Teen Lock-In Party on Thursday Night

Teen Summer Program Participants: What’s the library like after hours? Join us on Thursday, July 12th from 8:00 p.m. to midnight to find out. Library miniature golf, games, and more! Bring a friend who is also a teen. If you are planning on attending please call Cindy or January at 308-995-6556 so that we know how many people to plan for our party. See you there!

Oregon Trail Readers


Oregon Trail Readers: If you are a participant in our special “Read the Oregon Trail” summer project be sure to stop by the library and move your prairie schooner along the trail. You don’t have to have a certain amount of reading done or wait until the end of the program to move your schooner.  We would love to see how far you have traveled already.

Reading the Oregon Trail

Adult summer readers join us on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to visit with fellow readers and share some of your favorites of the summer. Tap into your creative side with a coloring sheets and enjoy some refreshments while you are here.



This week at your library



Monday, July 9th: K-4th graders movie “Rock Dog” from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Snack provided. Parents please note this program will be longer today.

Tuesday, July 10th: Jingles & Rhymes preschool story program (18 months – 3 years) 10:30 a.m. “Jamboree”

Wednesday, July 11th: Alphabet Soup preschool story program (3 years – 5 years) 10:30 a.m. “Jamboree”

Wednesday, July 11th: “Last Song of the Summer” adult program. Refreshments, coloring & music. Share your favorite summer title or program. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12th: Teen Lock-In Party. 8:00 p.m. to midnight. What’s the library like after the doors are locked?

Family Dance Party tonight at the library

The countdown is ticking. Just 55 more minutes and the Family Dance Party begins. 6:30 – 7:30 in the Library Community Room.


Summer Reading Programs for the Whole Family



Programs for June 19th – June 21st


Monday, June 18th  “Travel the World of Music” 1:00 p.m.

It was great to have many kids join us today! Thank you to the two parents who assisted us.


Tuesday, June 19th   “Let’s Make Some Noise” 10:30 a.m.

Jingles & Rhymes preschool story program for kids who are 18 months – 3 years old


Wednesday, June 20th   No program this week. See you next week!  10:30 a.m.

Alphabet Soup preschool story program for kids who are 3 to 5 years old


Thursday, June 21st  “Creation Station”  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Program for students who have completed 5th – 8th grade.  This is an open program where you can come after we have started or leave early if you need to go somewhere.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Family Dance Party on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Library community room. Details will be shared later this week.

Friends of the Library Looking for Clean-up Help

Our Friends of the Library group is looking for help with clean-up after their book sale over the weekend. They will be working from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the library community room tonight so if you have some time you can help they would greatly appreciate it.


Teen Lego Challenge Thursday

Ready for a challenge? Join forces with your friends at the library on Thursday, June 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and meet that challenge. We can’t do this without you! Call Cindy at 995-6556 for more information.

Art Journaling at the Library

Searching for a new hobby? We might have the answer for you.  Adults are invited to join us for an introduction to art journaling tonight at the library. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the adult reading area. Materials provided by the library. Any questions? Call Cindy at 995-6556. We are looking forward to seeing you this evening!

Holdrege Area Public Library Director Search

Thriving Midwestern community with a population of 5,600 is seeking a library director. Must be an energetic individual with a strong public service orientation to supervise and develop staff, prepare and manage budget, maintain community relationships, develop programming, implement technology, write grants, and oversee collection development. S/he should have proven success in supervision, budget management and staff development.

A dynamic leader is needed with a passion concerning the future of libraries. Self-motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility are essential.

The Holdrege Area Public Library is located in south central Nebraska, 150 miles west of Lincoln. The library serves all of Phelps County which has a total population of about 9,700. We are an active member of the Pioneer Consortium, a statewide automation resource running on Koha. We have 10 staff members, circulate about 9,500 items per month and host over 16,000 internet sessions per year. Originally a Carnegie Library, most areas of the facility have been renovated.

Requirements: A MLS from an ALA-accredited program is preferred; however, a Bachelor’s Degree will be considered if the candidate also possesses 3+ years managerial experience in a public library setting or similar work environment. Exhibit knowledge of budget planning and general library operations. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary as well as a commitment to exceptional customer service. Must be able to work independently and maintain excellent relations with staff, board of trustees, and members of the City Council and the County Board of Commissioners as well as the public at large. Salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package offered. We will accept applications until position is filled. Send resume, cover letter and three references to:
Holdrege Area Public Library
Attn: Selection Committee
604 East Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949