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Beck Bookman Library


Holton, Kansas
serving the community since 1897
420 West 4th Street - Holton, KS 66436
785-364-3532 ♦ FAX 785-364-5402


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Please check the library Facebook page for event updates.

Toddler Time for babies & toddlers
with Parents as Teachers:
Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm

for babies & toddlers with their parents, grandparents or caregivers.
A time for songs, stories and play.

Mid Week Market for Junior Entrepreneurs
July 26, 10 am - 1 pm

on the lawn west of Beck Bookman Library.
See details here.

The Kindness Rocks Project
Wednesday, July 26, 2 pm at Beck Bookman Library
All ages welcome. All supplies will be furnished.
Make Kindness Rocks with Katie Morris.
What is the Kindness Rocks project? It is Randomly placed rocks scattered along the way.
Ask every person who finds a rock to inspire others through their acts of kindness.
Come and learn more about this project. No registration is required.

For a Child's Brain, Body, Heart & Soul.
Kindermusik music and movement classes are designed to enhance your child's development
and instill a lifelong love of music.
Two FREE demonstration classes at Beck Bookman Library!
Wednesday, July 26 at 6 pm
Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 am

This is a family class for ages 0-7 years. It will be 25 minutes with a craft immediately following.
The class will be the same both days.

To learn more visit http://kindermusikwithcarriekahle.kindermusik.com/

Summer Reading Program!
A big thank you to all who participated and volunteered to make this year's summer reading program possible.
Click HERE to see photos!

204 people participated in the Summer Reading Challenge!

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Kansas Library Card may be needed to log into resource sites. Kansas Library Cards available at all Kansas Public Libraries or register online for a temporary account, then verify your Kansas residency at your local library.

The Beck Bookman Public Library is a member of NExpress, a regional shared catalog service of the Northeast Kansas Library System. Beck Bookman Library is one of 44 libraries participating in the shared catalog.

It is not necessary for patrons to use the online catalog in order to access library materials. Library staff will happily request materials for patron use.

How to use the online catalog:

1.     Click on the NExpress link

2.     To log in, enter the account number from the back of your library card, not case sensitive. Note: the I in FI9 is an i. The initial password is your last name, case sensitive.
Patrons with accounts set up prior to 5/6/2017: To login enter the 7 last digits from the back of your library card excluding the last character. Initial password is your last name in lower case letters.

3.     To search: enter a search term, click Go, then click on a title in the search results for more details.

4.     To place a hold, click Place Hold then click Place Hold again to confirm. When your item arrives, you will be notified via e-mail, phone or text, depending on your preference settings.

5.     See your Account: items checked out, on hold, fines & fees, messaging & privacy preferences, change your password, place holds on items, renew items & more.


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Welcome to our Library!

Library  Hours
Monday - Thursday: 
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

movies, TV, music, audiobooks on your computer or mobile device with your library card.

Free e-books!


FAX Service
Cost to sent:
$1.50 for the first page, $1 for each following page.
A free cover sheet is provided.
Cost to receive:
$1 per page.

Copy Machine Service
15 per page
30 double sided

15 per page
30 double sided
max. 25 per day. 
Color: 25 per page 50 double sided
max. 10 per day. 


Library Winter Hours
December - February
Monday - Friday: 
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm



Beck-Bookman Library
420 West 4th Street, Holton, KS 66436  
785-364-3532  FAX 785-364-5402  holtoncitylib@gmail.com

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