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October 20, 2014
Northeast Kansas Library System Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give
Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music
and Audiobooks
Library cardholders can now borrow dynamic content directly from their smartphones, tablets
and PCs
LAWRENCE, KS – Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) today announced public
availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music and audiobooks, all [...]

You’ll Have Sew Much Fun at the Library!

[ November 8, 2014; ]

Join us on Saturday, November 8
at 10:00 a.m.
for a fun and easy sewing project.
Here is what you will need to bring:

Sewing machine
Fabric in 2 coordinating patterns: the outside needs to measure 6” x 11” for one piece, and 13” x 11” for the other {plan to cut those out here}
Lightweight fusible interfacing measuring at least [...]

You’ve Got Mail?


Help us help you receive notices from the Library. We’ve discovered a problem with some YAHOO email accounts. The regional office suggests our patrons with YAHOO email add our email addresses to their contacts so any messages from us will not go to your spam folder. The addresses you need to add are: AND [...]


By now, you may have noticed that the NExpress catalog look has changed. Those changes are not just skin deep, however! This new look provides a lot of new functionality, including the ability to work seamlessly on any mobile device. This means that the Library Anywhere application that we’ve been using to provide mobile access [...]

Book Sale Carts Hold Something for Everyone!

Our Book Sale Carts are full and we have more books waiting their turn on the carts.
There is a nice selection of children’s books that have been donated.
There are a lot of paperback books, some Science Fiction.
Most of the books are Fiction pulled from our shelves others have been donated.
Stop in [...]

Summer 2014 Video Ready to View!

End of Summer Reading Party a Huge Success!

We had a successful summer here at the library. Two hundred eighty one young readers signed up for the reading program. There was great attendance for all our performers, story times and science activities. Of those 281 readers, 92 remembered to turn in their reading logs before the deadline. An ice cream party was held [...]


Sorry, there is no beach party involved in this B-I-N-G-O.
But there is still lots of fun for our ADULT PATRONS to look forward to.
The BINGO card tells you what kind of book to read,
when you’ve read that book, we’ll stamp your card.
When you get BINGO, turn the card in for a surprise!
We’ve pulled a few [...]


The voting ended Thursday night,
the votes were tallied first thing Friday, May 23rd.
RADAR is the name chosen by a landslide!
Thank you to everyone who took time to come in to vote.
We couldn’t have decided without your help.

What Does “Word Gap” Mean to You?

The headline speaker for NEKLS Innovation Day, April 30 in Topeka, was Garry Golden, an academically trained Futurist.  He  talked about the future of libraries and ways we can better serve our communities. What we found most interesting had nothing to do with keeping up with technology. He told us about research at Rice University [...]