Hartington Public Library CoVid-19 Update, effective March 19 Building Closed; but Staff Available Curb-Side Pickup in Back Parking Lot Mon-Thurs. 9am-5:30pm, Friday 9am-5pm Saturday-Closed WiFi- in Parking Lot and Book Return available. Call 402-254-6245 or email citylibrary@hartel.net Please use our online card catalog at http://libraries.ne.gov/hartington for specific requests. There is a hold option available. Digital Services are available thru Nebraska Overdrive. Call or email for your library card. If you need help setting up Nebraska Overdrive, we would be happy to help you. You will need to download the Overdrive Media or Libby App. All library materials will be disinfected upon return! Please help us by proper hand washing before using our materials. Thank you for your understanding!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Awarded! Good Job Stella!

Congratulations to Stella Sudbeck, daughter of Doug and Rachelle Sudbeck, Hartington who just completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.

Stella was awarded a medal and certificate, a prize and a free book from the library for her reading accomplishment. Stella is regular visitor who loves books about ponies, her favorite book to checkout is ”Every Cowgirl Goes to School.” She also likes to come to the library because, “there are some many books you get to take home and read.” Stella will be attending kindergarten at HNPS in the fall of 2017.

This program was launched to instill the love of reading, get children ready for school, and to encourage more parent/child visits to the library. Books are logged and prizes are awarded along the way. One of the best ways to encourage pre-reading skills is to spend time sharing books each and every day! Reading provides a solid foundation, a key to school and learning success. When you, as a parent, read to your child, you help him or her develop the skills they will need to learn to read by themselves.

If you are interested in learning more about this reading adventure for your child, please stop by or call the Hartington Public