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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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2016 Summer Reading Program click HERE for details!
Readers of all ages - exercise your mind! Pick up reading logs - receive prizes!

Mad Scientist: Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 pm
for 1st - 5th graders
Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers: Tuesday, June 28, 6 pm
for babies & toddlers
Story Time: Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 am
for children ages 3-6 with Joe Kelly
Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers: Thursday, June 30, 10:30 am
for babies & toddlers

This will be the last week for the reading program, turn in reading logs by June 30th.

Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers
for babies & toddlers with parents, grandparents, caregivers
Tuesday, June 28, 6 pm

Beck Bookman Library Board
The regular monthly meeting of the Beck Bookman Library Board of Trustees will be held
July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library.

Summer Theatre Workshop
sponsored by Beck Bookman Library and Holton Community Theatre

will take place Monday, June 27th-Friday, July 1st from 9:00-11:30 AM
at Holton High School, 901 New York Ave., Holton, KS 66436
for students entering 2nd through 6th grade who registered by May 27th.

Questions? Please contact Beck Bookman Library at (785) 364-3532,
Shannon Wittmer or Inga Kelly, Workshop Co-Directors at (785) 364-7685 or (785) 364-6656,
or email holtoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com


Jackson Heights Art Students under the direction of Katie Lehmkuhl Morris designed and painted a sign for the recently purchased property at Beck Bookman Library. It is visible from 4th Street/ Highway 16 side of the property. Those contributing are pictured: Brad Patterson, Sebastian Butto, Tayla Manuel, Katie Morris (teacher), Samantha Holst.



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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.
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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.    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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