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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How Does Your Garden Grow?

May 28, 2020 – Brenda Renner, Youth Services When I suggested to my husband that I would like a raised garden bed this summer, he readily agreed.  So began the research, planning, decisions on how long to make it, how wide it should be, and where to place it to get the best sun. Then […]

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New Title Tuesday

 May 26, 2020 – Sarah Vohsen, Adult Services Check out some of our new titles this week: Pictured above:  The Price We Pay : What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It by Marty Makary Information Wars : How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation & What We Can Do About It by […]

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If You Loved Stephen King’s The Institute…

May 22, 2020 – Chelsea Dunbar, Adult Services If you loved The Institute by Stephen King, you may enjoy one of these as well:   Inspection by Josh Malerman “Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. And neither knows the other exists–until now… J is a student at a school […]

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