The Lincoln Library is located in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, a town of about 2,000 people in south central Kansas. Medicine Lodge is in the northern part of Barber County and is the county seat. The library owns about 18,000 items, including books, movies, and audiobooks, available to be checked out; it subscribes to 6 newspapers and 30 magazines. Magazines are retained for one year. Also available are eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Sunflower eLibrary. Lincoln Library is a Service Center of the South Central Kansas Library System.

Mission Statement

Lincoln Library will enrich the quality of life for the Medicine Lodge community and outlying areas by providing library resources for information, learning, and recreation. We support lifelong learning and advancement of skills for all ages with an up-to-date collection and technology services and programs.

Goals

The goals of the Lincoln Library shall be:

  • To keep a current and relevant collection.
  • To serve as the primary resource center for the area.
  • To support and enhance educational, civic, and cultural activities.
  • To assess community needs and provide programming to meet those needs.
  • To serve all members of Medicine Lodge and the surrounding area, those within the state of Kansas and all others who require our services.
  • To use creativity, enthusiasm, and kindness in all that we do.

Staff

Doris Sorg, Library Director
Judy McCullough, Library Assistant/ILL Specialist
Mallory Rausch, Program Specialist
Sharon Bishop, Library Aide
Audrey Bowen, Library Aide
Olivia Worsham, Library Aide
Arrowhead West, Custodial Services

Board of Trustees

Melissa Mixon, President
Brenda Hrencher, Vice-President
Tom Carr, Treasurer
Kelly Long, Secretary
Kandace Worsham
Audrey Martin
Mary Hill

Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the library meeting room. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe how the board works.