Batman Visits Story Time

Batman visited the Hildreth Public Library on Friday, June 12.  He answered questions about his bat mobile and read superhero stories to preschool – 2nd grade children.  After story time the children had their pictures taken with Batman.  What a fun day!005

Summer Library Club – Every Hero has a Story

A Summer Library Program brochure was mailed to Hildreth area patrons explaining the various activities offered this summer at the library.  If you did not get a brochure or would like another, you may pick one up at the circulation desk.  The following activities take place in May but there are many more events planned at the library in June and July.

May 18:  3rd & 4th Grade Book Club - Noon, bring lunch
May 22:  5th, 6th & 7th Grade Book Club - Noon, bring lunch
         Pre-K - 2nd Grade Story time - 1:15 p.m.
May 26:  Legos - all ages- 1:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.
May 27:  Teen Book Club - Noon, bring lunch
May 28:  Activity & Game Day - all ages - 1:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.
May 29:  5th, 6th, & 7th Grade Book Club - Noon
         Pre-K - 2nd Grade Story time - 1:15

Join us!


It`s National Library Week!!

Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

This week, the Hildreth Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming.

It has been nearly a year since our library has expanded and we would like to take this time to thank everyone for your support.  More library space has meant more programs, materials, and services for our community.  Join us this week for What’s Cookin’ at the Library on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at noon.  Story time is Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and if you love to knit or crochet join the sewing group on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Spring Fun at the Library this Week!

The Library has some fun activities coming up this week.  On Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. is story time for preschool-age children.  We are reading several Easter stories and a story about a surprise.  The preschoolers will be in for a surprise of their own.  Don’t miss the fun!

Book Club meets Wednesday at noon to discuss the book, Fly Boys.  Following book club, is a horticulture program at 1:00 p.m. by Kim Sindt, Extension Aide.  Kim always has terrific educational programs and she supplies us with many wonderful handouts to help us in our yards and gardens.  Don’t forget to bring your questions for Kim.

On Thursday, after school, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the library for elementary and middle school age youth, as well as games and treats.

December Library Activities

The Friends of the Library held their annual Christmas Bake Sale on December 13.  There were many, many delicious baked items as well as time to visit with friends over a cup of coffee and roll.  Approximately 100 people attended the morning event with nearly $800 in sales.  Thank you to all those who baked items and also for purchasing items to help the Friends of the Library.

Children made Christmas tree ornaments for our tree in the Library.  The ornaments were made with  folded cupcake/muffin papers to look like a tree and then decorated with bling!  002

The evening and noon What’s Cookin’ groups met in December.  Hostesses were Brenda Alberts, Cheryl Loschen, Dona Casper and Pat Beck.  The evening group served taco bites, turkey salad on croissants, snowman cheeseball with crackers, upsidedown cranberry cake and hot cider.  The noon group served chicken roll-ups with cheese sauce, cheesecake, plates of fudge and candy and hot cider.  Great food and a fun time!!

A special story time and cookie decorating for the preschool class was December 18.  We read several Christmas books and The Book with no Pictures followed by the children decorating their sugar cookies and eating them.  Also, after school on Dec. 18, K – 8th grades decorated sugar cookies and ate them.  We had some great decorators!

On December 22 there will be a party after school with stories, games and refreshments for K – 8th grades.  We will be opening some special gifts for the library.  Crafts will be on Monday, Dec. 29.  Toddler/Preschool age at 3 p.m. and K-8th grades will make duct tape projects at 2 p.m.  Game Day and hot chocolate will be on Tuesday, Dec. 30 – toddlers/preschool at 3 p.m. and K-8th grades at 2 p.m.  On Friday, Jan. 2 will be movie & popcorn at 2 p.m. for all ages.  Finally on Monday, Jan. 5 we will be cooking at 2 p.m. for grades K – 8th.

It was a very busy month!  Thank you for all your support this year.  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

What`s Cookin`at the Library?

We are starting a new program this fall for those who love recipes, cooking, nutrition, gourmet, fun and more!  There are two groups filled and we would welcome anyone wishing to start another group.  Each group is limited to 16 and meets once a month, October through May in the  evening or at noon.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Vicki at the library.

Summer Reading Program 2014


Join us for lots of fun!  Here is our schedule:

Wed. July 2          11:00a.m.          Marshmallow Fun – experiments, stories, games & treats

Thu. July 10         11:00a.m.          Puppet Show by the Urban Prairie Puppet Company

Wed. July 16        11:00a.m.          Have a BLAST at your Library! – exploding experiments, stories & treats

Thu. July 24         10:00a.m.         Edgerton Explorit Center – Lots of Science Fun!!!!

Wed. July 30        11:00a.m.          Candy Experiments – experiment and explore with stories, experiments & treats

OverDrive Challenge in June

OverDrive® issued the challenge and the Nebraska OverDrive® Library Consortium accepted. OverDrive® challenged the Consortium to grow circulation in June 2014 by 25% to beat the best month’s circulation on record. In return, the Consortium will receive $1,500 of content credit. An additional 8,500 items will need to be checked out by Consortium patrons in June to achieve this goal.

Please help us beat our best month’s circulation record!

Moved In!

The Hildreth Public Library is open again!  We finished our expansion and renovation and invite you to stop in to take a look.  The library space has doubled providing room for more seating, materials and programs.  Library hours are Monday 3 – 6, Tue & Thu 1-7, Wed 1-6, Fri 1-5 and Sat 10 – noon.029


The temporary library will be closed May 5th – 10th while we move into our newly expanded library.  Book Club will meet Wednesday, May 7 at noon and the garden program on heirloom tomatoes will be at 1:00 p.m.  There will be an Open House on May 11th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The library will reopen on Monday, May 12th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.