About Us

The Snyder Library Board has five members: Marlene Snell, Connie Kaup, Doris Laird, Jesseca Hultgren, and Bev Meyer; the library director is Shelley Nelsen.


MarleneMarlene has lived in Snyder for 52 years and is retired from Municipal Emergency Services (formerly Danko Emergency Equipment Company).  Marlene is extremely active in her church and community.  She has been a member of the Snyder Library Board for since 2009, and President of the board for three years.  Her hobbies are gardening, embroidery, and quilting, and she is a proud member of the “Quilt in a Trunk” quilting club.  She is married to Mr. George Snell and together they have five children and three grandchildren.



Connie has lived in the Snyder area for 47 years and has held a variety of jobs.  She has been the C-Store Manager, a substitute teacher, and currently is the Snyder Correspondent for both the Scribner and West Point Newspapers.  Connie is active with the Snyder and Nebraska Lions Club, the Snyder Senior Center and a member of St. Leo’s Choir.  She enjoys visiting the elderly, doing crossword puzzles, HER GRANDCHILDREN, and baking.  Her favorite book is The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder; she has been a board member since 2001.



DorisDoris and her husband, Don, have lived in the Scribner-Snyder area for over 45 years.  Doris is a retired school teacher; many of her years of service were at the Scribner-Snyder Community School.  She enjoys reading, quilting, decorating the house, and gardening.  She also loves to travel and spend time with her friends. She has no favorite book or series, but is an avid reader and enjoys all genres.  She and Don have two children and five grandchildren; Doris has been on the Library Board since 2010.



JessecaJesseca Hultgren has been on the Library Board since 2016.  She works at Graybeal’s in West Point and has lived in Snyder for 16 years.  Her family is her top priority but she enjoys sewing, painting, drawing, and other hand crafts.  Her favorite book is Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice but she loves reading across the genres.  She is married to Mr. David Hultgren and they have two children.



Bev Meyer has been on the Library Board since mid 2017. She is a former kindergarten and elementary school teacher and enjoys substitute teaching, teaching Sunday School, traveling, cooking, and going to the Symphony.  Bev has lived near Snyder for almost 40 years with her husband and best friend Harvey.  She has several favorite books and series, but is very partial to The Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson and the Joanne Fluke murder mystery series.  Bev is also a member of the Snyder Book Club and invites everyone to join the group which meets at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of every month at the Library!



Originally from Arkansas, Shelley moved to the Snyder area in 2012 and has been director of the library since 2014.  Retired from 30 years in the Air Force, she has worked different jobs all over the world; mainly in the flying career field.  She enjoys working in and around their acreage where she has 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 14 guinea fowl.  She also enjoys reading, sewing, quilting and the odd computer game.  Her favorite book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, but loves a good murder mystery as well.  She is married to Mr. Brian Nelsen, also a veteran of the Air Force!

3 Responses to About Us

  1. Steven Sieraski says:

    Hi, I have an ancestor, Joseph Meier, that passed away in Snyder Nebraska on June 11, 1908. Does the library have access to any information source that might have his obituary? If so, I would like to obtain a copy if possible. Please let me know. Thank you for your help.

    • Shelley Nelsen says:

      Hi Steven,

      You are more than welcomed to come to the library and look through our material; I have a book “The Life and Times of Snyder, NE” that may have info you seek; I also have 6 boxes of original newspapers that you may look through to find what you seek. We also have four computers that may help you in your search if you don’t see it in printed form. Thanks! Shelley

  2. Steven Sieraski says:

    Hi again, I forgot to include a similar request for his wife, Johanna Meier, who passed away in Snyder Nebraska on July 2, 1908.

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