Oct 30

Upcoming Events – Nov/Dec 2017

(Printer friendly PDF here)

Recurring Classes & Events

Preschool Storytime:  Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.
For children ready to sit, listen and interact with stories, puppets, songs, and activities. A 30-minute program designed to help Preschoolers develop literacy and social skills. Designed for ages 2 & up.

Mommy & Me Storytime:  Alternating Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. (September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24)
Designed for kids not yet ready for independent storytime, parents will accompany children through stories, songs, and activities during this 15-20-minute class designed to expose young children to early literary concepts and socialization. Designed for those under age 2.

Preschool Legos:  Alternating Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. (September 5 & 19, October 3, 17 & 31)
Parents accompany children in creating, following directions, and sharing projects.

Kids’ Time:  Kindergarten—3rd Grade:  Second Mondays, 4 p.m. (September 11, October 9)
4th-6th Grades:  Third Mondays, 4 p.m. (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20)
Join Miss MaryJo each month for an hour of stories, activities, crafts, and snacks focused on a seasonal theme.

Lego Club: Last Mondays, 4 p.m. (September 25, October 30)
For kids in elementary and middle school. Each week will center around a different building style, general theme, or concept through which kids will be able to create and share. Kindergarten age and up.

Pub Trivia:  November 2 & December 14, 7:30 p.m.
Show off your useless (and not-so-useless) knowledge in our monthly trivia challenge. Theme varies each month. Teams of up to 5 persons. Prizes awarded.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG):  December 4, 5 p.m.
Teens (7th-12th grade) are able to share ideas about library materials and events for their age group.

Special Events

Fall Book Sale:   November 16-22
Kick off your holiday shopping by browsing our Fall book sale for some gently-used (and practically new!) books. Prices by suggested donation amount—Hardcover:  $2, Paperback, $1, others marked.

Food for Fines:  November 27-December 2
Get rid of those overdue fines by bringing in non-perishable foods or other items to be donated to the local food bank. Not applicable for replacement/non-returned costs or other fees.

Christmas Storytime:  Thursday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Stories, craft, games, snack, and the Big Guy in the Red Suit! Join us for our annual celebration of Christmas!

Teen Overnight:  7 p.m. Friday, December 29 through 7 a.m., Saturday, December 30
Students in 7th grade and up will be locked in the library for 12 hours of games, food, movies, and all-out fun! Registration is required by Wednesday, Dec. 27. Permission form must be turned in by start of event.





May 30

Summer at the Library 2017

Reading Challenge
Fun for the whole family!

Complete Challenge tasks, bring completed cards to the library to enter for prize drawings. Challenges include reading-related tasks, community involvement tasks, and ways to have fun during the summer. Everyone who turns in at least two READ challenges will receive a free book!
Registration begins May 30

Classes, Events & Special Guests

– Classes and storytimes for kids begin June 6-8. Sign-up begins May 30.
– Numerous other activities and events are on the schedule. Please go here for the full calendar.

Jan 04

Storytimes & Kids’ Time are back!

We are ready for the new year and ready to re-start our ongoing events and classes!

Preschool Storytime:  Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.

K-2 Club:  4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., Mondays:  February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8

3rd-5th Club: 4 p.m., Mondays:  February 27, March 20, April 17, May 15

Family Storytime:  5:30 p.m., Mondays:  March 6, April 3. and May 1


Dec 12

Christmas and New Year’s Hours


Dec 12

Activities for kids & teens planned during Winter Break


Nov 23

Christmas Storytime!

Our tree is up, we’re ready to read,
Santa is on his way indeed.
With a craft, a game, a story or two,
Fun times with friends, old and new.
At Half-past-5 on Monday eve,
The Library will be the place to be.
Come one, come all and celebrate,
It’s CHRISTMAS STORYTIME! You won’t want to be late!


Nov 02

Holiday Closings

JML will be closed:



Friday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day




Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving

Oct 27

Overdrive Password Change

Our Overdrive system has been updated! If/when you log in to check out your eBooks or eAudiobooks, your password is now your 10-digit phone number (no spaces or dashes). If you have problems or concerns, please contact the library!



Sep 21

Nebraska Literary Tour App

The Nebraska Literary Tour app from Humanitites Nebraska gives you an opportunity to virtually tour the areas discussed in novels by Nebraska authors. Information about how to get the app is available here: http://humanitiesnebraska.org/progr…/nebraska-literary-tour/

Sep 19

New Library Cards for All!

Next time you are at the library, stop by the desk to get your new library card featuring a picture of the library!
Everyone who has an active account is able to get one of these new cards.


Older posts «