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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Charlotte Endorf

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Charlotte Endorf will be present a program “Nebraska Spirit:  The North Platte Canteen,” at the Rock County Public Library on      April 10th at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome – Refreshments will be served.  This program is made possible by the Humanities Nebraska as part of the HN speakers bureau.  During World War II, American soldiers from across the country rolled through North Platte on troop trains enroute to Europe and the Pacific.  Learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than six million soldiers from 1942 – 1946.

 

 

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One Book One Nebraska 2014

Governor Dave Heineman signed a proclamation on January 16, 2014 honoring 2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene. People across Nebraska are encouraged to read this story of how North Platte, Nebraska, a plains community of only 12,000 people, came together during World War II to provide welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food and treats to more than six million GIs by the time the war ended. Award-winning journalist Bob Greene is a CNN contributor and a New York Times bestselling author who originally set out to write Once Upon a Town because, as he says on the book’s first page, he was looking for “…the best America there ever was.” He found it in North Platte, on the site of the old Canteen down by the railroad tracks. In this nonfiction story, Greene discovers the echoes of a love story between a country and its young people. During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte on troop trains en route to their ultimate destinations in Europe and the Pacific. This small town, wanting to offer warmth and support to the servicemen and women, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen. Every day of the year, every day of the war, the Canteen—staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers—was open from 5:00 a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. Once Upon a Town tells the story of how this plains community and the surrounding towns stepped up to boost the morale of more than six million GIs by the time the war ended.

Libraries across Nebraska will join other literary and cultural organizations in planning book discussions, activities, and events to encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss this book. The Rock County Public Library has one copy of Once Upon a Town and will be receiving multiple copies around March 12. Overdrive has two copies of the e-book and one copy in audio format.  This book has been selected for the April adult book discussion to be held at Rock County Public library. Anyone may join this discussion by simply stopping by your library to pick up a copy of the book.

The One Book One Nebraska reading program is entering its tenth year and is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Library Association, Nebraska Library Commission, and Humanities Nebraska.  Updates and Nebraska activity listings can be found at http://onebook.nebraska.gov and posted on http://www.facebook.com/onebookonenebraska.

 

 

 

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OverDrive Password

On January 29, 2014, library patrons will be required to enter a unique password assigned to the Rock County Public Library for county residents to use when signing into their OverDrive accounts to download their free e-books and audio titles. The library has been instructed to not post this password on the web because it is only for Rock County residents. Please call or e-mail the library at 402-684-3800 or e-mail rockcolib@abbnebraska.com to get the password.

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