As a precaution due to increases in Covid-19 cases,
the Main Library, book stacks and computers are CLOSED.
The Lobby will still be open during normal business hours.
We want everyone to stay healthy and safe.
You still have access to all of the NEKLS collections (books, magazines, media, movies, Tv shows etc.) by either reserving them through the NEXT system (see below), call the Library and talk to a staff member or leave a message with your request.
The lobby will be open to pick up your check-outs and return your items.
You can also get copies or send faxes during business hours.
Reserving media through NEXT: Online, on our website, go to the NEXT reservation link under "Browse", search for materials (books, DVDs, etc), put a hold on them.
You can search by genre, author, title, format, etc.
The items will be pulled or ordered through the NEKLS (Northeast Kansas Library System) and be available for pick up at the Library.
You can also call the Library, leave a message on what materials you want to check out, those materials, if available will be pulled and available to pick up.
Always remember, you can access all our collections on Hoopla, see the link below.
Call 785-746-5407 for more information.
What's New on Our Shelves?
Librarians Current Reads
Shae Crowley - Director
By Adrian Zink
I started the New Year off by reading a book I received as a Christmas gift and thought it was appropriate as we celebrate Kansas Day this month.
"Wicked Kansas" is written by native Kansan Adrian Zink who currently works at the National Archives and lives in Overland Park.
The book is a quick read, just 88 pages and touches on subjects such as the Bloody Benders, frontier justices in the early years of our state and in later years the largest LSD manufacturing operation in American History in addition to the triple play of 1965, which has nothing to do with baseball, although there is a section on the sport.
I found this read intriguing and look forward to reading Mr. Zink's first book "The Hidden History of Kansas" for my next read.
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