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Bestsellers you can place holds on today!


The wait is over, the books are in! Check out these exciting new titles or place a hold today.

1Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.”    

A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

Want to place a hold? Click here.

2Criss Cross by James Patterson

In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.”

Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as “M” lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details — details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that — were the killer to attain it — Alex’s heart would no longer have reason to beat.

Want to place a hold? Click here.

3Spy by Danielle Steel

At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path.

By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent.

Want to place a hold? Click here.

The Perfect Nanny Book Club Review


Who is Louise?

Behind a perfect facade, the reader slowly learns Louise is not as perfect as she seems. Characteristics that Myriam first adored about Louise, begin to irritate her, but the nanny and mother are dependent on one another and try to step around each other, instead of face the tension between them. Myriam and Louise’s relationship continues to remain tense as Louise’s life spirals out of control and Myriam’s life seemingly falls into place.

The Perfect Nanny explores the dynamic between social class in a powerful way.

Slimani has a lyrical style of writing, some descriptions were impossible not to picture clearly.

The Perfect Nanny is well written, explores interesting social dynamics, but unfortunately, this book wasn’t the gripping thriller we expected and left us wanting a firmer resolution.

Note: we do not have a copy of The Perfect Nanny at the library, but it is available through inter-library loan.

Audiobooks and ebooks are available on Libby!


Did you know you can access audiobooks and ebooks with your library card? Explore thousands of titles for free. Books are returned automatically so there are no late fees while using Libby!

For more information and instructions click here.

Fall Story Time


Registration is now open for Fall Story Time. Call (316)775-2681 or visit the children’s department for more information.

Preschool Story Time (3-6 year-olds) begins September 10th, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Register for the Tuesday or Wednesday session.

Toddle Time (18-36 months old) begins on September 12th, 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Registration is required. Each child in Toddle Time must have an accompanying adult.

Sibling Story Time begins on Friday September 13, 10:00 am-10:45 am. No registration is required.

A Universe of Stories


Books 2 Home


It’s important to us here at the Augusta Public Library that all of our patrons have access to great books, even if you can’t make it to our library building. We have been waiting (im)patiently all year to be able to roll out our new homebound outreach service and now it’s finally here! With Books 2 Home we have something for everyone and we’re excited to share with you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You tell us what you enjoy reading.
  2. We prepare a bag of books tailored for you.
  3. We deliver and pick up books once a month.

It’s simple and it’s free! We’re here to serve you. We have something for everyone, from gun-slinging westerns, mysteries, historical fiction, and more.

Who can use this service?

Books 2 Home is available to patrons within the Augusta School District (USD 402) who are not able to get to the library because of physical or medical limitations. This includes those who may be temporarily homebound due to illness or other conditions. You must also have a library card to use the service. If you don’t have a card, we will help you get one.

What is being delivered?

When you signup for the service, we will ask you to answer some questions about your interests, including what genres of books you prefer to read and the format you prefer (audiobooks, large or regular print books). We will pick books that match your interests and bring them to you on the second Wednesday of every month.

Our Books 2 Home service is only for books and audiobooks – with the exception of bestsellers and rotating books. DVDs and Blu-rays are not available with Books 2 Home.

Are there any fees?

The service is free, but standard library late and damage fees do apply. If books are returned damaged the patron is financially responsible. We will note any damage on books before they are sent out.


Give us a call at (316) 775-2681

State of Kansas Library Databases


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Did you know the library has a Battle of the Books section? We have books from both the USD 402 and St. James reading lists. For more information, see the children’s circulation desk.



Access e-books, digital audiobooks, video, and music available in a variety of formats for most devices!  You must have an Augusta Public Library Card to use this service.

Click HERE to view available titles.

Click HERE to see a list of compatible devices and instructions.