Jan 16

Weather Announcement

We hope all our patrons are home safe and sound – and are keeping warm!     The Library Board meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to weather. 

Although the library is currently open, if road conditions worsen, we will close.  Continue to call the library at 426-3617 prior to coming!   And, as temps cool, be extremely cautious of parking lot ice!

Conditions promise to be rough tomorrow morning, please watch our facebook posts for possible closing notices!

                                              ~~~  Miss Gayle

Jan 14

Monday … Ice Anyone?

Come Monday, please call the library at 402-426-3617 before you travel to our doors …. just in case we are not open. Stay safe and warm everyone!

Jan 10

Library Closing Notice

The Library will be closed Wednesday, January 11, 2017, until 12:00 pm.   Staff will be attending training on the new RFID system which will be used in the new facility.   Thanks for your understanding!



Dec 22


Just a reminder that the library will be closed this Saturday, December 24th, Sunday, December 25, and Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday!

OVERDRIVE update:  Kindle users are currently experiencing issues and we have learned that Amazon has determined it is an issue between Amazon and Overdrive.  They are working at correcting it!   I wish I had a magic wand to help them through this process, but alas, patience must be a virtue in this case.    THANK YOU for your patience and understanding!

The staff wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday!    ~~~ Miss Gayle

Dec 09

Overdrive is Alive and Well!

Our OVERDRIVE issue has been solved, and all should be able to connect once again!     Thanks for your patience and for letting us know things weren’t working!

Have a great weekend!



Dec 06

Story Times and More…. Dates To Mark on Your Calendar!

The holidays are just around the corner, and so is our move to the new facility!

Please note the following dates:

The Holiday story time is December 13th at 6:30 p.m.  Come join in the festivities!

Normal story times this week and next.   All children’s programming will conclude as of December 16th, and will NOT resume until the new facility is open!!   We thank you for your understanding during this transitional period!!


Have a great holiday season!


Nov 22

Holiday Weekend

The Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th.   The library staff wishes you a good Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your family time, friend time, and home time!

We’ll be open Saturday, waiting to help with your library needs and wants!   ~~Miss Gayle



Nov 15

Thursday is SUGAR PLUM!

Sugar Plum is just around the corner!    Don’t forget to stop into the library!   Guest readers will be reading their favorite holiday books, The Library Foundation and Library Friends group will be on to celebrate, along with beverages at the Kiwanis trailer, El Vallarta will be joining us again this year, as we are “Getting Ready To Move!”

A very special girl scout, Sammie Grabowski, will be collecting cake pan donations; The Blair Community Schools will have a table, and don’t forget to stop at our tree and see if something catches your eye – you can “adopt the library!”

Lots of good treats, crafts and FUN!   See you there!

Oct 15


Come visit the library and check out Metropolitan Community College’s  FAB LAB !    You’ll see a big trailer in the parking lot.  There’s also a 3D printer in the library to show you what things you can do!    Stop by and get an idea of the technology that will be available in the new library!   They’re here until 2 pm!

And since you’re here — come shop the book sale!!!!!!

Sep 28

Two More Banned Book Faves

Today we feature two books ….    Miss Connie’s favorite banned/challenged book is Charlotte’s Web … a classic …. why was it challenged?web

n 2006, some parents in a Kansas school district decided that talking animals are blasphemous and unnatural; passages about the spider dying were also criticized as being “inappropriate subject matter for a children’s book.”

According to the parent group at the heart of the issue, ‘humans are the highest level of God’s creation and are the only creatures that can communicate vocally. Showing lower life forms with human abilities is sacrilegious and disrespectful to God.’

A junior high in Batley, West Yorkshire, England, which became the center of international attention in 2003 when the school’s Headteacher decreed that all books featuring pigs should be removed because it could potentially offend the school’s Muslim students and their parents.

Miss Celeste’s favorite is any and all of the Harry Potter books ….. why have they been challenged?


Harry Potter is now the most banned book in America, according to the American Library Association. It is undeniable that themes of death and resurrection abound in the stories, as well as detailed depictions of potions and other hocus pocus. But while there are Christians who decry the celebration of witchcraft, there are other Christians who consider Harry’s journey an edifying allegory for Jesus Christ. That is another problem with banning books: it obscures the diversity of viewpoints within its potential readership. Thankfully at least 450 million copies have been sold, so there is little danger that an eager reader will not be able to drudge up a copy.



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