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Rural residents eligible for Books by Mail
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Central Kansas residents in rural areas can receive library books in the mail at no charge, according to Abigail Cuffey at Central Kansas Library Service, Great Bend.

CKLS’s Books by Mail is available to anyone living in a town with no public library or on a rural route in the following counties: Barton, Cloud, Ellis, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, and Smith. Participants receive a catalog and can order books with post cards in the catalog. CKLS mails the books and pays postage both way, Cuffey said.

The only cost to users is the first postcard stamp, Cuffey said. To get started, request a catalog by calling Books by Mail, 620-792-4865 or 800-362-2642, or send a written request to Central Kansas Library System, 1409 Williams Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.