Book Signing With Todd Williams at Central City Public Library on Monday, July 3rd!

Monday, July 3rd (12:00pm-2:00pm)

Book Signing ~ Todd Williams (Central City native and professional artist) will be signing copies of his book “The Legacy of Nebraska” – a beautiful commemoration to all 93 Nebraska counties.  Coffee & cookies will be served.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Offers Free Books to Children Ages Birth to 5!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library gives one million FREE BOOKS to children every month. Your *child (up to 5 yrs. old) could receive a new, carefully selected book in the mail each month, at no cost or obligation.?????
*Children ages birth to five who are legal residents of Hall, Hamilton, Howard or Merrick Counties in Nebraska, may be registered online at: or stop by our library to pick up a mail in registration form.

Usborne Books & More Fair at Central City Public Library this Week!

We’re having an Usborne Books & More book fair all this week (through Saturday, May 28th) – and the library will get 50% of all sales back in free books! We hope you can come and “check it out!”

If you aren’t able to stop by this week, but still want to check out what’s available, you can see the whole catalog and order online at: Please make sure Central City Public Library is listed as the eFair.  Choose ship with organization to have it sent to the library, with the library’s free books, for no shipping charges!

Would you rather pick out a book for the library’s collection, instead of your own?  Check the list of items on the library’s wish list.  If you purchase one, please mark it as purchased on the list.  The library appreciates donations- if you have another book in mind, you are welcome to choose that title instead, even if it’s not on the wish list.  Please also let us know which name you’d like on the donation/memorial plate.  Thank-you so much for you donation!

Would you like to win a FREE BOOK?  Browse our book fair and tell us what book you’d love to win for free!  The library will draw a winner at the close of the book fair.  The winner will receive the book listed on their drawing slip.

New Books In @ Central City Public Library!


New Books!!
Call (946-2512) or comment to be put on the reserve lists.
“New Leaf: a Mystic Creek Novel” by Catherine Anderson
“Sage’s Eyes” by V.C. Andrews (release date 1/26)
“The Swans of 5th Avenue” by Melanie Benjamin – Author (release date 1/26)
“Stars Above: a Lunar Chronicles Collection” by Marissa Meyer, YA Author (release date 2/2) (YA)
“The Siren” by Kiera Cass (release date 1/26)
“The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain” by Bill Bryson
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War” by Steve Sheinkin (YA)
“Brooklyn” by Colm Tóibín
“Earnest” by Kristin von Kreisler Author Page (release date 1/26)
“The Illegal” by Lawrence Hill (release date 1/25)
“Star Wars: the Force Awakens” by Alan Dean Foster
“The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook” by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, & September Ferguson.

MEET Nebraska AUTHOR Bonnie Lacy Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 6:30pm at Central City Public Library!

MEET NEBRASKA AUTHOR Bonnie Lacy, Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 6:30pm.?
Lacy is the author of six novels, a nonfiction book, devotionals, several children’s books, and many short stories. She will read excerpts from her recently published novel “Released: The Great Escapee Series.”
She will also share the process she uses to write her books and where some of the inspiration for the characters in her books come from. Lacy lives in Osceola, NE.
Books will be available for purchase/signing after the program.? ‪#‎BonnieLacy‬ ‪#‎Released‬ ‪#‎AuthorTalk‬ ‪#‎BookSigning‬

Central City Public Library's photo.
Central City Public Library's photo.


Lots of NEW Materials Being Added to Our Young Adult Section~ Thanks to a Grant from YALSA and Dollar General Literacy Foundaton!

We have LOTS of NEW MATERIALS coming in for our YOUNG ADULT SECTION! ??
Included are fiction/non-fiction books, & audiobooks. Topics include: career advice, help with selecting college majors, self-help, sports-related books, etc. ? ???
Also NEW is an iPad air available for use in the library (pre-loaded with cool apps for teens/kids)! Yes, it does have Minecraft PE on it! ??
*These Young Adult Summer Reading Resources are being supported by a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.???

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