Oct 232014
 

I’m back from a vacation.

I brought back with me several books, including a new book Short Stories Galore by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, donated and autographed by the author. This book has a wealth of stories which will be used in adult storytimes this winter. The stories range from homey, to mysteries, to romance, to horror – and often have surprise endings which I could not anticipate until the last couple of paragraphs in the story!

The Broadwater Public Library was donated several books from the Ponca City, Oklahoma library. There are several books of library programs. We cannot wait to implement some of these programs for children, teens, adults, and all ages this winter.

A different sort of Halloween program is planned. I am looking for teens and adults to volunteer either to help in the Library with the program, to dress as zombies, and a member of the fire department or someone working in other emergency services to give a short talk about disaster preparedness.

(Shhhhh! Don’t tell the kids!) The Halloween program, involving reading a story adapted from Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Tales from the Crematory will be interrupted by the Zombie Apocalypse, including someone having a (fake, of course) injury from a zombie. The children, volunteers, and I will have to deal with this “Halloween Disaster” using the materials available in the Library – including the Internet, library catalog, telephone, periodicals, videos, books, including the CDC comic book Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. In a short time, we will find out what sorts of supplies we should have on hand, where such supplies are kept, such as a first aid kit, how to keep ourselves safe, about getting help from the Broadwater Fire Department, to bring us food and drinks (e.g., cookies and punch), and can tell us a bit about getting further training from the Red Cross or other organizations. This information could come in handy in case of a more likely occurrence such as a blizzard, tornado, fire, flood, extended power outage, injury, or something happens before a Zombie Apocalypse.

An alternative program of reading Trixie the Halloween Fairy by Daisy Meadows and coloring will be offered for young children or anyone who becomes too scared of the Zombies.

Aug 312014
 

This book has been recently added to the Broadwater Public Library collection, upon request. I have read it, and have found it to be a delightful children’s book, that tells a fun story while showing their child-readers where their food comes from.

The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's KitchenThe Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen by Diana Prichard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun book that shows kids where there food comes from – milk comes from the cow, eggs come from chickens. I don’t know how well it would work to keep 3 chickens in the refrigerator though.

One thing I especially liked is that it showed a *father* cooking breakfast with and for his *son*. Mother was neither mentioned nor present. It is illustrative that men also parent their children, can provide meals, and cooking is not just for girls and women.

Aug 172014
 

The ALA Webinar ” New Adult Fiction – a new genre”, viewed by members of the Library Board and staff on August 5th was quite informative. We decided to include several new titles of New Adult fiction in our collection, and identified some items we already had as being in that genre.

What is “New Adult Fiction”, you might ask? These are books designed to be especially relevant to the lives of people 18-30, who have recently reached adulthood and face choices and situations which they did not have as teens. They have main characters between the ages of 18-25. All sub-genres are represented, including Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and Western.

Yes, Western! On our shelves is a copy of The Last King of Texas by Rick Riordan. Rick Riordan mostly writes young adult fantasy novels featuring past civilizations, and has written this western novel as well for “New Adults”.

Other books currently in the library include Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz and Antiphony by Chris Katsaropoulos. and The Last Heir by Shannon McDermott. More will be arriving soon!

 

While New Adult Fiction is especially designed to be read by those between 18-30, they are enjoyed by younger teens as well as adults over 30.

Aug 012014
 

Special Meeting – Broadwater Library Board

Broadwater Public Library

251 North Starr

Broadwater, NE 69125

 

Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the Library Board of Broadwater, Nebraska will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Broadwater Village Office building 251 North Starr Street which will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, Is available for public inspection In the office of the Broadwater librarian at the Broadwater Public library. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Note: Agenda posted may be altered prior to the required twenty-four hours, please check with the Library for changes to the agenda.

Posted 8/1/2014

Sue 0. Nussbaum

Agenda

I.            Call to Order

II.            Roll Call

III.          Watch and participate in American Library Association’s Booklist Webinar: What’s New in Fiction –

Fall 2014.

IV.         Discuss the new fiction coming out, and decide which books we want to purchase.

V.            Adjournment

Aug 012014
 

Special Meeting – Broadwater Library Board

Broadwater Public Library

251 North Starr

Broadwater, NE 69125

Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the Library Board of Broadwater, Nebraska will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Broadwater Village Office building 251 North Starr Street which will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, Is available for public inspection In the office of the Broadwater librarian at the Broadwater Public library. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Note: Agenda posted may be altered prior to the required twenty-four hours, please check with the Library for changes to the agenda.

