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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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Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers
Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 pm

for babies & toddlers - stories, songs, crafts!

Beck Bookman Library will close at 6 pm on Wednesday July 29
for the Jackson County Parade

Outside Tag Sale at Beck Bookman Library
Corner of 4th and Kansas Street – Cash and carry only
Thursday, July 30 – Noon to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 31 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Sit & Stitch
Tuesdays 1-3 pm at the library
Join this group at the library to work on your needlework projects:
share ideas, skills, knowledge and friendship. No registration required.


Rhyme Time
children 0-36 months
Thursdays 10:30 am in July

Library Lego Club for children ages 6-12!
August 7, 4-5 pm at the library
 Legos provided. No need to register, just come and be creative.

Summer Theatre Workshop!
Pictures of the event will be posted soon.
Sponsored by Beck Bookman Library * The Holton Community Theatre
* Northeast Kansas Destination Library Project

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.


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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 Hours
Monday - Thursday: 
10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
10 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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Reference - Kansas Library Card
may be required for login.

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for Reading


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The library has 7 computers for public access and a
wi-fi hotspot!
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785-364-3532  FAX 785-364-5402  holtoncitylib@gmail.com

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