Ice cream and music Thursday night

Towanda Public Library will host its annual ice cream social at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The El Dorado Municipal band will play all the old time favorites. Board members and volunteers have been hard at work churning out homemade ice cream, cookies and other goodies (regular and sugar free) for your enjoyment, so come enjoy the heat, the cold treats, laughter and conversation at the park next to the library.
The public is asked to contribute a free will donation at the front of the ice cream line.
In the past this has funded the automation of the library, various maintenance projects, and new books. This year the funds will go to the library’s new endowment fund, which was set up this summer through the Central Kansas Community Foundation – Butler County.
The fund was started after research into possibilities for investing memorials and donations lead by the library director, Rachel Ayers, to the Foundation. The library board and Towanda Friends of the Library have worked hard to make sure this funding will have a lasting impact on the community. The library board eventually decided to start two funds: one is a long-term endowment, and the other is an expendable fund created for the purpose of gathering resources for an addition to the west side of the library building. For more information on giving gifts, contact Angie Baur at 316-283-5474 or
Towanda Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to  noon on Saturday. For more information, visit, or find them on Facebook.