June 24, 2017
by Gayle
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Come Learn About the Eclipse and See Some Moon Dust

This Wednesday (6/28), at 2:00 p.m., at the Sargent Library, we are planning a fun afternoon of learning about the upcoming solar eclipse.  We will demonstrate how eclipses work, how to observe the eclipse safely, and how to prepare for the event. There will be moon dust for everyone to touch and feel. For a craft, we will make sun cookies. This event will be geared for children; however anyone who is interested in learning about the eclipse is welcome to come. 

June 7, 2017
by Gayle
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Our First Day of Summer Reading

We had a good turn out and beautiful weather today for our afternoon of reading. Gayle and Emily read books to the children. We made bookmarks, and later we had a treasure hunt.

Be sure to remind your children -toddler to grade 6 – to keep up on their reading this summer. We have prizes (slushies, pizzas, chamber bucks, and more) for every hour they read. Jr High – High school ages can get slushies and enter for a chance to win a free Kindle.

Craft Time Story Time

 

May 22, 2017
by Gayle
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Sargent Was Home to Two Former Nebraska Governors

Ezra Perin Savage

Ezra Perin Savage

Here is one of Sargent’s claims to fame. Two of our town’s former residents once held Nebraska’s highest office.

Ezra Perin Savage was governor from 1901 to 1902. However before this time, he is credited with platting the original town of Sargent. You can read more about him at EP Savage Biography

 

 

Ralph Brooks

Ralph Brooks

Ralph Brooks was governor from 1959 – 1960. He graduated from Sargent High School in 1916. You can read more about him at Ralph Brooks Biography

Below is a picture of Ralph Brooks from a 1915 Sargent Annual.

Ralph Brooks

May 15, 2017
by Gayle
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Free Scholarships for Nebraska Kids

We are planning a fun filled children’s reading program this summer with pizza, movies, and other prizes for reading books. In addition to local prizes, any child ages 3-18 will be eligible to have a chance to win a $529 scholarship if they sign up and complete the summer reading program at the Sargent library.

No matter how young your children are, it’s not too early to be thinking about college scholarships. NEST 529 has some other current scholarship contests that are easy to enter. ($5000 for children age 8 and under, $1000 for entering a farm photo age 13 and under, and $529 for children born in 2017)

More information can be found at the following websites:

$529 Scholarship for Summer Reading

Other Nest 529 Scholarships

 

March 17, 2017
by Gayle
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Be Sure To Check Out “The Art of the Pie”

The Sargent Library is a member of Nebraska Overdrive. This is a group of libraries throughout the state who pool their resources and purchase eBooks and audio books for you to check out at no cost – all you need is a (free) library card. Every quarter, Overdrive participates in “Big Library Read.” One book is selected and everyone around the world can check out the same eBook at the same time. Currently the book is “Art of the Pie.” The title is self-explanatory. This is a current bestseller on Amazon, and you can check it out for free. The title will be available for check out until March 30th.

March 15, 2017
by Gayle
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And We Have A Winner!

Shirley Fiene

Shirley Fiene

This year, on March 1, the state of Nebraska celebrated its 150th birthday. The Nebraska literary community chose to use this time to highlight some of the best literature produced by authors in our state. Nebraskans were challenged to read 42 books by various Nebraska authors. The chosen books highlighted varied cultures, historical time periods and locations and included books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young adult and picture books.

Shirley Fiene read 13 of the selected books which made her eligible for the silver and gold prizes.  Fourteen winners of the silver prize, from across the state, were announced recently.  Shirley was chosen as one of the recipients. In the picture she is shown with her prize package and certificate. Congratulations Shirley!