New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Summer Reading Time Logs are Due by Saturday, July 15!

Please turn in time logs by 1:45 pm on Saturday.  This is also the final day to turn in Book Review entries for the Adult’s Summer Reading drawing.

Pink Lemonade Party!

Hey kids!  Let’s celebrate summer reading with The Pink Lemonade Party!  This year we will feature Dan Dan, the Magic Man for  entertainment.  It will be held Tuesday, July 18th at 3:00 pm at the Abilene Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  We will reveal the grand prize winners and there will be pink lemonade!

Art Exhibit at the Library

The current art exhibit at the library is Pet Portraits by Pam.  Local artist, Pam Humbargar, has a BFA  in painting from University of Kansas.  Stop in an view her selection of oil paintings and pastels. Her work may be viewed in the Jordan Room during library hours.  More of her work is available on her website:

Summer Reading 2017 – Build a Better World

 Summer Reading is here!

Sign up at the library for summer reading!

May 19 – July 15

Children may sign up in the youth department, keep track of your time spent reading on your reading log &  receive prizes!  If you need extra reading logs, you may pick them up at the library, or print from here: TimeChart2017


Adults may sign up in the main library.  There will be drawings held weekly, and the grand prize will be a Kindle Fire! Just fill out a book review form for each book read & drop it in the jar at the library.  If you need extra book review forms, you may print from here: 2017 Book Review


A big Thanks to all of  our sponsors for summer reading:

United Way of Dickinson County, Zeys Grocery, Casey’s General Store, Holm Automotive, Pinnacle Bank,  Sonic, Cook Real Estate, Solomon State Bank,  RHV Do-It Best Hardware & Rivendell Bookstore &  Friends of the Library.

Brown Bag Specials


The Summer Schedule is out!

Tuesdays at Noon

Films are approximately 50 minutes in length

Bring your sack lunch



June 6 – The Shakers – Learn about this unique American religious group

June 13 – Pompeii – Digging for the Truth

June 20 –  Return of the Buffalo – Restoring the Great American Prairie

June 27 – Men who Built America – Taking the Whitehouse

July 4 – Closed (No brown bag)

July 11 – Men who Built America – The New Machine

July 18 – Secrets of the 6 Wives – Divorced –    Catherine of Aragon

July 25 –  Secrets of the 6 Wives – Beheaded, Died –  Anne Boleyn & Jane Seymour



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