Books with Transgender Characters

November 18, 2020 – Kayla Thompson & Alli Boyer, Adult Services Greetings and happy November! Some of you may or may not know that this week (November 13th-19th) is Transgender Awareness Week: a week when transgender people and their allies work to bring attention to the transgender community. This experience usually involves 1. educating the […]

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Book Review: Bear Necessity by James Gould-Bourn

November 16, 2020 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services This column was first published in the November 2020 issue of The Best Years (TBY). Danny’s wife died in a car accident about a year ago, leaving him without the income or the motivation to make ends meet. Now Danny is behind on the bills, he’s two […]

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For those who loved The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

November 9, 2020 – Chelsea Dunbar, Adult Services If you enjoyed… The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship […]

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Homeschoolers and the Public Library

October 19, 2020 – Erin Gericke, User Services I was homeschooled for most of my education, from second grade through high school graduation. I will admit, when we first began, I was not the happiest about it. But looking back on that experience now, as an almost college graduate, this was one of the best […]

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The Life of an Interlibrary Loan

October 12, 2020 – Chris Martin, Adult Services My primary role is ordering Interlibrary Loans for patrons and processing them once they arrive. What is an Interlibrary Loan (or ILL, for short)? As the name implies, if the library does not have an item, whether it be a book, DVD, music CD, etc., we can […]

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13 Spooky Tales for Your Halloween Reading Pleasure

October 5, 2020 – Chelsea Dunbar, Adult Services If you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit, I’ve gathered 13 popular and classic scary stories that will surely have you haunted. But remember, it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!  If you don’t have these on your bookshelf already, you can place a hold through […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

June 13, 2020 – Adrianna Holt, Adult Services / Passport Agent The library in summertime is a magical time of the year, for both children and adults. A library is always a very special place, from its programs to its patrons. But in the summer, it’s just a little better. Perhaps this is just biased […]

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Recording Your Family Stories

June 6, 2020 – Katie Hill, Library Director If you’re like me, this pandemic has made it harder to see family. I’m lucky that my maternal grandparents are alive and healthy in Southwest Kansas. While both are in their mid-80s, they are quite healthy. My grandpa is an avid golfer and still plays almost everyday […]

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Music is Life

June 3, 2020 – Adrianna Holt, Adult Services / Passport Agent Music is a constant for many people. Whether it is listening to the radio on their way to work, playing a specific playlist while working out, or having a certain song to get them up in the morning. I am definitely one of those […]

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