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!
The Barnes Reading Room hours will have new FALL hours starting August 22nd, 2011 and will continue until May 18th, 2012 . The new hours are as follows:
Monday through Wednesday: 3:30 to 7:30
Thursday & Friday: 3:30 to 6:30
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
The Barnes Reading Room had a great time during our summer reading program….One World, Many Stories. We had exciting story times where we traveled all over the world learning about different customs and cultures. We followed each program with crafts and snacks to go with our theme. We ended our program on June 24th with a pool party. Summer is still not over, continue to read, read, read!!!
The Barnes Reading Room will be closed for the following holidays in 2011:
January 1-2 (New Years Day), January 17th (Martin Luther King Day), February 14 (President’s Day), May 30 (Memorial Day), July 4 (Fourth of July), September 5 (Labor Day), November 10 (Veteran’s Day), November 24 & 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday), December 24-26 (Christmas Holiday) and December 31 (New Years Eve).