New Books @ APL

Check out the full list of new items HERE!

Summer Reading Kick-Off

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On your Mark, get set, READ!!  The 2016 Summer Reading Program begins on May 25th.

On your mark, get set, and make your way to  the Abilene Public Library for a summer of fun!! The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to area youth from infants through high school.  There will be story times, movies, READiscover Logs, prizes, the Pink Lemonade Party, and more.  Check it out!

Adults will also be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, Exercise Your Mind.  Weekly prizes will be given!

The Kick-Off

Wednesday, May 25

Open House: 1:30- 4 pm

Games and Crafts

Registration begins!!


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“Pop Art” on Display at the Library

Artwork from the Arts Council of Dickinson County’s youth program, Pop Art, is currently on display in the Jordan Room at the Library.  For more information about the Art’s Council’s programs, contact 785-263-1884, or check on their website





Bookmark Design Contest


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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ . . .

Hey Kids!
The Abilene Public Library invites you to design a bookmark for the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

Open to all children and youth ages 1 – 18 years.

Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up a form, or print one off here: BookMark Contest 2016


Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups

Our coloring fans have asked for it & here it is!  We’ve added more meeting times for Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups.  During April and May, we will meet twice a month on the first and third Thursdays.  Come and color with us in a relaxing atmosphere.  Come and go from 4:30 – 6:30.

Thursday, April 7

Thursday, April 21

Thursday, May 5

Thursday, May 19

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Saturday Movie at the Library – Lego Batman

On Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 1:00 pm. the Children’s Department will show Lego Batman the Movie.  Feel free to bring snacks.

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Second Saturday Special – Experiment and Explore

Fun for all ages!  Join us in the Children’s Department on Saturday, April 9th for Second Saturday Special!  This month’s theme will be Experiment and Explore.  There will be science experiments, legos and snacks.  Come and go from 10:00 am – Noon.


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Brown Bag Special Documentaries

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Brown Bag Special Documentaries return to the library starting March 1st at Noon. These films are approximately 50 minutes in length, are free and open to the public.  Patrons are invited to bring their sack lunch, coffee will be provided.  The brown bag documentaries show every Tuesday at noon during March and April.

Spring 2016 Schedule

Tuedays at Noon

March 1 -Million Dollar American Princesses

Join Downton Abbey star, Elizabeth Govern as she tells the tales of how the Nouveau Rich of the late 1800s gained entry into the British Aristocracy

March 8 -Yellowstone Super Volcano 

Beneath Yellowstone National Park Lies a super volcano

March 15 -Hero Cat

Tara, the cat who saved a boy from a dog attack is one of the heart warming stories in this episode of Unlikely Animal Friends.

March 22- Moon

The unique features of the Moon and how it was formed are discussed in this film

March 29- Death Valley

This place is a treasure trove for geologists.

April 5- Nature’s Miracle Orphans  Part 1 

April 12- Nature’s Miracle Orphans  Part 2  

Meet a variety of animal orphans and their foster mothers that help train them to be released into the wild again.

April 19 – Wild Bill Hickok

See how this controversial lawman became a folk hero

April 26 -The Rockies

A look at the Rocky Mountains and what geological forces formed them



Wee Read Story Time


Wee Read Story Time meets every Monday and Tuesday at 10:15 am.  Join us for a fun filled semester!  Story Times are for Infants through Preschool age children; Adults are to accompany  children.

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Saturday Movie @ the Library

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On Saturday, February 27th, the Children’s Department will show Inside Out starting at 1:00 pm.  Please feel free to bring snacks.  The movie is rated PG and runs 95 minutes.

Second Saturday Special – Be Creative

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Join us in the Children’s Department on March 12  for Second Saturday Special:   Be Creative!  Found Item  Art, Legos, and Snacks from 10 am to Noon.

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