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. BotW: A Princess of Mars

    Book of the Week A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Enki eBook In this classic pulp fiction novel, John Carter, a confederate veteran of the American Civil War finds himself transported to Mars. If you have not used Enki before,...

  2. House of Representatives Leadership for 2019-2020

    The 2019-2020 House of Representatives has selected its leadership positions.  They are as follows: Speaker of the House – Representative Ron Ryckman (Johnson) Speaker Pro Tem – Representative Blaine Finch (Franklin) House Majority Leader –...

  3. BotW: Moon Chosen

    Book of the Week Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast Format: RBdigital audiobook In this truly epic fantasy novel, Mari and Nik, members of the warring Moon Clan and Tree Tribes, respectively, must work across cultural boundaries to save their societies...

  4. Multiple Hitching of Horses/Mules on Farms, 1917/1918

    The photo on the first page of this article from the 1917-18 Kansas State Board of Agriculture Biennial Report blew me away. According to the subtitle under the photo 24 horses are pulling a "combined harvester-thresher" across a field in Washington...

  5. BotW: The Beach House

    Book of the Week The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe Format: Freading eBook Caretta Rutledge gets more than she bargains for when she returns home at the request of her mother. In the process of restoring her family's beach house, she ends up...

  6. BotW: Whiskers of the Lion

    Book of the Week Whiskers of the Lion by P.L. Gaus Format: cloudLibrary eBook In the ninth installment in Amish-Country Mystery series, Sheriff Bruce Robertson must track down a young Amish woman on the run from a criminal organization. If you...

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