Tales from the Castle

Mary Ann Johnston Collection

Monday, 03 May 2021

Check out the Mary Ann Johnston Collection! One of our library’s unique collections focuses on herbs, yoga, alternative medicine, diet, holistic medicine, macrobiotics, and more thanks to the generous bequest of Mary Ann Johnston.

A New Book Club is Coming to Wagnalls!

Monday, 26 April 2021

About four years ago, I was asked to take over the Adult Book Club, because Carol Gaal wasn’t able to continue overseeing the group. I said sure, then I panicked. I’d never been in a book club. What did they do at those monthly meetings? How did they pick their books? What if they found my leadership unacceptable? What if, what if, what if..

Happy Birthday Mabel!

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

On April 20th, we celebrate the birthday of our founder, Mabel Wagnalls Jones. Even though she was born in Kansas City, to the village of Lithopolis, she will always be “Our Mabel.” Both of Mabel’s parents were born here, and Mabel grew up visiting Lithopolis and hearing her mother say she wanted to do something special for the little town that had never had anything done for it. The Wagnalls Memorial was born of this dream.

Hello and Welcome!

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Hello and welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library’s new blog Tales from the Castle. We hope this blog will help you get to know our staff, keep up to date on library events and be a place for you to visit for reading recommendations and more!