NExpress is Here!

The Library is joining NExpress, a regional catalog of the Northeast Kansas Library System and 35 other libraries. The NExpress Shared Catalog uses Koha, the first open-source integrated library system developed in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. The advantages of this new library system for you, the library customer, are numerous. To start with you will be able to access the library at home, work, or wherever you have access to the Internet. You will be able to borrow books, movies and audiobooks from not only our library collection but also from the other 35 libraries in the shared catalog. They will be delivered to our library for you to pick up, using the Kansas Library Express courier system. Have a computer at home or at work? You can access the system over the Internet with a unique system login and password. This is an opportunity for the library to provide you with a valuable new service – easy access to over 800,000 items!


Summer Reading Program

The Barnes Reading Room had a great time during our summer reading program last summer. Join us for the summer of 2014 for ….FIZZ, BOOM, READ!!!   We will have exciting story times where we will learn new and different things.   We follow each program with crafts and snacks to go with our theme. The season will end with a pool party, lunch and plenty of prizes! The Summer Reading Program will be held on Fridays during the month of June at 10:00 at the library. Sign-up will be held at the end of May once school has been released for the summer! Hope to see you all there!!!

Holiday Closings

The Barnes Reading Room will be closed for the following holidays in 2014:

January 1-2 (New Years Day), January 20th (Martin Luther King Day), February 17th (President’s Day), May 26th (Memorial Day), July 4th (Fourth of July), September 1st (Labor Day), November 11th (Veteran’s Day), November 27th & 28th (Thanksgiving Holiday), December 24th & 25th (Christmas Holiday) and December 31 (New Years Eve).