TumbleBooks available until August 30

Our database provider is collaborating with TumbleBooks to provide everyone with FREE use of all of TumbleBooks’ resources through August 30!
This resource provides full-text books and audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults along with educational worksheets and lessons.
Go to our catalog (https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog) and scroll down under the “Resources” box (right hand side) to find these collections.

Library Closure

Jensen Memorial Library will be CLOSED to the public UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

During this time we will be offering a curbside pickup service. Call or email the library the information about the item(s) you may wish to check out, or place a hold through our online catalog https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog/). Staff will process the check out and contact you to schedule a pick up time. All items currently checked out will have Due Dates extended until the closure period is over. No fines will be accrued while the library is closed.Staff will be in the building Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist via phone and email.
If you have further questions or need further assistance, please contact the library at 308-832-2648.
Remember that use of eBooks and eAudiobooks is always available through Overdrive (https://nebraska.overdrive.com). The following guides are available about using Overdrive:
If you have any further questions, please contact the library at 308-832-2648 or library@mindennebraska.org.

Books, Movies and more for your snow day!

Stay warm and cozy inside this winter with the help of a book, audiobook, movie, or magazines borrowed from the library!
We also have a variety of puzzles (100-1000 pieces) you can borrow and keep for as long as you need!

Open at 9 a.m. each day and close at  7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays,  5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday!


Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason to visit JML

On Tuesday, November 12, Minden’s Jensen Memorial Library will welcome Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason. Mason will do a reading of some of his poetry and take part in a question and answer session with attendees. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 443 N. Kearney Avenue in Minden.
In January 2019, Mason was named the Nebraska State Poet by Governor Pete Ricketts. The selection was led by the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission, and a group of state agencies and organizations that presented finalists to the governor for consideration.
Based in Omaha, he is also the Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective and he runs poetry programming for the State Department, working in Nepal, Romania, Botswana and Belarus.
Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for his poem “Notes For My Daughter Against Chasing Storms” and his work can be found in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. The author of Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know and The Baby That Ate Cincinnati.
More information about Mason, his works, and his adventures as the Nebraska State Poet is available at his website:  http://matt.midverse.com/.

New Books for late September

Catalog link to full descriptions

Adult Fiction
Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
Whisper Network by Chandler Baker
Outfox by Sandra Brown
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Recursion by Blake Crouch
American Magic by Zach Fehst
The Girl in the Glass Box by James Grippando
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
The Girl Whop Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz (Steig Larsson)
The Islanders by Meg Mitchell Moore
The Inn by James Patterson
A Better Man by Louise Penny
The Dark Side by Danielle Steel
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Picture Books
Don’t Blink by Tom Booth
Snack Attack by Terry Border
See Me Play by Paul Meisel
One Dark Bird by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
Alfred’s Book of Monster by Sam Streed
A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse by Frank Viva
How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
So Big by Wohnout
Dance is for Everyone by Andrea Zuill

Juvenile Fiction
Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (series) by Joe Ballarini
Speed Demon by Fred Bown
She’s the Liar by Alison Cherry
Storm Blown by Nick Courage
Benchwarmers by John Feinstein
The Doughnut King by Jessie Janowitz
Things That Don’t Make Sense by Brynn Kelly
Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar
Waylon:  The most awesome of all by Sara Pennypacker
The Girl Who Sailed the Stars by Matilda Woods

Graphic Novels
Hicotea:  a Nightlights story by Lorena Alvarez
Making Friends:  Back to the drawing boare by Kristen Gudsnuk
The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

Young Adult
Just My Luck by Jennifer Honeybourn
Mech Cadet Yu:  Volume two by Greg Pak