Apr 14


Celebrate National Library Week with the library!  Come visit for story times; come Wednesday for Patron Appreciation Day and enjoy cookies, coffee and lemonade; Get Caught Reading!; browse the Friends book sale on Friday and Saturday; and learn about our newest service — ZINIO!


1.  ZINIO is here!   The library is excited to announce our new online magazine subscription service – Zinio!  You’ll find an icon on the website.  Click, set up your account, and download away.  This service is a “simultaneous use” database.  That means that if both you and your neighbor want the latest issue of Organic Gardening, you can both get it!  Once it is downloaded to your device (computer, tablet, phone…), it’s yours!  You can copy from it, print, cut and paste.   We have 52 subscriptions online.  Enjoy!  Check the web site for further information or come in and we’ll help you get started!   You’re going to LOVE Zinio!

2.  Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries!  This initiative comes from the American Library Association, and all signatures will be presented to the officials in Washington during National Advocacy Day in May.

3.  Get Caught Reading!  The library staff will be wandering around town looking for readers.  If you’re caught reading, you get a small prize!

4.  Patron Appreciation Day!  Stop by for cookies, coffee and lemonade on Wednesday.

5.  Story times on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are  all about fun at the library! Balloons included!

6.  Book Sale! The Friends of the Library is sponsoring the Spring Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th.  There are LOTS of books to look through!  Books are a quarter a piece or a bag for $3.00.  A great deal!

7.  Food For Fines!  — our yearly food drive will go on throughout the week.  Late fines will be erased from your account if you bring food for the Washington Food Pantry.  Fines for lost materials are not forgiven!!

8.  Exhibit! The library is a happening place.  Come see the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency display, “Heartland 2050,” and complete the survey.  Attend Spanish Club on Tuesday evenings, or take part in coupon swapping on Saturday mornings.


We’ll see you at the library!!!

Apr 09

National Library Week

April means National Library Week!  Visit the library next week for all the festivities!  Stayed Tuned!!!

Mar 20

Just a reminder…….

Just a reminder that Coupon Swap day is this Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.   DID YOU KNOW? — expired coupons can still be used by the U.S. Military overseas.  Bring your expired coupons to us and we will forward them to the military for use!  See you on Saturday!

Mar 10

A new day…..

It’s March - Lucky Book Day !   and soon it will be APRILNational Library Week !  and then it will be MAY — the start of SUMMER READING !!!!   Stay tuned to this website for more information on the FABULOUS, MOST FUN summer yet!     FIZZ!  BOOM!  READ!    — coming soon to a library near you!!!!  :)

Mar 03

New Things to Do @ your library!

Did you know there’s always something going on at the library?   Yes, we have story times, and lego club on Thursdays… but did you know there’s…….

Coupon Cutting!  Are you a coupon cutter?   Willing to swap and share some of the coupons that you receive at the store, in the mail, or in your favorite magazines?  Drop your coupons off at the library – and go through the coupon box at your leisure!  Then, on SATURDAY mornings, at 10:30 – come take part in the coupon swap!  A fun way to share and save some cents while you’re at it!  :)

Spanish!  If you’re longing to learn the language, or just brush up on your Spanish, Tuesday evenings at 6:30 is our Conversational Spanish class!

Fun! March 17th is a Monday, and we celebrate St. Patty’s day with “LUCKY BOOK DAY!”  Check out a “lucky book” and win a prize.  All age groups will have a chance to win.

Discussion and Discovery!  Last but not least… don’t forget the first Tuesday evening of the month is the Genealogy meeting (7:00 pm).  If you’ve stories to share, want to get more involved in our area’s history, or just want to get started tracing your roots, stop by for the fun!  And our book club is the last Tuesday of the month (7:00 pm) !

See you @ the library!!

Feb 24

Monday Morning Networking Blues….

JUST AN FYI …. The City has experienced server and connectivity issues which has limited our access to wireless connectivity.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We hope to be “back up to speed” by tomorrow!

Feb 04

Snowy Day ……

A few announcements on this snowy day…….

1.   The Genealogy meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.

2.  We have many of the IRS Tax Forms you need for filing your 2013 taxes.  However, the federal government has NOT yet sent us any instruction booklets for the main forms.   We will have copies of the instruction booklets (printed from the internet) available to purchase at half the cost of printing.  Please note that once again, the Nebraska State Forms are only online.  Printed copies of state forms and instructions will be available at half the cost of printing.

3.  Our Special Valentine’s Story Time will be held February 11th at 6:30 p.m.   Wear your jammies if you’d like and bring a favorite stuffed animal to share stories with!  There will be stories, crafts and, of course, a fun snack in celebration of Valentine’s Day!!!

Jan 20

Looking Forward….

There’s so much to do @ your library!

  • Starting on Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:30 pm, you can visit the library to take part in “Conversational Spanish!”   Come learn the language, brush up on what you’ve forgotten, get ready to take a trip … or work on your Spanish homework!    Learn the language and culture of beautiful Spain!   Spanish teacher Mary Beth Frieden will guide your way and keep you busy on those chilly Tuesday evenings!
  • Our Teen After Hours happens January 25th!   We’re done with reindeer games and on to balloons!  Balloon games for the tweens and teens will provide a “popping” good time.  Snacks of course… and lots of fun!
  • Our Valentine’s party is scheduled for February 11th at 6:30..  Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcomed! There will be crafts, snacks and stories to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
  • The library winter reading program ends on February 14th.  You still have time to help Dr. Seuss’s friends make it to the library.  Read five books and “roll” for a prize!   Open for all ages!
  • Our winter lock in will take place February 1st.  Sign up is going on NOW!  Participants ages 8 and above will enjoy an evening of Dr. Seuss merriment.  Reading, crafts and games will set the pace for the night.  Although we won’t be serving green eggs and ham, we’ll probably find a Wocket for our Pockets and a truffala tree or two!



Jan 09

OVERDRIVE – new features

For those who use Overdrive, our consortia has met and a few changes have occurred.   See below and enjoy!

1)      Patrons may checkout up to six items at a time.

2)      The Spanish version of the patron interface is now available by choosing it from the drop-down menu next to the Sign In button in the upper right corner of the page.

Jan 05

January – a cold start!

Welcome back to reality all those who have enjoyed a nice winter break.  Speaking of winter …. it’s cold outside!  But it’s warm in the library — stop by to pick up some entertainment; great books, good movies, and great edcuational toys to help you spend those cold evening hours.  We even have jigsaw puzzles for you to take home!

Looking ahead, story times resume this week!  We’ll be ready to go this Monday, the 6th, at 10:30 am.  We understand if you opt not to venture out in the cold with the little ones, though!  Be safe!!!

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