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10:00 am - 7 pm
Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 am - 5 pm
10:00 am - 12 noon
May 2015
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Guys Read Book Club

The first meeting of the GUYS READ book club will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 1 pm.  Mr. Yoder will lead the discussion of “GIFTED HANDS, by Ben Carson”.  Root Beer floats will be available!  There are still books available for those wanting to read the book.


BOOKFLIX is here!


Dear Patron,


Good news –  Hillsboro Public Library (through the State Library of Kansas) has subscribed to a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from home!  Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.


Your children can access Scholastic BookFlix anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, seven days a week!  BookFlix includes:


  • 110 classic video storybooks each paired with a related nonfiction eBook.
  • Spanish language versions of 32 pairs.
  • Read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words and directions for each activity read aloud.
  • Educational games and activities so children can show what they have learned.
  • Safe, age-appropriate web links selected by Scholastic’s editors so kids can extend their learning on a topic.
  • Meet the author section to learn more about the author of each fiction book.


Scholastic BookFlix is specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers – it’s the perfect resource for independent reading practice at the library and at home!


For details about your library’s subscription to Scholastic BookFlix and easy instructions for using BookFlix from home, please contact:


Hillsboro Public Library


120 E. Grand Ave., Hillsboro, KS  67063




Happy reading!



Cathleen Fish

Library Director


For those of you a step ahead and filling your summer calendars, we have some dates for you to add!  The Summer Reading Programs for children will be on June 18th, 25th, July 2nd and July 9th.


Sign ups for these programs will not be until after school had ended.



READ BOOKS on your handheld devices! We are now up and going with our subscription to Sunflower e-library.

Just log in with your PATRON NUMBER and LAST NAME.

The login is case sensitive so your last name would have the first letter capitalized.

Find HILLSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY from the drop-down menu and get started!   Here is the website



New FREE source for audiobooks and ebooks!

We are SO happy to be able to let you know that HILLSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY is now a member of the Sunflower elibrary consortium!  This is yet another FREE source for our library patrons to access audiobooks and ebooks.  Access is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  We have added a “handylink” to our web page for your access!  Login is so simple!  After opening the page click on “signin” in the upper right hand corner.  From there choose “Hillsboro Public Library”.  Your login is your library card number.  Password is your last name– Capitalize the first letter in your name.  It should open right up for you.  You can have this information saved to your computer or device for you…   The help pages are great in walking you through any questions you may have.  We can also help you if you come in to the library.



It is really pretty easy to create an account.

You are at the right place already!

Click on CATALOG in the upper right hand corner of this page.

You’ll get a maroon screen .

To the upper right you’ll see two yellow boxes.  One will have the orange title of user name.  There, you will put your library card number.  No spaces.

The second box is for your password.  For the first time you will put userpass.  You will be able to change it later!


After that you may log in to your account.  You’ll see a light blue screen with a list of libraries.  This is where you can do a search for library materials available.  To choose our library just click on the box next to NORCAT.  I think it defaults to that setting.

In the upper left is the Blue box for “patron menu”.  This is where you can change your password and check your account status.  Click on “my account” and then once again “my account”.

If you have any problems please give us a call at 947-3827.


Patrons may respond to e-mail reminders automatically generated by our system.  If you would like us to renew your materials, provided your account is current, just respond to the e-mail with your request.  If we have not responded to let you know your new due date you may then need to call us.  We may not have received the e-mail.  Remember, you can access your account 24 hours a day on-line!  If you know your book is coming due soon you don’t need to wait for the e-mail reminder.  Simpy e-mail the library at to request the renewal.  We always respond when we receive the e-mail to let you know the new due date or let you know if the item is not renewable or on reserve for another patron.  If you haven’t had a response from us, we didn’t receive the e-mail!

If you don’t know your account number give us a phone call!  620-947-3827.


Check out this website for an app !  Get recommendations for your reader.  So exciting!


Try it today!


Do you want to practice tasks on your computer and don’t even know where to begin?  Try this great website to get started!



Have you ever wondered what book is next in a series you are reading?  Do you want to know what book to read that would be similar to one you love?  We’ve “borrowed” this information from Kent District Library and are passing this fabulous site on to you!  ENJOY!!

What’sNext™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library