Food For Fines

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During the months of November and December, we will be taking food to pay for fines. For each non-perishable canned or boxed food item you bring in, we will take off $1.00 of fines from your account. All the donations go to the Community Health Ministries.

This only applies to current overdue fines, it does not include fines or costs for damaged or lost items, book sale items, or copies and faxes, and it cannot be applied to your account as a credit.

Tech Time

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Tech Time is a free service we offer for you to schedule an one hour appointment with our tech librarian for help with technological issues.  To schedule an appointment, just come in or call with your name, phone number, and what you want help with!  We can’t always guarantee success or a solution, but our tech librarian will do their best to help however they can!

Appointments must be scheduled a week in advance so that our librarian has time to research and prepare for your specific issue. Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 or 3 P.M.

2016 Kansas Notable Books

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The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.
One such event to promote the Kansas Notable Books was started by the First Lady Mary Brownback.  The  Kansas Book Festival began in 2011.  A year later the first round of Kansas Book Festival Library Grants were awarded with a total of nearly $15,000 being distributed to  public and school libraries across the State. The Wamego Public Library was awarded one of these grants in 2105 for technology.

The Kansas Book Fair will be held this year at the state capital on Saturday, September 12th.  Many of the notable authors will be on hand to talk about and autograph their books.

Through a non-competitive grant offered by the State Library, the Wamego Public Library currently has all the notable books for 2016 and the previous years as well.