Library Will Open Late on January 22nd

Due to the winter storm Holdrege Area Public Library will be opening late on Monday, January 22nd. The library will be opening at 1:00 p.m.

Library will be Closed on January 1st

The library will be closed on January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day. We will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Christmas Stocking promotion continues through December 30

Thank you to all of you who have generously donated to our Christmas stocking promotion. We are looking forward to purchasing some new materials to share with our patrons with the proceeds from the project. For those of you who have not heard about the project this is how it works. Ask our front desk staff about the promotion. You can make a donation of any amount. We have paper stockings in different colors: $1, $5, $10 and $20. Your paper stocking will be hung up on the stocking wall to brighten our entry into the library. Thank you for thinking of the library and our patrons.

Holiday Weekend Hours

The library will be open on Saturday, December 23 with our regular hours, 9:00 to 5:00. We will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will open again on Wednesday, December 27 from 10:00 to 8:00. Have a wonderful holiday!

Christmas Stocking Promotion

Thank you to all of you who have generously donated to our Christmas stocking promotion. We are looking forward to purchasing some new materials to share with our patrons with the proceeds from the project. For those of you who have not heard about the project this is how it works. Ask our front desk staff about the promotion. You can make a donation of any amount. We have paper stockings in different colors: $1, $5, $10 and $20. Your paper stocking will be hung up on the stocking wall to brighten our entry into the library. Thank you for thinking of the library and our patrons.

Community Christmas Projects

Thank you to our young friends who colored holiday pictures to decorate our adult reading area. They brighten everyone’s day! To view photos of their work visit the Holdrege Area Public Library Facebook page.

Please stop at the front desk and ask a staff member about our Christmas stocking promotion. Stockings are color coded with different monetary donation amounts. Donations will be used to purchase materials for the library. The promotion will continue until December 31st.

Children’s Programs on Holiday Break

Library children’s programs are on holiday break in December. This includes: Lego Club, Jingles & Rhymes story program, Tuesday Tales story program, and Alphabet Soup story program. Programs will resume in January.

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.