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Last Chance to register for part 1 of 4 in our Teen Wellness Series. If you would like to join us for the Essential Oils Slime Class we need to know by Wednesday at 6:00pm.

Time has changed for this class. It will be held at 8:00 pm!
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Someone is planning ahead! A patron at another library just requested to borrow this from us via interlibrary loan. 🥶 ⛄️❄️ #whyistherenoiglooemoji ...

We are open on Monday (Columbus Day), but closed on Tuesday, October 15th for our annual staff development training. Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause, but we look forward to bring new ideas to the library from our training. ...

If you'd like to increase your knowledge (or if your 4-year-old has been bugging you for dinosaur books), we can help. #FridayFunnies ...

Special Collections

Beyond the usual books, audiobooks, and movies, we have some special items in our collection for you to check out, including:

  • Expedition Packs: passes to local museums, zoos, and other points of interest.  Reserve the day(s) you want to use a Pack, up to 7 days at a time.  Check out the available destinations and dates HERE and then contact the library to make a reservation!
  • Teaching Trunks: kits designed for classroom use, with books, activities, and more on each of these themes: Hesston history, Kansas/Prairies, Tornadoes
  • Fishing Poles: check out for 7 days
  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Toys and puppets
  • Playaway Launchpads: tough tablets preloaded with select games
  • Playaway Views: preloaded video players
  • Shaped Cake Pans (We borrow these via interlibrary loan.  Please request a pan approximately 10 days in advance of the date you need it.)
  • And don’t forget our eLibrary and Digital Archives!

Also of note: through past grants, we have acquired many resources on the Amish & Mennonites, Quilting, and Trauma, among other collections.

New items are added on a continuous basis. Patron requests and suggestions are always welcome and can be made in person, by phone (620.327.4666) or by email (hesstonpubliclibrary@gmail.com).