Sincere thanks to all who have given so generously to support the Macksville City Library. 

Your gifts make our library and our community stronger! 

Below is a list of  recent gifts to the library:

*Donations to our building fund from: Memorials for F. Doug Lamb, listed below.  Gift in memory of Lewellyn Hiatt given by Glen and Cindy Wood.  Father’s Day Gift honoring Doug Lamb, from Nita & DG Keenan. Memorials for Wanda Lee Grizzell from Doug & Linda Lamb and Glen & Cindy Wood. Memorials for Bill Soerries and Jerry Williamson given by Glen & Cindy Wood. Gifts from Milt Commons and  Charles and Jayne Suiter. Memorial given in honor of Walter Swafford by Doug & Linda Lamb.  Christmas Gifts in honor of David & Kay Banks, Don & Sybil Vosburgh, and Mike & Jana Lamb. Memorial given in memory of Billy Lock. Memorial given in honor of Donald K. Peterson by Doug & Linda Lamb. Donations from the Barbecue Benefit (see below), Gifts in memory of Carolyn Breitenbach given by: Freda Helwig, Jackie Wingerd, Les & Barb Deighton, Fiedellas & Martha Loy, and Tracy & Debra Bright. Memorial for Bonnie Miller given by Doug & Linda Lamb.  Christmas Gift in honor of Don & Sybil Vosburgh; gifts from Ron & Arnita Schultz, Larry & Reba Adams, Kent & Connie Lamb, Karen Wellman, Larry & Lyn Fenwick, Macksville’s Vacation Bible School Kids 2012 & 2013, Judy Shepard, Brad & Kara Lock, Grace United Methodist Church ($3,292.65), Doug Lamb, MCL Library Board Members & Librarians, Deb Smith & Rosewood, Emma Stimatze (Nepal mission bracelets), &  Anonymous (some wanting to share blessings they’ve received) plus gifts in memory of Fern E. Higgins and memorials in honor of Ralph Soldan, Wayne Spencer, Dudley Emmons,  Peggy Susoeff, Charles E. Parks, and Darlene Mathes (listed below).  Our Capital Improvement Fund began with gifts from Irma Smith.

BUILDING FUND TOTAL,  SO FAR:  $57,620.07 (Amount needed? click here!)

*Thanks to all who gave memorials in honor of Doug Lamb… a farmer who strove to ‘sow seeds’ for future generations: Leon & Nora Sanders, Norman & Bonnie McVey, Eula Lock, Max & Winona Perkins, Randy & Debbie Suiter, Bill & Joni Bunker, Rodger & Carolyn Grizzell, Dick & Donnitta Plowman, Dale & Christie Pacey, Chester & Fay Fairbank

*”Thanks” to all who supported the Barbecue Benefit : Mary Bates & Jessica Coyle of JT Café, Cloverleaf 4-H, Eileen Loomis, Lynn Suiter, Deb Maseberg, Mary Ellen Soldan, Karen Spencer, Janet Hudson, Audrey Wright, Debbie Susoeff, Nicole Adams, Linda Pence, Jeannie Aves, and Linda & Rob Murrow for their donations of food and service! Plus, THANKS to all who gave to the Addition Fund.

*$100 from Pratt Walmart for our 2017 Summer Reading Program!

*Summer Reading Snacks from our local Girl Scout troop… sharing the generosity of others to benefit our community!

*$1,000 from Dollar General for our 2017 Summer Reading Program!

*$2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation given by Monsanto, thanks to SF County Farmers, Justin & Karen Vosburgh ($1,500 used for technology and programming & $1,000 added to our Building Fund!)

*$100 book donation given by Elaine Frack… instead of flowers that fade…

*Children’s book- Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor given by the Robb Suiter family…”In memory of Janice Nusser…. courageous and strong, her light shines on…”

*$1,500 from Dollar General for our 2016 Summer Reading Program!!!

* Many boxes of yummy Girl Scout cookies for our Summer Reading Program from Troop #12!

