Kansas Library News Blogs

The State Library has seven 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.


  • FDLP Highlights - The State Library of Kansas is a Federal Depository library, a recipient of U.S. government publications. This blog highlights some of the many fascinating resources the Federal Government provides.
  • From the Reference Desk - topic of interest with links to further information, for research or just for fun (usually bi-monthly).
  • From the Third Floor - State Librarian's Office
  • 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.
  • Librarian News
  • 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.
  • State Library's LIS Collectiondescribes newly-published Library and Information Science books recently acquired by the State Library. These books can then be requested throughout the state via local Inter Library Loan. 
  • 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. September Staff Picks

    We’re back to tell you what our Kansas Talking Books staff have been reading recently. Fantasy, science fiction, and cozy mysteries are our genres of choice this month. Michael Lang, Director DB 107261 Dead silence...

  2. Crime in Life

    It’s almost October, our month of horror, and we’re already thinking ahead by looking through our true crime books. Real life crimes can be just as scary, if not more, than fictional monsters and supernatural horror. Their reality is what...

  3. National Potato Month

    [https://www.nationalpotatocouncil.org/benefits-of-potatoes/nutritional-value/] September has been National Potato Month and there is just enough time left to note the highlights of the potato! Potatoes are a healthy vegetable, they are filling,...

  4. Children's Corner: Power of Friendship

    What’s one of the most powerful thing on earth? Love? Words? Bad breath?... Those are all acceptable answers, but as you might have guessed by the title, we are talking about the “Power of Friendship”! Friends can make you smile...

  5. Stamp collecting is a fun and easy hobby!

    Stamp collecting is a fun and easy hobby! This blog features the United States Postal Service and other resources for stamp collecting. You can choose to collect whatever you like; racecars, Disney, mountains, calligraphy, Kansas, triangle shaped...

  6. The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide & The Public Library Director’s HR Toolkit

    The State Library of Kansas has recently purchased several books related to working practices in libraries. The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide by Rebecca Vnuk focuses on Dewey decimal collections. She explains several reasons for...

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