By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — February is Library Lover's Month and for the Hutchinson Public Library, loving your library starts with getting your library card.
"It's as easy as coming in," said Natasha Russell, Reference Assistant at Hutchinson Public Library. "You can get one either at the children's desk on the first floor, that's kind of what we call the back entrance. The front entrance on Main Street is our main entrance where you would come in to the public services desk. That's the main circulation desk. Ask for a library card. They will give you an application and ask to see some identification and proof of address."
You can also apply online for a library card at hutchpl.org, but you will still have to come in with identification to pick it up.
"We do serve a wider area," Russell said. "I know we have people who live in Lyons who have their public library card. That's not a restriction. I also want to mention that we do provide people with the library card for the State Library."
That allows access to State Library of Kansas online resources. As part of Library Lover's Month, families can read together. The Hutchinson Public Library wants to make that happen.
"You do need to come into the library and pick up a reading log," said Kate Lewis with the Library. "You record every 15 minutes you read together and when its completed you get a little prize. We also will celebrate our families accomplishments the day after February."
The library plans a come-and-go ice cream social March 1 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium.