Chinese New Year’s resolution: check out a book about dogs, read to a dog at the animal shelter, or donate to a local dog rescue group.

Happy Year of the Dog!

Caring Hands Humane Society
Heartstrings Animal Advocates
Newton Dog Park Project

Today is Do a Grouch a Favor Day!
If you're not sure what kind of favor your grouch might like, you could come in and check out a book or DVD to see if you can get any good ideas.

It's National Hat Day! Celebrate with a good book (and a hat). ...

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The most current information on our programs and other fun things we’re thinking about is usually on Facebook.


Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Weekend Special Hours

Holiday Hours




Library CLOSED Thursday 10/26 for KLA

Hesston Public Library will be closed Thursday, October 26 to allow staff to attend the annual meeting of the Kansas Library Association.


Eclipse Watch Party

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us at the Hesston Public Library on eclipse day!

  • build a pinhole viewer
  • watch live-streaming video of the eclipse from around the country
  • observe the eclipse
  • build a solar pizza-box oven
  • listen at our sunny storytime


*we have a limited number of glasses that will be available for our event

Total Eclipse Watch Party

Come party at the library for the Total Eclipse!

The eclipse will be visible in Kansas around 1 pm on August 21, 2017.

Throughout August the library will feature books and activities on space, our sun, and solar energy.

On Monday, August 21st, we’ll have all the supplies you need to witness the eclipse safely. All day, we’ll have sunny crafts, snacks and stories!

  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Come prepare your eclipse viewer
  • 1:00 – 1:25 – ECLIPSE TIME!
  • 1:30 – Sunny story hour
  • All Day – solar crafts, information about our solar panels, great space information

Summer Reading Program!

Sign up begins on May 22nd.  

Check out the library’s Summer Reading webpage for all the exciting activities!



Are You Money Smart?

Stop by the library
April 24 – 29, 2017
for activities and resources.

Sponsored by the Golden Plains Credit Union

Literary Peeps Diorama Contest

Literary Peeps are back!

Grab some Peeps marshmallows, think of a favorite story, and get creative.  Pose your Peeps in a diorama telling the story.

Entry forms are available at the Hesston Public Library or here. Visit the library April 10-15 to vote on your favorite display.  AKA the Library Peeps Show.  Attend the Facebook Event.


  • Enter at the library’s front desk during business hours April 3-8.  Entry forms are available at the library or here.
  • Entries will remain on display throughout the month of April.
  • The public will vote for their favorite dioramas in each category on April 10-15.
  • The Peep-le’s Choice Awards will be announced by April 21. Winners will receive fame, glory, and a Peep-tastic gift!
  • Pick up entries by April 30.


  • Contest is open to all ages. There are separate prize categories for children (grade 5 and under), teens (grade 6-12), adults, and groups.
  • Dioramas must be based on a book or literary theme.
  • All characters must be portrayed by Peeps marshmallows.
  • Dioramas must be shoe box sized, or no larger than 18” x 18”.
  • Limit the use of food items (other than Peeps).
  • Have a title displayed on the front of the diorama.
  • Entries may be submitted at the Library’s front desk during business hours on Monday, April 3rd – Saturday, April 8th.
  • All entries must be submitted with an entry form.
  • HPL reserves the right to omit any entry that is deemed inappropriate. 

Adult Survey

Adult use survey 2016The library is so much more than books and DVDs.

We want to know how we can serve adults who are not library users.

Please take this short, three question, survey to let us know!