Ellinwood School & Community Library

Ellinwood School/Community Library continues to provide curbside services at this time.

ESCL is open to the public. When entering the library, please notice the procedures posted for your safety and our staffs' safety.

We will continue to post information on Facebook and in the newspapers. If you need to contact us, email sholmes@usd355.org.

Ellinwood: Continuous Innovation

"Ellinwood: Continuous Innovation" explores what happens when a community uses creative ideas to pursue progress and initiate change. Discover local stories of innovation and entrepreneurship and celebrate the histories of Ellinwood businesses like the Historic Wolf Hotel, the Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Company, and more!

The Ellinwood School-Community Library works to serve all of it’s patrons from birth to adult. It promotes the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, provides services like a 3D printer and Inter-Library Loan, and brings in a variety of exhibits and displays for all to enjoy. The library is located at 210 N. Schiller, Ellinwood.

Contact Information

  • Ellinwood School & Community Library

  • 210 North Schiller Ave, Ellinwood, KS 67526

  • PHONE: (620) 564 - 2306

  • FAX: (620) 564 - 2848

Library Hours


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Come join us on:

Library Services:


  • Baby & Me (birth-below age 3)

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library

  • Story Time (ages 3-5)

  • Summer Library Program (age 3-6th grade)

Other Services:

  • Local check out with a nice variety to select from: books, audio, & DVDs

  • Inter-library Loan

  • eSunflower Library, Hoopla, & State Library ebooks

  • 3D Printing ($0.06/gram)

  • Copy Machine: B/W ($0.10/side)

  • Colored ($0.15/side)

  • Large Format Printing ($2.50/ft)

  • Faxing:

  • Sending ($3.00 for 1st page, $0.25 for each additional page)

  • Receiving ($1.50 for 1st page, $0.25 for each additional page)

  • Lamination: ($0.75/ft)

  • Lamination Cards: ($0.50/card)

  • Public Computers

  • Wi-fi available on site through vouchers for adults

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a system where we will request books, articles, and other library materials not available in our library. Materials include; videos, DVD’s, music items, and videogames. A request form is available at Ellinwood School/Community Library for you to complete. The request will then be entered into the software by our staff. Your materials may take 1-3 weeks to arrive determined by the response of the lending library and shipping. Your checkout time is usually 3-4 weeks, depending on the material.

City Library Board Members

Dirk Ricker - President

Irlan Fullbright - Mayor/Vice President

Karie Gibson - Treasurer

Marla Isern - Secretary

Macey Dinkel

Joan Drees

Deanna Rogers

Melanie Krier - Ellinwood Public Education & Library Foundation Rep

Library Staff:

Sheri HolmesDirector of Library Servicessholmes@usd355.org
Julie BlakesleeTechnical/Public Services Librarianjblakeslee@usd355.org
Treva PadenChildren's & ILL Librarian &Tuesday Evening Aidetpaden@usd355.org

Heather DombroskiMonday Evening Aide
Amy HammekeWed. & Thurs. Eve & Saturday Aide

Harmony Moon

Saturday Morning Aide