will be serving refreshments.  So come and hear a little about each of these award-winning books.  Remember every book was written by a Kansas author or is about some aspect of Kansas.  These books were also chosen for this award by Kansas readers and the Kansas State Librarian.

October means Halloween!  The plans are already made for the annual Trunk or Treat!  Cars should start arriving on Neosho Street after 5 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 31st.  There will be free food, hot chocolate and Candy!!!  Don’t forget to visit the library.   We have a free book for the first one hundred trick or treaters.  We have candy, too.  This is such a great community event.  Don’t miss it!

We would like to remind everyone of the services offered here at the library.  We have computers, printer/copier/scanner, fax machine, books, interlibrary loans, DVD’s, audio books, and so much more!  If you haven’t been in for a while, you should come check us out!

September 2018 Newsletter


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program.  We have 16 kids who reached their goal of reading at least 20 books this summer.  We also had a record number of adults who signed up for the adult program.

The Little Free Library project continues to move forward.  The material sot make the libraries has been purchased and the pieces cut.  Now we heed to assemble them, paint them, and install them.  We would like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and support.  We should have everything done by the end of the month.  The library board voted to dedicate one of the libraries to Ted and Anita Ohmart for their long service to the community and to the library.

The rummage sale at the library went well. We raised several hundred dollars which we can put toward purchasing more outdoor seating at the library.  We will replace the aging flower box with a new bench and maybe add another bench to the front of the library.

Homecoming is here and we are excited to offer free books to the community.  Come on in and buy some cookies, too.  We will have free ice pops for all of the kids.  Stop on by!

Contest!– Contest!- Contest!- Contest!

The Thayer Friday Reading Club is going to have a contest during the Road to the Final Four.  In this newsletter you will find a bracket.  Fill out the bracket and return it to the library with your $5.00 entry fee by March 17th.  We will be giving points for every game chosen correctly.  At the end of the tournament, the person with the most points will win 50% of the money collected in the contest.  Please put the final number of points that you think will be scored in the championship game on your bracket.  If there is a tie, we will use this number to break the tie.  The person with the most points, or if needed, total number of points in the championship game will win.  We will also be selling munchies.

March 2018 Newsletter

Some of you may have noticed that the library didn’t hold its annual chocolate sale this year.  We thought we would try something different this spring.  We will be having a March Madness Munchies Moneymaker!  The Thayer FRC City Library board and the Friday Reading Club will be working together to prepare snacks and goodies just in time for the NCAA basketball tournament.  We will be offering so much more than just chocolate.  We will have snack mixes, caramel popcorn, breads, cookies, cracker spreads, etc.  They will all be packaged and ready to sell. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 24th from 11-1.

We are also sponsoring a 50/50 fundraiser with the bracket.  (There is more information on that in the Neighborly News.)  Come in often to check our large wall bracket to keep up with the standings in the tournament.  Who doesn’t love college basketball?!  While you watch the games, we will fix your snacks!

We will use all funds raised to purchase children’s books for the summer reading program.  We always have such great participation for our program, and those kids can really read those books.  Last summer, they read more than 1000 books!  It can be expensive providing new material for them to read every year.  We would like to thank you in advance for your support, and we hope you have fun with our new activities!

February Newsletter

Tax season is fast approaching, and the library is here to help.  We no longer offer paper copies of tax forms, but we do have computers and a printer.  If you need some place to print off a W-2 form or a computer to file your taxes on line, we are here.  Remember that we are now open until 6pm on Tuesdays for your convenience.

We have a few new books to offer our patrons.  The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck, Two Kinds of Truth by Micheal Connelly, and Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark.  We have many new DVD’s, both regular movies and TV series.  Titles include: Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Dark Tower, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Atomic Blonde, Wind River, Kidnap, Home Again, Victoria & Abdul, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, American Assassin, Home Invasion, and Waiting.  Some of the TV series are; Vikings, Game of Thrones, Longmire, Orange is the New Black, Friends, Supergirl, The Flash, and many more.  You will have to stop by and see if we have your favorites.

We would like to remind everyone that we are able to order almost any book, movie, or TV series if we don’t have it here.  This is just one of the services we offer the citizens of Thayer.  We have computers, printer/copier, fax machine, laminator, magazines, rotation books, free public information, computer training, meeting room with a computer projector, free wi-fi, and more.  If you can think of a service or need that the community has, let us know.  We may be able to help.  See you at the Library!