Statehood Day

For more information about the State’s 150th and to get in on the celebration one can check out the following link:
https://ne150.org/statehoodday/

Nebraska Books

The great State of Nebraska turns 150 on March 1, 2017! Here are a few titles to celebrate and learn more about it.

1. Pioneering in the Shadow of Chimney Rock by Leon Moomaw
2. Outlaw Tales of Nebraska by T.D. Griffith.
3. Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences by the Nebraska Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution.
4. History of Nebraska by James C. Olson.
5. Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene.

Hang a Heart fundraiser continues through February 28

Anyone who wants to show their love for the library now has an easy way to do so. The public has the opportunity to purchase a heart for $1, $5, $10 or $20 when visiting the library. Each one is a different color and will be displayed on the art rail. If they wish—they can even add their name to it.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to buy new materials for the library’s collection.
Hearts will be available through February 28. To buy one, drop by the library, or send a check to Holdrege Area Public Library, 604 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949. For more information call 308-995-6556

Art Show photos

It was a fun evening at the Art Show Open House last Thursday! Here a few photos from it.

February events continue

Library lovers don’t forget your library this month. Share your love of the library with a donation from your heart. Monetary donations of varied amounts can be given to the library staff at the front desk. Donations no matter what the amount will be combined and used to purchase new items for our many collections.

Do you like to take a chance? Ask the library staff about “Book a Blind Date with a Book” going on now at your library. We have a wide selection of books that have been chosen to be “Blind Dates”. The beautifully wrapped books can be found in the reading area. Choose a book, check it out and unwrap it when you get home. You might discover a new favorite or your choice may not be your cup of tea. You will never know what treasure you might find if you don’t try “Book a Blind Date with a Book”.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. All books on display can be checked out.

Book a Date

By popular demand….Book a Date is back! Choose your book (no peeking) take it home, and read it!


Housing Survey

The Elderly Housing and Services Survey is at the library until the end of the month. Feel free to fill one out. Any questions about it contact Sandy Tilson at Holdrege Memorial Homes.

Hang a Heart at the Library

Anyone who wants to show their love for the library now has an easy way to do so. The public has the opportunity to purchase a heart for $1, $5, $10 or $20 when visiting the library. Each one is a different color and will be displayed on the art rail. If they wish—they can even add their name to it.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to buy new materials for the library’s collection.
Hearts will be available through February 28. To buy one, drop by the library, or send a check to Holdrege Area Public Library, 604 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949. For more information call 308-995-6556.

One Book One Nebraska

Governor Ricketts Proclaims 2017 One Book One Nebraska: Black Elk Speaks
On Jan. 9, 2017 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation honoring 2017 One Book One Nebraska: Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt. In this year people across Nebraska are encouraged to read this novel. The story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and his people, offers readers much more than a glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of Humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G. Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres and generations. The 2017 One Book One Nebraska selection is among 150 books chosen to highlight the 150th year celebration of Nebraska’s statehood. Rod Wagner, Director of the Nebraska Library Commission, presented the governor with a copy of the book. “The John G. Neihardt Foundation and State Historic Site in Bancroft is honored to take part in sharing this story, as well as our heritage and history, together with Nebraskan readers and beyond,” said Amy Kucera, Executive Director at the John G. Neihardt State Historic Site. “This transcendent tale is a true gift – created from a remarkable past so we might better understand the present, it continues to inform and inspire the future as each generation takes its turn through the pages.”