CONTEST: Design a New Logo for the Friends of the Basehor Library!


The Friends are redefining, rebranding, and we want you… to redesign our logo! We are holding a library wide contest to redesign the Friends of the Basehor Library logo. The contest winner will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon, an individual lifetime membership to the Friends, and your logo design everywhere the Friends are. Send your design in jpg, gif, or png format to friends@basehorlibrary.org by October 31st. The goal of the Friends is to support the… Read more »

Go Dog Go Dog Walk – Sat, Sept. 12 – To Benefit LCHS

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Join us at Basehor City Park! Dog games and contests! Dog art!  Cool t-shirt! Go Dog Go is a paw-some dog walk to benefit the Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. sponsored in part by the Basehor Community Library and Wagg’n Tails Day Spa! SAVE!  Register now! Walk registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Print off your Registration Form here! Print off your Vendor Application here! Print… 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 »

Electronics and Batteries Recycling – Sat. April 18, 1:00-4:00 pm


Earth Day is coming soon, so mark your calendar and start gathering your unwanted electronics for safe, environmentally responsible recycling. Secure e-cycle will be in the library parking lot Saturday, April 18th, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  All items are free except $20 fee for any size television and $15 fee for any size CRT monitors. For a list of what can be recycled, follow this link: Items We Accept. Secure e-Cycle has… Read more »

USD #458 Basehor-Linwood Bond 2015 PASSES!

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The vote was 1043-462 in favor of the BL Bond 2015. Bond 2015 will consist of four main projects: 1) Safety & Security – Storm shelter at BES, access control doors throughout the District, security cameras and secure entrance features to District buildings. 2) A Career and Technical Education addition to BLHS – increasing students’ capabilities to graduate high school with industry-recognized certificates. 3) Technology improvements – network hardware, wireless… Read more »

Go Dog Go a doggone success!

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We raised almost $4000 for the Leavenworth County Humane Society and everyone and every hound had a bunch of fun. A big thanks to our sponsors, participants and volunteers! Here’s a link to see photos of this year’s run and walk. See you next year!

Basehor’s Own Version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

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You’ve probably been heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser for ALS that is sweeping the nation (No?? click here to learn more). USD #458 has started it’s own Ice Bucket Challenge for 5th grader Hayden Hand, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Watch the video and donate to Hayden’s Heroes by delivering your check to Basehor Intermediate School or First State Bank & Trust of Basehor. Follow all the… Read more »

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On $4 A Day


  “Good and Cheap” is a collection of recipes for people with limited incomes, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget. The cookbook itself is licensed under creative commons so it is free to use online or to download. The author  Leanne Brown says, “These recipes are designed for the budget of people on SNAP (the US program that used to be called Food Stamps). The meals are generally healthy and use ingredients… Read more »

Ask Smithsonian: How Did King Tut Die?

The Smithsonian magazine doesn’t know the answer, but there are some intriguing theories. Check out their video here. The Smithsonian website has lots of interesting information. It’s worth a look!



“We received poems from men, women, and teens and from as far away as Florida,” says Jenne Laytham, BCL’s Assistant Director and member of the Basehor’s Writers Group. “It was so hard to pick the winners.”  The winners of the Poetry Contest 2014: 1st – Teresa Mustain, Basehor, KS ($75) 2nd – Josiah Hoskins, K.C., MO ($50) Tie for 3rd place: 3rd – Lynn Paul, Tonganoxie, KS ($25) 3rd –… Read more »