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