Swimming Party!


All summer reading participants and families are invited to our Swimming Party on Sunday, July 27 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the Hiawatha City Pool!

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Culinary Quests

BarbecueCulinary Quests  chooses a food theme or culture to explore each month. Participants bring a covered dish and recipe to share with the group, and their own table service. Join us on July 28 at 6:00 p.m., when our theme is Barbecue It!  Bring anything grilled, from beef to bananas, or a favorite cook-out side dish or dessert.

Lego Challenge

Saturday’s Lego Challenge event was great fun! Congratulations to prize winners Kaesyn, Xavier, and Micah!

Hiawatha History Books

HistoryBookSMThere are a limited number of Hiawatha History Books available for purchase at the Library. This book was produced in 2007 for the Hiawatha Sesquicentennial Celebration. It includes historical photos, information about Hiawatha businesses, churches, clubs, service organizations, and a collection of family histories!

Copies of the book are available for $40.00 per book.To have the book mailed to you, add $6.00 per book. Click here to view and print an order form.

Now Hiring

IMG_0144NOW HIRING! Are you courteous, efficient and enthusiastic? Willing to work evenings & weekends?

We have 2 customer service positions open at the library!

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings + 2 weekends per month. Preference & additional hours will be given to those able to do children’s programming!

Click here or stop by the library for a full job description and application form (PDF) or (Word)!

Questions? Contact Jenny Marr, Director: director@hiawathalibrary.org or 742-3831

Quilt Show

Miniature Quilt by Lucile Hawks.Quilt Show  -  July 16 to August 1
A colorful collection of quilts are now on display during our July Quilt Show. The “People’s Choice Award” winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Sunflower Quilt Shop. Come on in to view and vote for your favorite!

2014 Kansas Notable Books

NotableThe Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us. The list is selected by a committee of Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) Affiliates, Fellows, librarians, authors of previous Notable Books, and the State Librarian. An awards ceremony will be held at the Kansas Book Festival, September 13, 2014, to recognize the talented Notable Book authors.

Click the links below the view more information about the books and put items on hold!

Biting through the Skin by Nina Mukergee Furstenau
The Black Country by Alex Grecian
Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti-Burke
A Death at Crooked Creek by Marianne Wesson
Dragging Wyatt Earp by Robert Rebein
Echoes from the Prairie edited by Nicole Muchmore
Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist by Richard A. Ruddy
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Needle in the Bone by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Of Grave Concern by Max McCoy
Teatime to Tailgates by Jane P. Marshall
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
The Tie That Bound Us by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Worth the Pain by Andy Marso

New Books!

Here are the newest additions to our collection! Click on any title to see a catalog view, read a description, and put tems on hold. Call the Library at 742-3831 if you need assistance with your online account.

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Invisible by James Patterson
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs
The Arsonist by Sue Miller
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee
Young Adult Fiction
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Tie That Bound Us by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
(updated 7/22/14)

E-Book Resources

OverdriveButtonForWebsiteFree downloadable eBooks are available through both the State Library of Kansas and our new Overdrive service. If you need assistance getting a Kansas Library card (for State Library eBooks) or have questions, call us at 742-3831 or drop by the Library!

We have also scheduled a drop-in eBook help session on Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, or join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on how to access these books! Bring your device and we can help answer your questions.

Family Movies

movieJoin us for family movie time at 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday in June and July! Click here to see what’s showing in June and July!

Free Healthy Snacks for kids will be offered on these Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Healthy Snacks are provided in partnership with Second Harvest of St. Joseph and are funded by ConAgra Foods and the USDA.