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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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Spring Book Sale:
Check out the selection of books, audios, movies and tech gear! 
Monday - Thursday April 21-24
Prices as marked
Friday April 25 “Pack a Sack” for $5.00
Saturday April 26 “Fill a Bag” for $2.00

Toddler Time with  
Parents as Teachers:  

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 24, 10:30 am

Rhyme Time for Babies & Toddlers: Thursdays, 10:30 am

  Book Club:  

Thursday, May 8 –
The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

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, 785-364-3532 or holtoncitylib@gmail.com.
Click here to see 2013-2014 Book Club Schedule

Looking for reliable websites on the internet? Click here - Beck-Bookman's Favorite Websites!
Digital audio and ebooks available! Click here for more information.

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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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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
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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. Each video on Kideos has been screened by the Video Advisory Council of Earlier Media www.EarlierMedia.com

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.
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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 beginning with 100…. 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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Look up books, points, reading levels!
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wi-fi hotspot!
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