Burr Oak City Library
“The Burr Oak City Library is a tiny public library in north central Kansas, run entirely by caring volunteers. Although we may be small, we have a great heart for homeschoolers and those who feel called to enrich their children’s lives through quality literature and educational resources.
Our library has been blessed by several recent grant awards, which have enabled us to purchase homeschool resources for our local patrons. We would like to offer them for checkout to ALL library users across the state through the Inter Library Loan (ILL) program.
Items recently acquired as resources for homeschoolers include the “Literature List” consisting of Readers and Read-Alouds (family reading participation) from Sonlight Curriculum®. These booklists are not unique to Sonlight but are
classics used in many other popular homeschool curricula, including: Learning Language Arts Through Literature®, All Through the Ages®, Ambleside Online®, K-12®, Learning Adventures®, and Bob Jones®. We hope to add more of the higher-level readers this year.
Our “DVD/VHS List” includes many titles that you will not find in most public libraries. The science sets were
chosen specifically to counteract popular evolutionary hypotheses with Creationist theory.
We are aware that the public library is a vital resource to homeschool families, whose resources are already
strained after paying taxes towards the public library AND purchasing their own curriculum. WE WANT TO HELP!
WHERE……..is Burr Oak??
Never heard of Burr Oak? Imagine that! Burr Oak is in Jewell County, Kansas – 5 miles north of US Hwy. 36 on
KS-28. The library is located in the historic old limestone schoolhouse at 776 Kansas in Burr Oak. Hours are 2-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (September through May) and 9 a.m.-12 noon Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (June through August). We’re open Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 year round.
If you are unable to visit our library, you may request any of the listed items through ILL at your own public library. Have your librarian contact Becky at 785-647-7541 or mcnicholsuscenternet (mcnicholsuscenternet) with your requests. They will be shipped by library rate mail within three business days (unless currently checked out). Checkout time of ILL materials is 4 weeks with the following limits:
5 books and/or 3 videos/CDs/DVDs per family per time
Please treat items carefully so they may have a long life and be enjoyed by many users.
We’re sorry, but we can’t fulfill long-distance requests by individuals; they must be processed through your local library.”