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Hesston Public Library

It seems to be a season of lost cats! We have all of these posters on our board right now. :( Call or comment if you've found one of these feline friends. ...

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Hesston Public Library

It's National Book Lovers Day! What better place to celebrate than at your local library? Come put your name on the list for some of these shiny-new books that just came in. :-D #NationalBookLoversDay ...

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Hesston Public Library

1. Adults & teens, come to game night on Friday! You need at least one last hurrah before school starts, right? www.facebook.com/events/2128681174041419/
2. Our games will be moving away from the display table next week. Never fear: their new home will be in the Specialty section, by the fishing poles & pickleball sets (What? The library has fishing poles and pickleball sets? Yes, yes we do. You can check them out.).
3. In case you're feeling generous, or cleaning out your own game cabinet, here's what I (Emily) still wish we had: a.co/3DwpphP . Used copies are great, if they still have all the necessary pieces!Oh dear, one of our librarians has a problem! We have ALLLLLLL these fantastic new games at the library, and she has no one to play with. So we were thinking about starting Grown-Up Game Nights.
(Think about it....whole evenings that don't involve "Candy Land" or "Sorry" or breaking up fights about whose turn it was.)
But we'd like a little input from the community to get us started. Most importantly, if this is something that would interest you, what evening would work best? Obviously, we won't be able to catch everyone, but scheduling them when nobody can show up isn't a great plan, either. Also, would you prefer that it be just for adults, or is there interest in letting teens join us?
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Books With Bill (the dog) – 1st Saturdays this Fall

Beginning September 6th at 1pm

Join Bill (the dog) at 1 PM on the 1st IMG_0166Saturday of every month.*

 *Bill will NOT be at the library on October 4th but will visit on October 11th.

Bill loves to have books read to him and can’t wait to hear your stories!

Have a reluctant reader?

bwb front lawn photoChildren who have difficulties reading may be self-conscious when reading aloud in front of others; however, a dog is a non-judgmental listener.

Reading to a dog provides a relaxed atmosphere, which allows participants to practice reading skills. It also builds self-esteem and confidence and provides an environment for children to connect reading with a positive association. muttigrees logoThe presence of a dog provides an opportunity for struggling readers to develop skills and discover the fun of reading.