February News

YEAH!  We have met our goal for the carpet!  Changes will be happening!  I will keep everyone posted on a date when this will take place.  Thanks for everyone who helped us meet this goal, your support is greatly appreciated.

Stop in and check out our new books that we received for the month of February!

Skin Game by Jim Butcher, Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner, Full Force and Effect by Mark Greaney,  The nightingale by Hannah Kristin,  The girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins,  Descent by Time Johnston,  Breaking Creed by Alex Kava,  Saint Odd by Dean Koontz,  Private Vegas by James Patterson,  The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson,  Darling Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott,  A Promise to Protect, and Shadows of the Past by Patricia Bradley,  Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter,  Hearts Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher,  Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer,  Treasure on Lilac Lane by Donna Alward,  Cold Days, Ghost Story by Jim Butcher,  One True Path by Cameron Barbara,  The life We Bury by Allen Eskens,  Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke,  Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey,  The light between oceans by M. L. Stedman,  The Dismal River series by Lloyd Warner.  We also added 13 easy-readers, 7 Juvenile, and 10 Juvenile Teen books.

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New Assistant Director

We have recently hired a new Assistant Director.  Kim Ost has join our library!  We are very excited to see what we can accomplish.

January titles added to our collection.  Trust no one by Jayne Ann Krentz,  Yes Please by Amy Poehler,  The remedy for love by Bill Roorbach,  Crossroads and A road unknown by Barbara Cameron,  Finding love at home, Holding a tender heart, and Seeing your face again by Jerry S. Eicher,  The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter,  Eyes only by Fern Michaels,  Steadfast heart by Tracie Peterson.  We also added 6 easy readers, and 16 juvenile readers.  Stop in and check them out!

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Library News!

The library will be having preschool story hour starting October 8th!  If you haven’t signed your child up, please call the library.  The Adult book discussion will meet September 16th at 4:00. We have enjoyed the Duck Stamps on display at the library, if you haven’t been in to see them, do so, for they well be shipped out soon.  We had a very successful book sale!  Our carpet fundraiser if off to a good start.  Thanks to all of you that have already donated to the cause, we have enough to purchase 272 squares.  I know we can do this….please support your local library!

Stop in and check out our new books that we received for the month of August.    One Nation by Ben Carson,  Blood feud: the Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein,  Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford,  In his sights by Kate Brennen,  The Dead will tell by Linda Castillo,  Power Play by Catherine Coulter,  Texas True #1 by Janet Dailey,  Fast Track by Julie Garwood,  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance,  The City by Dean Koontz,  Love Letters by Debbie Macomber,  Invisible by James Patterson,  Fool Moon & Grave Peril by Jim Butcher,  Orchard of Hope, The Scent of Lilacs, Summer Joy by Ann Gabhart,  Shattered, Silenced, Stranded, and Submerged by Dani Pettrey,  Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling,  and Swan Point by Sherryl Woods.  We also added 5 Juvenile books.  Thanks to the following people for their book donation to the library,                 Allen & Leanne Cook, Donald Buchanan, Carolyn Hall and Jennifer Corman.

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Fundraiser for the Library!

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The Library is accepting donations so we can purchase new carpet, and pursue a new interior design plan.  A square of carpet is $5.  We are asking that you purchase as many squares as you wish to help us out with this project for the community.   ( We need a total of 2,900 square.)  Thank You for your support!!

Pledge forms may be picked up at the Library.  Please make checks payable to Rock County Public Library Foundation.  Any questions, please call the library at 402-684-3800.



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Summer News

Summer has come to an end here at the Library!  We had a successful reading program, and ended it with a pizza/movie party!  We are getting ready to head out on the bookmobile, and get story hour ready for October.