*$100 from Pratt Walmart for our 2016 Summer Reading Program

*Book Donations from: Hank Barstow, Marcia Suiter, Lyn Fenwick, Lance Lickiss, and Laurie Watkins.

*3 Roller Coaster books given by Elaine Frack, and the book, The Roller Coaster Kid, given by the Robb Suiter family, in memory of Larry Frack.

*Book “Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs” donated by the Robb Suiter family in honor of Blanche Hodson Hawes.

*”Thank You” Plate (loaded with cookies!) from the Cloverleaf 4-H club

*MHS Yearbooks from Connie Grizzell.

*Macksville Yearbooks, photos, and memorabilia from Elaine (Hudson) Frack.

*Memorial in honor of Karen (Tucker) Coblentz from Sherry (Prescott) Heyen.

*Building fund gift in memory of Darlene Mathes from Doug and Linda Lamb.

*Building fund gift in memory of Charles E. Parks given by Fie and Martha Loy.

*Peggy Susoeff is dearly missed at our little library; thank you for memorials given by: JR Swartz, Tracy & Debbie Bright, Delores Phillips, VIP Center, Jim McClure, Karen Spencer, Lola & Matthew Waters, Doyle & Peggy Wilson, Jerry & Kaye Paden, Mike & Jana Lamb, Doug & Linda Lamb, Carey & Pat Haner, Joyce Suiter, Randy & Debbie Suiter, Don & Carol Peterson, Glen & Cynthia Wood, Rick & Janet Hudson, Troy & Audrey Wright, Freda Helwig, Larry & Carol Tranbarger, Karen Wellman, Mary Ellen Soldan, G.S. Decker,  Robb & Jody Suiter family and Bruce & Eileen Loomis.

*Building fund gifts in memory of Dudley Emmons were given by: Glen & Cynthia Wood, Darrell & Natalie Wood.

*Those who gave memorials to our building fund in honor of Ralph Soldan: Zora Anderson, Dan & Faye Aves, Jeannie Aves, Bob & Marcia Bayless, Hal Berkley, Gerald & Kay Jean Bowman, Merle & Ann Eva Buckbee, Paul & Debbie Carroll, Alma Christenson & Cathy, Connie , Carma & Chris, Clay & Bonnie Christenson, Terry & Carol Christian, Les & Barb Deighton, David & Tracy Deighton, Dale & Sara Deighton, Tracy & Deb Bright, Mark & Dana Smith, Patsy Gullett, Doug & Linda Lamb Kent & Connie Lamb Mike & Jana Lamb, Ron & Connie Lynn, Bet & Jeanette McCormick, Lance & Joyce Miller, Ned & Lyn Oak, Jerry & Kaye Paden,  Don & Carol Peterson, Delores Phillips, Ron & Arnita Schultz, Gary & Nina Seibert, St John Natl. Bank, officer, directors & staff, Everett Sowers & Marilyn Koch, Karen Spencer, Gary & Maurine Stimatze, Adrian & Lynn Suiter, Joyce Suiter, Robb Suiter family, Bill & Cinda Unruh, Don & Sybil Vosburgh, Lola & Matthew Waters, Rick & Barbara White, Doyle & Peggy Wilson, Glen & Cynthia Wood, Wilbur & Shirley Wood, Chuck & Elaine Woolf.

