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Summer Reading 2018

This year we are offering on-line registration for the Summer Reading Program – you can still sign up in-person if you prefer.

We have also totally revamped our summer reading challenge: less papers, no book counts, and we’ve added weekly rewards! (if you’d still like to use the charts and stickers we have them – just ask)

You can register for SRP anytime at: hesston.scklf.info/events-programs/SRP

Download your event schedule here: SRP 2018 Flyer and calendar 

Audio Book SYNC

Sync-HeaderLove Audiobooks? Every summer SYNC provides FREE downloadable audiobooks of Young Adult books that are paired with classic books.

http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Here is the catch – two new books are available each week, but you have to download them THAT week or you have missed your chance.  Once downloaded, they are yours forever (or until you decide to delete them).

The program kicked off this week with “Beautiful Creatures,” by Kami Garcia paired with one of my all-time favorite books, “Rebecca,” by Daphne Du Maurier.

Scoring 28 free new reads for your ears is a great way to enjoy the summer!

– Libby

Interested in Hosting International Students?

afsJoin us on Tuesday, April 28th at 5 PM to hear how you can “Connect to a Global Community.”

Guys Read Book Club – Beginning in April

Boys + Books = Amazing ReadersGuys Read book club logo

The Hesston Public Library and Hesston Middle School Library are partnering to begin a new library program called “Guys Read.”

“Guys Read” is a monthly book discussion group open to guys in grades 5-8 and young professionals. The program is developed to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find books they want to read and introducing the participants to male reading role models from around the community.

  • “Guys Read” book discussions will be held on the last Monday each month from 7:00-8:00 in the Community Room at Hesston Public Library.
  • The program is free and open to boys in grades 5-8.
  •  The first two discussion titles will be Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson in April and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card in May.
  • The June read is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

The Hesston Public Library received a $250 grant from the State Library of Kansas to purchase book club kits for the program which includes multiple copies of titles selected to appeal to guys, discussion guides for leaders/mentors and other book-related material.

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming and leader/mentor contact Emily  at the Hesston Public Library, 620-327-4666 or email hplnotifications@gmail.com.

 

Digital Special Collections Unveiled

The Hesston Public Library holds several Special Collections and Archives that are unique to Hesston, Ks.  Thanks to generous financial support from the South Central Kansas Library System and the Kansas Humanities Council, the Hesston Public Library has begun digitizing these fragile collections so that they can be more accessible to the public.

Access the Digital Special Collections at: http://hesston.digitalsckls.info/

Picture1March 13, 1990 Tornado Collection
The initial material has been digitized and uploaded to the Special Collections website, however additional material will continue to be added as long as the public is willing to share it with the Library for this purpose.

Future digitization efforts will include:

  • Murray Bandy Archives
  • Hesston Women’s Civic Club Archives
  • Hesston Public Library Archives
  • Yost Archives (limited material)

Need a New Read? Join us this week!

perk picks testEach month the Hesston Public Library host’s the “Perk Picks Book Previews & Reviews” program.

If you want suggestions for new reads in your favorite genre or are looking to discover a hidden gem, then join us each month!

We will chat over refreshments and hope to hear about YOUR favorite reads too!

Every Final Thursday – 7:30 PM

Book TALK Series “Food For Thought”

Hungry for a good book? Join the Hesston Public Library for a series of four books that will satisfy your appetite! Each book TALK will be lead by discussion leaders chosen from across Kansas.
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Our feast includes:

Miriam’s Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich (January 22)
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (February 19)
Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill (March 12)
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto (April 9)

Book sets can be picked up at the library’s front desk.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.

Books With Bill (the dog) – 1st Saturdays this Fall

Beginning September 6th at 1pm

Join Bill (the dog) at 1 PM on the 1st IMG_0166Saturday of every month.*

 *Bill will NOT be at the library on October 4th but will visit on October 11th.

Bill loves to have books read to him and can’t wait to hear your stories!

Have a reluctant reader?

bwb front lawn photoChildren who have difficulties reading may be self-conscious when reading aloud in front of others; however, a dog is a non-judgmental listener.

Reading to a dog provides a relaxed atmosphere, which allows participants to practice reading skills. It also builds self-esteem and confidence and provides an environment for children to connect reading with a positive association. muttigrees logoThe presence of a dog provides an opportunity for struggling readers to develop skills and discover the fun of reading.

 

Bear-riffic Story Time Starts September 3rd

Bear-riffic Story Time bears
Children ages 3½ & up
Wednesdays beginning September 3, 2014
10:30 – 11:00am

HESSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 2014-15

Summertime is almost over and it’s time to start thinking of fall activities. The Hesston Public Library would like to invite you to come listen to stories about bears and their friends. We’ll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes and do other fun activities.

Story time meets every Wednesday through May 20, except for the following holidays and spring break: There will be no story hour on Nov 26, Dec 24 & 29, and March 18.

Please register at the library so we know how many children to expect. I can’t wait to see you all in September!

~Darla (Harms-Becker), Story Time Teacher

Last Blast of Summer Programs!

Don’t miss this last week of programming:

  • Tuesday – 10am – Storytime for 5-7 year olds. We will be studying the sloooooow science of plants
  • Tuesday – 9-10pm – Teens – Black light party!  Come hang out with your friends after hours.
  • Wednesday – 10am – ALL AGES – at the Hesston Highschool Auditorium.  Come see the Eric Vaughn Magic Show!
  • Thursday – 2pm – Storytime and craft for 8-11 year olds.
  • Thursday – 7pm – talk20 – Adult programFIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo Primary Stacked