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Beck Bookman Library

Holton, Kansas
serving the community since 1897
420 West 4th Street - Holton, KS 66436 785-364-3532 ♦ FAX 785-364-5402



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Thanksgiving Day
the library will be closed Thursday, November 26th

Books & More Boutique
located in the west room of the library
Opening Friday November 27th, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Donated items for sale to benefit the library building fund.
The boutique will be open during library hours through the month of December.


Company coming for Thanksgiving?
Come and visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves
at Beck Bookman Library!
Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10-12 p.m.
Santa and his friends will be available for photos so bring your camera or cell phone. Snacks and drinks will be furnished.


Winter Hours at the Library!
Starting December 1st through the month of January:
Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Library Lego Club!
Friday, December 4, 4-5 pm
for children ages 6-12. Legos provided, free event.

Rhyme Time
Thursdays at 10:30 am
stories, songs and play for babies & toddlers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers
Tuesday, December 15, 6 pm (note change in usual time)
Thursday, December 17, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and craft for babies & toddlers.

Beck Bookman Library Board of Trustees
meets Monday December 21, 5 pm

Beck Bookman Book Club!
No Book Club meeting in December
Next meeting: Thursday, January 14, 7 pm

Featured book of the month: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
The Book Club is for adults who love to read! This is an informal and fun gathering.
New members are welcome. If you are interested in joining, contact the library for more information.

Click here to see list of book selections for this coming year.

The Beck Bookman Library will be closed
December 24 - 26  & December 31 - January 2
to observe Christmas and the New Year.

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
Celebrate the importance of reading
in the lives of young Kansas throughout the month of November.
The featured title for 2015: Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
See pictures of story times at the library and local preschools.
For more information visit the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers website. 

The Big Bad Musical
performed August 15 & 16, 2015 at the EUM Church, Holton
A Destination Library Project sponsored by
The Northeast Kansas Library System,
Holton Community Theatre and Beck Bookman Library.

 Summer Theatre
photos courtesy of Christina Brucken Irvine

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Explore authors or a specific book to discover read-a-like recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, and more.

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For all grade levels—PreK-12, College, and Adult
Kansas Library Card may be needed to log into resource sites. Kansas Library Cards available at all Kansas Public Libraries or register online for a temporary account, then verify your Kansas residency at your local library.

The Beck-Bookman Public Library is a member of NExpress, a regional shared catalog service of the Northeast Kansas Library System. Beck Bookman Library is one of 35 libraries participating in the shared catalog. Conntect to NExpress: http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org/ or use the NExpress shortcuts on the library webpage.
NExpress works best if using Firefox/Mozilla web browser.
Click here to install Mozilla/Firefox on your computer.

Library patrons are able to use their current library cards with this system.
A library card must be presented in order to check out materials.

It is not necessary for patrons to use the online catalog in order to access library materials. Library staff will happily request materials for patron use.

How to use the online catalog:

1.    On the library website beckbookmanlibrary.org
Click on the NExpress link or go to http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org/

2.   To log in, enter the 7 digits from the back of your library card excluding the last character…. for example 1002251. Your initial password is your last name in lower case letters.

3.   You will be taken to your Account, where you can see all of the items you have checked out and on hold.

4.   To search, enter a search term, click Go, then click on a title in the search results for more details.

5.   To place a hold, simply click Place Hold then click Place Hold again to confirm.

6.   You will be notified by e-mail or telephone when your item arrives at the library. 

7.   In your account you may change your password, place holds on items, change messaging options, renew items, make purchase suggestions and create lists. 

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Welcome to our Library!

Library Winter Hours
December - January:
Monday - Friday: 
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

movies, TV, music, audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with your library card. Click here to learn more!

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The library has 7 computers for public access and a
wi-fi hotspot!
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