Kansas Library News Blogs

The State Library has three blogs that provide news and items of interest for Kansans.  Subscribe to any blog through our site's Notify Me feature, or add them to your RSS feed reader.
  • Statewide Online Services News - covers any updates for digital books, databases, the Kansas Library eCard, and more.  Book of the week (BoW) is posted Wednesdays, and a different database is highlighted every other month.
  • KGI Online Library - weekly (Thursdays or Fridays) post on interesting items or special topics from the Kansas Government Information Online Library, which is digitally preserving Kansas government publications.
  • From the Reference Desk - topic of interest with links to further information, for research or just for fun (usually bi-monthly).
  • Talking Books Talk - provides news and updates about the Kansas Talking Books Service (KTBS). Talking Books staff will highlight relevant announcements from KTBS and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Recent posts:

  1. Western University: An African American College in Kansas

    As African American History Month comes to a close we'd like to share a real gem recently added to the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library... digitized from a copy lent to us by the Kansas Historical Society. "Western University, Kansas...

  2. BotW: Tales of the City

    Book of the Week Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin Format: cloudLibrary eBook The first book in the series of the same name follows the residents of a small apartment building in San Fransisco in the 1970s.   If you have not used...

  3. Kansas Governors' Collections in the KGI Online Library

    Thanks to Vicky Wolf here at the State Library we are developing special collections within the KGI Online Library that contain publications issued directly or indirectly by or about Kansas governors. The KGI Online Library is set up with separate...

  4. BotW: Cocaine Blues

    Book of the Week Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood Format: Enki eBook The first book in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Mysteries series introduces the 1920s Australian detective as she takes on her first case, investigating a possible poisoning and...

  5. BotW: We That Are Young

    Book of the Week We That Are Young by Preti Taneja Format: RBdigital audiobook or cloudLibrary eBook In this modern-day embodiment of King Lear set in India, the resignation of the founder of The Company sparks drama among his children, the...

  6. Meal Planning in Kansas, 1926-1943

    We have four new additions to the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library... a series of handbooks from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s on mealtime planning and etiquette.  Published by the State Board for Vocational Education, these booklets set out...

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