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Summer Reading!

May 27, 2015
May 28, 2015
June 2, 2015
10:30 amto12:00 pm
June 4, 2015
June 8, 2015
12:00 pm
June 9, 2015
10:30 amto3:00 pm
June 10, 2015
2:00 pmto4:30 pm
June 11, 2015
June 13, 2015
11:00 amto12:00 pm
June 16, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 am
June 18, 2015
June 23, 2015
10:30 amto3:00 pm
June 25, 2015
June 27, 2015
10:30 amto12:00 pm
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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Wednesday, May 27

Sign-up for Summer Reading begins…all ages! 9:30 am —8 pm

Thursday, May 28

Kids: Super Health with Dr. Melodee Armfield & Dr. Elaine Harrington 10:30—11:30 am / Wonder Wigglers, Books & Cooks 10:30

YA: Candy Sushi and Post-It Note Relay 2—3 pm

Adults: Blood Pressure Checks with Tonya Dresher RN, BSN 10:30—12 noon


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Kids: Movie Day…”The Incredibles” 10:30—12 noon

Thursday, June 4

Kids: Community Superheroes with Mayor Matt Childers & other Special Guests 10:30 / Wonder Wigglers, Books & Cooks 10:30

YA: Tie Dye T-Shirts 2—3 pm

Monday, June 8

Adults:  Brown Baggers Book Club 12 noon—1 pmEscape the Ordinary_K copy (2)

Tuesday, June 9

Kids: EsCAPE Day Make-it/Take-It 10:30—3 (come & go). Bring an old white t-shirt.

Wednesday, June 10

Adults: Summer Movie Matinee—”Forrest Gump”  2pm

Thursday, June 11

Kids: Great Plains Nature Center with Special Guest animal 10:30 / Wonder Wigglers 10:30

YA: Super Hero Lock-in…9pm—8 am (registration required)

Saturday, June 13

All Ages: BALLET IN THE PARK at Garvin Park’s Kerry Unrein Stage…11 am

Kids: Last day to sign-up for Summer Reading & qualify for prizes.

Tuesday, June 16

Kids: BINGO! (Pre-K & up) 10:30—11:30

Thursday, June 18

Kids: Super Teachers Cathy Shaffer & Jennifer Cody 10:30—11:30 / Wonder Wigglers, Books & Cooks 10:30

YA: Super Foods with Becci Hargrove

Tuesday, June 23

Kids: Make-It/Take-It 10:30 am —3 pm (come & go)

Thursday, June 25

Kids: Miranda on the Move (all ages) 10:30—11:30

YA: “Be Your Own Hero” Self-defense demonstration & Giant Scrabble 2—3 pm

Adults: “Be Your Own Hero” Self-defense demonstration 2—3 pm /  NEW Evening Book Discussion! 7—8 pm

Saturday, June 27

Adults: KHC Speaker’s Bureau—”The Common & Quirky Mascots of Kansas” 10:30 am

Tuesday, June 31

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…Hava a Happy & Safe Independence Day!

YA: Water War 2 –3 pm

Tuesday, July 7

Kids: Movie Day…”Bolt” 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!






Brown Baggers

June 8, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be June 8 at the library.  The group will discuss Under the Wide and Starry Skies  by Nancy Horan, a story of the life of the 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.

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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.]