July has brought in the following new titles:  Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke,  Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich,  The Sweet Spot by Stephanie Evanovich,  The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank,  No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald,     Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King,  Field of Prey by John Sanford,  A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel,  The goldfinch by Donna Tartt,  Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer,  The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs,  Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods,  A Cousin’s Challenge by Wanda Brunstetter,  A Counsin’s Prayer by Wanda Brunstetter,  The Promise by Robyn Carr,  The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher,  Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart,  The Bride backfire, The Bride Bargain, and The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake,  Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, Until we Touch by Susan Mallery,  Against the wild by Kat Martin,  Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda by Tara Lee Reed,  Brava Valentine, The Supreme Macaroni Company and Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, The house on Mermaid Point and Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax,  The Beach Trees by Karen White.  We also added four new teen fiction,  Nine Juvenile, and 5 DVD’s.

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Gain Financial Education

Come in and check out our new materials for money management.

This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing @ your library, a partnership with the American Library Association. This program is sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Northeast Library System. money

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Jr. Rangers

The US National Park Service came to our library on June 17th, and we had an afternoon of learning about Dragon Flies and facts on the National Parks.  All of these children became our local Jr. Rangers!jr. Rangers

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Library News!


Library News!

Summer is underway!  So far we have 38 kids signed up for our summer reading program.  We have had some great donations by Sherry Schoenberger, Betty Christensen, Allen & Leanne Cook, Sally Gobel, Emily Allison, Georgia Peterson, Georgia Lee, and Riley Teel.  Thanks to all of you!

Stop in and check out our new books that we received for the month of May and June.  Four blood moons, Still foolin’ em,  Walking on Water, The Target, The deepest secret,  I’ve Got you under my skin, Double fault, The end of always, The son, The girl you left behind, Unlucky 13, The kill switch, Carnal Curiosity, The house on Blackberry Hill, Four Friends, Three little words,  When we met, Shadowfever, A Sensible arrangement, Dark witch, Betting the rainbow, Save the Date, The Target, Missing You, Flash Boys, Thankful, Child of Mine, A Beauty So Rare, Prejudice meets Pride, Stuck Together, Before We Kiss, A Moment in Time, The Meaning of Names, The Story of Beautiful Girl, Catching Fireflies, Midnight Promises.  We also added 4 DVD’s, 8 easy readers, 33 Juvenile, and 21 Juvenile Teen to our collection.

Back on April 17th 1982, Duane Hutchinson interviewed a number of people, some included Elmer and Helen Swanson, Leona Allen, and Leona Spann.  Their stories include topics such as sod houses, World War I and II, the Spanish influenza, snakes, ranching, farming, famous and infamous visitors, and everyday life in Nebraska.  These stories are now available to view live at Nebraska Memories at http://memories.ne.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/rcpl

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Library News!

Rock County Library News!

This last week was National Library week, I want to thank everyone who participated in making our week a success. Our M&M guessing jar winner was Payton Ebert. The winner of the Adult drawing was Ana Monasterio. We held an internet class last week, and we had a full house for our speaker Charlotte Endorf.

We have had many donation by the following people. Georgia Peterson, Don Buchanan, Wyatt Wilkins, Betty Christensen, Alex Chavez, Randall Shinn, Bill & Allie Allen, Suzi Smily, Gary Bussinger, Traci Alberts and Jessica Anderson. A big thanks to all of you!

Our new books that we have received in March are, Call the midwife: a memoir of birth, joy and hard times, The Monuments Men, Power Play, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, Hopeful, Killer, First Love, The Hero, The Chance, The Wanderer, Crimson Rose, April’s Rain, A hidden Truth, A Shining Light, A Simple Change, A Captain for Laura Rose, Seaview Inn, Valley of Fire, Stone Cold, The Chase, Moving Target, and Evening Stars.  We also added four easy readers, 24 Juvenile, 8 Juvenile Teen.

Adrianna Shaw will be our intern this summer, we thank the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Library Association to make this internship possible.

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Happy National Library Week!

The Rock County Library has on an average, 12 patrons per hour that come through the door!

A little bit of information for you….Did you know that the Rock County Library has a total of 845 Patrons!

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