Jul 14

GOOD NEWS!!! The Library Will Open This Evening….

The temporary HVAC system has been installed. The library will open this evening (Thursday) at 5:00 pm. Normal library hours will resume on Friday July 15th. All Summer Reading activities have been cancelled for the remainder of this week but will resume on Monday July 18th as scheduled.

Please Note: The book drop in the alley will be CLOSED until further notice. All returns will need to be brought inside the library.

Thank you, to all our patrons for your patience in this matter!

Jul 12

Library Remains Closed !!

Blair Public Library will remain closed until further notice due to electrical issues.

Wednesday:  all activities cancelled

Thursday:  10:30 Story time with Miss Wendy at the Depot will continue as planned. All other activities for the day will be cancelled.

Friday:  all activities cancelled.

Saturday:  To be announced.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please continue to check the webpage and  our Facebook Page for updates.

Jul 11


The Library will be closed Tuesday, 7/12/16 due to building maintenance.

We closed today after our boiler room filled with smoke and the fire alarms sounded.  Electricians worked Monday afternoon and evening to repair the wiring and our HVAC repairmen will be working on Tuesday to ensure all connections are working correctly.

Tuesday morning’s summer reading program at City Chambers will go on as scheduled.  Come see the fabulous Fax Gilbert, mime and magician, and enjoy the show!  All afternoon activities are cancelled.

Thank you for your well wishes and thoughts during our time of excitement and adventure!  We’ll notify you as soon as possible when we can occupy the building!!!

~~~ Miss Gayle


Jun 24

May the Force be With You!

Star Wars at the Blair Public Library, THIS SATURDAY!

Back by popular demand. The 501st Legion will be sending representatives to the library starting at 10:30AM on Saturday, 6/25. Have your pictures taken with some of your favorites.

Everyone welcome and free to the public.

Questions? Call the library at 402-426-3617.

Don’t miss a single happening at the library. ‘Like’ us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Blair-Public-Library-128340143954

Jun 20

Change of Program !!!!

There has been  a change in the summer reading program scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Our scheduled program, CAPOW! has been rescheduled for July 5th.  The Obstacle Course has been switched to June 21st.   The event will be held at the library.

This change was made due to the performer’s illness.  We appreciate your understanding!  See you tomorrow @ your library!

May 31


It’s that time again!   Summer Reading registration is open!   There are over 100 programs this year as we CELEBRATE the last eight  years of summer reading in our current facility, while we CELEBRATE all the new and exciting stuff we can do in the new facility!!!!

Help us out – from the first craft day, the first program (is it the magician? the animals?  the Omaha Street Percussion Performers? ) to our fun Tuesdays (root beer floats anyone?) to our story times at the DEPOT, to our fun Fridays (Pet Expo anyone?  Bubbles?)  this year is set up for FUN!

Of course there’s lots of reading too!   Come sign up, pick up your info newsletter, and start reading!  Programs and Prizes begin Monday, June 6th!   Sign up ends July 6, 2016.



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!

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