Welcome to J.H. Robbins Memorial Library

Where we are preserving the past…. Serving the present…. and shaping the future

What's happening

Call us and we can help you get set up with hoopla, libby or both!  These are free services through our library!

Regular Monthly Events

Smart Start meets the 1st and 2nd Monday of the month at 5:00pm.

The Recipe Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 3:00pm.

Each month has a different theme.  Cook a dish that fits the theme and bring the dish and the recipe to the meetings.  Share it and talk with others who love food!  Cookbooks relating to next month’s theme will be available for checkout.

We meet the 3rd Sunday of the Month at 3:00pm, August Through May.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the company of other book lovers and swap book suggestions.   

Online Resources

wide range of ebooks for kids!

Borrow free digital video, music, audio books and ebooks with your J.H. Robbins Memorial Library card.

Free downloads for ebooks and audio books to your mobile device.  All you need is a library card from J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.  Come in and get one today!

Online resources for Kansas residents.  You need a Kansas library card for some of the resources.  We can get that for you at J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.

The Ancestry Library Edition is now available here at J.H. Robbins Memorial Library. Use our computers or bring in your own. You can now go over seas!

About Us

  • Monday  10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 10am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

The library closes when the schools close due to bad weather.  We will stay open 1 hour after the school closes giving the parents a chance to pick up their kids.

Director – Colleen Sippel

Librarian – Evelyn Woods

Libriarian – Doris Shaw

  • President – Charles Huslig
  • Vice President – Leslie Brooks
  • Treasurer – Judy Scritchfield
  • Secretary – Janelle Robson
  • Member – Dale Hoosier
  • Member – Marilyn Etchinson
  • Member – Johnnie Goddard
  • Mayor Mark Kennedy

Library Mission Statement

The J.H. Robbins Memorial Library is a strong community partner providing programs and services that bring people together, foster creativity, and encourage lifelong learning. We preserve our storied past, enrich present lives, and prepare for an ever-changing future.

Our Vision

To be the welcoming heart of our community where all come to learn, discover, create, and connect.

Our Core Values

 J.H. Robbins Memorial Library will guide accomplishment of our Mission &Vision by:
1. Being a warm and welcoming place for community members to gather.
2. Being actively engaged in the life of the community.
3. Employing a collaborative, creative, and positive staff focused on library users’ interests and needs.
4. Being good stewards of the library’s financial and material resources.
5. Ensuring ready, equal, and equitable access to library materials.
6. Protecting confidentiality of library patron records.
7. Championing everyone’s right to intellectual freedom.

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J.H. Robbins Memorial Library

219 N. Lincoln

Ellsworth, Kansas 67439


Contact us any time!

Phone – 785-472-3969                    Fax – 785-472-4191             email – jhrobbins2018@gmal.com