Join us for our Summer Reading Program!
June 9th, June 16th, June 23
2:00 – 3:00

Last Day: June 30th
Turn in your books to be counted
Pool Party 7:00-8:00 at the city pool

Ages:
Completed Kindergarten – Completed 4th Grade

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.

Our Book Club page…

We are changing up our Book Club page. We will be having Book Club Favorites on this page showing favorites from Book Club’s in Morton County!

Favorite #1

This book was loved by all in the Rolla Book Club, we even tried Potato Peel Pie!

The book is written in the epistolary form, which can be either letters, diary, or document format, this one is a series of letters. The interesting thing was it was about a part of WW II none of us knew about. Guernsey Island is part of the United Kingdom but is right off the coast of France and was occupied by the Germans during the war.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTitle: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel, Author: Mary Ann Shaffer

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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Here is a website for Veterans…

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.

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Our new director, Toni Bressler

Toni aka the boss

Toni Bressler has been named the new director of the Morton County Library. Toni is a hometown girl who has returned to Elkhart after living in Lawrence,KS.  Toni worked as our Children’s Librarian for 14 years prior to moving to Lawrence.  She worked at KU Libraries the last 10 years.  She has a lot of knowledge & enthusiasm that is contagious. We are happy to welcome Toni to her new position.

We will greatly miss Virginia Johnson who has been an outstanding leader for our library for 35 years and we wish her well in her retirement.