New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading will be here before you know it!  Sign up will begin on May 19th.  The theme for this   year will be Build a Better World.  Check back here in the coming months for details on programs and reading challenges & prizes for children and adults!

Spring Brown Bag Specials

The Spring session of Brown Bag Special Documentaries starts on March 28 and runs through May 2.  Every Tuesday at Noon we meet to watch a documentary film.  Bring your sack lunch!  All shows are under an hour in length, and are free and open to the public.

March 28  –  Krakatoa

April 4 – Hubble’s Amazing Universe

April 11 – Men who Built America  (Andrew Carnegie)

April 18 –  Men who BUilt AMerica  (JP Morgan)

April 25 – Intelligent Trees

May 2 – Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe


Volunteer at the Library

The Library is in need of a  volunteer to help with  Books on Wheels deliveries, every other Tuesday @ 10 am.

The volunteer will deliver a cart of reading materials with their own vehicle, and must be able to easily lift at least 15-20 pounds. The volunteer will be met by a second volunteer to help assist with the check-in/check-out procedure.

If interested, stop by the library to pick up a volunteer application or download one from this page.   The Outreach Coordinator  may be contacted by e-mail or call 263-3082.

Artists Wanted

The Abilene Public Library is currently looking for local artists willing to display their artwork at our library.  If you are interested, please contact the library at 785-263-3082, or email the Outreach Coordinator at

Children’s Programs at the Library





The spring semester of programs in the Children’s Department starts on Tuesday, January 17th with Wee Read Story Time at 10:15 am.  Wee Read Story Time is for infants through preschool aged children and meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:15 am.  There will also be Saturday specials on selected Saturdays for school aged children and their families.  These events will encompass a variety of activities from movies, to games & activities.  Please check under the Children’s and Teen Services tab for a detailed schedule of events.  For more information, call the children’s department at 785-263-1303.

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