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. 1917 Cursive Handwriting Guidebook

    My cousin, Joyce, recently sent me a booklet published by the Kansas State Printer in 1917 which brought back some elementary school memories. It was a guide for cursive handwriting. I looked through the publication and remembered trying to imitate...

  2. BotW: They Both Die at the End

    Book of the Week They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Format: cloudLibrary eBook or RBdigital audiobook Set in an alternative present in which everyone receives a phone call from Death on the day they are to die, Mateo and Rufus, two total...

  3. BotW: Big Fish

    Book of the Week Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace Format: Total Boox eBook While struggling to understanding his father, who lies on his deathbed, William Bloom recounts his father's outlandish tales about his life and...

  4. BotW: Keys to Drawing

    Book of the Week Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson Format: Enki eBook "Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw" states Bert Dodson, the author of Keys to Drawing. This book will have you drawing in no time. It uses simple but powerful...

  5. BotW: Echo

    Book of the Week Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan Format: RBdigital eAudiobook Exploring the power of music to help overcome adversity, fear, and intolerance, Echo tells the stories of three children, separated by time and geography, who use an enchanted...

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