You can now check out digital copies of popular magazines from our web site with just your library card!  For Instructions on how to get started, click HERE.

To go to our Library Portal directly, click HERE.

goldstarThe Lane County  Public Library’s code is “laco.”  Use this code in front of your library card number to sign up on the Library Portal.goldstar


If you have a Healy Public Library card your access code is “ lahco“. Use this code in front of your library card number to sign up on the Library Portal.

For your mobile device, download your free Zinio reader app: PC, Mac, iPhone , iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Win 8,  Blackberry, and Nook HD/HD+.

For a Library Patron Zinio Guide, click HERE

Made Possible by the Lane County Public Library and the libraries of the Southwest Kansas Library System.


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers!


Plan to join the Lane County Library for a special story time for children ages 0-5 years of age on Friday, November 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Lane County Community Room. Children are to invite parents or grandparents to his special event. Little readers are encourages to wear their p.j.’s and bring a stuffed animal or pillow. We will have a  special guest reader. Copies of the book “Dog’s Colorful Day ” will be available for each household.  Refreshments will be served.


The Library has acquired a small collection of playaways.  Playaway is the name of a solid-state prerecorded audio player.  About the size of a deck of playing cards and weighing 2 ounces, it can store up to 80 hours of audio. As of March 2010, the audiobooks are all produced in high definition audio. The digital content (audiobook) is preloaded at the factory and cannot be changed or copied by the end user. A 3.5 mm stereo jack provides output to earphones or an external amplifier. Power is provided by a changeable battery provided by library.

Stop @ the Library and try one out today!


May Book Club

Join the Book Club in May for the discussion of the book “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Pick up a copy today at the Lane County Library.


The Library  will host two computer classes during January:

  •  Saturday, January 12th @ 4 p.m.  on “Fix Yourself: How To Repair a Slooooow  Computer.”


  • Thursday, January 24th @ 6 p.m. on “Computer Basics-You know how to use the mouse and keyboard now what?”


Both classes will be broadcasted via video conferencing. If interested or needing more information please contact the Library @ 397-2808 or e-mail at director@lanecolibrary.info.  

Please bring your wireless laptop for hands on training.  If no one signs up for the classes they will not be held.











We would like to start an afternoon storytime for children ages 3-5 on Tuesday from 2:45-3:15. If there is enough interest we will begin this on November 6th.

This will be a repeat program from the one held in the morning. Call the library @ 397-2808 for more information.

“Dream Big Read!” Summer Reading Program



Enrollment begins May 21-May 31 for children ages  3 through 4 th grade (current year). If you are unable to come to the library during this time we will have an on-line enrollment form on our web page at lanecolibrary.org. Fill out all questions and submit the form. Reading charts will be handed out at the first program. The Lane County Summer Reading Program officially begins on June 5th and will end on July 10th. Children must be enrolled to participate in the activities. If you have any questions, call 620-397-2808.


On-line form