The Cawker City Public Library was started in 1874 by a group of local businessmen with books kept in a local law office. It was turned over to the women of the town and incorporated as the Hesperian Library in 1884, making it one of the oldest in the state of Kansas.
The library is open six days a week with varying hours and gives space to the North Central Kansas Genealogical Society. The current librarian is Stacy Koster
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The North Central Kansas Genealogical Society was organized in September, 1977. It is located in the Paris room upstairs in the Cawker City Public Library. The goal of the society is to continue the collection of family histories and records of the pioneers of our area. The society provides information on many counties in Kansas with resources from Mitchell, Jewell, Osborne, and Smith counties, including books, cemetery records, newspapers, and microfilm of some censuses and many indexes. There are several self help books and books of New England records.
Queries are answered with a self addressed stamped envelope with a charge for copies. The address is:
The North Central Kansas Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Cawker City, Kansas 67430
Contacts: Dorothy Reiling in Cawker City.-----Tel: 785-781-4303
Ray Terry in Glen Elder,-------------Tel: 785-545-3284
Membership in the society is open to anyone trying to preserve our history. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month. Visitors are always welcome
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