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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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Digital Special Collections Unveiled

The Hesston Public Library holds several Special Collections and Archives that are unique to Hesston, Ks.  Thanks to generous financial support from the South Central Kansas Library System and the Kansas Humanities Council, the Hesston Public Library has begun digitizing these fragile collections so that they can be more accessible to the public.

Access the Digital Special Collections at: http://hesston.digitalsckls.info/

Picture1March 13, 1990 Tornado Collection
The initial material has been digitized and uploaded to the Special Collections website, however additional material will continue to be added as long as the public is willing to share it with the Library for this purpose.

Future digitization efforts will include:

  • Murray Bandy Archives
  • Hesston Women’s Civic Club Archives
  • Hesston Public Library Archives
  • Yost Archives (limited material)

Books With Bill (the dog) – 1st Saturdays this Fall

Beginning September 6th at 1pm

Join Bill (the dog) at 1 PM on the 1st IMG_0166Saturday of every month.*

 *Bill will NOT be at the library on October 4th but will visit on October 11th.

Bill loves to have books read to him and can’t wait to hear your stories!

Have a reluctant reader?

bwb front lawn photoChildren who have difficulties reading may be self-conscious when reading aloud in front of others; however, a dog is a non-judgmental listener.

Reading to a dog provides a relaxed atmosphere, which allows participants to practice reading skills. It also builds self-esteem and confidence and provides an environment for children to connect reading with a positive association. muttigrees logoThe presence of a dog provides an opportunity for struggling readers to develop skills and discover the fun of reading.

 

1/2 OFF – Used Book Sale Items

Used Book Sale 2014The Used Book Sale continues through Saturday, June 22nd.

Come in for an even better deal as all remaining items are half price.

 

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

RobotandboyIt is finally time!  Come in and sign up for the Hesston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

What do we have planned? Books, games, activities, crafts and more. See the calendar of events on our website.

Summer Reading is Coming Soon!

The weather is warm and school is almost out, which means one thing…THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS ALMOST HERE!

Okay, there are probably other things to be excited about too: vacations, camps, swimming pools, no school, BUT pencil the Summer Reading Program into your schedule too.

Sign up begins on May 20, 2014 and programs kick off in June.  There will be fun for all ages!

SRP Storytime Schedule 2014

SRP Teen & Adult Schedule 2014

 

Winners of the Literary Peeps Contest

We collected sixty votes last week and the final tally was close!

Our winners are:

Teen Category: The Hobbit

Teen Category: The Hobbit

Children's Category: Storytime at the Library

Children’s Category: Storytime at the Library

 

 

Adult Category - Little Women

Adult Category – Little Women

Group/Family Category: Rapunzel

Group/Family Category: Rapunzel

Grab Your Peeps and Get Creative!

peeps headerGrab a shoe box, some “Peeps,” glue, scissors, and your imagination!  The contest is open to all ages and both groups and individuals.  A full list of contest rules and the entry form can be picked up at the Library or downloaded here:  Peeps Rules 2014

Entries will be accepted between April 7th – April 13th.

Peep with bubble

What Is Happening In February?

What Is Happening In Febrary?

Book Sale

The library will be hosting a book sale during community-wide garage sale day. The sale will be in the cul-de-sac in front of the library. If the weather is bad, we will set up what we can inside the library’s community room.

We have hundreds of items – books on every subject and for every age, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, Christian fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks and more.

We also have DVDs and videos, puzzles, games and other items. Proceeds benefit the library’s fundraising campaign for furnishings for the new library.

You are invited to bring books, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, and games that are in good condition to the library for the sale. Books should be brought in no later than Thursday, June 3.

YAR Library Benefit Golf Tournament

YAR (Youth As Resources) will is sponsoring a golf tournament called Swinging For An Extraordinary Library on May 15 to benefit our new library.

The tournament check-in will be at 6:45 am, and the tournament will officially begin at 7:30 am. It will be a 4–person scramble tournament with a shot-gun start, and the entry fee will be $50/person or $200/team of four.

Checks can be made payable to Hesston Community Foundation with Hesston Library Fund in the memo line, and 100% of the entry fees will go to the library as a donation, and lunch will be included.

There will be prizes for a Hole in One, the Longest Drive, Longest Pin, 1st Place Team, and 2nd Place Team.

For information, Bruce or Matt Weaver may be contacted at (620) 327-4425, and teams may sign up at the Hesston Golf Park. See you on the 15th of May!