New Phone Number

With the completion of the merger between Meridian and Republican Valley Library Systems, the Kearney office of Central Plains Library System has a new telephone number: (308) 708-1688. The former telephone number has been disconnected.

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I Opened A Book by Julia Donaldson




The October-December 2014 issue of the Meridian Monitor newsletter is available by clicking on the newsletter link at the top of this page.


Personal Reading List

The newest issue of Booklist contains an excellent article by well-known Reader’s Advisor Joyce Saricks.  In it, she talks about how important it is that you keep a list of all the books you read each year; nothing fancy – just author and title.  She has been doing this for years and enjoys revisiting her past reads.

I am currently in the middle of facilitating one of Basic Skills Reader’s Advisory classes and I would agree with Ms. Saricks.  To be a good RA, it’s important to read (hopefully, WIDELY) and keeping a list helps you remember.

I keep my list on Goodreads and the joy of that is they send me a link at the end of the year with my entire list on it and I, too, can relive what I have read.  Additionally, every month or so, they recommend titles I might enjoy based upon what I have on my list.  It’s a win-win situation!


Salute to Librarians

Warren Adler salutes librarians