*Memorials for Wayne Spencer went towards our building fund.  Wayne had a special place in his heart for children and for the Macksville community. The addition to the library will be a visible way to continue his legacy of caring and helping others.  Those who gave memorials are: Robert & Dedria Ashworth, Norma Jean Aves, Charles & Julie Bissell, Gerald & Kay Jean Bowman, Church of the Cross- Salina, KS, Fred & Bobby Clark, Kennie & Margery Clark, Jack & Linda Cooley, G.S. Decker, Kirk & Debbie Grizzell, Wanda Lee Grizzell, Pat Gullett, John & Tacy Hamm, David Harter, Freda Helwig, Rick & Janet Hudson, Milton John, Kenneth & Charlene Keen, Doug & Linda Lamb, Bruce & Eileen Loomis, Fie & Martha Loy, Macksville Fire Department, Gregg & Deborah Maseberg, Jerry & Ruth Miller, Mitch & Lisa Minnis, Jerry & Kaye Paden, Jim & Geneva Piland, Gerald Prescott, Ron & Arnita Schultz, Emerson & Jan Shields, Ralph & Mary Ellen Soldan, Ron & Marti, Ronbo, Ryan and Holly Spencer, Joe & Laura Stimatze, Adrian & Lynn Suiter, Joyce Suiter, Robb & Jody Suiter family, Larry & Carol Tranbarger, VIP Center, Henry & Lee Walker, Lola Waters and Matthew, Karen Wellman, Jerry & Jan Williamson, Doyle & Peggy Wilson, Rita Wilson, Glen & Cindy Wood, Wilbur & Shirley Wood, Troy & Audrey Wright family, Eric & Kim Hatch, Lynn & Jean Rundle, Kathy Kopfman, Ray & Judy Hutson, James & Valorie Higgins, Janice Higgins, Nancy Smith, Bill & Elsie Schaben, George & Debra Susoeff, Peggy Susoeff, Rita Gross, Clifford Moon, Roland & Janel Martin, Eileen Schmutz, Beverly Fenwick, Joann Patterson, Marvin Cossaart, David & Patricia Mills, Bobby & Linda Higgins, Bill & Charlene Spencer, Raymond Jr. Swartz, Alan & Roz Crane.

*$700 from the South Central Community Foundation for Fire Safety Programming and “Maintain Don’t Gain.”

*$100 Donation from the Macksville Recreation Commission to provide prize money for our Maintain Don’t Gain Program.

*$1,500 Summer Reading Grant from Dollar General!!!

*Stafford County Reading Challenge BINGO supporters: Bookends, Hutchinson; El Roys Pizza, Stafford; Quivira Insurance, Stafford; The Country Store, Macksville; Ida Long Goodman Library, Nora E. Larabee Library, Macksville City Library, & Macksville School Libraries. (Kindle Fire, Kindle White, gift certificates, books, money & prizes!)

*$120 Grant for Summer Reading Prize books from the State Library

*$80 donation for our 2014 Summer Reading Party from Pratt Walmart

*$130 grant + 30 shirts from the Kansas Wildscape Foundation for our Animal Program.

*$630 Grant from the South Central Community Foundation for “Maintain Don’t Gain” programming for adults & “Drink Think” programming for MGS.

*Kansas Dental Association; Dr. Joe Rosenberg, DDS; Dr. Grant Ringler: all donated toothbrushes for our Drink Think programming! Volunteers for Drink Think programming: Terri Renfro & Nutrition/Wellness students, Becky Filbert, Carolyn Dunn, Sydney Blanton (plus t-shirts from Stafford County EcoDevo), Byoung Lee, June Miller, Debbie Suiter, & Eileen Loomis.

*$805.90 Grant from the Golden Belt Community Foundation– for electronic readers for the library (a Kindle, a Nook, and an iPad), plus accessories and applications.

*Handcrafted stand and loaner table from Doug Lamb for our AWE Learning Station.

*$1,889.15  Summer Reading Grant from Dollar General!!!!!

*$130 grant + 30 shirts from the Kansas Wildscape Foundation for our Bird Program

*$75 donation for our 2013 Summer Reading Party from Pratt Walmart

*Scenic stove door painting by Don Tillery, given by Farol Tillery.

*Book donations from: Jackie Wingerd, Barb Deighton, Kayla Clowers, Dauna Herman, Dan Filbert, Peggy Susoeff, Freda Helwig, Tessa Lickiss, Lance Lickiss, Chris McMullen, Pat Scheck, Linda Murrow, Nicole Adams, Jim Doran, Gerald Bowman, Charles E. Parks, and Pat Gullett.

*Memorial Book: The Little Red Hen given by Jody Suiter in honor of Jane Mease.

*$500 grant from South Central Community Foundation for Maintain Don’t Gain and My-Plate healthy programming.

