New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Annual Report 2018

In 2018 there were:

384 New Library Cards issued

72,543 physical items checked out

7,333 digital items checked out

57 Adult Programs with 961 participants

140 Children Programs with 5,667 participants

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Board Member needed

The Abilene Public Library is seeking to fill a position on the Library Board. To qualify one must reside in the city limits. Meetings for the Library Board are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm. If interested, please submit a form through the City Hall at

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Brown Bag Special Documentaries

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The Spring Schedule of Brown Bag Special Documentaries for March and April

Each film starts at Noon on Tuesday, and lasts just under one hour. Bring a sack lunch; Coffee provided. These events are free and open to the public.

March 5 – Alien Moons (How the Universe Works) –  Learn about the diverse moons throughout our solar system

March 12 – Ireland’s Wild Coast Part 1

March 19  – Ireland’s Wild Coast, Part 2  – Explore the wild places and wild life along Ireland’s west coast

March 26 – Solar Town USA – This documentary features Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin , first solar town  in our country. Greensburg, Kansas also has a segment in this film

April 2 – Vamizi: Cradle of Coral – See the biodiversity of the coral reef  in the Indian Ocean, of the island of Vamizi

April 9 – Building England: Before there were  Architects – Explore the buildings of England from early    Christian settlements through the 17th century

April 16 – Building England: Age of Architects –  Explore the buildings of England from the 17th century onward

April 23 -Squirrels Guide to Success – The Squirrel family is one of the most widespread species on earth

April 30 – Hummingbirds – Learn about the lives of these remarkable creatures in this film

Cookies and Coloring for Grown-Ups

Cookies and Coloring for Grown-Ups returns on Thursday, February 7th.  Bring your coloring book and spend some time coloring with other adults.  Coloring supplies, and pages furnished, or bring your own.  Come and go 4:30 – 6:30.

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Wee Read Story Time

Wee Read Story Time returns on Tuesday, January 22nd.   Meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:15 am, story times are for infants through preschool age children.  Adults are to accompany the children to this event.

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Jan. 22:  “N” & “O” is Numb Noses Outside

Jan. 28 & 29:  “P” is for Playful Penguins

Feb. 4 & 5:  “Q” is for  Quiet Time With Quilts

(wear jammies & bring quilts/blankets)

Feb. 11 & 12:  “R” is for Red Hearts

Feb. 19:   “S” is for Silly ‘Staches

        (Library is closed Monday, Feb. 18)

Feb. 25 & 26:   “T” is for Terrific Turtles

March 4 & 5:  “U” is for Useful Uniforms

March 11 & 12:  “V” is for Vegetables on Vines

March 18 & 19:  “W’ is for Wet Wet Water

March 25 & 26:  “X” & “Y” are  for eXtra Yummy

April 1 & 2:  “Z” is for Zany Zoo

April 8 & 9:    Celebrate Reading!!

Programs are cancelled if USD 435

closes schools  due to bad weather

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