Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

Library Updates

Reserve Express welcomes aboard many new authors

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Reserve Express is the library’s fast-track way for patrons to read the newest books from their favorite authors by automatically placing holds on those new books. On occasion, we update the list of eligible authors because some decline in popularity for a variety of reasons.

We just completed our recent update, so patrons who use Reserve Express may want to review their preferred authors and consider making changes.

To use Reserve Express, patrons can fill out a brochure at the library and give it to a librarian who will enter the information into the library’s computer system. Patrons can place holds themselves by logging into their accounts at and clicking on My Account and selecting the Reserves/Request tool. Patrons also can monitor their hold choices and defer any when they go on vacation or are to be away from home for a period of time.

Holds are placed on regular print books; large-print books are not included in Reserve Express. The computer system randomly assigns the order of holds for new books.

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Gaming @ the Library

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Kids in grades K-6 have 2 opportunities to game at the Belt Branch in September.  On Saturday September 8, from 2-4pm, drop in and play a variety of computer and console games (PS3 and Nintendo).  Then on Tuesday, September 11, at 6pm, there is a Minecraft Meetup.  Bring your own tablet or laptop with Minecraft installed, or use one of the Library laptops to work together to complete the Minecraft challenge.

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Donors sought for library blood drive on Sept. 5

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Library patrons and the public are invited to donate blood Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Belt Branch Upper Story to help meet the critical need for blood at medical facilities in the Kansas City region.

The drive is planned for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made online at and entering the sponsor code “rollinghills.”

Community Blood Center will conduct the drive with staff from its St. Joseph facility. CBC provides nearly 200,000 blood products annually to 70 hospitals in the Kansas City region and eastern Kansas and western Missouri, relying on volunteer donors to meet the need for life-saving gifts of blood.

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August Goodreads Program

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Over 16 million people use Goodreads every month–are you one of them?  Learn how to set up an account and use it to track the books you have already read and the books you want to read.  Also, learn how to connect with your friends and the Library!    Join us on Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm at the Belt Branch in the Community Room for an easy, informal program — bring your own device, or use the Library’s laptops.


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Late Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

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Got those end-of-the-summer, school-hasn’t-started-yet, i’m-bored blues? Here’s a list of fun things for kids to do to fight off the boredom, as well as some links to more activities.

Boredom Busting Activities for Kids

  1. Let your kids have fun painting — and then eating — rainbow toast.
  2. Learn a new card game.  
  3. Make friendship bracelets
  4. Make your own toy car wash
  5. Make a treasure hunt.
  6. Learn the ASL sign language alphabet and some basic signs (QUIET BONUS!!!) 
  7. Identify 5 new plants, trees or birds in your neighborhood.
    1. Plants
    2. Birds
  8. Write a story using the Story Starter Scrambler.
  9. Make homemade popsicles (HEALTHY BONUS!!!) 
  10. Write letters to family and friends. 


Boredom Busting Library Books


More Lists of Boredom Busting Activities



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  • Locations

    Belt Branch

    1904 N. Belt Hwy.
    St Joseph, MO 64506

    Savannah Branch

    514 W. Main St.
    Savannah, MO 64485

    Admin Offices

    1912 N. Belt Hwy.
    St Joseph, MO 64506

  • Hours

    Belt Branch

    M-Thu 9am-9pm
    F-Sat 9am-6pm
    Sun 1pm-5pm

    Savannah Branch

    M, W, F 9am-6pm
    T, Thu 9am-8pm
    Sat 9am-5pm
    Sun 1pm-5pm

  • Get in touch


    Belt 816.232.5479
    Savannah 816.324.4569
    Bookmobile 816.205.7100
    Admin Offices 816.236.2106