May 29

Libraries Rock – Summer 2018

We’re ready to Rock the library this summer!

  • Reading Challenge begins May 29. Go HERE for details.
  • Kids’ classes take place weekly in June beginning June 5.
  • Many special events and fun activities are planned. Go HERE for the full schedule. Printable calendar available at end of page.


Oct 30

Upcoming Events – February 2018

Weekly Classes & Events

Preschool Storytime:  Wednesdays, 2 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.

Preschool Legos:  Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Parents accompany children in creating, following directions, and sharing projects.

Lego Club: Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m.
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.

Chapter Chat:  Thursdays, 4 p.m.
Kids in grades 4-7 will take part in reading a pre-selected book, each month focusing on a different title. Books will be provided by the library! FEBRUARY BOOK:  “The Speck” by Terry Pratchett (a collection of short stories) 

Other Events

Pub Trivia:  Thursday, February 1, 7:30 p.m. (at Breakaway, 305 N. Minden Ave.).
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. FEBRUARY THEME:  Winter Olympics & South Korea

Valentine’s Make & Take:  Friday, February 9, 10 a.m.-noon.
Create some fun Valentine inspired crafts. Come & go at your convenience.

Family Storytime:  Saturday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.
Stories, craft, and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Kids’ Time Kinder. – 3rd grade:  Monday, February 12, 4 p.m.
Join Miss MaryJo each month for an hour of stories, activities, crafts, and snacks focused on a seasonal theme.

Teen Night:  Saturday, February 24, 6-9 p.m.
Teens (7th-12th grade) are invited in for an evening of fun, games, socializing, and, of course, food.

Coffee & Cookies:  Monday, February 26.
Stop by the library for a hot cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Learn more about what the library is up to, or pick up a book or movie while you’re here!

Kids’ Time Grades 4-6:  Monday, February 26.
Join Miss MaryJo each month for an hour of stories, activities, crafts, and snacks focused on a seasonal theme.

Adult Crafts Night:  Monday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
Adults and teens can express their creative side with Pinterest-inspired crafts! Supplies provided. No charge. FEBRUARY CRAFTS:  Jar Lid Suncatchers; Clay Pot Wind Chime (held over from January). Please register by Thursday, Feb. 22.

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:…/nebraska-literary-tour/

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