Our new concrete courtyard is finished!
We appreciate the Western Kansas Community Foundation and TCEC’s Operation Round Up for the grants given for this renovation! In the next phase, we plan to add some outdoor furniture and planters.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Humanities Kansas Foundation
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.
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?
|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|
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.|
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.
We are providing a link to eBenefits, which is a Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense for veterans. You can apply for benefits, manage your information and medical information. Look for the eBenefits logo to your right under Informative Links and click on it to go to their webpage or click on the logo below.