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Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Family Halloween Storytime!

October 30, 2014
6:30 pm

We’re celebrating Halloween a day early! Wear your costume & join us for some “not-so-scary” stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and a trick-or-treat parade! Appropriate for kids 2nd grade and younger with their adult caregiver. No scary costumes, please! No registration required, FREE!download

We Want Your Input!

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BOOKBUSTERS! “Guys Read” bookclub for boys.

November 22, 2014
10:30 am

NEW! Our guys bookclub will meet for the first time on Sat., Nov. 22 at 10:30. We’ll be reading “Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot vs. the VooDoo Vultures From Venus” by Dav Pilkey.  We’ll talk about the book, make a creation and, of course, eat some yummy snacks! Books may be checked out beginning Sat., Nov. 1st. Call Lisa if you want to reserve one now! Bring a friend! Free.

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Brown Baggers Book Club

November 10, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Brown Bagger book discussion group will meet at 12 noon on Monday, Nov.10, at the library.

The discussion will be over The White Queen  by Philippa Gregory.

All are welcome to attend.  If you would like to reserve a copy of the book, please call the library at 775-2681.

Friends of the Augusta Public Library

November 10, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 10 at 1PM  in the Community Room at the Library.  Please join us!

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Kansas Humanities Book Talks–Fall Series–Nov. 1

November 1, 2014
10:30 amto11:30 am

The Kansas Humanities Book Talk for The Wind in the Willows will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The discussion over The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is still scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m.


“Childhood Classics” is the name of the fall Kansas Humanities Book Talk series. It will be fun to entertain your “inner child” and either explore these classics for the first time or re-read them for renewed enjoyment.

Copies of the book are available at the library for check out.  Call the library for further information.

Genealogical Society

November 6, 2014
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

The Augusta Genealogical Society will have its next meeting on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

New members are welcome.  There are no membership fees.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

We are so very pleased & excited to announce that the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, sponsored by United Way of the Plains, has just expanded to include the Augusta 67010 zip code!

Imagination Library logo - 2 color (2)Augusta children birth to age 5 are now eligible to receive free, age-appropriate books once a month delivered right to their homes.  It’s so easy to sign-up for this program…

1) Pick up a brochure with a sign-up form here at the library, or
2) Sign-up online at:http://usa.imaginationlibrary.com/register_my_child.php#.UuvWHD1dWkZ, or
3) Call 211, the United Way 24-hour information line.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa by phone at 316/775-2681 or email to ldaniels@apl.kscoxmail.com.

Library Board of Trustees Opening!

Our Library Board of Trustees has an opening for a new member!

The Augusta Public Library Board of Trustees meets the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.  In addition to regular board meetings, there may be several public meetings called by the Board President or Library Director.  Your attendance at all meetings is very important. The term of office is four years, with the eligibility of being appointed for a second four-year term.

The Library Board is responsible for the library and all that happens in it.  The Board has the ultimate responsibility for the success or failure of the library.  To manage this responsibility, the board has five major tasks:

  1. Set policies
  2. Hire the director
  3. Plan for the future of the library
  4. Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library
  5. Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the Library Board.

Click here to print a copy of the application.  Please complete the application and return it to the library, attention: Gregg Williamson.  If you have questions, please call Gregg at 775-2681.


New Books in the Library

Go to the Online Catalog to see the latest and greatest books that have been added to the Augusta Public Library collection.

See something that you are interested in?  Click on book photo to see if it is in or to put a hold on the material.

E-Books, etc., now available at your library!

We now have  e-books, digital audiobooks, video, and music available in a variety of formats for most devices!  Stop by the library to pick up an instructional brochure, find instructions by clicking on our “E-Books” tab above or click on the “download” box below.  You must have an Augusta Public Library Card to use this service.



We’re Mobile!

Have you ever been away from your computer and thought, “I wish I could see if my library has that”?  Well your wondering days are over!  We’re so excited to announce that now you can access our on-line catalog with your mobile device!  Using your device, simply click on the link “Mobile Online Catalog” to the left (under APL Online Catalog).  This will give you full access to our catalog & your library account.


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