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Hooper Public Library Director
Cherie Anderson-Hooper Public Library 128 N. Main St. P O Box 45 Hooper, NE 68031
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FOCUS ON SERVICES

Happy Thanksgiving from Cherie, Lois & Kay at Hooper Public Library.
Recently a patron survey was sent out in the Hooper water bill, we had a good response to these and appreciate everyone who took the time to fill it out and return it. One thing that we could see from the completed surveys is that not everyone is aware of what your public library has to offer. First of all, most services are FREE with your FREE library card so if you do not have one, stop in today and get yours.
Our free service that we would like to focus on in this article is NEBRASKA OVERDRIVE.
How many of you use a Nook, Kindle, IPad or other tablet to read or listen to audio books? If you do, or perhaps you plan to get one for Christmas this year, don’t PURCHASE books for your device. Simply use Nebraska Overdrive to BORROW ebooks and/or audio books at no charge. Nebraska Overdrive is a service that Hooper Public Library subscribes to so that we can offer it to our patrons. This program loans you audio or ebooks for up to three weeks at a time and you can put items on hold if the title you want is currently checked out. There are thousands of titles for all ages so if the children have devices to read from you will also want them to use Nebraska Overdrive. You will need a library card if you do not currently have one and the password to get into Overdrive. You may contact the library for this if you already have a card but would like to get started using Overdrive. Call 654-3833 or email is at hooperlib@hotmail.com . If you need more information on Nebraska Overdrive feel free to call Hooper Public Library or visit the website http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com/. This is a great service that we would like to see get even more use than it already is. Many patrons use this service and never even come to the library. As much as we love to see our patrons in person we know that with technology and busy schedules using tablets and other devices to read is commonplace and it is our goal to help you do that.
Try Nebraska Overdrive today!

A look around our library

Pull up a bean bag and READ!

Pull up a bean bag and READ!

Meeting Room

Meeting Room

Gaming and Movies

Gaming and Movies

A nice bright place to study and free Wi-Fi and computers for patron use

A nice bright place to study and free Wi-Fi and computers for patron use

Cozy reading corner

Cozy reading corner

Puppet theater and Children's Corner

Puppet theater and Children’s Corner

Closed Tuesday November 4th

Hooper Public Library will be CLOSED Tue. November 4th for election. Don’t forget we are the new polling place and be sure to vote!

Special Guest Speaker

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On Monday October 20th The Bookenders book club hosted a special guest speaker at their monthly meeting. Lorna Von Seggern shared stories of her mother who arrived to this area on the Orphan Train. The book selection for October was The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. The meeting was well attended and hostess Bonnie Wobken provided tea and cookies.
Don’t miss Spooky Story time on Halloween at 10:00 a.m. There will be a story, short cartoon and treats!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

SPOOKY STORY TIME
ON HALLOWEEN
AT 10:00 A.M.
COSTUMES OPTIONAL
STORY ~ SHORT CARTOON ~ TREATS

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT HPL BOOK CLUB

The Bookenders book club at Hooper Public Library will have a special guest speaker at their next meeting. The book selection for the month of October is THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. “Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck”. This book portrays the story of a woman who was sent by rail to an uncertain future.
Lorna VonSeggern from Scribner will be a Guest Speaker at our next book club meeting, sharing stories of her own mother who came to this area in the same way. The public is encouraged to attend this event at the Hooper Public Library Monday Oct. 20th at 6:30p.m.
If you are interested in reading this book stop in at the library to check it out! If it is currently checked out we can reserve it for you. We also recently received a large book order of many newly released titles. Stop in and see the selection. We also take book requests for new books. Forms are available at the library to request favorite titles or authors or you can drop us a line at hooperlib@hotmail.com or visit our Facebook page and leave a message there. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” – Keep your mind in shape!

Special Guest Speaker at Book Club October 20th

Mark your calendar! October 20th at 6:30p.m. we will have a special guest speaker at The Bookenders book club meeting. The book selection for October is ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline and Scribner resident Lorna VonSeggern will be sharing stories about her mother who arrived to this area on an Orphan Train.

New titles ready for check out

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“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty, “Blossom Street Brides” by Debbie Macomber, “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg, “Driving With the Top Down” by Elizabeth Harbison, “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury, “Windigo Island” by William Kent Krueger,” Holding a Tender Heart” by Jerry S. Eicher, and “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.

 

SEPTEMBER is NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

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IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD MONTH! Come to Hooper Public Library today and sign up for a library card if you do not already have one. There are many free services offered at HPL; public computers, free Wi-Fi, research and study areas, meeting room, book, magazine and movie check out, book clubs, Nebraska Overdrive and other special programs. Copies, computer printing and Die-cut machine use are also offered for a small fee.

Hooper Public Library will be participating in the Midwest Treasure Hunt this weekend by having a Baked Goods & Used Books & Movies Sale. This will be held Fri. Sept. 12th and Sat. Sept. 13th 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. both days. We are asking for donations of used books and/or movies and if you would like to volunteer to make baked goods for our sale we would welcome that also. Baked goods can be dropped off for our sale on Thur. Sept. 11th before 7:00p.m. or Fri. Sept. 12th at 9:00 a.m. All proceeds from our sales will go toward building improvements. If you would like to donate directly to this cause please see Cherie Anderson at the library.

We have had a good response so far to our survey sent out in the water bill this month. If you have not filled yours out and returned it please do so. And if you did not receive one please stop at HPL or the City Office to pick one up. We want your input at Hooper Public Library!

Library Survey

In this month’s water bill Hooper residents will find a short survey for Hooper Public Library. Please fill this out and return it directly to the library, in our night drop box, or you can return it with your water bill payment. If you do not receive a water bill or live outside of town we encourage you to pick up a survey so that you can have input as well. These will be available at the library or at the city office. This survey is intended to help us improve or expand our services to you so your input is very valuable, whether you currently use the library or not.
Hooper Public Library will also be participating in the Midwest Treasure Hunt by having a Baked Goods & Used Books & Movies Sale. This will be held Fri. Sept. 12th and Sat. Sept. 13th 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. both days. We are asking for donations of used books and/or movies and if you would like to volunteer to make baked goods for our sale we would welcome that also. Contact Cherie Anderson at the library (654-3833) to sign up to provide for the Bake Sale. All proceeds from our sales will go toward building improvements. If you would like to donate directly to this cause please see Cherie at the library.