New Book Friday!

It’s New Book Friday! Here is what the list of what has come in lately.


The Space In Between-Melyssa Winchester


The Day the Crayons Came Home-Drew Daywatt


Water From My Heart-Charles Martin

Who Do You Love-Jennifer Weiner

Thrill Me-Susan Mallery

Alert (Michael Bennett #5)-James Patterson

Maggie’s Turn-Deanna Lynn Sletten

Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4)-Debbie Macomber

Mountain Cherries-Kim Law


My Heart Stood Still (Sisters of Mercy Flats #2)-Lori Copeland

The Queen’s Handmaid-Tracy L. Higley

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest-Melanie Dickerson

The Princess Spy-Melanie Dickerson

The Fairest Beauty-Melanie Dickerson

The Merchant’s Daughter-Melanie Dickerson

Lady Maybe-Julie Klassen

When Grace Sings (Zimmerman Restoration #2)-Kim Vogel Sawyer

Minding Molly (Courtships of Lancaster Co. #3)-Leslie Gould

Becoming Bea (Courtships of Lancaster Co. #4)-Leslie Gould

Made With Love (Pinecraft Pie Shop #1)-Leslie Gould

Beyond the Ashes (Golden Gate Chronicles #2)-Karen Barnett

Through Waters Deep (Waves of Freedom #1)-Sarah Sundin

Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise #3)-Beth Wiseman

Plain Paradise (Daughters of the Promise #4)-Beth Wiseman

Plain Peace (Daughters of the Promise #6)-Beth Wiseman

New Book Friday

It’s New Boook Friday! I’ve gotten in a lot of new books, so come down and see what we have got.

Also, I want to remind everyone of the Book Club that we are starting on September 8! Our first book is going to be Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. We do have it here at the library, as well as on Overdrive, but there is a waiting list, so I can’t guarantee it will be available to be read by everyone before the 8th. We will be meeting the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8 pm.


A Dark Lure-Loreth Anne White

Yellow Rose Beauty Shop-Carolyn Brown

The Perfect Son-Barbara Claypole White

The English Spy-Daniel Silva

Badlands-CJ Box

Never Die Alone (Bentz/Montoya #9)-Lisa Jackson

The Good Girl-Mary Kubica

The New Neighbor-Leah Stewart

Perfect Touch-Elizabeth Lowell

Circling the Sun-Paula McLain

Naked Greed (Stone Barrington #33)-Stuart Woods

Code of Conduct-Brad Thor


Reawakened-Colleen Houck

Alive (Generations Trilogy #1)-Scott Sigler

Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1)-Amanda Hocking

Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2)-Amanda Hocking

Crystal Kingdom (Kanin Chronicles #3)-Amanda Hocking

White Hot Kiss (Dark Elements #1)-Jennifer L. Armentrout

Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2)-Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every Last Breath (Dark Elements #3)-Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ink and Bone (Great Library #1)-Rachel Caine

Serafina and the Black Cloak-Robert Beatty

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)-Danielle Paige

New Book Friday!

It’s New Book Friday! I also got some new DVDs in as well!


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel



Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2



Insurgent (Divergent #2)-Veronica Roth (I have no idea why we didn’t have that one already!)

The Vacationers-Emma Straub

Tom Clancy’s Under Fire (Jack Ryan, Jr. #2)-Grant Blackwood (This is a continuation of the series written by someone else as Mr. Clancy has passed away)

Ever After-Jude Deveraux

Country-Danielle Steel

The Melody Lingers On-Mary Higgins Clark

The Naked Eye-Iris & Roy Johansen

The President’s Shadow-Brad Meltzer

All the Single Ladies-Dorothea Benton Frank

Wicked Charms (Lizzie and Diesel #3)-Janet Evanovich

The Little Paris Bookshop-Nina George

Station Eleven-Emily St. John Mandel

Natchez Burning-Greg Iles

Nemesis (FBI Thriller #19)-Catherine Coulter

Truth or Die-James Patterson

Summer Secrets-Jane Green

A New Hope-Robyn Carr

The Rumor-Elin Hilderbrand

Radiant Angel-Nelson DeMille

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice #1)-George RR Martin

Have a Great Weekend!

Summer Reading Program Ends

Today was the last day of the Summer Reading Program! It has been a long two months, but I think overall everyone had a good time. This week we learned about Law Enforcement Officers and how they help people everyday. We read a silly book called Officer Buckle and Gloria, and then the kids were fingerprinted. There were about 4 helpers and 11 kids. Probably our slowest week, but I know the closer we get to school starting, the busier everyone gets. Thank you to everyone who helped out these last two months, and look forward to getting back into the groove of things again.

