Nov 19

It’s SUGAR PLUM Time !!!!!

Come on out for Blair’s Sugar Plum Festival … soup dinner at the Fire Department (by City Hall), tree lighting (at City Hall) and visit Main Street for a great night of celebration!

The library has fun lined up for the entire night!

As always, stop by for a great time with special guest readers, fun crafts, great snacks and a new look at the NEW building!!! Come visit the peppermint forest, lollipop woods, Gingerbread Valley, Dessert Island and then pick up your Sugar Plum gift from Gumdrop Mountain!!!!! The Kiwanis Trailer will be in our parking lot and serving coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider to help warm your bones!

Lots of fun tonight from 5:00 – 8:00 pm tonight!!!! Stop on in and see us!!


Oct 24

Halloween Story Time on Tuesday!

Come along and celebrate Halloween at the library!  Stories, songs, snacks and a “batty” craft will be sure to make you smile.  Costumes are welcomed!   Also, mark you calendar for the Kiwanis Halloween Party on Halloween night  —  a great way to get in from the chill and play a few games.  Print off this flyer and bring it with you for three free tickets.  Or stop at the library and pick a flyer up!  Fun all around this week!

Kiwanis Halloween

Oct 08

The ABC’s and D’s of Medicare!

Amy Begley will be here to provide information and answer questions about the different Medicare Plans.



ABC'S and D's of Medicare


Sep 22

Fall Programming is Underway!

Check out our new fall children’s programming listed below!

youth programming

Sep 19


Come one, come all  — wear your favorite Husker wear and join us for fun at our Exhibit opening event –  live broadcast from our favorite local radio station and Washington County Bank is firing up their really cool grill and cooking some tube steaks for lunch!   Learn all about the exhibit, set up in the children’s area, and all about saving for college!  Kids …. there’s a scavenger hunt for you!  Celebrate careers and imagine being anything you want to be when you’re older!   

STOP BY and join in the fun — lunch is on us!    

**This exhibit is brought to you through the collaboration of the State Treasurer’s office, The Children’s Museum, First National Bank of Omaha, Washington County Bank, and the Blair Public Library.


future me opening

Aug 26

THANKS For Your Support!

Thanks all for coming out to Runza yesterday!!!!! It was a great turn out and we’ll be able to spend some money on great non-fiction books for the kids!!!!

A huge thanks to RUNZA for recognizing the need to read – and their constant support of libraries!

Aug 19

It’s RUNZA Time Again!

MARK YOUR CALENDERS!      You KNOW you’re hungry for Runza!!!!!!!  We thank RUNZA once again for their support!   You can help us raise money for books by visiting Runza on August 25th – all day long.  You could eat lunch, dinner, snacks ….. and drinks …. from open to close!!!!



Jul 29

Last Week of Summer Reading!

Dear Patrons of all ages,

This is our LAST week of summer reading!  Believe it or not — the last 9 weeks have flown by!

But even though all good things must come to an end ….. we always end with lots of fun!  Save the date for this Friday, July 31st, at 10:30 am for our END OF SUMMER READING CARNIVAL!!!!    After a short ceremony, where prizes are handed out (and Mayor Realph is our special guest!) it’s on to the carnival!  Fun games, lots of prizes, a great lunch — and … wait for it….. cotton candy!!!!    Woo Hoo!!!!

Those who created books will be able to pick them up on Friday, and reading certificates will be available.   Come one and come all — all ages welcome!!!

This event is free and open to the public.


And yes … story time and Legos will be held this Thursday.


REMINDER:  Programming, except for Scrabble Club on Tuesdays, will end on Friday after the carnival and will not resume until the Tuesday after Labor Day.   Thank you all for help making this summer FABULOUS!

~~~ Miss Gayle


Jul 14

Special Programs Coming Up! SAVE the Dates!

The Blair Public Library is hosting two Humanities Nebraska programs in the upcoming week, helping the library celebrate Heroes in History.

Historical Edutainer Darrel Draper will perform as President Teddy Roosevelt on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 1:30 pm.  President Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his “cowboy image.”  Darrel specializes in costumed portrayals of historical figures that played major roles in the events that shaped our state and nation.

Chris Sayre, Musician, will present Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord:  Music from Various Ethnic Groups in Nebraska on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:30 am.   This program explores the rich diversity of folk music that has been a part of Nebraska’s history from the time it was a territory to the present day.  Audiences will be delighted with the oral history and the button accordion, concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, musical saw and zithers!

These events are for all ages and are free to the public.  Both presentations will be held at the City Chambers, located at City Hall,  218 So. 16th St., Blair, NE.

These programs are two  of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.

Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.

The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations. Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For a information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at (Speakers section) or contact the Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail

Jul 03

Enjoy The Weekend !

The library will be closed tomorrow, July 4th, for Independence Day.  Have a safe weekend and we’ll see you Monday for more summer fun!!

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