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#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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Hesston Public Library

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


Join us for storytime at 9:30 or 10:30 on Wednesday mornings during the school year!  Geared toward ages 0-5, our theme for stories, songs, crafts, and snacks this year is “Read the Rainbow.”
We even provide Lincoln Perk coffee for a “mommy mixer” (and dads, grandparents, aunts & uncles…) between sessions.

But are there other library resources for kids who can’t read?  Absolutely!  You can still practice early literacy skills with your pre-reader.  The Kansas State Library promotes “6 by 6,” or six skills that will promote reading by age six:

6 by 6 poster

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Tell Stories About Everything
  • Take Time to Rhyme

The Hesston Public Library has plenty of books, DVDs, and even toys and activity kits* to help you and your child practice these skills.

*Ask staff at the desk about borrowing our 6×6 early literacy kits or storypack backpacks.

Ready to Read brochure 2016


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