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Basehor Community Health Care Resources


Looking for local health care? Check out these resources we’ve gathered for you: General medical services and resources KC Health Resource –  health care options for the uninsured and underinsured, adults and children. 50+ clinics located throughout the KC metropolitan area, including Shawnee and Leavenworth. Services provided: Basic health care services including dental, vision and mental health care. Urgent care, prescription assistance and some specialist services are also available. Planned… Read more »

Small Business Reference Center – Find the Info You Need


Download small business startup kits (with pre-made Excel files), watch Harvard Business School lecture videos, and read up on business basics (including human resources). All this is available to residents of Kansas from the State Library of Kansas. You can access it directly from the library or from home with a Kansas Library eCard. Don’t have an eCard? Ask at the library and we’ll give you one. The article search on… Read more »

How do I…place a hold?


Can’t find something on our shelves? You can place a hold on any copy in our NExpress system and the item will be delivered to our library with your name on it. Get in line for the most popular books and movies. There are over one million items available through NExpress! Here’s how to place a hold: You will need to login to your account to place a hold. It’s best… Read more »

Learn More About Kansas Through Kansas Memory


The Kansas State Historical has preserved the rich heritage of our state through pictures, letters, advertisements, etc. – all scanned and available online at Kansas Memory. See actual letters from John Brown, pictures of what a downtown looked like in the early 1900’s, and much, much more.  

Now Open: The Digital Public Library


The  U.S.’s first public online-only library is now open! The DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) combines a number of digital collections and archives available in one free, open-source resource.  The database is easily searchable and includes text, photos, and audio recordings from its many partners  including the Smithsonian, the National Archives, New York Public Library, and Harvard.

It’s National Library Week!


National Library Week Honorary Chair Caroline Kennedy and Laura Marano, star of Disney’s “Austin and Ally,” discuss the value and opportunities available at libraries.

Need to write a resume?

find a job

One of the best Resume Wizards is available FREE through Learning Express Library. Click Our Services at the top of this page, then click Learning Express. Resume help can be found by clicking “Job and Career Accelerator” in the top left corner. Hint: Create your account in Learning Express right away; it’s quick, easy, and it will remember you when you come back. Click “Write my Resume” and the wizard will… Read more »

Khan Academy: Math, Science, and More For All Ages!

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Khan Academy produces expert video lectures and interactive learning modules on subjects ranging from Mathematics and Computer Science to Economics and Art History.   A non-profit organization funded in part by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Google, Khan Academy is totally free, and always will be.  Some school districts around the country have already begun supplementing their normal curriculum with Khan Academy content and exercises.  Khan Academy’s math coverage is particularly strong, covering the subject… Read more »

A Site or Service on the Web We Want to Curate for our Patrons


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