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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.

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.