*$2,000 Summer Reading Grant in 2012  from Dollar General

*$75 donation for our 2012 Summer Reading Party from Pratt Walmart

*Art books from the DUC Library Program

*Memorial book for Brynlin Sanders from the Bruce & Eileen Loomis family.

*Money for children’s books in memory of Marcie Satterlee from Paulette Miller.

*$2,500 from America’s Farmers Grows Communities made possible by Justin & Karen Vosburgh.

*GUMC Sunday School Kids- Two children’s books,  one in memory of  Marcie Satterlee and one in memory of  Brynlin Sanders.

*Thanks to Secret Santas everywhere who support our library & our town in so many ways!

*Book Donations from: Larry & Reba Adams, Shirley Wood, Carolyn Breitenbach, Freda Helwig, Gerald Bowman,  & Deb Maseberg.

*Thanks to Larry & Lyn Fenwick for their amazing Oz presentation & books for the library.

*Thanks to Dan Renfro & O.K.Kids for making our ROCK program possible!

*For Macksville’s 125th celebration:  We received a Programming Grant from SCKLS for our Author Talk and Family Literacy Program.   Thanks to the MHS Kays and Kayettes for volunteering their time and talents at both events.  (especially Diego, Lezlie & Rachael for acting skills!)  Thanks to the Christian Church for the loan of the chairs & puppet theatre, and to the Susoeff’s & co. for delivering them to the library and park.  Thanks to Deb Smith and Rosewood for the quilt which was raffled off to help library addition fund.  Thanks to Melissa E. for reading the Spanish version of Little Red and to Mike & Kelly B. for reading another Little Red in dialogue style.   Thanks to the MHS art classes for the awesome artwork display!  And, thanks to Kathy H., Audrey A., Lynn S., Jill W., Robb S., and many others who assisted and supported this endeavor in so many ways!  And, last but not least, thanks to Cheryl Unruh for her participation and the donation of books for the library & door prizes!

*Summer Reading Grant from Dollar General for  $1,352.79.   We were able to purchase: a book cart, fun craft materials, inflatable globes for each child, and MANY amazing biography books!!!!

*Books and headphones from local author, Charley Neely.

*$60 from the Pratt Walmart for Summer Reading!

*$100 from Macksville’s Girl Scout Troop 12 for Summer Reading!

*Book donations from: Gerald Bowman, Freda Helwig, and Barb Garcia.

*Memorials for Elna Rothrock from: Norma Smith; Gregg & Deborah Maseberg; Bruce & Eileen Loomis; Joy Cudney; Hamm Bash; Chad & April Cleveland; Ed & Norma Fox; John & Leslie Green; Bill & Laura Maskus; Nelda Satterlee; Hamm Bash;  Les & Barb Deighton; David & Tracy Deighton; Tracy & Deb Bright; Mark & Dana Smith; Dale & Sara Deighton; Janet Marriott; Wayne & Karen Spencer; Hamm Auction & Real Estate; Marvin & Delores Phillips; Rita Sundet; Kirk & Debbie Grizzell; Wilbur & Shirley Wood; Chester & Wanda Lee Grizzell; Don & Carol Peterson; Darrell & Natalie Wood; Doug & Linda Lamb; Wilbert Bevan; Rick & Janet Hudson; Adrian & Lynn Suiter; Robb & Jody Suiter; Ron & Arnita Schultz; Johnston & Eisenhauer; Laubhan & Harbert, LC; Dale & Grayce Lucas; Wayne & Yolette Miller; Sharon Brack; Kent & Connie Lamb; Larry & Lyn Fenwick; Charles & Betty Sulzen; Leroy & Constance Graham; Mike & Arlene Casey; Joe & LuAnn Klein; Kathleen & Dean Hemphill; Bevery Baker, Mike & Ben.  Elna loved children, and this money will be used for children’s books and programming, honoring her memory and benefitting our youth  for generations to come!

*Memorial for Marcia Koeppen from Leonard & Shirley Bayer.

