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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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HPL!

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Don’t miss Hooper’s Main Street Extravaganza this Sunday Dec. 4th. Mrs. Claus will be reading and passing out treats at the library at 4:00 and several other events will follow at the Over 60 Center and the Hooper Care Center. There are horse and carriage rides, Santa Claus, cookie decorating, Chili feed, kids games, smores, hot chocolate and more! Come join in the FUN!

Library Closed Tuesday November 8th for Election

Our library is the polling place in Hooper so we will be closed for the day. We re-open Wednesday at 2:00p.m.

Halloween Party Fun!

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SEPTEMBER AUTHOR BIRTHDAY PARTY

PLEASE COME TO AN AUTHOR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

We will have games and treats for everyone while we celebrate popular authors with September birthdays!

WHERE: HOOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHEN: WED. SEPT. 21ST AT 4:00 P.M. OR AS SOON AFTER SCHOOL AS YOU CAN ARRIVE. This will last approx. one hour.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH TO:
Jim Arnosky
Aliki
Paul Fleischman
Toni DiTerlizzi
Jack Prelutsky
John Scieszka
Anthony Browne
Roald Dahl
Robert McCloskey
H.A. Rey
Arthur Geisert
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Shel Silverstein
Johnny Appleseed
Stan Berenstain

Happenings at HPL

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.

STORY TIME

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CHILDREN OF ALL AGES PLEASE COME TO HOOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR STORY TIME FUN THE NEXT 2 TUESDAYS July 26th and August 2nd AT 10:30 a.m.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

BOOK CAMP

KIDS COME IN AND ASK ABOUT BOOK CAMP! You can earn fun prizes for reading but you have to come to the library for details. This program will be offered through August 10th so come see us today to get your information packet. HAPPY SUMMER READING!

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HOOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY & HENRY DOORLY ZOO Encourage Kids to Read All Summer

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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!

Memorial Bench

Memorial Bench purchased with funds donated  by the family of Nova Tillman

Memorial Bench purchased with funds donated by the family of Nova Tillman

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Sign up for Summer Reading Program

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.