Rural Library Project founder Dan White on the right, delivered $10,000 worth of metal library shelving to Lynn and Randy Norris, founders of the Lighthouse Public Library in Dexter Kansas.

The library shelving was donated to the RLP by Emory University in Atlanta.


Eastern Cowley County Resource Center

104 S. Main, PO Box 40, Dexter, KS 67038

(620) 876-READ

Lighthouse Library
A Project of ECCRC

     The Rural Library Project donated and delivered $10,000 worth of library shelving to the Lighthouse Library  in Dexter Kansas  that has operated since 2007 as an all volunteer community library .  A project of the ECCRC – a local tax exempt non profit focusing on literacy and  developing computer skills in this area of rural Kansas, the Lighthouse Library features a fully handicap accessible computer lab, 21,000 volumes of  books  donated from throughout the state of Kansas, an outdoor movie space, and a 25 ft lighthouse in the library courtyard. Recently featured on KAKE TV in Wichita the Lighthouse Library has been a beacon of literacy in south eastern rural Kansas.

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Lighthouse library is in part a tribute to the life of a local teen, Jennifer Nicole Norris who died tragically in an auto accident.

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Lighthouse Library during annual BBQ weekend in Dexter Kansas


Porthole windows in Lighthouse Library


25 ft working replica of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse


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