Hankering For Something We Don’t Have? Request a Title for Purchase

Help us choose what goes on the shelf.  You can make purchase suggestions through our website. Here’s how: Go to the NExpress library catalog Log in to your account Click on Purchase Suggestions Fill out the online form We’ll let you know as soon as possible if we can fulfill your purchase suggestion.  

Libraries Rock! SUMMER READING PROGRAM For All Ages

Summer Reading is here!!! Summer reading is FUN and simple! For kids birth to 6th grade, there’s still time to record your days spent reading online or at the library. We’re rockin’ with some great kids events this year: Reader’s Theater, Camp Construct, exotic animals, Jay & Leslie and so much more! Check the flyer for times you need to register (hint: it’s always the Monday of the week prior to the… Read more »


  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/

Get Ready For Your Driving Test With These Online Practice Tests!

We’ve partnered with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the Kansas DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions… Read more »

NEW! Flipster for Online Magazines

Sometimes you want to read more than just the headlines. Magazines give us in-depth information about everything from current events to science to quilting patterns. You can now get that content on your tablet or computer with Flipster. Login to your account on the NExpress Catalog from our website or with the direct link catalog.nexpresslibrary.org. On the left under Digital Sources, click on Flipster. You can choose from over 50 magazine… Read more »

Borrow a Jigsaw Puzzle from the Library!

Do you love jigsaw puzzles? Now you can borrow one from the library! We’ve added several donated puzzles to our NExpress library catalog. Check one out for two weeks – renew it if you don’t have time to finish it. We’ve put the puzzles on the shelves near the video games, but you can also search and place a hold from your online account. Be sure and let us know… Read more »

Build a Better World – Read!

Summer Reading is here!!! Summer reading is FUN and simple! For kids birth to 6th grade, keep track of your reading here. Check out the long list of kids events – including Reader’s Theater, Little Bits, Lego Robotics, Drawing class, and more… Teens – Earn library bucks for the end of Summer Reading Auction! Record your books and reviews here. Lots of great fun events for Teens, too! We did not forget… Read more »

The BLIFF 48-Hour Film Project Challenge – May 5-7 and May 12-14 and May 19-21

This year’s Basehor Library Independent Film Festival challenges you and your team to make a film in 48 hours. You’ll pick up the registration packet on Friday by 5 pm, shoot and edit your film, then turn in the finished product by Sunday at 5 pm. There are 20 challenge phrases or items listed on our Official Film Festival Entry Form – you must include five in your film. You’ll… Read more »