|Gail Santy, Department Head
|Ron Sanders, Driver
The CKLS Rotating Truck visits member libraries six times a year. The Rotating Collection contains more than 13,000 popular adult and children's books, audio books, and video games for libraries to lend to their patrons.
CKLS Rotating Books Service:
- Encourages and welcomes suggestions from librarians and readers for additions to the collection.
- Supplements local collections for System libraries.
The Rotating Books Service provides current and popular reading to patrons by extending and supplementing the permanent collection of the libraries.
The librarian of the local library selects the books from the rotating van on each rotation. In an effort to keep the books rotating through the system, libraries are encouraged to exchange all the books on each visit.
Non-Pathfinder Central Library Rotating Book Procedures
Information about the CKLS Rotating Truck:
Exterior width: 96”
Overall length: 25’
Overall Height: Approximately 11’ including rooftop air conditioner
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 14, 050 lbs.
Chassis: Ford E450 Super Duty Commercial Cutaway
Fuel Tank: 55-gallon capacity
17’ Cutaway Aluminum Body, includes 36” cab-over attic
Propane gas heat with 35 lb. capacity tank
Chassis driven A/C roof mounted in rear cargo area
Cabinetry is poplar core, 5-ply birch wood with Formica countertops.
12VCD/120VAC to meet operational load requirements
Vehicle alternator, 4, 6-volt deep cycle batteries, shoreline for charging
Solar Panel System: 4 AM-100-30DR solar panel system all roof mounted and wired to deliver charging current to auxiliary battery band.
Chassis—3 years/36,000 miles
Body– 2 years limited warranty
Background Photo by John D. Morrison, prairievistas.com
Books by Mail
|Gail Santy, Department Head
|Diedre Mapes, Reader's Advisor
"Dig that crazy paperback!"
We extend our library services to the unserved rural residents by lending books through the U.S. Postal Service.
We mail out a catalog of mysteries, westerns, romances, how-tos, nonfiction, etc. to the registered residents in our region. Anyone living in a town in the Central Kansas Library System area that does not have a library, or anyone in the same area living on a rural route, is entitled to register to receive the catalog and use these services. People who have received this catalog can order books. We mail the books and pay postage both ways.
If you would like to receive a catalog in the mail, please contact the Books-by-Mail Department.
To sign up, call us at 620-792-4865 and ask for Books by Mail.
Books by Mail patrons receive a new bookmark each month, created by the Reader's Advisor. Bookmarks vary from author spotlights to lists of new books, or highlights of particular genres, and much more. Feel free to print these and give them to your patrons, or create your own! To view archived Books by Mail bookmarks, click on the links below:
Ask A Librarian
Gail Santy, Department Head
The CKLS Reference Service:
- Answers reference requests received from rural patrons and member librarians.
- Provides member librarians with appropriate lists of reference materials, incorporating procedures for cooperative collection development when applicable.
- Trains member librarians to use reference materials and respond appropriately to user requests for information.
CKLS reference service provides information to member librarians in response to specific user requests. The reference consultant also provides continuing education, leadership and guidance in improving local library reference service. Librarians in member libraries are encouraged to provide reference service to their patrons.