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Nebraska Overdrive

We have gone LIVE with Nebraska OVERDRIVE! If you have an E-reader such as a Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, Andriod, Ipad, Iphone, etc. or if you like to listen to audio books on your IPod or other MP3 player will you now be able to borrow books for those devices as a Hooper Library patron.
Visit our website at where you will find a link to Nebraska Overdrive listed under “Sites to Visit”. You will need your Patron I.D. number located on your library card to use this service. There is free software that needs to be downloaded in advance and the website is very user friendly but if you need help getting this set up on your device stop in to see us and we can help you.

HPL Card Catalog is now available online! Check it out at

If you need help learning how to use this convenient tool just stop in and Cherie, Kay or Lois will be glad to help you!  You can search to see if we have a particular book or movie and if we do, whether it is available for check out.  If it is out you can then click on that to see when it is due back.  If you’d like to put a book on hold, just give us a call at the library (leave a voice mail if we are closed) or send us an email.

When you get to the site simply click on Hooper Public Library (in blue letters), click CATALOG, this will take you to a page where you can search by Title, Author, Subject or Keyword.

We are really excited about offering this convenience to our patrons!


<<<<<<<<<<<<CLICK  the link at left under “Sites to Visit”  titled HPL CARD CATALOG to get started.



Hooper Public Library Participates in National Gaming Day 2011

National Gaming Day @ your library is an initiative of the American Library Association to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
In the 21st century, libraries are about much more than books. On Saturday, November 12, 2011, more than one thousand libraries throughout the country will showcase gaming programs and services in support of NGD11. This year marks our fourth annual event. In 2010, more than 26,000 people played games at more than 1,800 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries.
Gaming of all types at the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Plus, it’s a way for traditionally underserved groups to have fun in the library and interact with other members of the community. Gaming Day is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.
In addition, ALA partners with donors to provide free copies of board and tabletop games for libraries across the country. Past donors have included companies such as AlphaBound, Hasbro, North Star Games, and Wizards of the Coast. This and DEMCO are official sponsors supporting libraries participating in NGD11.
Hooper Public Library is one of only 10 libraries in Nebraska to participate in NGD11.
Saturday, November 12th Hooper Public Library will be hosting this event from 10:00a.m.-Noon. Plan to attend with your family, play some old favorites like Cribbage, Checkers, Mancala, Hangman, Battleship and Sorry. Try out some new board games donated to our library by one of the sponsors of NGD11, These include Awkward Family Photos, The Greatest Day Ever, Loaded Questions and Loaded Questions Jr. We will also have video games available to play on the Wii or Playstation II. It will be great fun for children and adults alike so bring the whole family!

Prize Winner

Holden VonSeggern won a prize at our Open House

Prize Winners

Dean & Shae Moeller won books at our Open House

Winter Vacation Fun at the Library

PARENTS: Look for this to come home from school with your child this week!




All sessions are FREE so please plan to attend with your grade level.

Please cut on the line and return form on reverse side to the Hooper Public Library indicating what session you are attending (you can even put it in our handy book drop on the North side off the building).   Or you can call or email to let us know you’re coming.  Please give at least 24 hours notice before your session though as we may need supplies for some sessions.  Hope to see you there!  Keep the section with dates and times for your convenience.


  • KINDERGARTNERS & 1ST  Graders:



  • 2nd & 3rd Graders :






  • PRESCHOOLERS : (ages 2-5 that have not entered Kindergarten yet)



Parent or Guardian must be present in the Library during this time for preschoolers.  We encourage you to plan to check out books for your child.  Preschool teachers are welcome to check out books to use at school.  If a Preschool is coming as a group please send back one form indicating how many will attend and name of Preschool

Pay it Forward!


We are hoping to fill the space beneath our Christmas tree at the Library.  With your help we think we can do it!  Here’s how:

The Hooper Public Library is sponsoring a Food Drive for the Holiday Season.  Now through Christmas Eve bring in a donation of a canned or boxed non-perishable food item and if you happen to have a fine due at the Library we will forgive that fine!   If you don’t have a fine due you may choose from our selection of used books as a Thank-you for your contribution. 

We are also hoping to put new books into the hands of children for Christmas.  Bring in a NEW unwrapped children or teen book, or purchase one from our new selection, and we will gift wrap it and indicate the appropriate age level.  The library will not profit on books sold for the drive and all donations will go to the Faith Food Pantry for distribution to families in need.

There’s nothing like your very own brand-new book!  Let’s put many smiles on the faces of children this Christmas by giving the gift of reading!

We are also excited to be participating in the Main Street Extravaganza going on Sunday December 5th in Hooper. You can bring contributions that day as well.  Be sure to join us at the Library at 4:00 for crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus and then a visit from Santa Claus!  If you don’t have a library card and would like to sign up for one, we will be on hand to help you with that as well.  There will be many other fun things going on that evening so watch for details!

What's Happening at your Library

A lot has been happening at the Library but it’s been “behind the scenes” so to speak.  I have done a lot of cleaning and rearranging and Lois & Kay continue to help me work on the newly acquired books.  We literally have hundreds of donated books and over 50 new books that have to be processed before they will be available for check out.

We are preparing to add some new programs and bring back some that had been in place before.  We want to try to make things happen when it works for patrons so I will be giving local students a chance to fill out a survey.   This will help me know what they might be interested in as well as what day of the week works best.   Parents  please watch for that to come home with them from school as your input is appreciated. 

The Bookenders Book Club continues to meet the 3rd Monday of each month-Call for details!

Upcoming Adult & Preschool programs will likely be on Friday mornings-watch for more information to come!