Just a few reminders of upcoming changes in hours and scheduled events:
The Library will be closed: December 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm; December 25, 2013 – all day; December 25, 2013 – all day.
December’s Genealogy meeting will not be held. December’s Book Club meeting will be held December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm instead of December 24th, due to the library being closed (and it’s Christmas Eve!)
We’ll keep you posted if anything else changes! See you Saturday the 7th at 10:00 for the Cookie Walk!
Have you ever seen a cookie walk (besides the Gingerbread Man of course!) ? Us either … but the Friends of the Library are sponsoring the first annual COOKIE WALK on December 7th, beginning at 10:00 a.m., here at the library. You’ll be able to purchase homemade, scrumptous, holiday treats by the pound. Containers are provided! Stop by early, you won’t want to miss the fun!!! All proceeds go towards library programming. The Friends provide funding for our winter reading program, summer reading program, and all our special story times! Just as a tease…. we have some gingerbread drums filled with m&ms; and delightfully decorated Christmas trees! Mark your calendar, come choose your favorites! The Cookie Walk goes until the goodies are gone! SEE YOU THERE!
Just a reminder that we’ll be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving weekend. Have a safe holiday!
Onward we go towards Thanksgiving!! Next time you stop into the library, sign up for a chance to win a TURKEY!! Sign up sheets are located on the round table by the New Book Section. Drop your name into the turkey box. Good Luck!!!!!
Looking for a great gift for the holiday season? Check out the Book Lover’s Calendar – a daily “rip” calendar with a book a day to read and admire! Calendars are $5.00 and proceeds go to the Friends of the Library (which helps support our library programming!)
Mark your calendars for the annual SUGAR PLUM FESTIVAL! As always, we have a great night planned! Bruce Arant, the author of SIMPSON’S SHEEP WON’T GO TO SLEEP will be our guest reader at 6:30 pm (other readers before and after!). His delightful book will be for sale and he will sign your copy! A great Christmas gift for kids and grandkids of all ages!!! Great snacks, a fun craft and holiday music will abound! Come join us for the fun! (I’m sure we’ll have a raffle to two also …. always something fun happening @ your library!!!)
It’s time for our annual Halloween Story Time bash! Come join us Tuesday, October 29th, at 6:30 pm, for stories, crafts and snacks. It’s always a great time… and costumes are welcomed!! Don’t forget to put the library on your Halloween night trick or treat route. Miss Gayle will be looking for those cute goblins, ghosts and princesses!
Save the Date – October 27th @ 3:00 pm!
Willa Cather and Quilts – an afternoon with Evelyn Haller Harris. This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is funded through Humanities Nebraska. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legsilature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations. This event is free and open to the public and is being held at City Council Chambers.
Summer Reading quilts will be revealed! Come check them out!!! Click the image below for full details!
Great things are coming to the library! This Friday, October 18th – our first TEDDY BEAR LOCK-IN is scheduled to take over the library! Bring your child and their favorite stuffed animal (doesn’t have to be a teddy bear!) to the library at 6:00 pm for a story time and snack …. then wave goodbye to your friends while they spend the night at the library! We hear these stuffed patrons can be pretty excited at a lock-in, and have even more fun then our kids! Pick them back up on Saturday at 10:00 am. They’ll be waiting to see their friends with a scrapbook of their night’s adventure!
Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th is the Friends Book Sale! See details below! (click on the image for the full picture!)
See upcoming posts regarding the end of the month events!
A few notes for Overdrive users:
1. Users can now renew a borrowed title if no other users are on hold for that title. The renew option becomes available on a user’s Bookshelf three days before the title is scheduled to expire. Users may only renew a title one time.
2. Some Kindle users may be prompted to ‘Buy now with 1-Click’ when attempting to download a Kindle book from your OverDrive-powered website, rather than being taken to a page to redeem their checked out eBook title. Unless the user wants to buy the title, they should not click this option. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, and will send an update when we have further information. In the meantime, a message will be posted at your OverDrive-powered website to alert Kindle users.
FYI – The state internet connections will be “down” for maintenance between midnight and 4:00 am on Tuesday, October 8th. The website and Overdrive will be inaccessible while maintenance is performed. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope most of you are sleeping at that time! If you have any questions, please give us a call!