It’s fun to read about the pioneers that first settled this land. I find it especially interesting to read about Custer County history. The Sargent library has a number of Nebraska history books. Here are some of the most interesting ones.
Pioneer History of Custer County Nebraska – S. D. Butcher
Sargent, Nebraska 75th Anniversary Celebration 1958, Sargent Centennial 1883 – 1983, Sargent’s Quasquicentennial (125th) Celebration
No Time on My Hands – Grace Snyder (Custer County pioneer, biography)
When You and I Were Young, Nebraska! – Berna Hunter Chrisman (autobiography)
The Ladder of Rivers: The Story of I. P. Olive – Harry E. Chrisman
A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore – Roger L Welsch
Battlefields of Nebraska – Thomas D. Phillips
Mollie – The journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories
The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin
Nebraska: An Illustrated History – Frederick C. Luebke
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen – Bob Greene
One of our newest books deals with the subject of bullying. When in the midst of a life threatening, massive explosion, do you save your own child or your child’s bully? Click the picture below to read a review from the Washington Post.
One of my least favorite jobs at the library is getting rid of old books. There is limited space, so some of the books that are well worn or never get checked out have to be discarded. These books are available free (donations accepted) for whomever wants them. Come in and look them over. You may find the perfect book for you.
Here’s an interesting website called Phone Spell that will generate words from your phone number. This makes it much easier for people to remember. Wouldn’t it be cool if the library’s number could be 308-527-READ or something similar? Well, alas, we’re not that lucky. The best combination they could come up with is 308-jar-gag1. That’s probably not a great way to remember the library 🙂
Come into the library and find a good book. Stay inside and beat the heat. Remember, we also have 4 public computers with a color printer and scanner. We can make black & white and color copies, as well as send and receive faxes.
Adrenaline – Jeff Abbott
Betrayal of Trust – J. A. Jance
Smokin’ Seventeen – Janet Evanovich
The Fifth Witness – Michael Connelly
Theodore Boone: The Abduction – John Grisham
A Conflict of Interest – Adam Mitzner
The Ranger – Ace Atkins
A Death in Summer – Benjamin Black
Buried Secrets – Joseph Finder
Murder One – Robert Dugoni
There will be a library board meeting on Wednesday, July 20th at 12:00 noon. This will be held at the library, and everyone is welcome.
The newest book by Janet Evanovich has just come in.
The 2010-2011 Nebraska Blue Book has just been added to our collection. The Blue Book is Nebraska’s official reference manual, and is a great source of information about the state’s government, geography, economy, history and culture.
The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.
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