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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.

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!

Autumn Activities

The Hesston Public Library has lots of activities planned for this fall and  winter. We hope to see you at one or all of them!


CLOSED October 20th

kla-logo_rgb-e1470147113684The Hesston Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 20, 2016 so that all staff may attend the Kansas Library Association annual conference.

The library will re-open on Friday, October 21st at 9 AM.


skeleton creek signeraGet your heart racing on Tuesday, July 19th.  We some stories that will scare your socks off…

Learn how to apply monster and spooky theater makeup like the pros!

And yes, there will be FOOD.

On your mark, get set, READ!

Our summer reading program is in full swing.  Here’s everything you need to know.

In general, kids’ activities are at 10 AM Tu-Th:  Tuesdays for 9-11 year-olds, Wednesdays for 0-4 year-olds, and Thursdays for 5-8 year-olds.  Teens have special events throughout the summer.  Participants of all ages can read toward personal goals or travel the BookWalks at Dyck Arboretum.


Library Day Sponsor

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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!


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


Free Tutoring

Free Tutoring is back! Thanks to a partnership with Hesston College, we can offer several afternoons this year. Our first session starts February 8th. Pre-register for times on Tues/Thurs or just walk-in on Mon/Wed.tutoring flyer sping 2016 back tutoring flyer sping 2016 front


Guys Read book club logo (2)Reserve your copy of the current book selection for Guys Read:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie for the next meeting on February 29th at 7:00 PM.

“Guys Read” is a monthly book discussion group geared toward guys in grades 5-8 and young professionals. The program is developed to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find books they want to read and introducing the participants to male reading role models from around the community.

Congratulations to Marilyn Wilder, 9th District Judge

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