Library News


25 March 2017



25 March 2017

The Bell in the Bridge is a new Children’s book donated by the Nebraska Library commision

A year in the making

25 March 2017

We are rearranged and cleaned up and ready for your visit! 

Come in and get a new library card and check out the arrangement of fiction books!


25 March 2017



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.

New Hours

23 January 2014

New Hours


We are now open:

  • Tuesday: noon-1 & 3-5 pm.
  • Friday: 3-7 pm.
  • Saturday: 2-5 m.

We may be open other hours as arranged. Please call if you need the library at another time.

Sunday 02/25 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High near 40F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Monday 02/26 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 02/27 10%
Mainly sunny. High near 40F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 39F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 03/01 0%
Sunny skies. High 49F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Broadwater Library News October 9th

19 October 2013

Broadwater Library News
October 9. 2013
by Beth Kulacz – Library Director

The library has received a copy of JD Robb’s Calculated in Death as well as a large type edition of the first and third books in The Walk series by Richard Paul Evans. Additionally, we have received copies of the classic comedy movies “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Blazing Saddles”.

Halloween is just around the corner. A children’s program is planned for 4:30 p.m. October 31. Come in costume for a reading of the book, Miss Smith and the Haunted Library by Michael Garland, a story of spooky characters coming out of a storybook as a librarian reads it to a class visiting a library on a field trip – and their teacher and a pupil trying to get Dracula and the Headless Horseman among others back into the storybook. Costumes will be judged and prizes will be awarded.

Numerous new titles have been donated to the library as well.

Hunting season is here. The library can get you information from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission about seasons for various types of game, and help you get a hunting or fishing license from the State of Nebraska.

July 28 Broadwater Library News

5 September 2013
Broadwater Library News
August 28. 2013
by Beth Kulacz –  Library Director

The Library has received a copy of The Weight of Small Things by Sherri
Wood Emmons, because of it being won in a Goodreads/Reading Group Choices
random drawing.

Summer is nearly over, even though the hot weather continues. School is
back in session. The kids reading program is finished for 2013.

It’s not too early to get a head start on the fall adult book group
selection, which is the “One Book, One Nebraska” adult selection for 2013,
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. When we have a date set for this, additional
copies will be borrowed from the Nebraska Library Commission. The
Broadwater Public Library has one copy of it in its collection, along with
many other titles by this prolific Nebraska author. It was originally
published in 1913, and is the first of her Prairie Trilogy, including Song
of the Lark and My Antonia – which are in the Broadwater Public Library as

Other information is available through your library as well. If you need
help or recipes for canning or preserving food, or recipes for making
jellies or jams, it is available in print and online. For instance, the
USDA has published USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, which is free for
download at

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 . We are open Tuesday, noon-1pm and
3-7pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 2-5 pm.

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 . 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 . 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.

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