Friends of the Library present The Harvey Girls,
Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Rossville Community Library.

The presentation by Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay, author and historian and professor at Kansas State University will explore the adventures of the pioneering young women known as the “Harvey Girls.” Fred Harvey opened a cafe to the travelers in Topeka on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line. Single women were recruited to work in Harvey House restaurants from Kansas to California, the 1880’s to the 1950’s, more than 100,000 women proudly wore the black and white uniform. Come to hear the great history of how these restaurants and adventurous women changed the West.

The Fall Social Event is an annual Friends of the Library event to raise money to support the needs of the library.  Cocktail hour and appetizers (inspired by Harvey House menus) will be served at
6:00 pm. The Harvey Girls presentation will begin at 7:00 pm.  The event is open to the public, but adults only, please. A donation of $20.00 per person is appreciated, a portion of your donation is tax-deductible.
The Harvey Girls presentation is made possible through a grant from Humanities Kansas.

To reserve your ticket stop by the library or you can always donate at the door. 

Rossville Community Library Welcomes New Director

Rossville Community Library Welcomes New Director


September 4, 2018

Rossville, KS – Please join the Rossville Community Library Board in welcoming new Library Director Christi McKenzie. As Director, Christi will bring more than two decades of service in Rossville schools and a lifetime of contributions to the Rossville community.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what new ideas Christi brings to the Rossville Community Library. She has always been an active member of the community, and we’re excited to have her join our library team,” said Board member Sarene McCrory. Christi said she looks forward to the opportunity to “build upon the strength of programs … and connect and listen to the needs of patrons.”

Christi begins her new role September 4, 2018. Make a point to come by Rossville Community Library or reach out to Christi to welcome her and offer your support to her as the library enters its next era of commitment to the Rossville area.


Summer Programs Brochure

We’ve got some great kids and adult programs planned this summer. Check out our brochure in the link below. You can register by emailing; calling us at 785-584-6454; or by stopping in at the library.

2018 Summer Programs Brochure

Friends Book Sale

Free Tax Preparation

Due to volunteer availability, we have limited hours for tax preparation this year. The good news is that we will be open two Saturdays and have four-six, experienced tax preparers when we are open. No appointments or time slots will be scheduled. The days are first come, first served, and the doors will open promptly at 9:00, but not before.

Don’t forget there are other free VITA tax prep sites in Shawnee County that are happy to help you.

Click the link below to see the full flyer for other locations.

2018 ABC VITA Flyer

Our location at Rossville will be open:
Saturday, February 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.