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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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Library Director
Employment Opportunity!




Programs & Events
Please check the library Facebook page for event updates.
July 2018 Calendar of Events

Library Catalog

Summer Sizzler Book Sale
will continue during the month of July!

Beat the summer heat with cool reads!
Featuring paperbacks, huge selection of children's books, and DVDs.
Treasures for Everyone!

Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers Educator Barb Schul:
Tuesday, July 17, 6 pm
Thursday, July 19, 10:30 am
a time of fun learning for children and their parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, July 17, 6 pm

Shop the Wednesday Mini Market 10 am - 1pm
July 18, 25, August 1, 8

Young entrepreneurs will be selling garden produce, crafts, bakery and more on the west lawn of the library. Sponsored by Friends of Beck Bookman Library.
Interested in this business experience for 8-18 year olds? click here for information.

Beck Bookman Library
will close early on Wednesday, July 25th at 6 pm
for the Jackson County 4-H Parade.

Rhyme Time for Babies & Toddlers:
Thursday July 26, 10:30 am

a time of songs, stories and play children and their parents, grandparents and caregivers.
Rhyme Time will not be scheduled during the month of August.

Listen to the Beck Bookman Library Rocks song
Thanks to Award Winning Children's Singer/Songwriter Randy Sauer!

 Beck Bookman Library of Holton
is seeking a Library Director.

Qualifications:  Master in Library Science, preferred.
Bachelors Degree, required.
Click here for more details.

Online resources from the State Library of Kansas:
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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 44 libraries participating in the shared catalog.

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.     Click on the NExpress link

2.     To log in, enter the account number from the back of your library card, not case sensitive. Note: the I in FI9 is an i. The initial password is your last name, case sensitive.
Patrons with accounts set up prior to 5/6/2017: To login enter the 7 last digits from the back of your library card excluding the last character. Initial password is your last name in lower case letters.

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

4.     To place a hold, click Place Hold then click Place Hold again to confirm. When your item arrives, you will be notified via e-mail, phone or text, depending on your preference settings.

5.     See your Account: items checked out, on hold, fines & fees, messaging & privacy preferences, change your password, place holds on items, renew items & more.
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Welcome to our Library!

Library  Hours
Monday - Thursday: 
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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.

Free e-books!

Book Finder
Look up books, points,
reading levels!


FAX Service
Cost to sent:
$1.50 for the first page, $1 for each following page.
A free cover sheet is provided.
Cost to receive:
$1 per page.

15 per page
30 double sided
max. 25 per day. 
Color: 25 per page 50 double sided
max. 10 per day. 


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420 West 4th Street, Holton, KS 66436  
785-364-3532  FAX 785-364-5402

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