About Us

Gwen Bartlett

Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas
HHS Graduating Class of 1965

BS - Emporia State University 1969

MLS - Emporia State University 1984

 

About me:

I have been an elementary and middle school librarian for 38 years.  I have worked at schools in Wichita, Chanute, Scott City, and Hutchinson.  From 2006-2012, I was the Middle School Librarian at Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson.  My husband and I retired at the end of the 2011-12 school year and opened the Bookends bookstore at 123 North Main.

 

Hobbies:

I enjoy reading, using technology, knitting, watching TV, playing online games, playing with my grandkids.  I'm always on my computer, iphone, ipad, Kindle, etc. We love to travel.  Our recent trips include England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. In 2019, we took a cruise throught the Panama Canal for our 50th wedding anniversary. Last summer, we went to Houston and Colorado Springs. We try to take a trip with each grandchild during the summer. My favorite music is classical. I'm still taking piano lessons.

 

Favorite quotes:

"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them." ~Lemony Snicket

 

Wes Bartlett

Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas
HHS Graduating Class of 1965

BS - Fort Hays State University 1969

MS - Pittsburg State University 1984

Cartoon Clip Art Basketball Coach

 

 

About me:

I have been a middle school and high school teacher for 43 years.  I have worked at schools in Sedgwick, Altoona-Midway, Garden City, Scott City, and Hutchinson.  From 2006-2012, I was the PE teacher and girls basketball coach at Trinity High School in Hutchinson, and Social Studies and English teacher at Buhler High School.  I retired at the end of the 2011-12 school year and opened Bookends bookstore at 123 North Main. I still coached at Nickerson High School for the Girls Basketball team until 2015. 

 

Hobbies:

I enjoy reading, using technology, watching TV, and going to my grandkids ball games.  I'm always on my computer, iphone, or ipad. We love to travel.  Our recent trips include England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. In 2019, we took a cruise through the Panama Canal for our 50th wedding anniversary. Last summer, we went to Houston and Colorado Springs. We try to take a trip with each grandchild during the summer. My favorite music is country western. I just started taking lessons on the dulcimer.

 

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