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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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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.

 

Book Fair: August 4th – 9th

book fairCelebrate the end of summer and kickoff the school year with the Hesston Public Library’s Scholastic Book Fair!

Features:
– Favorite Series
– Books for Prek through Teens
– State Award Winners
– Books for gamers, princesses, and explorers
– Christian reads
– Diaries and journals
– and MUCH MORE!

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

What Is Happening In February?

What Is Happening In Febrary?

National Take Your Child To The Library Day

Little Librarian KitJoin the Hesston Public Library in celebrating “National Take Your Child To The Library Day” on Saturday, February 1st.

Drop in between 1pm and 2pm to have your child(ren) make their own “librarian kit” for use at home!

For more about National Take Your Child to the Library Day: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-Your-Child-to-the-Library-Day/286965704682090