*Memorials for Keith O’Connor (MHS class of 1939) from Nancy Bascom Crosby and Linda Capriola.

*$750 grant  for Healthy Kids Programming from the South Central Community Foundation (used for books, a camera, boombox, cds, & food samples for multiple programs for the MGS pre-K and Kindergarten classes).  Healthy Kids programming also possible thanks to:  Stafford County Health Dept (for food pyramid and food examples), Amy Collins- KSU Extension Agent (guest reader & provided a dairy snack for the kids), Mary’s Kitchen (for paper sample cups), Vickie James- with Healthy Kids Challenge (for ideas & game/instructional materials) Eileen Loomis & Debbie Susoeff for time & assistance.

*Memorials for Lori Lamb (MHS class of 1977) from Bill & Jill Watkins, Cloverleaf 4-H Club, and the GUMC Sunday School Class.

*Interlibrary Loan Donation from Aaron B.

*Prizes, books, and/or money donations for summer reading from: Rita Wilson, Thomas Urban, Karen Spencer, Rick Hudson, Barb Garcia, and Amy Hageman.

*Snacks for Summer Reading from Library Board Members: Jon Z., Audrey W., Audrey A., Jack N., Karen S., Kathy H., and Debbie S. 🙂

*$1551.86 Grant from Dollar General for the 2010 Summer Reading Program!

*$25 from the Pratt Walmart for 2010 Summer Reading Supplies

*Colorful planters out front- courtesy of STUCO and their SCCF grant.

*Donation of Videos from the Kinsley Library

*Book donations from Dauna Herman, Narissa Stevenson, Freda Helwig (along with a plant for the library), Kathy Harvey, Kayla Clowers, Lloyd Gallimore, Barb Garcia, Gerald Bowman, Dorothy Sparks (along with Macksville map donations), Matthew Waters, Jana Lamb,  and others (see below).

*$50 from Pratt Walmart for 2009 Summer Reading supplies

*$1030 grant from SCCF to purchase our message board sign and picnic table!

*Time and talents of wonderful volunteers during the Summer Reading program– (hope I remember everyone!)–Debbie Suseoff, Eileen Loomis, Debbie Suiter, Yaz, Karissa, Stefany, Ailin, Rebekah, Alaina, Amy, and all the ‘Moms’ who helped out!

*Thanks to Spencers and SCKLS for funds to purchase tote bags for Summer Reading 2009!

*$500 grant from the South Central Community Foundation for a book shelf and books about one room schoolhouses

*Memorial  in Celebration of Doug and Linda Lamb’s 50th Wedding Anniversary given by Larry and Lyn Fenwick

*Memorial  in Celebration of Adrian and Lynn Suiter’s 50th Wedding Anniversary given by Larry and Lyn Fenwick

*Matching grant from SCKLS enabling us to purchase a second patron computer and a staff computer

*Summer reading T-shirts sponsored by Davis Plumbing -2008

*First aid kit, yearbooks, and flashlights given by Wayne and Karen Spencer

*Used book donations given by: Cindy Wood, Brenda Adams, Matthew Waters, Shelley Evans, Hunter Waters, Peggy Suseoff, Gerald Bowman, Debbie Suseoff, Margaret Swartz, the Trousdale Methodist Church, Deb Smith, Gina Greene, Lynn Suiter, Susanne Stanley, Karson Waters, Katrina Waters, and other generous donors.

*Christmas decorations & Little Red Riding Hood doll given by Jetta Wellman

*New books given by: GUMC Sunday School class

*United States flag given by the Girls Scouts, troop #50012

*Carpentry work performed by Mr. Maseberg

*Toys/prizes for summer reading from Sybil Vosburgh

*Money given on behalf of the now disbanded Contemporary Homemakers club

*Special thanks to those who gave money to the library in memory of Irabel Oak.  The money has been used to purchase books that our book budget could not afford, and it has been a wonderful way to honor a woman who treasured books and wholeheartedly supported her community.  Thank you!  These gifts will benefit many generations to come!