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Fr: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Easter EGG-stravaganza!

April 3, 2015
10:00 amto11:30 am

Do you love coloring Easter Eggs?

We do!!!…so join us on Friday, April 3rd from 10 – 11:30 am for this come & go activity! Bring your own cold, hard-boiled eggs and we’ll provide lots of ways for you to dye & color them.

Each child may bring up to one (1) dozen hard-boiled & cooled eggs to color. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.Easter eggs

Library Board of Trustees Opening!

Our Library Board of Trustees has an opening for two new members!

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.


Brown Baggers

March 8, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be March 8 at the library.  The group will discuss The Maltese Falcon  by Dashiell Hammett, a classic mystery about the private detective, Sam Spade.

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.

Genealogy Group

March 5, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The next genealogy meeting will be March 5 at 1 p.m.  New members are always welcome.

We Want Your Input!

Please take a moment and complete our survey about our library services!  Just click here to see the survey:



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.]