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Banned Books Week 2021 celebrates your freedom to read. Each year since 1982, the American Library Association (ALA) has published a list of the books challenged, restricted, removed or banned since May of the previous year as reported in the “Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom.” This biblio…

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Fall is upon us! Leaves will be changing colors, temperatures will start to cool, and kids are back in school. Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean programming at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library ends. In fact, we have lots of programs this upcoming month for children and teens!

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and we here at the library are always excited about the month of September for this very reason. Libraries all over the country are celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the goal is to put as many library cards in the hands of p…

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Hot summer days will give way to cool fall days in the coming weeks, and at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library’s Young People’s Department we will be starting our fall programs! Most of our children and teen programs will have limited in-person attendance and will require advanced registrat…

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The 2nd Annual Just Dewey It 5K has been set for Saturday, October 23 at South Park. The race will include a 5k walk/run as well as a 1 mile family fun run. Race time is 8:00 a.m. for the 5K and 9:00 a.m. for the fun run.

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Despite the ongoing virus environment, the Friends of the Library continue their mission to support the library both vocally, financially, and through their volunteer efforts. This includes several current and upcoming activities to note.

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is proud to announce that our third 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 libra…

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Summer…. What summer? If this is the same thought you have had recently I am sure many of you feel like there really was not a summer break or it was a complete blur. It is hard to believe the school year will be starting next week for some students and others later this month. Some students…

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It’s hard to believe it’s already August! I don’t know about you, but it feels like summer flew by and now there’s school supply lists, football game schedules, and the first day of school right around the corner! Before we start the hustle and bustle of the fall season, with pumpkins and sc…

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I turned the news off several days ago. Being the spouse of a combat veteran, with events covering our newspapers and new stations, I needed to take a breather. While I can turn off the news, many of our military veterans and active duty members live the news as their reality. Let’s take a m…

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The Young People’s Department at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is restarting our teen volunteer program. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to volunteer at the library for service hours. Teens can stop by the library to pick up a teen volunteer registration form at the Circulation Desk. …

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Summer has just flown by here at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! It’s already August! That means summer will be coming to an end soon. With the end of summer comes the end of Summer Reading. Our Summer Reading program, “Tails and Tales,” ended on July 31. Participants have until Saturda…

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The Young People’s Department at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is starting our first fall DBPL at DBPL fundraiser today – Genre Penny Wars. Our Genre Penny Wars fundraiser is easy and fun for patrons to participate in. Patrons simply put pennies into the jar(s) of their favorite book g…

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The leadership of the building campaign has been working diligently on a plan to expand the space dedicated to library service in the Junction City community. The campaign seeks to develop a new facility to meet not only current needs but also to allow for flexibility for future demands for …

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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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