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!

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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 »

Keep Reading for Prizes Through July!

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Summer Reading sign-up ended June 30, but keep reading for prizes through July. Summer reading is FUN and simple! Keep track of your reading here: ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ Teens – Keep earning those library bucks for the end of Summer Reading Auction at GET IN THE GAME…READ Check out all the great events for kids this summer at the library! Lots of great stuff for Teens, too! Need more information?… Read more »

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


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!


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


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


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!


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 »