Summer is going by quickly and we have been busy at the library with patrons checking out books, movies and magazines or using our computers or free Wi-fi. Children just love out puppet theater and it’s so fun to watch and listen to their little puppet shows that they improvise. Children can also color and do activity pages or puzzles in our children’s corner or just relax and read. We are offering children & teens who are reading on their own the opportunity to win fun prizes for their efforts in reading this summer. This will be going on through August 10th so bring the kids in for details on BOOK CAMP.
Other happenings at the library include our Coffee Corner which continues to draw a good crowd every Friday morning. Stop in and join us for coffee, treats and good conversation. Browse our books, magazines or movies while you are here or if you use a device to read ask about Nebraska Overdrive.
Story time will be held Tuesday August 2nd at 10:30a.m. FUN for children of all ages!
Hooper Public Library’s board of trustees has 3 new members. We welcome Michael Mattes who will serve as our Board President, Kelly Abrahams who will fill the Secretary position and Anne Skidmore will serve as a trustee. The other 2 members of our board are Sally Oberg who has served on our board for 6 years and Jamie Volpp who has served 2 years. Members leaving our board are Amy Moeller who graciously served 8 years as our President and Amanda Dennis who served 6 years on our Board of Trustees. We are very grateful to all of our trustees past and present for their service to Hooper Public Library.
Hooper Public Library welcomed Henry Doorly Zoo to Hooper on June 6th. They presented ZOOLYMPICS to help kick off Hooper Public Library’s summer reading program. Children were able to test their abilities against that of some animals and learned new facts about a few of their favorite animals.
The summer reading program titled ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! continued at the library the rest of the week with Preschoolers coming on Tuesday morning for story time and fun activities. The older children came for afternoon sessions all week learning about the library & why it is important to keep reading throughout the summer. Each day had a different theme: STORY DAY, GAME DAY, CRAFT DAY & ACTIVITY DAY. Children heard stories about camping and made S’mores snack mix that everyone enjoyed. Games like Hangman, Book Sandwich, & Mad Libs were a big hit. They made “watermelon fans” to cool themselves with on these hot summer days, a READ paper chain to decorate the library with, cute magnets to take home and the preschoolers made a 3-D camping picture. Children played library games and learned how books are shelved in the library. They were also introduced to Nebraska Overdrive and learned how to check out a book on an I PAD. The last day was full of fun activities that got the children up and moving. They played with punch balls, had pull back car races, and tried out some bouncing putty, all of which they got to take home with them. Everyone also received a READ bag, bookmarks and a “playbook” with fun activity ideas to do the rest of the summer.
Children who are reading on their own were offered the chance to take part in our BOOK CAMP going on the rest of the summer. This is open to all Hooper Public Library patrons so bring your child in to see how he or she can earn prizes for reading this summer!
Our kickoff event will be held June 6th at 1:00p.m. at Hooper Auditorium. Zookeepers from Henry Doorly Zoo will be bringing us ZOOLYMPICS. This program redefines “active learning” as kids test themselves against the abilities of their favorite animals. Audiences will be inspired to learn more about animals and conservation and to continue training for the next ZOOLYMPICS!
We do hope you will join us at the library June 7th-10th for more active learning and reading fun but be sure to attend this free event even if you are not planning to attend our SRP the rest of the week.
Here are the details on our sessions for the week:
A special one day session is planned for Preschoolers & children entering Kindergarten next school year. This will be Tue. June 7th 11:00-11:45a.m.
Children entering Grades 1&2 next year will come Tue.-Fri. June 7th-10th 1:00-1:30 and children entering grades 3&4 will come Tue.- Fri. June 7th-10th 1:30-2:00
These sessions all take place at Hooper Public Library. Registrations forms must be filled out and signed by parent or Guardian. Please sign up by June 1st so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Call Cherie at 654-3833 for more details.
Hooper Public Library will be closed Tuesday May 10th for the Primary Election. Our location serves as a polling place so no library services will be offered. Be sure to get out and VOTE!
This week I had the pleasure of giving tours to Color Me Happy Preschool classes on Wed. & Fri. The children learned about checking out and returning books, heard fun stories, played in our puppet theater and were given a book, bookmark and a little treat to take home in their “I Love Books” bags. The highlight of the tour is always trying out the book drop!
Visit Steve Banner’s web page www.nebraskacollegefootball.com and come see him tomorrow at Hooper Public Library from 9:00-11:00 a.m. While you are here visit our Bake sale/Used Book sale! All proceeds go to our summer reading program for children.
Stop by Hooper Public Library next Fri & Sat. April 15th & 16th for some delicious baked goods and/or used books for sale. This annual fundraiser, held during National Library Week, will help support our summer reading program which will include “ZOOLYMPICS” this year, brought to us by Henry Doorly Zoo. This event will be held June 6th at 1:00p.m. at the Hooper City auditorium so mark your calendars! It will be a really fun show to see and a great way to kick off our summer reading program. The theme this year is “ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ!” Details about our SRP will be sent home from school at a later date but you do not have to be signed up to attend this free event.
If you would like to donate baked goods to our bake sale please have them at the library by Thur. April 14th. We also welcome cash donations to our summer reading program.
If you do not currently have a library card at HPL please stop in today! Anyone in the Logan View district is eligible for a free card. The library offers many great services for patrons. In addition to borrowing books and movies you can also use our public computers & free Wi-Fi, make copies or print from computers, use our die-cut machine, or take advantage of interlibrary loan on titles we do not carry. Nebraska Overdrive is another free service we offer which enables you to borrow e-books or audio books on your computer or other device.
Be sure to support your local library during National Library Week April 10th-16th. Everyone is welcome at Hooper Public Library!