Kansas Library News Blogs

The State Library has seven blogs that provide news and items of interest for Kansans.  Subscribe to any blog through our site's Notify Me feature, or add them to your RSS feed reader.


  • FDLP Highlights - The State Library of Kansas is a Federal Depository library, a recipient of U.S. government publications. This blog highlights some of the many fascinating resources the Federal Government provides.
  • From the Reference Desk - topic of interest with links to further information, for research or just for fun (usually bi-monthly).
  • From the Third Floor - State Librarian's Office
  • KGI Online Library - weekly (Thursdays or Fridays) post on interesting items or special topics from the Kansas Government Information Online Library, which is digitally preserving Kansas government publications.
  • Librarian News
  • Statewide Online Services News - covers any updates for digital books, databases, the Kansas Library eCard, and more.  Book of the week (BoW) is posted Wednesdays, and a different database is highlighted every other month.
  • State Library's LIS Collectiondescribes newly-published Library and Information Science books recently acquired by the State Library. These books can then be requested throughout the state via local Inter Library Loan. 
  • Talking Books Talk - provides news and updates about the Kansas Talking Books Service (KTBS). Talking Books staff will highlight relevant announcements from KTBS and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Recent posts:

  1. On The Download - June 2022

    Most popular talking book downloads May 2022 DB107053 Run, Rose, Run [https://kstb.klas.com/title/summary.jsf?id=274462175.6232] by Parton, Dolly; Patterson, James DB107181 A Safe House [https://kstb.klas.com/title/summary.jsf?id=274505894.6232] ...

  2. June Staff Picks

    Each staff member has their own niche they prefer to read in. But this month, we’ve almost all branched out to something different. Check out our June staff picks and try one today. Amanda Diggs, Production Manager DB 106044 Gone to the...

  3. Kansas Insects

    KANSAS BUGS You hear that soft, irritating buzzing by your ear. Your skin suddenly tightens, sensitive to the slightest touch. There it comes! You reach forward quickly with your right hand, SLAP!... and miss the little monster. But while you...

  4. Children's Corner: Juneteenth

    Juneteenth became a federal holiday in June 2021 but had long been celebrated by African American communities for decades. It commemorates the day June 19, 1965, that Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news the war was over and slaves...

  5. Kansas Talking Book News Update – Summer 2022

    From the Director’s Desk Pleasant greetings! In May, Kansas Talking Book staff attended the online 2022 National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Print Disabled Individuals. This year’s theme was Insight Out: Expand, Engage,...

  6. May Staff Picks

    Find your next read today as Kansas Talking Books staff members share what they are reading or have read recently. Michael Lang, Director DB 89812 Noumenon [https://kstb.klas.com/title/summary.jsf?id=169090074.6232] by Marina J. Lostetter After an...

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