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OSBORNE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Construction on the Osborne Public Library was finished in 1995.  In addition  to the main library area, a community meeting room is located on the west end of the building.  Besides over 22,000 volumes of books, the library contains videos, DVD's, newspapers, magazines, computers, etc.  The library also provides children's story hours as well as a summer reading program.  The library is a wireless hotspot, provided by Nex-Tech.

325 WEST MAIN STREET
OSBORNE, KS  67473
TELEPHONE #  785-346-5486
FAX #  785-346-2888
EMAIL: osbor1lb@ruraltel.net
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LIBRARY DIRECTOR---
Karen Wallace

LIBRARY HOURS---Monday & Thursday               10:00 AM-7:00 PM
                             Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10:00 AM-5:00 PM
                             Saturday                               10:00 AM-2:00 PM
                             (closed on Sundays)

CARNEGIE RESEARCH LIBRARY




 
The Carnegie Research Library was constructed in 1912 and served as the city's public library until 1995.  In 1987, the library was placed on the National and State Historic Registers.  It was renovated and re-opened in 2001, and is now the headquarters for the Osborne County Genealogical and Historical Society and serves as a regional genealogical and historical research center.  The library offers services to those interested in gathering information concerning their ancestors who lived in Osborne County and adjacent areas.  Many of the county's records dating from 1871 to 1925 have been transferred from the courthouse to the Carnegie Library.  The Society also has a quarterly publication called "Leaves of Lineage".

307 WEST MAIN STREET
OSBORNE, KS   67473
TELEPHONE #  785-346-9437
EMAIL: carnegie@ruraltel.net
http://www.leavesoflineage.org/


LIBRARY HOURS:
Friday & Saturday       10:00 AM-4:00 PM

DUES: Individual  $15       Family  $20      Lifetime  $500


OSBORNE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

 



The Osborne County Historical Museum has a large collection of various artifacts throughout different periods of Osborne County history.  Some of the large collections on display include Kansas license plates, barbed wire, horseshoes, pens and pencils, Indian artifacts, school books, and period clothing.  On exhibit items include horse-drawn farm machinery, stone mason's tools, medical equipment, kitchenware, and farm tools.  On-site is the Number One School House (one-room school built in 1912).

LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 24 AND NORTH SECOND STREET

MUSEUM COMMITTEE PRESIDENT---
John Anderson    785-346-5933

MUSEUM IS OPEN MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY (or by appointment at other times of the year)

MUSEUM HOURS:
Tuesday and Thursday    2:00-4:00 PM (or by appointment)

FREE ADMISSION (donations accepted)


Shady Bend Hiking and Biking Tours



These guided tours feature a little bit of Osborne history as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Hills. The three miles of winding trails along the South Fork of the Solomon River offer two skill levels: Easy and Advanced.  Anyone can participate! Bring the whole family or make it a date for two. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JOHN McCLURE---785-346-2715

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