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Winners of the 2016 Poetry Contest

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First place: “In Praise of Dirt” by Teresa Mustain Second place: “On Forgetting” by Rachel Forbach Third place: “Kansas Bullfrog” by Jody Chenoweth Honorable mention: “Senior Depression” by Judy Wendt “No Mystery” by Karen Sechser

Tax Preparation Assistance

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If you are over 65 years of age and would like assistance preparing your 2015 taxes, please contact Scarlet Ross at the Leavenworth County Council on Aging. The Council has volunteers available. Transportation to their office may also be arranged. Call (913) 684-0777. Leavenworth County Council on Aging Another option for tax preparation assistance is through the AARP Foundation Tax Aide. They offer free, individualized tax preparation for low-to-moderate income… Read more »

Write Your Letter to Santa and Mail It at the Library!

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The Basehor Library and the North Pole are teaming up to bring a “Santa Express” Mailbox to Basehor! Children can bring their letter for Santa to the Basehor Library to put in the mailbox through Thursday, December 17th. To get a return letter from Santa, children must include their name, age and return address.

Kansas Goes to War! The Kansas State Council of Defense

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Almost 100 years ago the United States joined allied nations in entering World War I.  Thousands of Kansans went off to fight while those left behind took their part in supporting the war effort as well. A Kansas State Council of Defense was formed by Governor Capper in 1917 and took the lead in mobilizing all the resource of the state in support of the War.  Among the publications issued by… Read more »

Read-a-like Suggestions Now in Our NExpress Catalog

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Did you just finish an excellent book and now you’re wondering what to read next? Our NExpress Catalog includes suggestions from NoveList, a software that has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years. NoveList recommends your next read based on your searches. So if you search for a book you really like, then scroll down to the bottom of the screen, you’ll see some recommended… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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 »