You Can Be a Rockstar! Pick Your Props, Pose and Take Your Picture in the Library’s Photo Booth!

Have fun turning yourself into a Rockstar in our “Libraries ROCK!” Photo Booth! Pick up a guitar or microphone; then add a wig, bandanna, necklace or sunglasses to complete your transformation into a… ROCKSTAR! Have your friends or family take your picture and you have proof YOU ROCKED OUT at the Library. Don’t forget to sign-up for Summer Reading starting May 21. Grab a flier for more details!


  Thank you to all the poets who shared their talents with us! And the winners are… First place: “Yesteryear’s Rag Bag” by RoJean Mustain, Basehor, KS Second place: “Armageddon Calls the Crow” by Roy Stucky, Pretty Prairie, KS Third place: “September Serenade” by Teresa Mustain, Basehor, KS Honorable mention: “Second Sight” by Robert L. Dean, Jr, Augusta, KS “Missing the Farm” by Janet Jenkins-Stotts, Lawrence, KS “To the Angels, We Cry”… Read more »

I Heart Local Music

If you are a music lover but are interested in exploring what kind of sounds are coming from your local areas, a great resource to check out is I Heart Local Music. I Heart Local Music focuses on local Kansas bands from the Kansas City/Lawrence/Topeka area and does a great job shedding light on the wide variety of bands coming out of the area! The site features plenty of live… Read more »

Merriam-Webster: Time Traveler

Have you ever wondered what year words were used in print for the first time? Well Merriam-Webster has you covered with their Time Traveler feature. Spanning a time ranging from 2015 to the 12th century, find out when words like hydrophobic or even a word as common as another were first used in print. A fun way to kill time for the grammar scholars in all of us.   https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/

Be the First to Know: Get Free Email Alerts in Your Inbox!

Want to be the first to know what’s new at the library? Subscribe to one (or all) of our three new email alerts! Our Book Alerts and Movie Alert are a new service of the library. Sign up to receive a twice-monthly email announcing our new books – the What’s New at the Library Book Alert. Want to know what’s coming, and when, from your favorite author? Sign up for our monthly… Read more »

Mobile Printing Now Available!

With our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card. How to print from a laptop or desktop computer at home or work: Begin by visiting www.printeron.net/bcl/print Select the printer and enter your email address. Browse your… Read more »

Friends of the Library Open House Monday, October 17 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

National Friends of the Library Week is October 16th through October 22nd. Come celebrate with us and meet our current Board Members at our Friends of the Library Open House on Monday, October 17th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy refreshments and visit with others who love supporting the Library. Come see what we are all about! Membership is not required.

Election Information Here!

Are you registered to vote? Do you need an application for Advance Ballot by Mail? Ask us for information! We have “A Guide to Voting in Kansas,” published by the Kansas Secretary of State that explains the requirements particular to our state. You can also pick up a Kansas Voter Registration Application or an Application for Advance Ballot by Mail here at the library. We’ll even mail the applications for… Read more »

Build a Better World – Read! Summer Reading Sign-up and Events

Summer Reading sign-up begins  Monday, May 22! Summer reading is FUN and simple! For kids birth to 6th grade, keep track of your reading here: Build a Better World Teens – Earn library bucks for the end of Summer Reading Auction! Record your books and reviews here. Check out the long list of kids events – including Reader’s Theater, Little Bits, Lego Robotics, Drawing class, and more… We did not forget the… Read more »