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

Used Book Sale…April 22 – 25!

April 22, 2015
12:00 pmto8:00 pm
April 23, 2015
9:30 amto8:00 pm
April 24, 2015
9:30 amto6:00 pm
April 25, 2015
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Our Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is coming up soon!  Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, April 21  Sneak Peek and Purchase for Friends members from 1-8 pm.  You may become a member of our Friends for $10 per year or a life time membership of $50.  Membership forms available at book sale.

Wednesday, April 22:   12 noon-8 pm.

Thursday, April 23:       9:30-8 pm.

Friday, April 24:             9:30-6 pm.  Bag sale begins at Noon.  Buy an empty bag from us for $3.00 and stuff in as many books as you can!!!  (Must use our bag.)

Saturday, April 25:         9:30-12 noon.  Bag sale continues…buy an empty bag from us for $3.00 and stuff in as many books as you can!!!  (Must use our bag.)

Paperbacks &  hardcoveSuperSpringBooksale[1]rs for adults, young adults and children.

 All proceeds benefit the Augusta Public Library.

Thank you for your support!

Brown Baggers

May 11, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be May 11 at the library.  The group will discuss The Light in the Ruins  by Chris Bohjalian, a story of love, despair, and revenge set in war-ravaged Tuscany.

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

May 7, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The last genealogy meeting of the season will be May 7 at 1 p.m.  New members are always welcome.

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.


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.]