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There will be NO story time at 9:30 this morning. Join us at 10:30 if you would like! ...

We are in need of empty toilet paper tubes for an upcoming storytime craft. If you have any extras, please feel free to drop them by the library. Thanks! ...

Happy Presidents' Day! Yes, we are open! Regular hours, 9-6.
There will NOT be Math Academy tutoring this afternoon, however.
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We have a new friend in the tank! Come say hi to Mac & Cheese (we added water this time).
Mac is joining Pinkalicious, Dazzle, guppies, shrimp, snails, and Spy (plecostomus).
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Preschoolers

Join us for storytime at 9:30 or 10:30 on Wednesday mornings during the school year!  Geared toward ages 0-5, our theme for stories, songs, crafts, and snacks this year is “Read the Rainbow.”
We even provide Lincoln Perk coffee for a “mommy mixer” (and dads, grandparents, aunts & uncles…) between sessions.

But are there other library resources for kids who can’t read?  Absolutely!  You can still practice early literacy skills with your pre-reader.  The Kansas State Library promotes “6 by 6,” or six skills that will promote reading by age six:

6 by 6 poster

  • Have Fun with Books
  • Notice Print All Around You
  • Talk, Talk, Talk
  • Look for Letters Everywhere
  • Tell Stories About Everything
  • Take Time to Rhyme

The Hesston Public Library has plenty of books, DVDs, and even toys and activity kits* to help you and your child practice these skills.

*Ask staff at the desk about borrowing our 6×6 early literacy kits or storypack backpacks.

Ready to Read brochure 2016