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!
Hooper Public Library recently received a memorial grant in the amount of $1250.00 from the family of Nova Tillman. Her son, Kevin Boatright recently contacted Cherie Anderson at HPL about possibly donating to the library and asked what funds might be used for. It was decided to put a bench in front of the library as well as add some new materials to the collection. The bench will have a plaque “In Memory of Nova Tillman” and any books added will have bookplates with her name as well. Nova was born in Hooper in 1926 and loved her hometown. These are wonderful gifts to share with the community.
In addition to that exciting news Hooper Public Library is gearing up for their annual bake sale & used book sale coming up in April during National Library Week (10th-16th). If you have gently used books or DVD movies you’d like to donate please bring them to Hooper Public Library by April 10th. **VHS tapes, textbooks or encyclopedias cannot be accepted** This annual sale benefits the summer reading program and other children’s programs. If you would like to donate baked goods for the bake sale or make a free will donation please contact Cherie Anderson at 654-3833 for more details.
On Sat. Feb. 13th a Valentine Party was held at HPL. The children learned how they can borrow books on a computer, tablet or on a device such as a Kindle using Nebraska Overdrive. We read the book “Love Ruby Valentine” on the computer and compared it to the actual book as we read along. We made Valentines for the residents of Hooper Care Center and played in the puppet theater and played games like Musical Chairs and Bowling. The children had a great time and we finished off with book checkouts and a treat bag and Nebraska Overdrive information for everyone. If you would like more information on using Nebraska Overdrive stop in or give us a call. Links to our website, http://libraries.ne.gov/hooper, Nebraska Overdrive, and our card catalog can be found on our Facebook page.
Stop in to check out our selection of DVD movies to borrow or pick up something to read from our New Arrivals display. The kids might like some of our new Star Wars books and additions to the Jake Maddox series, as well as the “Big Book of Football” and 3 new joke books. Adults will find newer fiction titles such as “After She’s Gone” by Lisa Jackson, “The Bitter Season” by Tami Hoag and “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff, just to name a few. We also recently added non-fiction for adults such as “But Enough About Me”: a Memoir by Burt Reynolds, “Retire Inspired” by Chris Hogan and “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back” by Kevin Hazzard.
HPL is a great place for kids to come for some quiet study time, computer games, puppet theater or just to kick back and read, color or do activity pages in our Children’s Corner. Children must be at least 8 years old to be in the library without being accompanied by an adult.
Join our adult book club The Bookenders and stop in for Coffee Corner every Friday morning. EVERYONE is welcome at Hooper Public Library.
We had a great turn out at our Halloween party on Saturday! Thank-you to all the kids and parents that came to celebrate with us. We had a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Halloween word searches, played Bingo using candy corn markers and enjoyed cupcakes & Magic Potion (bottled water).
Hooper Public Library has been a busy place lately and we love to see our patrons take advantage of our services here. In addition to checking out books, magazines and movies, many patrons use our computers or free Wi-Fi, make copies, use our die-cut machine, meeting room, Nebraska Overdrive and Inter Library Loan. Children can play in the puppet theater, color or do activity pages, do homework in a quiet atmosphere, or play games on our Kid’s computer. Everyone is WELCOME at HPL so stop in and browse our selections and/or learn about borrowing books on your device free of charge with a Hooper Public Library card.