Gardening at the Library

Gardening Books
If you planning to start a garden soon, check out our gardening book display.

rodale's-vegetable-garden-problem-solverRodale’s vegetable garden problem solver : the best and latest advice for beating pests, diseases, and weeds and staying a step ahead of trouble in the garden
by Fern Marshall Bradley.

From the book description
With the latest research, breakthroughs, and troubleshooting advice, Rodale’s Vegetable Garden Problem Solver features hundreds of organic and natural solutions for tackling disease, pest, and weed problems…No matter what challenge crops up in your vegetable garden, you’ll discover all the answers you need to find solutions fast and keep your crops on track.

waterwise-plantsWaterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for all Climates
by Scott Ogden

From the book description
People everywhere are facing the realities of restricted water availability. Yet sustainable gardens and landscapes that use less water don’t have to be boring. The key to keeping your garden beautiful and water-wise is intelligent plant choice.

This practical and inspiring guide includes all kinds of plants from tree to succulents, from perennials to bulbs, selected for their wide adaptability and ornamental value.

small-space-vegetable-gardensSmall-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots
by Andrea Bellamy

From the book description
Grow your own delicious food in any space—no matter how small. Andrea Bellamy, of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares a wealth of knowledge from years of gardening small. Learn how to plan and build your garden—on balconies, in raised beds, up walls, across parking strips, and more—as well as how to sow, grow, and harvest an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables all season long.


KSL digital book eLendingThere are four different apps you can use to checkout eBooks with your Kansas Library eCard. Each has different things to offer.

  • Total Boox is the newest. There are no holds and all the books are always available. Also, you can keep the books you checkout for as long as you like, your checkouts will never expire. This app only works on mobile devices. You will be able to read the eBooks on your tablet or phone, but not on your computer screen.
  • 3M Cloud Library is the best choice for new bestsellers and larger publishers. Checkout up to 5 books for 2 weeks. Place holds on books that are already checked out. The app works with most mobile devices and on Windows and Mac computers.
  • Enki Library includes independent publishers and shelf-published books. They have a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Checkout up to 10 books for 3 weeks. Place holds on books that are already checked out.
  • Freading has a large collection that is always available. It includes books from small and medium sized publishers and a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. Checkout up to 5 books per week for 2 weeks each.

If you prefer books you can listen to, OneClickdigital is the app you’ll use to checkout audiobooks through your Kansas Library eCard.

For more information about eBooks or audiobooks, visit If you’re interested in getting a Kansas Library eCard, come in to our library or any other Kansas library to get one.



2016-srp-slogan-779Summer Reading Signup

Signup for Summer Reading starts next week, May 1st.

Poppa D. Clown will be at the library on May 23rd to help us kickoff Summer Reading. Other exciting Summer Reading events this year will include a Cosmosphere rocketry presentation, a puppet show, a visit from the people of Mad Science, and a program presented by Smoky Hills Public TV.

Come in to the library or visit our website, after May 1st, to get signed up and for more information.