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October 2017

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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Hesston Fall Fest! - Vintage Book Sale
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
  • Water Movie: Flow, For the Love of Water
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  • Forum: Jared Morrison, Director of Westar's Waste and Wastewater Division
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Parents as Teachers Play Group
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Forum: Kansas Water Office, Water Policy
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Netherlands Water Talk
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • CLOSED for librarians to attend Kansas Library Association Conference
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Water Speaker: Heidi Mehl
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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Hesston Public Library updated their cover photo. ...

We love it when kids (and parents) first notice the friends that live outside the Children's Area windows. ...

Conditions are wet at the library weather station. But staying indoors doesn't have to be boring! Come spend a few hours reading or playing here, then check out some materials to keep you occupied for the rest of the weekend. ...

Come see us at the Health Fair this morning at Hesston Middle School!

BRING THE KIDS - free screenings!
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Update on library e-books

We’ve had lots of questions about e-books lately, as many people received e-readers for Christmas! I wanted to let you know that we’re paying attention!

The State Library of Kansas has offered a downloadable e-book service for all Kansas residents for several years. In December, the State Library switched providers. The transition to the new provider is taking longer than expected, but a new downloadable e-book library should be up and running within a few weeks. The new e-book service, along with the downloadable audio service (which is up & running) will be located at www.kslib.info/digitalbooks, and you’ll need a free Kansas Library Card to access the services (which you can get here at the library). We’ll let you know when the e-book service becomes available. At this point, it appears that titles for Kindle users may not be available initially.

We are looking into options for providing our own e-book library. However, it may be several months before we are able to do so, because of timelines set forth by the vendor. However, we are hoping  to have such a service up by early summer.

There are several websites that have free e-books available, mostly public domain works. A few sites include:

Sources for Free Content
  • Project Gutenberg – Free e-books for PC’s, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable devices.
  • Feedbooks – Provides some free e-books for Android & iPhone/iPad.
  • Open Library – Initiative of the Internet Archive providing free world classic literature e-books.
  • Inkmesh – an e-book search engine to find free content and compare prices for e-readers.
  • Google Books – Public domain titles available for PC’s and other portable devices.
  • Free Technology for Teachers – Places to find free e-books for yourself and your students.
  • ManyBooks – over 29,000 titles available in many formats and languages. search by author, title, genre or language.
  • Munseys – collection of fiction titles available in several digital formats.
  • Baen – science fiction and fantasy titles available from Baen Publishing.
  • Free-eBooks.net – a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • GetFreeEBooks.com – site includes a variety of genres.
We appreciate your patience, and feel free to ask questions and make suggestions for how we can better serve you in 2012! Email comments to hesstonpubliclibrary@gmail.com or call Cari at the library at 620.327.4666.

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