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

Library Closed for Independence Day!

July 4, 2015

download (1)We will be closed Saturday, July 4th and will reopen at 9:30AM on Monday, July 6.

Debit/Credit Cards Now Accepted!!!

Improving our service to you is our #1 goal…                                                                                                                                                                                                                             download                You’ve been asking & we’re listening!  We’re happy to announce that we are now accepting debit & credit cards!                                                                                                                   Use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card to pay for any of our services: copies, faxes, room rentals, fines, etc.

Chef Louis

July 1, 2015
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Chef Louis will make a repeat appearance at the library on Wednesday afternoon, July 1, at 2 p.m.  He will surprise us with some sort of “extraordinary” cuisine in honor of our summer reading theme “Escape the Ordinary.”   Come join the fun!

Summer Reading!

June 30, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 am
July 1, 2015
2:00 pmto3:00 pm
July 2, 2015
2:00 pmto3:00 pm
July 7, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 am
July 9, 2015
July 11, 2015
11:30 amto1:30 pm
July 13, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
July 14, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 am
July 16, 2015

Summer Reading Program Sign-up begins May 27, 2015

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Tuesday, June 30

Kids: Chalk-It-Up 10:30—11:30 am


Wednesday, July 1

Adults: Chef Louis: Out of the Ordinary Cuisine 2 pm

Thursday, July 2

Kids: No Programs…Have a Happy & Safe Independence Day!

YA: Water War 2 –3 pm

Tuesday, July 7

Kids: Movie Day…10:30—12 noon

Thursday, July 9

Kids: Super K-9, Fire & Police Community Heroes 10:30—11:30 am / Books & Cooks 10:30

YA: Game Day 2—3 pm

Adults: K-9 Officer program 11:30 am

Saturday, July 11

Kids: FROZEN PARTY! Must be enrolled in the Summer Reading Program to participate.

(Registration required, limited number of wristbands available.)

Monday, July 13

Adults: Brown Baggers Book Club 12 noon—1 pm

Tuesday, July 14

Kids: Super Slammin’ Hero Day!  Wear your favorite team gear…special Shocker Guest 10:30—11:30

Thursday, July 16

Kids: Super Science! 10:30 / Wonder Wigglers 10:30

YA: Life-Size Clue 2—3 pm



 Saturday, June 13

Kids:  Last day to register for Summer Reading to be eligible for prizes and Frozen Party!

 Saturday, July 18

All Ages: Last day to turn in reading records to qualify for prizes!






New Thursday Evening Book Club

July 30, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our new Thursday evening book club will be meeting again on July 30th at 6:30!  This month’s book selection is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.  If you’d like to attend and want a copy of the book, please contact Karen at 775-2681.  We had a great time at our June get-together and hope you’ll join us!download (2)  If you’d like to read some reviews of this book, please click here.

Brown Baggers

July 13, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be July 13  at the library.  The group will discuss Treasure Island  by Robert Louis Stevenson, a classic childhood tale of hidden treasure and piracy author Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Escape the Ordinary

It’s almost time for adult summer reading.  Sign-up begins May 27.  Join the fun.  Read for chances or complete puzzles to win fabulous prizes , attend an exciting “out of the ordinary” program,  join a reading group.  There are all kinds of choices to fit your idea of fun (and be an example to the young people in your life while you’re at it).

Blood Pressure Check

May 28, 2015
10:30 amto12:00 pm

Tonya Dresher, RN, BSN, school nurse at Garfield Elementary, will be in the library Thursday, May 28, from 10:30 to 12.  She will be available for free blood pressure checks for anyone who wants one.

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.]