Nov 14

November Quilt on display

Lavonne Dahl Purple Quilt on Display

Lavonne Dahl Purple Quilt on Display

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A member of the Material Girls Quilt Guild, Lavonne Dahl of rural Scribner, NE, shares her Purple Quilt with our area.  Come and see it


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Nov 14

November is National Picture Book Month – Celebrate

Why Picture Books Are Important by Kathryn Otoshi

Here within the protective, nurturing folds of a children’s picture book, our youngest member of the human race can ask questions about the challenges of life. Through our story’s characters – a tattered stuffed bear who is afraid of the dark; a tin soldier who has lost his way; or an outcast giant who finds acceptance through a little girl – our children learn about fear, separation, and exclusion, as well as courage, love and hope.

Here are  a few 516V3J3EnrL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ 3430474a-0106-4beb-b1df-424af3f5ef25._V302134858_51qObTY8ZYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ I really enjoy!

Let us know your favorite picture books….we can learn from each other.


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Nov 13

More Free Music Downloads and Streaming

Free with your Free North Bend Public Library card…you now have access to 5 (that’s right, 5) Free music downloads per week, and they are still yours to keep.

Also we have added a new feature – 3 hours of free music streaming each week.

All FREE with your FREE library card.  Just click on the FREEGAL image to the right of the web site with the FREEGAL image.

Your library working for you.


Call the library if you have any questions.





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Nov 13

My Life As a Sex Slave – discussion

My Life as a Sex Slave.  Library Program Event

Important information, red flags and an extremely personal account of her abuse.  This is not a program for minors.  All Minors must be accompanied by an adult to attend this program.

A discussion of
and Finding Strength
by survivor Bronwyn Zitka
Friday November 13th
6:30 PM
North Bend Public Library
110 E 13th St
North Bend NE 68649

Bronwyn Zitka graduated from Fremont High in 2009 and shortly after, married the man who would quickly become her captor. They moved to Lawton, Oklahoma for his job and lived there until she joined the military in 2011 in an attempt to escape his abuse. In October 2012 she was finally able to divorce him and later received an honorable discharge from the military in 2013.

Bronwyn desires to increase the awareness of seldom talked about ‘homegrown’ sex slavery: The sexual abuse, assault and exploitation (and/or being sold) of a person by someone else so others do not have the same experience. Bronwyn will detail her personal experiences of having a person who said they cared about her violate her, as well as the how and why this kind of abuse happens. This will include the different ways abusers groom their potential victims and problems with virginity glorification. She will also discuss ways that people can become allies and aides to abuse survivors.

Bronywn’s presentation will end with a question and answer session. With all of the sexual abuse that has come to light in the news recently, this is a time to bring awareness to a hidden issue so that victims and survivors can get the help and support they need and deserve.

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Oct 22

October Quilt – Pumpkin Quilt

This quilt was made by  Jolene Siebels of Cedar Bluffs and quilted by Michelle Mueller of Fremont.

Stop in and see it for yourself.


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Oct 01

Angel Quilt on display

IMG_2501This beautiful Angel Quilt is now on display at the library. The quilt was made by Lucille Jarman of Wahoo and quilted by Michelle Mueller of Fremont.  Lucille is a member of the Material Girls Quilt Guild of North Bend. They welcome new members.


Stop by and see it today!


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Jul 18

Stuffed Animal Sleepover hijinks fun @ your library

The library hosted the first Stuffed Animal Sleepover @ the library!.  Patrons allowed their favorite stuffed animal to stay the night at the library. The security camera’s caught the hijinks and tomfoolery during the sleepover.  More photos are available on the library face book page at…enjoy the fun


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Jul 18

Summer Reading Program Community Hero Day

The theme for the last day of the Summer Reading Program was Community Heroes.  Our local volunteer fire department offered to come and give a safety lesson, let us squirt the water hose and tour the smoke filled trailer. It wasn’t real smoke, but it acted like it.  It was fun and interesting.  Here are a few photos of the event and more can be found on the library face book page at


Thank you – North Bend Volunteer Fire Department for the great lessons and and being there when we need you!!!

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