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

“Blind Date With A Book!”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…it’s “Blind Date With A Book”! Stop in and choose a festively wrapped book, check it out, take it home and open it for a fun surprise!                                                         Return your completed “Rate-a-Date” bookmark by February 29th for the chance to win a great prize!20160201_122804

Library closed for President’s Day

February 15, 2016

We will be closed Monday, February 15 and will re-open at 9:30AM on Tuesday, February 16.



We’re Hiring!

Picture1We’re looking for the person who fits these adjectives to be our new Adult Services Specialist.  If you think you’re the perfect fit, stop in to pick up a job description and complete an application today!

Position open until filled.


February 2, 2016
3:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 3, 2016
3:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 4, 2016
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

We are now signing up Lego Club participants for our next Lego Club. Please call us at 775-2681 or stop by to sign up your child.

Lego Club (3rd – 5th graders) – Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.*

Lego Club Gen Z (middle and high schoolers) – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR GEN Z! – Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

Lil Lego Club (Kindergarten – 2nd graders) – Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.*

* Must be registered each time to participate for Lego Club and Lil Lego Club. If our February Lego Clubs are full, we have a waiting list that will guarantee participation in the March Lego Clubs. Lego Club Gen Z does not need to register.  Just show up to participate.

Attention Sunflower E-book Users!!!

We have added several books to the Sunflower e-library recently.  The following titles are available exclusively to Augusta Public Library patrons.  Watch for the yellow check mark in the top left corner with an “a” above it.

X, W is for Wasted, and V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton; Tricky Twenty-two by Janet Evanovich; Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber; Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; A Magical Friend: Princess Ponies Series, Book I by Chloe Ryder; City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire, and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare>


Brown Baggers

February 8, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on Feb. 8.  The group will be discussing  The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak.  It is a story that entertwines the love of reading with the horrors of the holocaust.

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.


February 8, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
February 22, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
March 7, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
March 21, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
April 4, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
April 25, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
May 2, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
May 16, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our Winter/Spring 2016 Spanish for Travelers course will begin Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.   It is a continuation of our Fall 2015 course but we welcome new students as we will also extensively review what has already been studied.  This class is FREE and open to all adults who are interested in learning basic conversational Spanish.

Upcoming Class Dates (All begin at 6:30 p.m. in the APL Community Room):
January 25, 2016
February 8, 2016 & February 22, 2016
March 7, 2016 & March 21, 2016
April 4, 2016 & April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016 & May 16, 2016

Friends of the Augusta Public Library

February 8, 2016
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Friends will meet on Monday, February 8th at 1:00 pm.  Please join us!

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

February 16, 2016
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

Our Library Board will meet on Tuesday, February 16th, at 4:30 pm. (Please note the change from Monday due to the President’s Day holiday.)

Visitors are welcome to attend.

Thursday Evening Book Club

February 25, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

51bfd9769d4852bdc2334ee707d600eaKaren’s Thursday evening book club will meet at 6:30 on February 25.  “Blind Date with a Book” is this month’s theme!  Stop in, choose your “blind date”, then share your find with the group on the 25th!  We’re always eager for new members, so if you’re interested, call Karen or Carol at 775-2681 and we’ll get you a book!

Let’s Stitch Together!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the stitching group will be on hold for the winter months.  Watch the website for updated information.


There’s still time – and space – for your little reader to join us for Storytime!  Storytime is for children ages three to five.  (Toddletime is for toddlers 18 months to 36 months of age!  Our Toddletime is currently full but a waiting list is available.)  Stop in today to get them signed up or call us at 775-2681!  Storytimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Toddletime is Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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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.