Oct 16

Calling All Readers, 4th Grade – 12th Grade — Contest!!!!!

Senator Lydia Brasch has announced the LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE!!!  (LAL) contest.  (see link below!)  We’d love to see everyone participate!

LAL is a national reading and writing promotion program sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and presented in partnership with participating affiliate state centers for the book. Letters About Literature is coordinated and sponsored in Nebraska by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the Nebraska Library Commission.

To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, contemporary or classic—explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.

Contest participants compete on three levels:

  • Level I for young readers in grades 4-6
  • Level II for young adult readers in grades 7-8
  • Level III for readers in grades 9-12

Letters About Literature awards prizes on both the state and national levels. Each state center has its own panel of judges who select the top essayists in the state. State winners will receive prizes, and then advance to the national competition.


The Library will collect all letters by Level III participants no later than December 10, 2014, and will submit them.   Levels I and II must have their letters to the library by January 10, 2015.


2014-10-16 Young Readers Press Release  (Senator Brasch’s Press Release)


For more information, please call the library or visit the Letters for Literature website at http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/LAL.html





Oct 16


The library is open today.    New roof (not quite finished), new ceiling tiles, and the mess is cleaned up.   Thanks for your patience!  Story time is today at 10:30 – come in and visit!

Oct 14


Yes, folks, we will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th.  Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding! THE LIBRARY WILL

Oct 14


THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING due to construction at 12:00 p.m. today.    We will remain closed until the roofing is completed and our area is cleaned up.    If you are driving to the drop box, please beware of nails and falling debris.   Please call before coming tomorrow to see if we are open.  We will post when we re-open.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  NO FEES will occur during this time!!!!

Oct 14

It’s Time For A New Roof !!

Please excuse our mess while our new roof is being installed !!   Watch for falling debris.  Thank you for your patience while the lovely sound of hammers fills the library!

Sep 30

Open House – Tonight!

Come meet the artchitects and preview the new library!

Tuesday, September 30th

Open House with Architects

City Council Chambers

5:00-6:00 and again 6:30 – 7:30

Invite your friends and neighbors!!!! Architects will field questions and then have a short presentation.


Sep 22

Programming Is Back!

September is well on its way, and so is our fall programming!  Come learn Spanish, play with Legos, or listen to stories and do crafts!  Plan ahead to attend our special programs this fall.  Mark your calendars and save the dates!

Story Times -  Monday and Thursday (all ages) at 10:30 am;   Wednesday (early readers, ages 0-3) at 10:30 am

Conversational Spanish Class  – Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm.   GREAT FUN and lots of learning!

Book Club – 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Tech Help Hour - Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Lego Club – Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm

UPCOMING:  Halloween Spooktacular Story Time! Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm.  Guest Reader: Senator Lydia Brasch!  and  Sugar Plum Festival – November 20th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. 

Sep 15


We know you’re mouth is watering just thinking about that Runza…. and the chili…. and the onion rings…. and their ice tea (Miss Gayle’s personal favorite!)

Tuesday, September 16th – dine at Runza and 15% of the sale goes to the GREAT BOOKS FOR GREAT KIDS campaign.   The library uses the funds received to purchase new non-fiction books for the kids— a very popular section!   THANKS for your support!!!!


Aug 28

Win A TRUCK! There’s Still Time…. !!!!

Stop into the library and purchase your ticket .. or tickets .. today!   Only $75 a ticket for one of the best chances around !!   (you can also purchase by mail or from one of the businesses or names listed on the flyer!)  Thanks for supporting your library!



Aug 26

A Night Out For The Library !!

Come join in the fun as we celebrate moving forward with our new library!  The evening is complete with dinner, silent auction, oral auction, a dance with FEVER AND THE FUNKHOUSE — and — we pull the winning ticket for the Truck Raffle!   $25 a ticket – tickets available at the library!  See you there!!!niteoutFlyer

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