News!

We are happy to share a new reading experience with your family!
Check out the TumbleBooks Library, offered through us in partnership with the Kansas State Library.

What is TumbleBookLibrary?

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes games and non-fiction videos. 

Click here to find out more about it:

LL4J

We are very happy to have the book “LL4J” by local author,
Charlotte A. Altland, in our collection.
She stopped by the library and I talked her into posing with her book.

Charlotte A. Altland, Author

“As Christians, we wonder,
Am I the only one feeling with way?
L.L.4.J. ( Live Love for Jesus) is filled with poems and thoughts of a Christian.
From the reason of Jesus’s death on the cross to building a mansion that was promised to all Christians.” 

Back cover of Charlotte’s book

Kansas State Library Digital Book eLending Program

What is it?

The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use. If you do not have a Kansas Library Card, come into the library and we will set one up for you.

First Time User?

 Please see our new user page for brief notes, or the Instructions & Devices page if you want to know which services work with your device.

eBooks (books read on screen)
cloudLibrary – bestsellers, larger publishers. Instructions
Enki Library – great variety, includes self-published. Instructions
Freading – no holds, large collection. Instructions
eAudiobooks (books listened to)
cloudlibrary  fiction & popular nonfiction for all ages. Instructions
Multi-use audiobooks – For books clubs
Youth Materials
  These only contain books for youth, no adult materials.  
BookFlix – storybooks with a nonfiction ebook. Instructions
Britannica E-STAX – nonfiction eBooks (PreK-grade 9), unlimited access. Instructions
Recommended Free Sites
Project Gutenberg – eBooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.
Internet Archive – print books converted to eBooks that can be checked out with a free archive.org account.
 LibriVox – audio version of books in the public domain, read by volunteer narrators.  Listen in browser or download.
Unite for Literacy – picture eBooks with audio. Audio can be played in several languages.

Need a Kansas Library E-Card

The State Library has audio books & E-Books you can access from your smart phone or tablet at home.
To find out more, go to https://kslib.info/128/Digital-Book-eLending.
To use these services you will need a Kansas Library E-Card.
If you do not have a card, please come into the library and we will set you up with one.

The Kansas State Library Card offers much more than audio books and E-Books. To find out more check out the page on our website or our link to the Kansas State Library.