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Wowza, Hesston! Crunching the numbers for May, and your library was BUSY. Thank you for making the HPL such a great destination. The library saw its highest May circulation EVER - 8,097 items! (that's more like a summer month circulation number) ...

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Anyone interested in memoir writing is encouraged to attend the free workshop tonight, 6:30 p.m., with Al Ortolani, published poet and writing instructor. This event is part of “Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War,” a statewide oral history project to commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The program is supported by Kansas Humanities Council. No registration required. ...

Over a dozen published authors are in Hesston today for Nerdcamp KS!!!

Don't miss out on the "community book signing" opportunity this afternoon from 3:45-4:15. Watermark Books & Cafe will have books available for purchase.
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Summer Reading 2018

This year we are offering on-line registration for the Summer Reading Program – you can still sign up in-person if you prefer.

We have also totally revamped our summer reading challenge: less papers, no book counts, and we’ve added weekly rewards! (if you’d still like to use the charts and stickers we have them – just ask)

You can register for SRP anytime at: hesston.scklf.info/events-programs/SRP

Download your event schedule here: SRP 2018 Flyer and calendar 

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

https://www.facebook.com/Hesston-Public-Library-140441599302591/

Are You Money Smart?

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

Sponsored by the Golden Plains Credit Union

Library Day Sponsor

Libby day sponsor 5.19.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hesston Public Library Board of Trustees sponsor today at the library in honor of Director Libby Albers, who recently completed her Master of Library Science degree through Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM).

Please join us in congratulating her.  Great work, Libby!

The Library Board developed the Day Sponsor idea in 2012 as a way of helping the library “go the extra mile.” The library’s tax revenues support regular operations, but day sponsorships allow the library to go above and beyond in the areas of collections, programming and technology.
Honorees are recognized at the library, online, and in the local newspaper, and at a small reception at the library.  Day Sponsors also receive recognition through collection items in the library being designated in honor of the celebrated event/person/organization.
Contact the library if you would like to sponsor a day at the library!

#HESSTONSTRONG

Grief Resources at the Hesston Public Library

excel shooting rack card imageReactions and recovery may take many forms.  Please let us help connect you with
stories and  information during this challenging time.

We have stories to help discuss:

  • Peace & kindness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Being afraid
  • A loved one’s traumatic stress
  • Death and saying goodbye
  • Faith-guided healing

 

Audio Book SYNC

Sync-HeaderLove Audiobooks? Every summer SYNC provides FREE downloadable audiobooks of Young Adult books that are paired with classic books.

http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Here is the catch – two new books are available each week, but you have to download them THAT week or you have missed your chance.  Once downloaded, they are yours forever (or until you decide to delete them).

The program kicked off this week with “Beautiful Creatures,” by Kami Garcia paired with one of my all-time favorite books, “Rebecca,” by Daphne Du Maurier.

Scoring 28 free new reads for your ears is a great way to enjoy the summer!

– Libby

Interested in Hosting International Students?

afsJoin us on Tuesday, April 28th at 5 PM to hear how you can “Connect to a Global Community.”

TEEN “Iron Chef” – April 20th

Teen_Iron_Chef_MugCakes (2)TEENS: Do you have what it takes?

Find out at the Hesston Public Library on Monday, April 20th at 2 PM. (Its free and you don’t have school!)

Whose cake will reign supreme?

*Pre-register at the library! (620-327-4666)
**You must be at least 13 and no more than 17 to play!

Walk the Tornado Trail

trail logo pic25 Years  – Beyond the Rubble

Walk through the Hesston neighborhoods in the path of the March 13, 1990 tornado by following the orange flags. The trailheads are located at Mennonite Brethren Church (610 West Randall Street) and Central National Bank (711 E Lincoln Blvd).

Tornado Trail Map FINAL 2015

Please Use Caution when crossing Old 81, the Railroad Tracks, Main Street and Ridge Road.

Path will be marked throughout March 2015.

Tornado Anniversary Events

tornado week poster no bottom (2)For the 25 years since the storms of March 13, 1990, the Hesston community has rebuilt, grown and thrived. As part of this important anniversary, the Hesston Community Foundation, the Hesston Public Library, Hesston College and the Hesston Record, with additional support from Hesston Mennonite Church and USD 460 have coordinated several public events:

  1. Walk the Path: March 7 – 22
    Retrace the path of the March 13, 1990 tornado by following the orange flags placed in the community by the Hesston College Disaster Management Students. The Path will be marked throughout March.
  2. Share the Memories: Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 PM
    @Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 South Main Street, Hesston
    View the Dean Alison video and hear from various community members who were very involved in the hours immediately following the storm. Light refreshments and time for sharing personal experiences following the presentation.  ALL ARE WELCOME.
  3. Record the Story: March 12 – March 13
    An oral historian will be present at the Hesston Public Library giving the public an opportunity to record their experiences to library’s Special Collections archive. Please schedule your time before arriving by calling 620-327-4666.
  4. Hesston USD 460 Students: Friday, March 13
    Several community members will share their experiences at various times in each of the three school buildings.
  5. Twister Twila & the Rodeo Queen Weds., March 18, 1:00 PM

Join us for a tornado-themed story time at the Hesston Public Library and a special program from Abbey Pomeroy, Hesston’s own Miss Rodeo Kansas 2015.

As part of this important anniversary, the Hesston Public Library has digitized the photographs, personal reflections, letters, videos and other documents collected after the storm. The Digitized Special Collections can be viewed at: http://hesston.digitalsckls.info.

Anyone with questions about the 25th Anniversary events is encouraged to contact the library at 620-327-4666 or hesstonpubliclibrary@gmail.com