Summer Reading Survey

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Now that our Summer Reading 2016 program is all wrapped up, please take a moment to tell us what you thought in a brief survey! We rely on your responses to our Summer Reading Survey to make our program even more fun and beneficial to the families in our community. Thank you for your feedback!

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.

WPL’s Digital Archive

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The Wamego Public Library has established the Digital Archive to allow anyone with internet access to digitally search newpapers from Wamego and surrounding areas thanks to the generous donations of the Bill Baxter Memorial Fund and the Joan Bradford Memorial Fund.

Access the Digital Archive.

Before getting started, visit the Help Page for instructions on searching and using tools.

You can also find a link to the digital archive from our website menu tab “Using Your Library” and then “Genealogy”

Currently, not all publications are available online. Keep an eye on this site as the archive grows substantially with additional papers added. Our goal is to digitize our entire microfilm collection so that it will be available to digital researchers around the world!

If you would like to support this ongoing project, please contact the Wamego Public Library at (785) 456-9181 or info@wamegopubliclibrary.com. Converting one reel of microfilm to digital format costs approximately $90.