May 06



Library cardholders now have access to 130 magazines online.  All are downloadable and are yours to keep and use.  You may copy and paste patterns, recipes, and instructions for your use.  Zinio requires you set up an account, but it now a one step process.

Freegal is an online music database.  Cardholders may stream five hours of music daily, entirely free.   This service also allows 3 free music downloads per week.  You log in with your account number and phone number. AWESOME!

Give them a try!  Just Click on the logo.  Each service also has its own webpage, and a link on the electronic resources page.   Always just a click from where you are!


     Freegal – downloadable and streaming music



Zinio – electronic magazine subscription


Apr 04

Database Connectivity!

We appreciate your patience while we are uploading and testing database connections.  Once completed, all patrons will have access to FREEGAL MUSIC, which provides free music downloads and streaming music.  Also coming is the improved ZINIO, the electronic magazine database.  Stay tuned for details — you’ll love the improvements!  It’s just figuring out that technology……….   😉

~~~Miss Gayle

Apr 04

National Library Week is Just Around The Bend!

Next week, the Blair Public Library will celebrate National Library Week!  Come to one or all of the events listed below!   Celebrate your library!  All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Blair Public Library.   Not a Friend yet?   Stop by the front desk and sign up!

April 11th-April 16th:  Food For Fines and food drive.  This applies to late fines, not to lost materials.    (don’t have fines?  bring some food anyway!)

April 11th – 16th:  ” What You Would Love in the New Library” survey

April 11th – 16th:  Take a chance to win a Library Friend (stuffed of course!)

April 11th:  Story Time; subject – Libraries!  10:30 am

April 12th : Patron Appreciation Day – cookies, coffee and punch throughout the day

April 12th:  Pajama Story time!  6:30 pm  (stories, craft and a snack!)

April 12th:  Word Game Club – 12:30 pm

April 13th:  National Library Worker’s Day

April 13th: WCGS: Speaker, Charlotte Endorf – “Always on Target, Adventurous Annie.”
Humanities Nebraska speaker 2:00 @ the library!

April 13th:  Young Readers (early literacy) 10:30 am

April 14th – 16th :  Book Sale!  25 cents a book, $3.00 a bag, $5.00 a box for smaller boxes, $10 a box for larger boxes.

April 14th:  Little Art Masters  10:30

April 14th:  Celebrate Library Volunteers Day!

April 14th:  Lego Club   4:00 p.m.

April 14th :  End of  Coloring Contest, prizes/winners announced, and dinner celebration at Runza!  Come support the Friends of the Blair Library; as a  portion of the nights receipts will go to the Friends!  5:00 – 8:00 pm



Mar 08

It’s Time to BREAK GROUND !!!!

The ground breaking of the new Blair Library and Technology Center, March 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

Please bring your kids and enjoy this momentous event!

(The NEW site is on the corner of Hwy.75 and Deerfield Road)

Hope to see you all there!

Feb 28


Please excuse our mess while we work towards our moving goals!!!!

Over the next two weeks, we will finish the conversion process for  our DVD collection.  Changes are to enhance its value once we have moved to the new building!   Please ask if you cannot locate a movie sleeve.  We’ll check the catalog to make sure it is not checked out, and then we will do our best to locate that vid you’ve been hankering to see!

We appreciate your patience while we  complete this process!!   ~~ Miss Gayle

Feb 15

Presidents’ Day

The library is closed today in celebration of Presidents’ Day, but we’ll be back tomorrow!     Come on in at 12:30 pm and enjoy a game or two of SCRABBLE or UPWORDS!    The fun goes on until the last participant leaves!   It’s a great time!

Enjoy your holiday!

Feb 08

Special Valentine’s Story Time

Come to the library Tuesday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm for a special Valentine’s story time.  Miss Wendy is looking for a great group to help her celebrate this LOVEly holiday!!!   A craft and snacks are provided.  See you there!

Feb 03

Cancelled: Tiny Tots Story Time Today…..

There will be no Tiny Tots Story Time today but it will resume next Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.. Hope to see you then!!!

Feb 01

Snow Closing

As of Monday afternoon (3.:30 pm) the City has not authorized the library to close tomorrow. This could change. Please call before you venture out. Better yet, venture out this afternoon/early evening so that tomorrow you can be snuggled inside your warm home and safe off the streets!

There will be no outreach programs tomorrow.

Jan 30

Lock-In Updates!

Please check our Facebook Page for pictures and updates of tonight’s lock-in.  Lock-ins are done twice a year (January and July) and are nights of great fun, adventure, learning, and creating!  Tonight’s theme is “Candyland!”  All crafts and games revolve around candy — the candy cane limbo; creating candy robots, candied picture frames, and more!    For those interested, each lock-in costs approximately $700 dollars and is sponsored by  City programming funds, private donations and The Friends of the Library.   It takes an average of 264 volunteer hours per lock in and four months of planning by staff.

It also is a great leadership opportunity for our young patrons.  Those who attend eventually become team leaders, then teen leaders, and some become library employees!   The lock-in is in it’s eighth year at the library, and we truly enjoy spending the night with your children.   Thanks for helping us all have a great time!


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