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April 2014
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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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Library Lore By Cherie Anderson HPL Director/Librarian


Spring is upon us and we have been busy at Hooper Public Library weeding our collection and making room for new and donated books and DVD’s.  We have received many wonderful donations of used books and DVD’s from local residents and always welcome more!  When donations are duplicates of what we currently have on the shelf we will keep the copy that is in better condition here and put the duplicates on our USED BOOK SALE.  We are gearing up for our annual sale now and will have all paperback books priced at 4 for $1.00 and all hardcover books will be 2 for $1.00.  You will want to come and peruse the wonderful variety of adult chapter books we have for sale. Proceeds from this sale will help fund our Summer Reading program.

On the last Friday of March we welcomed Redeemer Daycare to our story time and read some fun books about spring time.  Coffee Corner was well attended on the first Friday of April and both our adult and junior book clubs meet this month.  On Friday of last week Color Me Happy Preschool (MWF morning class) came to the library on their annual field trip.  They were given a tour of the library, had story time where they heard 2 fun stories about the using the library and they were able to try out the book drop and play in the puppet theater.  Students were reminded that it doesn’t cost anything to belong to the library and borrow books, magazines and movies or use our computers or our free Wi-Fi.  If your family does not have a Hooper Public Library card stop in today and sign up!






Hooper Public Library is Awarded Grant







Cherie Anderson, Librarian & Director at HPL was recently granted $991.00 from the Betsy Mulliken Library Memorial fund. This grant is to purchase books for the library that are by or about women.



In an effort to help our Large Print readers browse more easily we have put all Large Print books together in a separate section.  Come in and “check it out”.

Come to the Library!



On these cold winter days there is nothing better than curling up with a good book or movie.  Hooper Public Library offers a wide variety of movies & magazines and of course thousands of books to borrow.  We also offer Nebraska Overdrive which will allow you to borrow e-books or audio books for your Kindle, Nook, Ipad, etc.

Join a book club and have fun discussing your opinion of the latest selection.  The adult club, The Bookenders meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30p.m.  The youth club meets once a month as well and the dates are decided on by the youth at each meeting according to their schedules.  This month they are watching “City of Ember” which was their book selection last month.  They will be viewing the movie in two parts on Thursday, February 13th and 20th at 5:00p.m. Please join us!

The Bookenders selection for February is MY NAME IS MAY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira.

Come to our Coffee Corner on the first Fri. of every month.  It’s a great time to relax and peruse our magazines, books or movies. 

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What a wonderful surprise and A BIG THANK-YOU to the G.G.C.G. coffee group for their generous donation to HPL! This will help with our Summer Reading Program.

Christmas Extravaganza

Thank you Bev Thomsen for playing the part of Mrs. Claus & sharing some fun Christmas stories at the Hooper Christmas Extravaganza!winter 2013 016

Generous Memorial Donation

To the Harms’ family: Hooper Public Library is honored and very grateful that you have designated memorial funds from your mother, Stephanie Harms, to our library.  It is a very generous gift!   We will honor her memory and let you know how the funds are spent.

Summer Reading Program is a Big Success

The children who participated in our Summer Reading Program had a great time learning about elections and voting with stories, games & crafts. This year we had 2 one week sessions, with 2 separate age groups. A total of 47 children attended the program. To help learn about elections the younger group heard stories like OTTO FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells, DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin, MY TEACHER FOR PRESIDENT by Kay Winter & FIRST POOCH by Carole Boston Weatherford. Not all books were about elections though. We also talked about book care and parts of a book. Stories like MANNERS WITH A LIBRARY BOOK by Amanda Doering Tourville & MR. WIGGLE’ S BOOK by Paula M. Craig helped with that. The older group also heard stories such as GRACIE FOR PRESIDENT by Kelly DiPucchio, IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Stier, and WOODROW FOR PRESIDENT by Peter W. Barnes to name a few. This group was also given Reading Journals on the first day which they used to record notes on what they were reading at home. If they brought their journal each day with an adult’s signature showing they did their reading, they got to choose from the treasure box. They really enjoyed this and were eager to share their notes with the rest of the group.
Some of the crafts the children made included picture frames, bracelets, paper flags, mini stepping stones, painted rocks, & magnets.
We also played games, did bubbles & sidewalk chalk outside, completed word searches, crossword puzzles, a special Washington D.C. map, dot-to-dot pictures, and made “campaign” posters to promote reading. We had a voting booth and ballot box that the children used to vote on a few different issues. On Friday we had movie day and the children were given a special treat.
We had 2 participants from out-of-town that were here visiting relatives. Sara Erickson and Aidan Loock were welcomed by the second group and we enjoyed having them participate.
My helpers this year were Megan DeMuth, Bethany Nelson & Brooklyn Reynolds the first week and Sara Erickson & Anna Liston the second week. These girls did an excellent job & were a tremendous help!
Thank-you to everyone who brought their children to SRP this year! Make coming to the library with your children a weekly or bi-weekly habit. It will help them grow into responsible readers who know how to use the library.


Campaign for Reading: Vote for Books at Hooper Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

There is still time to sign up and join the FUN at Hooper Public Library’s Summer Reading Program!  Our program this year will be held July 9th-13th and July 16th-20th.  Children who will be in Preschool – 4th grade in the upcoming school year are welcome to sign up for one or both weeks!  Times are 1:00-1:45 for Pre, K, & 1st graders and 2:00-2:45 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders.  Call 654-3833 if you would like to sign up but will not be able to pick up a registration form before the 9th.  We can reserve your child’s spot and have you fill out the form on the first day they attend.

At our program titled, Campaign for Reading: Vote for Books we will be learning and reading about elections & voting, we have several crafts we will be doing and have fun games to play as well.  A light snack will also be provided.  Children will get to VOTE on several different items and issues during the program using our Voting Booth and Ballot Box.

Hooper Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is made possible through funds acquired from our annual Friends of the Library Bake Sale and generous donations from local groups including Chain of Friends, G.G.C.G. and H.E.L.P.

Please take advantage of this free opportunity for your child to brush up on reading skills, interact with other children their age and have a great time in a safe environment.

We also have a book club for our young patrons age 4th grade and above, The Magic Readers will meet on July 19th at 4:00p.m.  Their selection this month is HAMSTER MAGIC by Lynne Jonell.  Feel free to join anytime!


Summer Hours

During June, July & August we will be open 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m. on Tuesdays.

Be sure to bring the kids in to sign up for our Summer Reading Program!