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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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HOOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY IS SPONSORING A FOOD DRIVE NOW THROUGH DEC. 22ND
Help us fill beneath our tree with food for the less fortunate. If the you can’t get to the library during open hours use our handy drop box on the North side of the building!

PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING A FEW EXTRA CANNED GOODS OR BOXED FOODS TO BE GIVEN TO THE LOCAL FOOD PANTRY!

Annual Food Drive

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PLEASE DONATE TO OUR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE! Help us fill the space underneath our Christmas tree and we will deliver to the local food pantry on Dec. 22nd.

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.