Hutchinson Public Library

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Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for California library, but she was killed in a car accident on her first day. Shortly after, her apparition was seen, and even chatted with a staff member, in the basement of her former workplace, Hutchinson Public Library.

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Geographic Information

Address:
901 N Main St
Hutchinson, KS 67501
United States

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GPS:
38.06315001856272, -97.93244647986285
County:
Reno County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Hutchinson, KS (0.2 mi.)
South Hutchinson, KS (2.5 mi.)
Willowbrook, KS (4.2 mi.)
Yoder, KS (9.2 mi.)
Nickerson, KS (10.1 mi.)
Buhler, KS (10.1 mi.)
Partridge, KS (10.9 mi.)
Haven, KS (14.0 mi.)
Inman, KS (14.5 mi.)
Burrton, KS (14.5 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.hutchpl.org/

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  1. My daughter and i moved to hutchinson kansas last year. We went to the library one evening and we were sitting upstairs at a table working on our computers. All the sudden my daughter jumped and looked around, I asked what was wrong and she said someone touched her. There was no one near us at all. I later found out the story of the librarian at the library.

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