Carnegie Library

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Carnegie Library The Herington Library built in 1918 is one of the original libraries built by funds contributed by Andrew Carnegie that is still operating as a library.

In 1897, 10 years after Herington, Kansas was founded, the Women's Mutual Benefit Club was organized and their first project was to make a library.
In 1904, the women finally raised enough money so that they could start dealing with real estate aspects of the project. Forming the Library Association,the women bought the lot, at which the present day public library is located. Finally, in 1910, the library organization began, and in 1918, the present library was built thanks to Andrew Carnegie and his interest in the spread of knowledge through the developing country.

Address: 102 South Broadway
Phone: 785-258-2011

Come visit us in Herington, Kansas

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St. John's Catholic Church

St. John's Catholic church built in 1908

Herington, KS Historic Churches

Heritage Park

A pocket park in downtown Herington is lined with engraved bricks of individuals and businesses and memorial bricks. The area is used to rest, entertain and to inform.

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Fairgrounds Park

Fairgrounds Park, at the community's south end, has a miniature train for children to ride on summer evenings, along with baseball diamonds, playground, picnicking, and tennis courts. Nearby is the Railroad Museum, located in a historic baggage car.

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Herington Lakes

Herington has two city lakes just one mile apart, great for picnicking, boating, skiing, swimming. Along with trophy bass, the city lake is also the best small-lake walley fishing in the State of Kansas. There are full camping facilities with electric hook-ups, boat ramps, and swimming. The "old"

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