August/September 2013 Library News

Just flippin’ fun! Free online magazines from your library. Browse more than 200 titles for reading and entertainment. Full text articles and photos can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, iPad or smartphone. Read more about this cool, new service here.

Everyone flocks to our Friends Annual Book Sale, which will be Sept. 20-22 in Ag Hall at the Kansas Expocentre. New details this year. Anyone can attend the first night of the sale when they pay an admission of $5. This is a change from previous years when you had to be a Friend of the Library. Friends of the Library will still get in free. You may want to bookmark the Friends Book Sale web page for easy retrieval when the day gets closer.

AugSep-LibraryNewscoverAs you or someone you know prepares for the big wedding day, know that your library is also preparing for a one-day wedding workshop that you just might want to attend. Turn to the color center spread for information about free wedding resources at your library and learn just who’s going to be passing out tips to make an awesome wedding.

Don’t strain your eyes. Retrain yourself to pick up large print books. The selection of genres and authors is great, and we carry the bestsellers in this format. Browse the large print collection in our Red Carpet Room, across from the check-out desk. The appeal of large print spans generations. Many folks who exercise on stationary machines prefer large print because it’s easier to read while working out.

Interested in some heavy reading? For fiction and nonfiction lovers alike, we’ve got you covered. Just try to tote these big books out by the armfuls. (You might find you get a workout you didn’t expect.) See page 4. And make sure to go one more page for new sports-themed books.

Check out the library schedule of events starting on page 10. And the Bookmobile makes stops in your neighborhood. Find out where on page 15.

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Lisa is a former employee and shared the library story in many of her posts.