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Christmas Wishes Program

With joy and excitement, Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater and RMS KAY Club are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring this year’s Christmas Wishes Program!

Through the Christmas Wishes Program, we will be collecting new toys and warm clothing for children of deserving families in the Remington USD #206 school district. This is a wonderful opportunity to bless local children of families who might be facing financial hardships.

Families are welcome to request assistance or can be nominated by completing a form located at Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater, Whitewater Memorial Library, Whitewater Area Food Pantry, Whitewater City Office, Potwin City Office, Potwin Public Library, and Remington USD #206 schools.

An anonymous tag will be placed on a Christmas tree at Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater. Each tag will represent a child and will contain information needed to provide something they want, something they need, and/or something to read.

Please take this opportunity to join us, with giving hearts, to share the spirit of Christmas with a local child by selecting a tag!

Important dates:

Nominations will be accepted through November 20th.
Tags will be available for choosing at Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater at 126 S. Main St. on November 23rd.
New, unwrapped gifts with the tag attached should be returned to Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater by December 11th.
Gift pick up will be at Vintage Bank Kansas-Whitewater on December 18th.
If you cannot pick up gifts on December 18th, please contact the bank about other arrangements.

For more information, please call 316-799-2137 or email ajanzen@vintagebankks.com, alewis@vintagebankks.com, oeck@vintagebankks.com

Whitewater Area Food Pantry Information

It’s TIME!!! The Whitewater Area Food Pantry is now open to the public!
The pantry is located in the Bruhn Coffee House at 216 South Main, Whitewater, KS.
We look forward to seeing you all…….
– Mondays (excluding holidays) 4:30 – 5:30 pm
– 1 person per family
– With face covering
– Visiting welcome while waiting with 6′ physical distance
If you are not ready to come in to the pantry for your order, please continue to use the online order form on the pantry Facebook page and the library website.
Forms are also available in the library entryway and at the WW Pizza Parlor. Put those forms in the library book return, tell us how you want to receive your order and we will fill it for you.

All You Need to Know About Ebooks *Updated*

The Kansas State Library offers digital book e-lending.  There are hundreds of available titles for both children and adults. And all you need is a Kansas Library Card!

KIDS RESOURCES

BookFlix: Animated picture story books matched with a non-fiction book.  Each book pair may also have 2-3 games/puzzles.

ADULT RESOURCES

3M Cloud Library: Contains larger publishers, so you’ll see bestsellers here.  Mostly fiction, with some popular non-fiction.  This works like your normal library, where if all copies of a book are checked out, you place a hold. 

Enki: Includes self-published books in its catalog of small-medium publishers.  It also has a great variety of both fiction and non-fiction.  Cooking, crafts, and DIY have good selection.  Since the catalog is large (about 40,000 books) and it is fairly new, holds are still uncommon.

Freading:  All books are always available.  Lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction, there are even graphic novels.  Smaller publishers, but the catalog has over 50,000 books in it and more are added at least once a week.

Total Boox: Total Boox offers a new model for reading, with no holds, no expirations, no limitations, no fines. Download as many ebooks as you want from the catalog of 50,000 ebooks, and keep them as long as you want. You never have to return them, and they never disappear from your device.

Britannica E-STAX: Non-fiction for kids, unlimited access.

RECOMMENDED FREE SITES

Project Gutenberg: Ebooks in the public domain.  Look here if you want a classic.  Read in browser or download to device.

LibriVox: Audio version of books in the public domain, read by volunteer narrators.  Listen in browser or download.

United for Literacy: Picture ebooks with audio, audio can be played in several languages.

All information taken from the Kansas State Library website. For more information, visit http://kslib.info.  All of these resources are linked on the right side of our homepage.