Target Meeting on September 8.

The next Target Meeting will be on September 5 at the Albion Public Library from 1-4pm. The topics of discussion will be the Affordable Care Act and ideas from the book “Smile & Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve” The office has copies of the book and will hand them out at the meeting.

You can register by filling out the form here or by calling the office 402-564-1586.

Spice up Storytime

Contact the System office to check out the Poetry Trunk!!  The trunk includes:  magnetic words for the magnetic poetry stand, Poetry Puppets, Samples of Poetry, ideas to help kids make their own poetry books, and much more..trunk

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Book Set

hedge  The Elegance of the Hedgehog book set is available from the System Office, we have eight copies ready for your book club check out.

Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and good.  Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society’s expectations of what a concierge should be.  But beneath this facade lies the real Renee: Passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives.  Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits b her one friend Mauela, Renee lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company.  Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday.  But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbors will dramatically alter their lives forever.  By turn moving and hilarious,  this unusual novel became the top-selling book in France in 2007, with sales of over 900,000 copies to date.

Contact Shelia at 1-800-578-1014 or to check out this book set.

New Teen Book Set

The System Office has the new teen book set “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld.  This is also this years One Book Teen one Nebraska book.  The office has eight copies of this book.  This book is for grade 7 and up.

books-leviathan  This is World War I as never seen before.  The story begins the same:  on June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and he wife are assassinated, triggering a sequence of alliances that plunges the world into war.  This global conflict is between the Clankers, who put their faith in machines, and the Darwinists, whose technology is based on the development of new species.  After the assassination of his parents, Prince Alekasandar’s people turn on him.  Accompanied buy a small group of loyal servants, the young Clanker fees Austria in a Cyklop Stormwalker, a war machine that walks on tow legs.  Meanwhile, as Deryn Sharp trains to be an airman with the British Air Service, she prays that no one will discover that she is a girl.  She serves on the Leviathan, a massive biological airship that resembles and enormous flying whale and functions as a self contained ecosystem.  It crashes in Switzerland, and the two teens cross paths, and suddenly the line between enemy and ally is no longer clearly defined.  Full of nonstop action.

Contact Shelia at or 1-800-578-1014 to check this set out.


New Youth Book Set = Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith

David isn’t happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in  “Middle -of -Nowhere,” Washington.  Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed and Breadfast, he isn’t surprised by its the 60′s meets Star Wars décor, but he is surprised by the weird looking guests.  It turns out that each room I n the inn is an off-earth portal and his grandma the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth.  Grandma desperately needs David’s help monitoring the visitors, shopping for cartloads of aluminum-foil for dinner, and taking rambunctious alien kids, that glow in the dark and look like trees, camping.  The problem is, the town sheriff, already suspicious about Granny, is a scout leader camping in the same spot. Will David blow Granny’s cover, forcing the B&B to shout down for good, or will the intergalactic police have to intervene?

This is this years youth One book One Nebraska.  This book is for ages 8 and up.  The System has ten copies of this book.  Contact Shelia at or 800-578-1014 to reserve this book set.