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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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Calendar of Events

See pictures from Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week!


Library Christmas Boutique
Open during library hours until December 20th.
donated items for sale to benefit the library

Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers
Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 18, 10:30 am

for babies & toddlers with their parents, grandparents or caregivers

Library Board Meeting
Monday, December 22, 6 pm

note: this is a change from the regular schedule

Library Holiday Schedule
Closed December 24th & 25th
Closed December 31st & January 1st

Library Lego Club!
First Friday of every month: January 2nd

For children ages 6-12. No reservation required.

This group will meet Tuesdays, 1-3 pm at the library.

click here to see the selections for 2014-2015
No meeting in December
The next Book Club gathering will take place on
Thursday, January 8, 7 pm at the library.

Book selection:  The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
New members are always welcome. Contact the library for more information, 785-364-3532.

Sit & Stitch:

Tuesdays, 1- 3 pm at the library
Join this group at the library to crochet, knit,
weave, cross stitch or work on other needlework:
share projects, skills, knowledge and friendship.
For more information call Carolyn at 785-305-1596.

Rhyme Time: Thursdays, 10:30 am for babies & toddlers with their parents, grandparents & caregivers

The Book Nook!
A place to buy new and gently used books, audios, movies. The Book Nook is located in the west room of the library. Open during regular library hours.

Beck Bookman Library celebrated Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
Click here to learn more about Kansas Reads to Preschoolers


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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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LearningExpress:  practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks  - achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

For all grade levels—PreK-12, College, and Adult

Kansas health topics and news. A project of the KU Medical Center A.R. Dykes Library.
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.

Educational Fun for Children

Educational Fun for Children

MeeGenius! Read to Me Children's Books online
visit meegenius.com
Coloris - Color & Draw for Kids. Simple, free and fun application to color drawings!
visit Coloris
Public Broadcasting Service Kids - pbskids.org
National Geographic Kids
Book Adventure
FREE reading motivation program for children K-8
Kidsreads is a place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.
Kideos is the premier destination for kids to safely watch videos online.

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.      Connect to the library www.holtonks.net/library,
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 Hours
Monday - Thursday: 
10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
10 am - 2:30 pm

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 Free e-books!
movies, TV, music, audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with your library card. Click here

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Reference - Kansas Library Card
may be required for login.

Lexile Framework®
for Reading


Accelerated Reader

Mrs. Hundley's Reading Lists, USD 336

The library has 7 computers for public access and a
wi-fi hotspot!
Computer & Internet Policies

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420 West 4th Street, Holton, KS 66436  
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