Holdrege Area Public Library Director Search

Thriving Midwestern community 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, progressive managerial experience in a public library setting or the equivalent education/experience mix. Superior 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
Atten: Selection Committee
604 East Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949

Holiday closure

The library will not be open on November 23 & 24 so that our staff can celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family. The library will reopen on Saturday, November 25th. Happy Thanksgiving!

No Alphabet Soup Story Program

The Alphabet Soup story program for 3 to 5 year old children will not be held on Wednesday, November 22nd. Please join us for Jingles & Rhymes for 18 month to 3 year old children on Tuesday, November 21st at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday Tales evening story program for two to five year olds on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for thinking of us

The staff and patrons of the Holdrege Area Public Library would like to thank everyone who made a donation to the library in the Give2Grow fundraising campaign yesterday. Your kindness was much appreciated.

Don’t Forget give2Grow Today

give2Grow is a county-wide giving challenge designed to raise dollars for local nonprofit organizations like the Holdrege Area Public Library. During this one-day event, donations can be made to the library and a share of every contribution will be matched through an incentive pool of funds provided by generous donors and the Phelps County Community Foundation.

In promoting lifelong learning the library needs to have the tools to do so. One of our biggest draws are the public computers and laptops. From using Microsoft Office to printing off tax forms to playing video games our computers are very well-used and well-loved. We are asking for your help in contributing for new computers, software, and printers. We want the library to be up-to-date with 21st Century technology needs. In doing so we can be a better library for our patrons and serve them better.

Thank you for your continued efforts in making the Holdrege Area Public Library the terrific library it is!

Library will be closed Friday, November 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11 in Observance of Veteran’s Day

The Holdrege Area Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 in honor of our nation’s veterans. Happy Veteran’s Day to our area veterans. Thank you for your service that has kept us a free nation.

Library to participate in 2017 Give2Grow project

The library will be participating again in the Phelps County Community Foundation’s Give2Grow project. A new platform and website have been implemented this year. If you wish to give a donation online please be sure to enter the new web address at www.give2grow-phelps.org. Donors may give through the web site, or they may give by visiting the PCCF office between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on November 16 where volunteers will be available to assist donors with their gifts. When giving donations at the PCCF office, checks must be made payable to the Phelps County Community Foundation and dated Nov. 16, 2017. Checks may also be dropped off at the library’s front desk. Please be sure to make a note on the memo line that your donation is for the Holdrege Area Public Library. For questions about Give2Grow, call the Foundation office at 995-6847 or the library at 995-6556. Thank your for your support of the library.

Library open on Tuesday, November 7

The furnace is repaired and we will be open our usual hours from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Jingles & Rhymes preschool story program will be at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday Tales preschool story program will be at 6:30 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Library closed Monday, November 6 & Tuesday, November 7

The public library will be closed on Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7 because our heating system is not working. We will be open our usual hours on Wednesday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Preschool story programs for Tuesday have been cancelled. Programs will resume on Wednesday.

Celebrating Halloween at Preschool Story Programs

The library will be celebrating Halloween at Preschool Story Programs this week:

Tuesday, October 31 “Jingles & Rhymes” at 10:30 a.m. and “Tuesday Tales” at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1 “Alphabet Soup” at 10:30 a.m.

Wear your costume and join in on the fun!