M - Th: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Fr: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

The Craft Shop

There is still time to sign up for The Craft Shop! Reserve your spot today!


Brown Baggers

October 10, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on Oct. 15.  We will discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

The group meets the second Monday of each month at 12 p.m.  Call the library at 775-2681 and ask for Carol if you’re interested.

It’s Genealogy Season Again!


Kansas Humanities Council’s “Talk About Literature” Program

October 15, 2016
10:30 amto11:30 am

The Augusta Public Library
will offer a three-part book discussion series September through November on the theme  “Award Winners.”  All three of the books chosen are National Book Award winners and one is also a Pulitzer Prize winner.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Library.


Meeting times are as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

All three books are available for check-out at this time and are not due back until after the final program.  Patrons are urged to attend even if they have been unable to complete reading the books.


Fall 2016 Adult’s Programming


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Sign up for a new card this month and you might find a golden ticket!

Join us tomorrow for Coloring and Confections!


Fall 2016 Children’s Programming

Storytime & Toddletime
Registration for our Fall 2016 Storytime and Toddletime is happening now.  Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 and is held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m.  Parents are required to remain in the building but do not participate in Storytime.  Toddletime is for toddlers ages 18 months to 36 months and is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m.  Both Storytime and Toddletime begin next week (September 6 and 7 for Storytime and September 8 for Toddletime).  Children must be registered so stop by today or call us at 775-2681.

LEGO Club!!!
Sign-ups for our first Fall 2016 Lego Club are happening now.  Lego Club will be Tuesday, September 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children grades 3rd through 5th. Registration is required.

Gen Z (middle and high schoolers) Lego Club will be Wednesday, September 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  No registration is required for our Gen Z group.

Lego Club will be Thursday, September 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for children grades Kindergarten through 2nd.  Registration is required.

Our Tuesday After School Kids group begins Tuesday, September 13 at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  T.A.S.K. Force is for children grades 3rd through 5th.

Be sure to look at our entire September 2016 calendar for more details!  Please remember that all these programs are free!



Library Board of Trustees Meeting

September 12, 2016
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

Our Library Board will meet on Monday, September 12 at 4:30 pm. (Please note meeting date has changed for September.)

Visitors are always welcome to attend!

Thursday Evening Book Club

September 15, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Karen’s Thursday Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 on September 15th.  Please contact Karen at 775-2681 to sign up!

Pokémon Go Pokéstop!

The Augusta Public Library is a Pokémon Go Pokéstop!  Be sure to spin by 1609 State Street to get some Pokésupplies and catch some Pokémon!PokeStop

In the dark about Pokémon Go?  Here’s some helpful information about this new free-to-play, location-based app:


Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and only “search” on public property with a “buddy”.  

Also, this app can access other information in your device and payment may be required for additional game items.  

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.

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.


If you’re working on your GED;  getting ready to take the ACTPraxis,  or GRE;  wanting to practice for the ASVAB or even applying for a job with the Border Patrol, we have your all-access pass to the most popular test-prep site!  But it doesn’t stop there…find popular software tutorials, a job & career accelerator, and skill-building for all ages.  Click here to investigate LearningExpress!  [Logon instructions:  Click “Register” under the “New Users” section at the bottom of the page; in the “Username” field enter your 5-digit zip code and your 7-digit phone number, excluding area code, (example: 670107750000); create a password at least 6 characters long, no spaces; verify password; enter your email address; click “Register” button; choose “Kansas State Library”; click continue.]