Summer Reading Program Success!

We had a fabulous time at our summer reading program! Thank you to moms, grandmas and caregivers who helped and took pictures and to our special volunteer Holden V.




TEVIN HANSEN on Friday JUNE 14th at 1:00p.

Performance is free of charge and open to the public.


Mark your Calendars!


Friday May 10th we will have a SPRING STORY TIME at 10;30 a.m. Special Guest Reader Sally Oberg will read a couple of SPRING themed stories, we will do an activity and have a light gluten-free snack.

Also coming up soon is our Summer Reading Program – JUNE 10TH-14TH 1:00-2:00 p.m. for children entering grades K-6th next school year. This year’s theme: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES will be sure to include a lot of fun activities including a special performance on Friday June 14th by Tevin Hansen, he is the author or illustrator of over 20 children’s books from picture books to middle grade adventures. Tevin also plays the guitar and writes songs so his performance will include a variety of things, something for everyone! He will also sell and sign his books after the show! This is a free event open to the public and you are not required to sign up or attend our program during the week to be able to come to this, although we hope you will! Forms are being sent home from school or you may pick one up at the library. We do need signed registration forms for all participants attending MON_THUR. We ask that you turn your registration forms in by June 1st so we know how many are coming. Our program will be held at the Hooper City Auditorium 415 N. Main again this year. We hope to see you there!


I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE: 2019 summer reading program dates have been set! Our program will be Monday, JUNE 10th-Friday JUNE 14th & it will be held at the auditorium in Hooper again this year.
More details will be available soon but so far I can tell you there will be a performance on Friday that you will not want to miss! It is FREE and open to the public, we encourage attendance to this event even if you are not signed up for the rest of our program. Stay tuned……..

What’s Happening at HPL


Do you like reading to children?  I am looking for volunteers to read for  Toddler/Preschool story time.  If this is something you might like to do occasionally, please call or come into the library for more information. 402-654-3833.  Dates and times are not set for this yet so I can work with your schedule.

As Director of the library every year I am required to submit a survey of statistics about our library and community. This also helps determine our accreditation every 3 years.  We recently received our accreditation at the SILVER LEVEL. That is an improvement over our last accreditation which was at the bronze level.

Now that the holiday season is over and things have settled back to normal routines please make sure you are encouraging your children and grandchildren to read on a regular basis. And of course set a good example by reading yourself! If you do not have a library card with us please sign up today! It’s no cost to you but there are plenty of benefits.  Along with books we offer public computers, Wi-Fi, magazines, DVD movies for checkout, and Nebraska Overdrive which allows you to borrow audio or e-readers to your device. All of these services are available at no charge. Services like copies, die cut use, inter-library loan are available for a small fee.

We have recently made a couple of changes in our shelving to make finding books at your child’s level a bit easier.  We made a separate section at the beginning of the picture books that are labeled EARLY READER for those young ones starting to be able to read on their own. We also separated TEEN books in our Junior Fiction aisle. These are books that are a higher reading level or the content may be geared more toward teenagers but that does not mean a child has to be a teenager to check these out.

There will be a Valentine’s Day party at Hooper Public Library on Wednesday February 13th at 4:15p.m.  Information will come home from schools and local daycares about this so mark your calendar.  NOTE: the party is NOT on Valentine’s Day, it is on WEDNESDAY the 13th

Also, watch for flyers or check our Facebook page or website for more information on the party and Story Time with Guest Readers – coming soon! 

Summer Reading Prize Winners!

The following 10 summer readers will receive a $10.00 gift card to Walmart and all participants will receive a coupon for an ice cream cone at Sweet and Saucy. 🤗

Watch your mailbox 
Tristan, McKenna, Nadia, Christian, Logan, Jonathan, Kelton, Harper, Avery & Will!

Also Congrats to Maxwell, Myla & Molly for visiting the library the MOST times this summer. They will each receive a prize for coming to the library & checking out books 11 times this summer!

Snippets of our Summer Reading Program ~ LIBRARIES ROCK!


Annual Used Book Sale

We are currently having our annual used book sale, we have a large variety of adult & junior fiction as well as some non-fiction and children’s books.  Come and peruse our selection and see if we have something for you.

All proceeds from this sale benefit our summer reading program.

We welcome donations of cash and/or gently used books and DVDs (no VHS please).


Happy Valentine’s Day!

💝I had a great turn out at the annual Valentines Day party yesterday!💘
(We had it on the 13th due to today being Ash Wednesday also.)
💓We played the Mend a Broken Heart game, we had an assembly line to put together treat bags to take home, we had a heart candy stacking contest, after which the kids could eat their candy while enjoying our story titled “GROUNDHUG DAY” By Anna Marie Pace. In the story the animals made shadow puppets so we did some of that after decorating & eating our Valentine’s Day cookies.💓