New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a large book sale this spring!
This sale of gently used books will include something for everyone.

The sale will be held on the second floor of the library on Friday, May 3rd, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

*Friends of the Library support programs and services that bring libraries to life. They raise money and voices to ensure a first-class public library for a community. They are what their name implies: a collection of committed, caring individuals who share a common vision of an outstanding, free public library.*

Author Appearance – Joe McKenzie

Salina author, Joe McKenzie, will be at the Abilene Public Library on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm, for a poetry reading and book signing.

McKenzie is the author of At the Mercy of Ourselves, a book of poetry published by Spartan Press of Kansas City in 2019. He is a winner of a New Voice Award for his poetry. Before retiring as Director of the Salina Public Library, Joe helped plan the annual Salina Spring Poetry Reading Series, which brought award winning poets to the city.

In addition to writing in retirement, Joe remains active in Salina, enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife, Mary Lou, and playing with grandchildren.

Books will be available for purchase at this free event.

Photograph of the author
Book cover At the Mercy of Ourselves

Please take our Survey

The Abilene Public Library is starting our new 3-5-year strategic plan, this plan will guide us for the next several years and help us decide where we should focus our work.  We want to hear what you think about where we should focus our efforts in the coming years.

Please take our survey:

Library Survey

Paper copies of the survey are also available at the Library. Surveys may also be returned to the library that were picked up at local grocery stores.

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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