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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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Programs & Events
Please check the library Facebook page for event updates.
May & June 2018 Calendar of Events

Library Catalog

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Toddler Time with Parents as Teachers
Thursday, May 17, 10:30 am
Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm

for children and their parents, grandparents and caregivers.
A time for stories, songs, and learning fun with educator Barb Schul.

Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm

Rhyme Time for Babies & Toddlers:
Every Thursday morning at 10:30 am
for children and their parents, grandparents and caregivers.
A time for stories, play, singing and fun.

Beck Bookman Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th
to honor Memorial Day.


Summer Performers
Tuesdays 1:30 pm (1st 4th graders)
May 29:  Magician Marty Hahne
June 5:   Storyteller Jo Ho
June 12: Mad Science
June 19: Musician Randy Jams
June 26: Books & Buckets Music Program

  Story Time
For children ages 3-5
Wednesdays 10:30 am
May 30, June 7, June 14,
June 21, June 28


Reading Challenges for all ages!
Pick up reading logs at the library
starting May 29th.
Read & Win Prizes

  Rhyme Time
For babies - 4 year olds
Thursdays 10:30 am
May 31, June 7, June 14,
June 21, June 28

Book Club
Monday, June 11, 12 noon pot luck luncheon
Bring your suggestions for next year's book selections.

Online resources from the State Library of Kansas:
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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!

Book Finder
Look up books, points,
reading levels!


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.

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


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420 West 4th Street, Holton, KS 66436  
785-364-3532  FAX 785-364-5402

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