Apr 302014

“Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does — a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact — according to a study commissioned by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The study, which looks at the ways “cultural engagement” affects overall wellbeing, concluded that a significant association was found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. The same was true of dancing, swimming and going to plays. The study notes that “causal direction needs to be considered further” — that is, it’s hard to tell whether happy people go to the library, or going to the library makes people happy. But either way, the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark ring true: “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card.”


The link to the article is as follows:

Thanks for the news NPR! We knew there was something to this book thing all along. Now we have a study to back what our gut feeling was.

 Posted by at 3:19 pm
Apr 232014


YES!  The Loup City Public Library will have summer hours!

Summer Hours will begin on Monday, May 19th and will be as follow:

Sunday and Monday : CLOSED

Tuesday : 9am -1pm and 2pm -6pm

                                                                      Wednesday : 2pm-8pm

                                                                       Thursday and Friday : 2pm – 6pm

                                                                            Saturday : 2pm-5pm

The library will also be beginning new rules regarding children on the computers starting on May 19th.  Children who are not working on a project of some kind, are only permitted to be on the computers for one hour per day only.



 Posted by at 3:30 pm