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In order for an organization to provide great customer service, it is very important for a business or organization to be up to date on all the services they are able to offer as well as any anything new that is being offered that will make their customers live better. Technology is a great …

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Ahh, another birthday. Today, I celebrate my, oh yeah, a southern girl never tells her age, birthday. It’s a day set aside for my kids to stress over the perfect gift, my husband creates breakfast fit for a queen, and a day for me to sit in my pajamas and read books, watch movies, and have i…

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is proud to announce that our second StoryWalk® JC is available for the public to take part in. StoryWalk® JC is a program that allows families to take a walk and read a story at the same time. Downtown Junction City businesses have partnered with the libr…

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Every year the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library celebrates the American Girl book series by auctioning off an American Girl doll and the latest books. There is still time to purchase tickets for the American Girl Doll Auction, which are on sale now through Thursday, July 15. Tickets for the d…

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Happy 4th of July from the Young People’s Department at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! We hope you have a very festive Independence Day weekend! To kick off your Independence Day, here are a few fun facts about our nation’s birthday that will make you smile or gasp!

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Summer is the reading season. Patrons of all ages are beating the heat with a great read and a cold drink beside them. This includes those who can no longer read standard print or make the trip to the library. Alternatives are available for almost everyone so they can continue to read withou…

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Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is offering a Teen Pose Yoga class for Grades 6th through 12th. The class will be held this Friday, June 25th at 10:00am. Class location will be at the Yoga Shala East West JC studio, 616 N Washington St. There is no charge for this class, however registration…

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Every year the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library celebrates the American Girl book series by auctioning off an American Girl doll and the latest books. Tickets are on sale now through July 15. Tickets for the doll auction are $2 each. This year’s doll is “Kira.” In the “Kira” book series, she …

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Like anything, supply and demand are things that drive the way we do things today, technology, goods and services, education have to continue to progress and change to keep up the way people live and work. The way we communicate, how we get the things we need, and how we provide services to …

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Recently, the Kansas State Librarian Eric Norris announced the 16th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books celebrating Kansas people, places, and events. This information was shared in their official press release and that press release is worth repeating here as the Dorothy Bramlage Publi…

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Summer has barely started, but the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library’s Young People’s Department is already seeing more of an influx of patrons! So far we have had 216 children and teens sign up for our Summer Reading program, “Tails and Tales!” It is important for children and teens to contin…

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TOPEKA – State Librarian Eric Norris announced the 16th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books celebrating Kansas people, places, and events. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by a Kansan or a Kansas related topic and published in the previous…

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School’s Out for Summer. Well, not yet exactly, but we all know that the school year will be ending soon and the kids will once again have a taste of freedom. Parents will also have a lighter load to carry during the summer months, which allows more time for family and fun and activities out…

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Summer, Summer, Summertime! If you are my age, instead of reading that, you totally just used your DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince voice to sing that line! And as the Fresh Prince said, “Time to sit back and unwind”! It’s almost summer and the library is THE place to be. Let me tell you…

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Due to the possibility of rain showers and/or thunderstorms tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15, the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library will have their Cool Cat Summer Reading Kickoff event inside the library from 10:00am to noon. Families can come to the library and sign up for summer reading a…

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May is now upon us and soon it will be summer! There are plenty of programs for children and teens in the Young People’s Department at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library to keep them entertained this summer!

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, will kick off on Saturday, May 15 with StoryWalk® JC, Junction City’s first walking story program. The featured title will be Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean.

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As the community continues our march to the new normal, the library has made several recent changes that should help with that. Though the effort toward cleanliness and safety for our staff and patrons will remain unchanged, users will see a return to more of the regular practices that exist…

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Former Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas, an Emporia State University professor who serves as chair of ESU’s English, Modern Languages and Journalism Department, started his career at the Junction City Union, working on the Home Guide and then as a reporter in the late 1990s.

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Summer Breeze makes me feel fine. Summer has to be my favorite season of the year. The warm weather, the kids are out of school, summer vacations, and more time to do things like visit the library and participate in the summer reading program. Yes, summer reading is fast approaching and alon…

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What beautiful spring days we have had in our little neck of the woods! I have seen red tulips, yellow daffodils, and so many children outside enjoying the Fifth Street Park. With all of these spring days, we are gearing up for May at the library! What’s happening at your library? Let’s expl…

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Hippity-hop! Hippity-hop! Hippity-hop to the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! Many families did just that on Saturday, March 27, for the Junction City Drive-thru Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce. Many community businesses and organizations, including th…

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The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is crossing the days off its calendar until the close of its 2020/2021 membership year. As it was for everyone, this has been an interesting year for the friends. It saw them sadly waving goodbye to some of its long…

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After months of enduring freezing temperatures, we are finally marching into better weather. The below freezing temperatures, frigid wind, snow and ice, are starting to melt away. Spring has definitely sprung and it feels so nice to have some warmer weather if only for a moment. Springtime i…

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is excited to announce our spring fundraiser, Spring Has Sprung!, for the library’s book donation program – DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy! Patrons have an opportunity to put their name (or their child’s names) into a prize drawing. The p…

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It’s been a year since our country began shutting its doors due to COVID-19. It was a year of unknowns, of stress, of financial burden, of questions, of uncertainty. Slowly, things have started to open up and cautiously we have faced the world around us. Of course, we also now have a face ma…

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I was cautious when I picked up the audiobook version of Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis, published in July 2020 by St. Martin’s Press, a science fiction novel that takes place in an alternate history version of 2007, not least because it’s an alternate history novel that takes place in 2007.

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I hope everyone has been enjoying the warm, sunny weather as much as we have here at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! After those freezing temperatures and wind chills, I think we all are ready for spring! With spring comes so many fun activities for families to do together such as kite-…

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Libraries are organizations that incorporate volunteers in a number of different ways to help deliver their body of service. This includes those volunteers that make up the boards and committees that serve to govern, support, advocate for and inform the current operation of the library as we…

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Abilene — The next virtual book club will meet March 9 at 7 p.m. central time. The program is free and open to the public — join us online or by phone.

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One thing we can that we all can agree on is that things are always changing. Change is a part of life. We have all witnessed in the last year how schools, businesses, and even libraries are coming up with more creative and efficient ways to provide services to their community. We all know t…

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It’s that time of year again! I know what you are thinking, we know, we know, that groundhog has already told us it’s STILL winter (insert eye roll). But, no, I’m talking about Community Information Directory Time! No dance parties or snowball fights are required to obtain this AMAZING commu…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Young People’s Department at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! Valentine’s Day is all about showing someone you care about them. We care about our patrons and our community and making sure we can do everything we can to better help our community, which includes …

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The Friends of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library has launched the fourth quarter of its 2020/2021 membership year. Always looking for new and better ways to involve the membership while continuing to support the library, the friends group is offering a mix of the old and the new to close it out.

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