Holiday Hours



A reminder that we will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

The library will still be OPEN December 27 and 29.

Dates to Remember:

Game Day  :     December 29, 1-5  Refreshments, Door Prizes.  For Elementary, Middle School, High School kids while on Christmas break.  All are welcomed.

Library Board Meeting:  January  5 at 7:00 pm.  All are welcomed.

Literary Reading Group: January 24 at 9:30 am.  Theme: “Snow”.



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The Spider’s Web By Margaret Coel

When Ned Windsong is murdered in his own bed, friends and family suspect his white girlfriend because she was the outsider.  People believed Ned  was a successful young man who left the reservation, who could belong in the white man’s world, yet who wanted to come back to be part of their most holy rituals.  Unbeknownst among his people, Ned came back to cleanse himself of past crimes.  A pretty white women follows him, claiming that he had plan to marry her.  The night he was murdered, she was the only witness.  Did she kill him?  Most believe she did.  Vicki agrees to be her lawyer, hired by Marcy’s rich father,  to prove her innocence.   As the story unfold, more people on the reservation are involved, rumors following the ” moccasin trail” are rapport, and Father John is caught in the middle, not knowing who to believe.   Who killed Ned?  Who is the big man with the big black cowboy hat?  Did Ned’s ex-girlfriend kill him?  Was Ned innocent or guilty of past crimes?  Did Marcy kill Ned?

To find the answers to the questions:  Read It!  A fast moving story that is intriguing.  You will have more questions than answers.  A book that was hard to put down!

Book Reviews

The Library is ready for Christmas

The library is decorated for Christmas!  A big THANK YOU goes to the Senior Seminar: Community Service class  of High Plains.   Autumn, Merna,  Cale, and Cole did a fantastic job!   They decorated our two large windows.

A big THANK YOU to Karen for sharing her Santa collection.

Stop at the Polk Library to enjoy the festive decorations while drinking wassail and eating holiday cookies on December 6, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Also, remember our donation drive of socks for women, men, girls, and boys.  They will be given to Living Water Rescue Mission in January.

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New E-Mail Address

**Attention** The Polk Public Library has a new e-mail address.  It is:

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Closed for the Holiday

We will be closed November 27, 2014.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Preschool Reading “Thanksgiving Party” on November 26 at 10:00 am.

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New Books

Juvenile Books


Bodeen                The Raft

Bodeen                Shipwreck Island

Colie                    How Smart Is Your Dog?

Cox                       Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Delano                 Sea Monsters

Dewdney             Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

DiCamillo            Flora & Ulysses

Discover the Prehistoric World of Dinosaurs

Feldman              Dedan Saves the Day

Feldman              Katya’s Busy Morning

Feldman              Milla’s Big Day

Feldman              Tembo Takes Charge

Hotchkiss            Grasshoppers

Litwin                  Pete the Cant and His Four Groovy Buttons

Lupica                  Hero

Man-Kong           The Spooky Smells of Halloween

Myron                 Dewey There’s A Cat in the Library

Pett                      The Girl and the Bicycle

New Books

Literary Reading Group

We will not meet in November.  The next gathering has been scheduled for December 13 at 9:30 am.  The theme is “Ethnic Christmas”.  Join us for interesting discussions and refreshments.

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Wassil at the Library

Christmas in Polk will be December 6.  Santa comes to town!  The Library will host refreshments of Wassil and cookies.  All are welcomed between 9:00 – 1:00.

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Christmas Donation

Every year the library has had a donation drive for the community or the county.  In the past we have organized  a paper and/or food drive for Blue Valley, Teddy Bears for each community’s  1st Responder  Teams, and children’s books for families.  This year we are asking for donations of socks for children and adults.  They will be given to the Living Waters Mission located in York.  They provide a safe and warm place to sleep for anyone in need.

We will be collecting the socks through November and December.  They can be dropped off at the library any time we are open OR put in the book “drop-off” slot in the door.


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Library Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be on November 25 at 7:00 pm.  We will be decorating the library for Christmas.   We will not have a meeting in December.   All are welcomed.

Library Board Meeting