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Affordable Health Care Act Information

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Beginning October 1st the government website HealthCare.gov opened for Americans to shop for and buy health insurance.  Since opening, the website has been experiencing numerous problems.  Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has issued a response. (Read it here.) The HealthCare.gov website is still available for Kansans to shop for health insurance. Open enrollment will continue through March 31, 2014. You can also call the Marketplace Call Center… Read more »

Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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Join us in celebrating the freedom to read by stopping by our Banned Book Week display. Have your picture taken with your favorite banned or challenged book, and then enter our drawing to win a mug with disappearing (censored?) words! Each year during the last week of September, bookish types like librarians, booksellers, teachers, and all of you who cherish reading join together to express appreciation for having the freedom… Read more »

Go Dog Go! Were you there??

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Were you a part of Go Dog Go? Tracie Lansing took some great pictures of the event – find them here. Or watch the YouTube video. We raised a little over $700 for the Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. Thanks to everyone who sponsored and participated in our walk.T-shirts are still available for $20. We’ll be back next year, and you won’t want to miss it.    

Funbrain – Online Learning Games for Kids

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Are you looking for a fun and safe Internet site for your kids? Funbrain has free educational games, online books, and comics for kids ages preschool through grade 8. You’ll find interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy plus a variety of popular books and comics, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

Summer Reading Login

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  Click the links below to register OR log your summer reading. When you register the first child in your family, you’ll be asked to create a user name and password. Keep it simple! Each child you register will have their own “homepage.” Note: it’s important to use the correct date for the week your recording. Babies: Birth to 2 years  — Read at least 5 books to your baby… Read more »

Summer Reading Registration Begins May 28th!

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  This summer ALL ages are eligible for our summer programs. Registration will continue through June 30th. Our children’s program, Dig Into READING! has two levels: Babies: Birth-2 year-olds Preschool – 6th Grade: 3-12 year-olds When you register, each child will receive a free book bag and a reading log to track the books they read. If you register online, be sure to come by the library and pick up… Read more »

Recycling Success @ Your Library!

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Basehor library patrons celebrated Earth Day by filling a 26-foot truck with unwanted electronics. Laura says we barely got the door closed!  Secure e-Cycle estimates at least 8,000 lbs were saved from the land fill. Way to go Green, Basehor!

What are our new movies? Check Laura’s blog!

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At BCL, we really try to get the new movies ready for you on the day they are released. If you want to know what’s new this week, check Laura’s blog. You can go directly to the catalog and place a hold. Or stop by – we always reserve copies for those patrons who visit, first come – first serve.

Spring Break Game Challenge!

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There are no winners or losers at the Library’s Spring Break Game Challenge. Drop by the library and try your hand at a Wii game or Xbox 360 Kinect. No experience necessary! Monday, March 18 – Wii Super Mario Kart Tuesday, March 19 – Wii Bowling Wednesday, March 20 – Xbox 360 Kinect Adventures Thursday, March 21 – Xbox 360 Kinect Just Dance 4