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


May 3, 2014
10:30 amto12:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our 5th annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party.  Wear your fanciest ensemble (fancy for outfit!) and join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:30 -12 noon, for a visit to our Manicure Salon, Chic Sac craft, Confection Creation, Fancy Nancy Storytime, Portrait Place and, of course, Tea Time!  Recommended for ages 3 – 8.  We will begin taking reservations on Monday, Adraft_lens4717052module46683012photo_1247858363fancy_nancy_teapril 21st at 9:30 am.  We are limited to 50 mademoiselles so please make your reservation early!  Children must be accompanied by an adult (due to space limitations, no more than one adult per child please).  Special thanks to this years’ sponsor:  Friends of the Library!

Kansas Humanities Book Talks–Spring Series–April 26

April 26, 2014
10:30 amto11:30 am
May 10, 2014
10:30 amto11:30 am

The Kansas Humanities Book Talk for Lift of Pi will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 10:30AM.


“Reader’s Choice” is the name of the spring Kansas Humanities Book Talk series.  At the 2007 Book Festival in Wichita, attendees were asked to list their favorite books and these are the books that have been included in this series.  Each discussion will be led by a professor from a local university.


April 5, Saturday, at 10AM–Life of Pi by Yann Martel.    An Indian boy’s family perishes as their ship sinks and he is left to fend for himself in a life boat, accompanying by a Bengal tiger.  Sound unbelievable?  This story is filled with tension, views of animal behavior, spiritual life and an unforgettable narrator.  (Miss Lynne gives this and the movie 2 thumbs up!)

May 10, Saturday, at 10AM–To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  A classic tale (and Miss Carol’s favorite story of all time) tells the story of Scout and Jem Finch and their friend, Dill, as one summer they discover racism, injustice, hatred and cruelty as their father defends a black man against a charge of raping a white woman.


All of these titles are available at the Library for check out.  Call the Library for further information.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

May 21, 2014
4:30 pmto6:00 pm

The Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Vancil Study Room on Monday, May 21st from 4:30-6PM.   All are welcome.

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.

Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest

If you’re a student in grades 3 – 12, you are eligible to compete in the writing contest for the Kansas Book Festival!  Click here for all the information…including cash prizes!Kansas book festival

New Books in the Library

Go to the Online Catalog to see the latest and greatest books that have been added to the Augusta Public Library collection.

See something that you are interested in?  Click on book photo to see if it is in or to put a hold on the material.

What’s happening in Augusta?

“What’s happening in Augusta?” is going to be a new feature on our website, www.augustapubliclibrary.com and we need your help to keep it current and vital.  If your church, organization, or other group is having an event, we would like to …post it.  We are not looking for the weekly Bible study or exercise class, but an annual or special event, i.e. Trick or Treat Street, The Chili Cook-Off or Cemetery Tours.  Please send your event with vital information (who, what where, when and how) to augustapubliclibrary@hotmail.com  It will be a running list.  Thank you for your cooperation in finding out what is happening in Augusta!

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.]