Monthly Archives: August 2013

Broadwater Library news: August 21

29 August 2013

Broadwater Library News

August 21. 2013

by Beth Kulacz – Library Director

The final Kids Storytime of the summer will be this Saturday, August 24th. We’re still planning an “Alice in Wonderland” style tea party for any who would like to participate.

 

Now that school has started, there are even more reasons to come to the library. The Librarian can assist you in finding resources to help you do your homework, whether in the library or over the Internet. Or, if you would like to learn more about a topic learned in school, or want background on it, that too, is available at the library or through the many online resources, including NebraskAccess.

 

Work to continue landscaping and decorating the building continues. A donation of iris bulbs has given us a flowerbed, which will produce beautiful flowers come spring. The young people who put together a landscaping plan as an art project this summer will be able to see their plan put into action over coming weeks and months. The color theme proposed were red, white, and blue.

 

Our telephone number is 489-0199. We are located in the new Village Hall building at 251 N. Starr Street. Please visit us online at http://libraries.ne.gov/broadwater/ . We are open Tuesday, noon-1pm and 3-7pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 2-5 pm. The library is also open this week during Kids Storytime from 11am-12:30pm.

Broadwater Library News: August 14

25 August 2013

Broadwater Library News

August 14. 2013

by Beth Kulacz – Library Director

Kids Storytime continues on Saturday morning, from 11:00 – 12:30 through August 24th. This Saturday, we’ll read selected passages of Alice In Wonderland. The last week of the program, August 24th, we plan a Alice In Wonderland – style tea party. We’ll have tea, and sit around the round table in an assortment of chairs. Come in costume if you wish, or you may declare what character you are with a name tag on regular clothes. This program is mainly for children 12 and under, but everyone is invited to attend.

 

Did you know that the Broadwater library can use interlibrary loan to order you any book or other material that is available at many libraries throughout the State, including the library at the Capital or at any University library? This is a service that is available to all Nebraska residents. The material may take a week or two to come in, depending on how difficult it is to locate. The only charge for this service is the actual cost of return postage.

 

Our telephone number is 489-0199. We are located in the new Village Hall building at 251 N. Starr Street. Please visit us online at http://libraries.ne.gov/broadwater/ . We are open Tuesday, noon-1pm and 3-7pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 2-5 pm. The library is also open during Kids Storytime from 11am-12:30pm.

Broadwater Library News – July 31, 2013

24 August 2013

Broadwater Library News

July 31. 2013

by Beth Kulacz – Library Director

 

This year’s “One Book, One Nebraska” adult selection is O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. We plan to hold an adult reading group for this in the late fall. The Broadwater Public Library has a copy displayed at the end of the desk. It is available for checkout for any who wish to get a head start on reading it.

 

We’ve filled out the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy by Nora Roberts. The second book in that trilogy was donated to the library, several Nora Roberts fans enjoyed it, and wished to read the entire trilogy. We have numerous other books by Nora Roberts as well.

 

For the C.J. Box fans, a copy of his new novel, Highway, is coming out this week. It should arrive in Broadwater by the end of the week, and be available for checkout.

 

Please stop by and look around. New materials are being added to the collection continually. If you really don’t find an item you want or need, just ask. We’ll either help you find it, or many titles can be ordered from other libraries through interlibrary loan.

 

Kids Storytime continues on Saturday morning, from 11:00 – 12:30. We have done crafts and practical exercises, so we will return to it mainly being a traditional reading of storybooks, along with following-up with how participants in the knitting program are doing with knitting, and further tweaking and work on the landscaping ideas. This program is mainly for children 12 and under, but everyone is invited to attend.

 

Our telephone number is 489-0199. We are located in the new Village Hall building at 251 N. Starr Street. Please visit us online at http://libraries.ne.gov/broadwater/ . We are open Tuesday, noon-1pm and 3-7pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 2-5 pm. The library is also open during Kids Storytime from 11am-12:30pm.

Final Kids Storytime for 2013

21 August 2013

This Saturday, August 24th starting at 11:00 is the final Kids Storytime for 2013. School is already in session for all schoolaged children, and interest is just not there.

 

In celebration of this, we invite you to the final session. We will be having a Alice In Wonderland-style tea. Come in costume, or declare your character. We’ll be reading excerpts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol.

Broadwater Library News July 24. 2013

2 August 2013

Saturday, July 20th, we literally “dug into reading”! After discussing what we know about our area and its climate, we looked at books on gardening, looking for what zone we are in for plants, and thought about what sorts of plants would grow here. On a much-larger craft project, we measured and looked at the outside of the building, and thought about how to plant the landscape. We have a plan, with what plants grow here according to books.

 

We talked about other ways of finding information. We think of books, periodicals, and the “Information Superhighway” – or the internet, as places to find information, but there are other sources. That includes talking to local people who know what grows here and what does not.

 

So, combining what we learned from books, with what we know, what we’ve observed locally, we have a plan! This will combine reading with art and community involvement, along with actually doing a fun project which will last many years. We will soon really “dig into reading” as we actually do the late summer and fall plantings! Participants can look with pride at the north side of the Village Hall, and know what they personally did to create it. The experience will last a lifetime.

 

The Panhandle Library System held its annual meeting July 19. Broadwater had two attendees: Beth Kulacz, library director and Jeff Baird, library board member. We got to find out what other libraries in the area are doing, what the system itself is doing, and got to network with others in the region. Entertainment of music, cowboy poetry, and contemporary cowboy songs was provided by Deb Carpenter and Lyn Messersmith. They donated us a CD of their music and a book of their cowboy poetry.

 

The Panhandle Library System gave us a bag of children’s books Kikki & Deja Election Madness by Karen English, Friesian Horse by Sarah Green, The Ugly Duckling as retold by Martin Powell, Detective Frankenstein – a graphic novel written by Alaya Johnson, Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis. All of these donated items are on the new book rack and available for checkout.

 

Next week, we will go back to it mainly being a traditional reading of storybooks, along with following-up with how participants in the knitting program are doing with knitting, and further tweaking and work on the landscaping ideas.

 

Please come by, or bring your children. The focus of Kids Storytime is primarily for children under 12, but teens and adults are also encouraged to attend.

 

Our telephone number is 489-0199. We are located in the new Village Hall building at 251 N. Starr Street. Please visit us online at http://libraries.ne.gov/broadwater/ . We are open Tuesday, noon-1pm and 3-7pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 2-5 pm. The library is also open during Kids Storytime from 11am-12:30pm when Storytime is over.