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Serving the Good Folks of St. John for 54 Years


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Contact Information

Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library
406 N. Monroe
St. John, KS 67576
Ph - (620) 549-3227
Fx - (620) 549-6589


Library Hours


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED

Library Staff

Jo McFadden- Library Director- mcfaddenj@usd350.com

Pat Crissman- Catalog and Process Clerk

Victoria Jensen- Library Clerk

Mark Bryant- Library Clerk

Library History

The Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library was built and dedicated in 1969. A gift from Mrs. Ida Long Goodman, a former teacher, principal, and Stafford County superintendent made the facility possible.

A complete community learning and cultural center has been developed through the cooperation of the City Library Board, the USD 350 Board of Education, faculty, and students, and patrons of the community. The library is owned and operated by the St. John-Hudson School District No. 350. The St. John City Library Board and the USD 350 School Board jointly govern the library.

Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library was one of the first school/community libraries in Kansas and is a member of the South Central Kansas Library System.

I am the Library
I am neither Walls nor Shelves
Nor even the books that stand in rows
I am the Wisdom of the Universe
Captured and arranged for you...
I am an open door... Enter

News & Updates


Exploration Place Premium Family Membership available for checkout

Exploration Place 300 N. McLean Blvd Wichita, KS 67203

We are exciting to be able to offer our patrons a premium family membership to The Exploration Place in Wichita for FREE. You can check out the pass at the library and spend a fun, family day learning and having fun together. If you haven't been to the Exploration Place, it is worth going. Here is their website. https://exploration.org/

This pass is also gets you Free general admission to 300 science centers and museums through the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Bricktopia, open Jan 26 – May 5, is three exhibits in one. With Million Brick Madness, we’ve brought in 3,300 pound of LEGO – a literal 1 million bricks! In Brick Dinos, meet dinosaurs face to face, each one built by an official LEGO master artist. And in Adrift: Lost at Sea, find out what happened when 5 million LEGO bricks spilled into the ocean.

Premium Membership:

  • Free General Admission to Exploration Place: You can visit as many times as you'd like for free! Make the most of your membership by visiting often.
  • Unlimited General Admission to Exhibits for One Year for Two Adults in the Same Household and All Dependent Children and Grandchildren Under 18
  • 1 Guest of Any Age per Visit
  • 300+ Reciprocal Museums: Exploration Place members receive free admission to more than 300 incredible science centers across the country. Explore the list of participating museums at ASTC.org.
  • Free Live Science Show and Dome Tickets: Enjoy our interactive Live Science Shows or an immersive documentary in the Dome theater at no cost. Live Science Show Schedule: exploration.org/live-science-shows/; Dome theater Schedule: exploration.org/the-dome/
  • New Exhibits Throughout the Year: Exploration Place brings in multiple limited-time traveling exhibits throughout the year. Don't miss your chance to experience these amazing by planning a visit while they are here. Schedule of Exhibits: exploration.org/exhibits/
  • And More: View a full list of membership benefits at exploration.org/memberships/.


William Allen White Children's Book Award

Every year Kansas students vote for their favorite books from the William Allen White list to pick an award winner. Here’s a list of the nominees for 2023-2024.

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