#7. Purchase an incredibly inexpensive used book and know your money is supporting the summer reading program kids.
(A $2 book supports a week of Summer Reading activities for one child. No kidding.)

The Hesston Public Library, established 1938, is 80-years young. For all of 2018, we challenge you to try “80 Cool Things” at our library. #80CoolThings

Just a reminder there is NO story time tomorrow! I will see all my mateys next Wednesday, March 28, for a swashbuckling good time!! ...

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Jet down to Newton to visit with these two popular authors next week!

Visit from 2 Kansas AuthorsMarch 31, 2018, 1:00pmFaith & Life BookstoreJoin us as we welcome local authors Julane Hiebert and Kim Vogel Sawyer on Saturday, March 31 from 1-3 pm. Julane will be signing a new collection of novellas titled "I Plight Thee my Troth" and Kim will be signing her newest book titled "Beneath a Prairie Moon."
You don't want to miss this fun afternoon with two of our favorites! There will be laughter, there will be fun and there will be chocolate!

#6. Be a "locavore"...a newspaper locavore! We subscribe to ten local-area newspapers as well as two national newspapers. From Moundridge and McPherson, to Topeka and Salina - we have the news.

The Hesston Public Library, established 1938, is 80-years young. For all of 2018, we challenge you to try “80 Cool Things” at our library. #80CoolThings

Best Books of 2012 – Staff Picks

We came across so many amazing books in 2012, we wanted to share our favorites with you. These are the top five favorite titles we read this past year. (Note: Some titles were published previously to 2012.) Check one out – or place a hold – today!

  1. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith
  2. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
  3. Gone Missing by Ann Castillo
  4. Francesca’s Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli
  5. True Sisters by Sandra Dallas


  1. How It All Began by Penelope Lively
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  3. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch
  1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  3. Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin
  4. The Help by Katheryn Stockett
  5. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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