What’s All the Hoopla About?


NEW to library card holders in Basehor and northeast Kansas: thousands of FREE digital movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks! Thanks to special funding from the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), patrons can download the free Hoopla™ digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device, or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, music distributors and publishers – available to borrow for instant… 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 »

Basehor Library Independent Film Festival Award Show – Sat. Sept 27, 6:30 pm

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Join us for the first ever Basehor Library Independent Film Festival Award Show, September 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Basehor Community Library. We will screen the submitted films and announce the award winners. Everyone is invited for an evening of film, food and fun. Judges have picked the winners, but the audience will have the opportunity to choose the People Choice Reuben (Basehor) Award!

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!

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens: Keep Track Here!!!


Registration ended June 30, but keep reading! Summer reading is FUN and simple! No keeping track of books. No keeping track of minutes. To earn a weekly prize, the only requirement is to read everyday; it does not matter what or how much you read… just read. CLICK HERE TO LOG YOUR MINUTES! Begin reading on June 2nd. You can pick up your weekly prize starting June 9th. One prize per week for a total of 8 prizes. Babies to… Read more »



“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 »

National Library Week – April 13-19


Basehor Community Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19! We would like to invite everyone in our community to stop by the library anytime during the week to explore all that the library has to offer and take part in some special fun; help complete a community jigsaw puzzle, view pictures through the years, try your luck at our “prize walk numbers game”, and just for the kids –… Read more »

Images from the Olympics in Sochi


The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia start with the opening ceremony on Feb. 7 . For the next 16 days of competition, the website Mashable will be curating photos and tweets from the Olympians and journalists. For a different look at the Olympics, try Mashable.