Summer Reading Fun!

Our fireman guest shows the kids the fire engine!

Our fireman guest shows the kids the fire engine!

Good afternoon! Today our Summer Reading Program was a little different. Today’s hero was Firefighters. We read a book about firefighters, and had a snack of “hot” candy. We also had a special guest! Today’s guest was Shane Smith of the McCook Fire Department. He gave a talk about fire safety and then showed the kids all the cool things on the fire truck that he brought all the way from McCook! We had about 16 kids today, and four helpers. We learned a lot about what firefighters do everyday.

Summer Reading Program

The last couple of weeks were again crazy here at the library, but things are slowing a bit (I hope!), so I have a bit of time to update on our Summer Reading Program. Last week, we learned about our first President, George Washington. We read about what his life would have been like before we were a country. We also finger-painted! (yes, I’m a glutton for punishment) our own cherry trees.

This week, we went along on the Lewis and Clark expedition with Sacagawea. We learned about her early life, how she traveled 4,000 miles with a new baby, and how she helped to men make it safely to the ocean. We also learned how to track animals just as Sacagawea would have done.

Next week, we will have members of the McCook Fire and Rescue Department come and talk to us as we learn about what firefighters do. Hopefully, they will bring a truck for us to look at, too.

Summer Reading Update

Things have gotten a bit busy here at the library, so let me apologize for not updating more frequently. I was also gone last week, enjoying some time with family and thus, got more behind. Now that that is out of the way, lets get on with it.

The last few weeks of Summer Reading Program have been really great. After Anne Frank, we stayed in the past and learned about Helen Keller. She really is a great heroine, as she did a lot with her life, despite her handicaps.  We learned how to write our names in Braille, and found out that is more complicated than you think it is.

Last week, we celebrated military heroes.  The family I was spending time with was my younger brother, Bart. He is a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force. He is an aircraft maintainer on C-17.  He came to the library with me and gave a little talk to the kids about the cool places he has been (Antarctica! New Zealand!) and some things he has seen. He also talked about what life in the military was like. I think the kids were a bit disappointed that he wasn’t in combat situations. In his words, “I carry a toolbox, not a gun.”

This week, we learned about Abraham Lincoln. We read a book about what life was like when Lincoln was growing up, and then we made our own “log” cabins! (They were really popsicle sticks). We have been averaging about 20 kids a week, which is really great.

Week one of Summer Fun

We had a great turnout for the first week of the Summer Reading Program! About 20 kids, as well as some moms and babies, showed up and learned about astronauts. We read the book Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly, and then we made a cool craft. The kids checked out  a lot of books, so the reading program is a success so far! Some of them even got their own library cards! I am excited about how well it is going so far, so I am looking forward to the next few weeks to see if we continue to do well.

I also have bought some new movies. Our new titles this week:

McFarland USA

Jupiter Ascending

Still Alice


Book of Life


SpongeBob Squarepants

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I also have American Sniper and Fury. These two movies are rated R and can only be checked out by someone over 17. If you are under 17, you need a parent or guardian present to rent this movie.

Have a great weekend!

New Books!

Wow, the weather has been crazy lately, hasn’t it? Welcome to May in Nebraska, right? I have to travel this weekend, I hope things calm down a bit.  I don’t get out much, so I hope I am able to enjoy my trip!

Meanwhile, at the library…I have received a new shipment of books. I am also hoping to start ordering some more books for our Christian Fiction collection, so stay tuned. And now, drumroll, please….Our new arrivals are:

Adult Fiction

Endangered (A Joe Pickett Novel)-CJ Box

The Goldfinch (A Pulitzer Prize winning Novel!)-Donna Tartt

Every Fifteen Minutes-Lisa Scottoline

The Mephisto Club (A Rizzoli & Isles Mystery)-Tess Gerritsen

Reservations for Two (The much requested sequel to Table by the Window)-Hillary Manton Lodge

What Alice Forgot-Liane Moriarty

Young Adult

Eleanor and park-Rainbow Rowell (The author is from Omaha!)

Red Queen-Victoria Aveyard

The Selection (the first book of a new series)-Kiera Cass

Dorothy Must Die-Danielle Paige


Hope to see you all soon!

Summer Reading Program Details

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone. We had a very successful and productive Board Meeting last night, and one of the things that we did was finalize our plans for the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is: Everyday Heroes! We are going to holing it every Wednesday starting at 1 pm. We will have our first event on June 3 and continue through June and July. We are going to have lots of fun reading and learning this summer. Please plan to come and join us!

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