27th Annual Tonganoxie Public Library “Run for the Books”

Library Run LogoMark your calendars! The Tonganoxie Public Library annual “Run for the Books” 5k and 10k run and 5k walk is happening Saturday, June 14 in conjunction with Tongie Days.

Registrations can be downloaded from our website, picked up at the library, or you may also register at active.com.

Come out, spending time with your family and friends, and help support your local library!

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Best Book Club Ever

BraceYourselvesThe Best Book Club ever is beginning. “Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations,” by Alex and Brett Harris. “Do Hard Things” is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

All ages are invited and tweens and teens are especially encouraged to join this “Rebelutionary,” event to promote change in your world. Sign up by calling 845-3281 or stopping by the library. Start date is Feb. 1st so be sure to sign up early to guarantee a book on time! Tell all your friends!


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Leavenworth County Trails

lvco-trails-blueThe Leavenworth County Port Authority Trails committee has developed a comprehensive map of existing trails in Leavenworth County. These maps will be your guide to all hiking, biking, and walking trails in your area.

The library has maps available, so stop by and pick up your copy of the new trails map.  For more information on trails events, please visit www.lvcotrails.org.

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TumbleBooks Now Available

The Tonganoxie Public Library now has access to the online collection of TumbleBooks offered by TumbleBookLibrary through the State Library of Kansas. TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love—are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, among others.

Some of the many TumbleBook features are Language Learning, Read-Along Books, TumbleTV, Non-fiction Books, Puzzles and Games, TumbleBookLibrary En Espanol and TumbleBookLibrary en Francais.

The TumbleBookLibrary collection is available from inside or outside the library on computers and mobile devices through this link.

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Technology Training Opportunities

One-on-one computer and technology classes are available at the Tonganoxie Public Library. These are tailored toward your interest or needs. Topics covered include the following:

  • introduction to computers
  • basic internet searching
  • using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other Office products
  • getting started with email
  • transferring pictures from cameras to computers
  • setting up wireless devices such as iPods or MP3 players
  • using your eReader devices
  • and many more!

These classes can be as introductory or advanced as you need them to be. Call Kelly at 845-3281 to set up your class today!

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