Used Book Sale June 3-5

Jensen Memorial Library will hold its annual Used Book Sale June 3-5 as part of Minden’s City-Wide Garage Sales event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited to once again be able to offer this sale, especially as a part of City-Wide Garage Sales which is always a great time for people to get out into the community,“ Library Director Janene Hill said.

The sale will be open during the library’s regular business hours – Thursday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 4, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The bulk of the sale will take place outside (weather permitting) on the North and East sides of the library, with some items inside. Attendees are asked to enter through the northeast entrance to access indoor sale items.

“There should be something for everyone among the hundreds of books to be available,” Hill said. “Sale items include items removed from the library’s shelves and items donated by our community. We make sure every item is in acceptable condition and ready for a new home”

The sale is free-will donation with posted suggested prices. Boxes and plastic bags will be available to assist shoppers in carrying out their selections. All proceeds go toward events and classes at Jensen Memorial Library.

Should the weather not allow for outdoor sales, a reduced number of items will be available inside throughout the library.

The library does ask that all attendees follow health department guidelines and maintain appropriate social distancing. Face coverings are not required but are encouraged. Hand sanitizer will be available.

2021 Tax Time

Are you ready to tackle your taxes? We have basic forms 1040 and 1040N available without charge. Additional forms can be printed from the following sites:
Prints are $.20 per page.
Library staff are not able to offer specific advice on filing, but can help you find the forms you need!

1040 income tax form and w-2 wage statement with a federal Treasury refund check.

Reserve Titles Online!

Did you know you can have us pull books for quick pick-up? For items currently out, we will hold the item for you as soon as it gets returned. For items currently on the shelf, we will pull them and let you know when they are ready!

1. Sign into your library account in the upper right corner on our catalog homepage:
2. Find the item you want, click on the “Reserve this item” button above the title.

Curbside Pickup is also still available!

For assistance, contact the library at 308-832-2648

Golden Sower Winners and Honor Books 2020

Picture Book:Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick & David Serlin

Chapter Book:The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

Novel:Restart” by Gordon Korman

Picture books:The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt; “Can I be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings
Chapter books:Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate; “The Doughnut Fix” by Jessie Janowitz
Novels:Not If I Save You First” by Ally Carter; “Refugee” by Alan Gratz

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 ( and scroll down under the “Resources” box (right hand side) to find these collections.

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!