Posted 8/1/2014

Sue 0. Nussbaum

Agenda

I.            Call to Order

II.            Roll Call

III.             Watch and participate in American Library Association’s Booklist Webinar: New Adult Fiction – a

new genre.

IV.            Discuss this new genre and how we might use it at the Broadwater Public Library.

V.            Adjournment

 

Jun 282014
 

Where Did All of this Sand Come From?

Have you ever wondered why we have all of this sand from the Sandhills and in our yards, fields, pastures, and rugs when we are more than 1000 miles from an ocean?

Come to the Broadwater Public Library to find out!,

  • 10:00 am Saturday July 12th, or

  • 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15th

A geologist who studied these rock formations, from the Badlands of SD, to Courthouse Rock, to Scottsbluff through Pawnee Buttes in CO has agreed to talk to us about all of the sand.

  • On July 12, a simpler explanation especially for children will be offered at 10:00 am.

  • On July 15, a more advanced explanation, suitable for high school students and adults will be offered at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome at either or both sessions. Questions will be answered. Both will be held in the Broadwater Village Hall at 251 N. Starr Street in Broadwater.

Questions? Call the Broadwater Public Library at 489-0199.

About the presenter: Michael Younger is a geologist who studied at the University of Northern Colorado and is a former faculty member of the Frontiers of Science Institute at the University of Northern Colorado. He researched the rock formation that makes up Pawnee Buttes, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Scottsbluff, and the Badlands, and has an interest in High Plains Geology.. He now works as a secondary school teacher near Houston, TX.

Jun 222014
 

The theme for the 2014 Summer Reading program will be “The World Around Us”. T-shirts in children’s sizes will be available.

The summer reading program will kick off on Saturday, July 12th, with a program, “Where Did All of this Sand Come From?”, which will begin at 10:00 am presented by Michael Younger, a geologist who studied the White River Rock formation, between the Sandhills and the South Platte. Michael has a masters degree in geology and works as a middle school teacher. A second presentation geared toward older teens and adults will be offered on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 pm.

This will be preceded by reading  The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta, starting at 9:00 am., and coloring pictures from that book. You can choose your own dinosaur and its letter!

Focus this summer will be both on reading fun science books – including topics such as the sun and stars, the growth of plants, stories about where certain animals live and what they like to do. Other fun learning programs are planned with the computer, drawing, and doing other crafts.


 

Unlike previous years, the Summer Reading program will be divided into two age-groups.

The first group will be younger children, from approximately ages 2-8. That summer reading program will include having stories read to the kids. and the kids coloring or doing other crafts.

The second group, for older kids, teens, and tweens, will include book groups with more independent reading and discussing books we have read – similar to an adult book group. Crafts will be on those crafts which can be done throughout the rest of one’s lifetime – depending upon interest. These will include such things as gardening, needlework, designing your own webpage, and writing your first computer program.

There are no set rules on age groups. Older kids might want to participate in both groups.

Since several kids from one family may come in together from miles outside of town, there will be other activities for the other group. While the older kids’ program is going on, activities for younger kids will be available – including games and cartoons, and during the younger kids’ program, activities will be planned for the older kids.

The result of this will be that there will be twice the amount of time for all of the kids to enjoy fun things at the library this summer!

Jun 082014
 

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 This year’s theme for Broadwater Days is “Enjoy the Ride”. So, Enjoy the Ride to the Broadwater Public Library. And Enjoy the read.

Broadwater Days will be kicked off at 7:30am by Book It a 1 and 3 mile fun run/walk/ride/crawl, beginning and ending at the library. Entry fees for this event will support the Broadwater Friends of the Library.
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For those not participating in this activity, an all-ages storytime will begin at 7:30, featuring Cowboy Slim, a western picture book.

The Library has modified hours for Broadwater Days. The Library will be open before and during the fun run, 7-8 am, again Saturday afternoon 2-4 pm, and open on Sunday 12:30-2:30.

The family movie “Holes” will be shown at the Library, starting at 1:00 pm.

T-shirts will be available throughout Broadwater Days for $10 each. Profits go to support the Library.

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