Monthly Archives: June 2014

Where Did All of This Sand Come From?

28 June 2014

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.

Summer Reading program

22 June 2014

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!

Broadwater Days Library Activities

8 June 2014

Saturday 03/24 0%
A good deal of sunshine. High 61F. SE winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 03/25 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 03/26 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early then partly cloudy and windy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph, becoming NNW and increasing to 20 to 30 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/27 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 03/28 30%
Chance of Rain
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning giving way to a few showers during the afternoon. High 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
¬†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.

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.

Broadwater Library T-shirts now available

1 June 2014

Broadwater Public Library now has its own T-shirts!


These 100% cotton t-shirts are now available for $10. They are available at the Broadwater Public Library. There is one on display at the Starr Street Diner.


Show your support while supporting and advertising the library. All profits will support the Broadwater Public Library.


Get yours in time for Broadwater Days, to raise awareness of the Library for out-of-town guests who will wish to use it to find things about Broadwater history, and the history of the area pioneers, their own family members, or of the Village itself.


Note: Purchase of these t-shirts was done by an individual, not by the Library Board or the official Friends of the Library organization.