Hoopla and Flipster

Burlingame, Lyndon, Osage City and Overbrook libraries have received a grant from The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) for an Android Tablet that can be used to help demonstrate the use of e-resources available to their patrons. Specifically, these tablets will enable libraries to promote the hoopla (streaming movies, music and e-books/comics) and Flipster (e-magazines) services that NEKLS offers to member public libraries.


NEKLS has selected 32 public libraries in the Northeast Kansas region to receive tablets through the NEKLS Tablet Grant Program. As part of the grant program, NEKLS will train library staff to use the tablets to engage patrons in the use of e-services. NEKLS will evaluate the effectiveness of this grant program through statistics and outcomes provided by participating libraries over a 6-month period.


NEKLS is a 14 county regional system that covers the Northeast portion of Kansas. It provides consulting and other professional services to member libraries of all types (academic, school, special and public) and includes access to a consortial catalog, NExpress Library (http://catalog.nexpresslibrary.org), to 45 member public libraries. Along with these services, NEKLS offers consortial access to e-content through hoopla and Flipster for its NExpress member libraries. These services allow patrons of member libraries to access thousands of movies, albums, e-books, e-audiobooks, comics and magazines at no charge.


For more information, contact your local library for more information.

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween from the Osage City Public Library.

We are open from 10:00-8:00PM today.  

Make sure you stop in and pick up your treat!  

All Ages are welcome!

Week of October 24-29, 2016

There are many things planned for this week

Tuesday, October 25:  Art Adventures between 1:30-2:30PM

Wednesday, October 26: Story Time at 9:30AM

Wednesday, October 26: Popcorn & Movie:  1:30-3:10PM

Thursday, October 27: Thursday Fun Day at 3:30PM

Friday, October 28: BINGO at 1:30-2:30PM

Saturday, October 29: Story Time at 11:00AM

Mr. J

Mr. J has made it to 1000 books before Kindergarten. Congratulations, J. Keep on reading!

Want more information about 1000 books before Kindergarten, come in to the library and pick up the first book log and information sheet!


14 Books You’ll Want to Read in One Sitting


Pinterest for Beginners


“Pinterest for Beginners” class on Monday, October 17 from 1:30-2:30 in the Library Community Room.  

Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and favorites.

Open an account, create boards and begin pinning!  

Be sure to bring your Pinterest password if you have an account or bring your email address and email password if you don’t.

Bring your laptop, tablet or cell phone if you have one.  

For more information, call 785-528-3727.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Pumpkin Coloring Contest has started at the library. Stop by the library or Casey General Store in Osage City to pick up your sheet.

Deadline to submit your finished project is Saturday, October 22.

There are three different age groups:

0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Winners from each age group will receive Casey cookies.

fall art

It’s Back!!!

drop boxThank you, Spencer Stromgren for get it back in shape and securely in place. He fixed for about a 1/7 of what a new one would cost. Now we need to explore getting it painted.

Closing for Meeting

We will be closing from 12:00-1:15pm on Thursday, October 6 for a Staff Meeting.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

1000 booksJ. and C. turned in their last 1000 books by Kindergarten reading log today.  Congratulations to both of them!      Keep reading J. and C.

To learn more about 1000 books before Kindergarten, please contact the library.
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