Eastern Cowley County Resource Center & Lighthouse Library
107 S Main, PO Box 40
Dexter, KS 67038
(620) 876-7323(620) 876-7323 or (620) 876-READ
ECCRC Programs are funded by donations and by two sustaining projects - the Grouse Valley Lodge and the Treasure Chest Thrift Store. You can join in our funding drive for 2016. This year's drive is to get a small fish bowl, allow children to decorate it with stickers, and put your loose change into it throughout the year. Either take your coins to the Emerald Bank in Burden and ask them to deposit them into the ECCRC account or drop them by Lighthouse Library in Dexter, Kansas at 107 S Main. It is estimated that you will save over $100 in coins over the course of the year. If 100 people do the same, most of the entire annual budget for ECCRC will be met. Help fund literacy programs using this fun, painless way to donate.
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Each year we complete a 990 tax form which is logged with GuideStar where ECCRC has a Gold level. This is your assurance of transparency of all funds. Thank you for your tax deductible contributions. You continued donations sponsor literacy and other programs at ECCRC for the benefit of others. It is amazing that small donations built a library in a community where there was not one for a 20 mile radius. To help pay the utilities and keep programs open, please donate: ECCRC, PO Box 40, Dexter, KS 67038.
We are just getting started at our new site at 107 S Main in Dexter, KS. Contact ECCRC for more program information at: [email protected] Visit the Lighthouse Academy of Kansas on facebook: Lighthouse Academy of Kansas
or online at: http://lighthouseacademyofkansas.webs.com/ http://lighthouseacademyofkansas.webs.com/
Through the academy, work on your high school lessons at home using the internet or on-site at Lighthouse Library in the computer lab. For enrollment packet, visit the Lighthouse Academy website. This is a full K-12 program and is registered with the Kansas State Department of Education as a Private School. We also have other programs to accomplish your educational goals. There is no cost for our programs.
******************************************************************************************Next Big Event - CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - December 5, 2015.
Click to add This photo shows part of the Oceanfront Cinema (Outdoor movie theater) in the back courtyard at Lighthouse Library. Thanks to Bette Playford for creating the large lettering for the movie wall. Student Volunteers from USD 471 will be working on the outdoor movie theater this spring as well as setting up the commercial shelving in the library.
We hope you will donate to this interesting project for kids and adults! Having a HUGE Saltwater aquarium will be so much fun for for everyone. There will be a webcam where everyone can view the fish from home. Inland Aquatic Club members can share their project with others as well. And it will be linked to LITERACY Programs at the site. Every $5 donated puts us that much closer to the goal.
We selected the aquarium equipment in early June at the Great Mall of the Plains. Check out our facebook page for updates. Please click on the Blog Tab on this site for specific information about the ECCRC Inland Aquatic Club. Get on the ground-floor of this new club. There are many fun adventures planned for this special group of individuals which will be a mix of children, youth, and adults. See the blog for details.
The cost for the aquarium and ocean life is $5,000. (UPDATE: As of March 7, 2013, we have raised $2,225.00 toward this goal!) The rewards will be countless - responsibility to the children & youth who help care for the ocean life, the ways to learn about the ocean, and the link to literacy that it can and will provide. Not to mention the just plain old fun it will offer to others - as they peer through the port hole windows on the outside or come inside to see all the fish! To donate, visit this link or send your donation to: ECCRC, PO Box 40, Dexter, KS 67038.
PO Box 40, 107 S Main, Dexter, KS 67038 (620) 876-READ (620) 876-7323
Watch Hatteberg's People spot on Lighthouse Library.
VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES:
http://www.facebook.com/Lighthouse.Library.ECCRC?ref=ts&fref=ts There are a lot of good photos on the facebook page. Please stop by the site any time you see us working there. Your input is valuable. As always - we need funding. Small donations built the library for our rural town. Thank you. ECCRC, PO Box 40, Dexter, KS 67038
Lighthouse Library is Open! Updates: http://www.facebook.com/Lighthouse.Library.ECCRC
We are ready to sign up volunteers for the Treasure Chest Thrift Store (a sustaining project on the site). We also need help finishing the Outdoor Movie Theater (Oceanfront Cinema) - so we can start the free family movie nights. If you like to paint or are creative, contact us today: [email protected] We have a seed grant to purchase the needed paint for this project.
You tax exempt donations will assure that ECCRC literacy programs continue for this rural community. Funding for operating funds, utility bills, office supplies, and program supplies are paid for from your donations. ECCRC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit entering its 10th year soon. Your small donations are what have made the Lighthouse Library (a rural community library) and literacy programs for children and youth available.
Enrolling for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: To sign up - e-mail your name, address, and phone number, or write to ECCRC. [email protected]
NEXT WORKDAY -Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, 2013.We have some great volunteers from USD 471.Thank-you!
Lighthouse Library Facebook Page at:
Photo journal coming soon to the Lighthouse Library Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/Lighthouse.Library.ECCRC
[email protected] (620) 876-7323
Southwestern College provided 10 new computers for ECCRC. The computers will be used for many programs. The GED ONLINE Program in partnership with Cowley College begins in April, 2013. To register (free program), e-mail ECCRC at [email protected] or call (620) 876-READ (7323).The computers are also for the children and youth to use in programs in partnership with the 4-H Extension Office and for adult basic computer workshops. ECCRC has a great Robotics program for youth. The Cowley County 4-H Extension is a wonderful resource for Robotics for children and youth. Their programs have reached across the county over the past two years. We hope to expand our Robotics program with their help.
ECCRC is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2003 with a focus on computers and reading literacy. ECCRC is the sponsor of the Lighthouse Library project, an ocean-themed rural library with a 21,000 book collection.The library plans to display a huge saltwater aquarium and has porthole windows on the front of the building to feature the aquarium. There is a 25-ft. lighthouse in the courtyard at the library site. Other things to visit on the site are the Treasure Chest thrift store and Grouse Valley Lodge. - sustaining projects for the library. The Oceanfront Cinema will open in the summer of 2012 - an outdoor family movie theater.The Tiny Heart Chapel is a future project of ECCRC - a free 24/7 roadside chapel that will feature local history.
A group of volunteers came on July 10, 2012 to work all day at the library by cleaning the library shelving. This group of 42 volunteers put in a hard day's work that was appreciated very much. They enjoyed their lunch at the Dexter City Building. Drinks and dessert were provided by ECCRC.
The library has been built with the help of 300 volunteers and via public donations and fundraisers. Volunteers an donations are needed on an ongoing basis:
The regular Lighthouse Library facebook page is at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Lighthouse-LibraryECCRC/132896200079546
Grouse Valley Lodge is ready to rent. Proceeds go to help fund Lighthouse Library. Suggested donation to reserve cabin - $45.00. To reserve: [email protected] or (620) 876-7323. Visit the cabin page on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/GrouseValleyLodge?ref=ts&fref=ts
We are adding an Intern at the ECCRC/Lighthouse Library Site. For more information, contact ECCRC. Visit the Blog for updates in programs at ECCRC.
Video about Book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLYCVGf5HqA
To obtain a copy of either book - contact ECCRC. Proceeds go to help fund ECCRC/Lighthouse Library. The books are also available at the Treasure Chest on the site.