Don’t forget to return those library books you checked out this summer!!  Parents please check to see if you might have any library books lying around your house that belong to the Spalding Public Library.  Just drop them in the green box in front of the library or bring them to the library on Mondays and Thursdays.  We just want to let other kids enjoy these books too!


Spalding Public Library invites all day care providers and preschool through 12th grade teachers to utilize all the resources available at the library. Story hour times for students can be arranged to fit your schedule. Stop by the library during its regular business hours for more information.



Spalding Public Library’s book club members are reading a mystery novel by Lisa Scottoline this month.  Judgement day will come…. It’s just a matter of time.  Mary DiNunzio has been slaving away for the past eight years trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm.  She’s too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she’s been getting—until they fall into a sinister pattern.  Mary can’t shake the sensation that someone is watching her.  Following her every move.  Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life.   Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels and also writes a weekly column, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine.   Stop by the library to get your copy soon!!

Everywhere That Mary Went


Are you looking at taking college classes in the near or distance future? Do you want to learn about what a college degree can do for you?  Well Spalding will again have a Central Community College Learning Center.  The Center will be located in the Spalding Library.  An Open House will be held at the Center on Thursday, August 13, from 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.
Deb Pritchard, Spalding Library Director, has said that the library is equipped with two computers and has wireless capabilities for your personal computer as well.  Central Community College offers distance online classes as well as packet classes that can be proctored by the Learning Center Manager, Joan McManaman.  Joan will be at the Open House to help you and answer your questions.
Fall Semester classes begin August 17th and registration can be taken care of at the Center.  So stop in and learn about the opportunities that Central Community College can offer you.

Here are just some of the new audiobooks Spalding Library has borrowed from the Central Plains Library System:

Veronica Roth- “Divergent”

M.C.Beaton- “The Blood Of An Englishman”

Michael Connelly- “City Of Bones”

Yann Martel- “Life Of Pi”

A.B. Guthrie, Jr.- “The Way West”

Robert B. Parker- “Bull River”

Nora Roberts- “Lessons Learned”

Mary Higgins Clark- “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting”

Janet Evanovich- “Wicked Appetite”

Harlan Coben- “The Final Detail”

Kristin Hannah- “The Nightingale”

Markus Zusak- “The Book Thief”

Louis L’Amour- “Jubal Sackett”

Michael Connelly- “The Overlook”

Kirby Larson- “Hattie Big Sky”

Jeanette Walls- “Half Broke Horses”

Jeanette Walls- “The Silver Star”


Listen to these bestsellers while you travel this summer!!

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AAARGH….Ahoy Maties! On July 9th, Citizens State Bank employees Sandy Weltruski and Maureen Seamann, along with their helper, Rebecca Houtby, (Maureen’s granddaughter) dressed as pirates and overtook the Spalding Library story hour! With their bag of coins in hand and treasure chest in tow, they visited the library to capture the imagination of the group of children attending. As the children arrived they were presented a pirate scarf and an eyepatch to wear. Maureen then read a story of a young boy named LoJack, who was captured by pirates in his dream. After the story, each child was rewarded with a bubble gum “coin” and a “treasure” of their choice from the chest.

Pirates Day

James Patterson has written a love story!-a powerfully moving and suspenseful novel about families, loss, new love, and hope.  Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He’s a writer, a house painter, an original thinker-everything she’s imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.

This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy’s father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened-and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving.

Written with James Patterson’s perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas” captures beautifully the joys of a new family as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.

Stop by the library and get your copy today!!


For next week only, the library will be open on Tuesday, July 14th and Thursday, July 16th.

Spalding Public Library Hours Are:

Mondays & Thursdays

10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. & 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

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Spalding Public Library has recently added the following books to its picture books collection and the Kdg.-2nd reading level books collection.

Picture Books Include:

Victoria Kann- “Goldilicious”

Lauren Thompson- “Mouse’s First Fall”

Bob Barner- “Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!”


Kdg.-2nd Readers Include:

Disney-Pixar –“Cars 2: Race Around The World”

Stan Berenstain- “The Berenstain Bears: By The Sea”

Nola Buck- “Oh, Cats!”

Disney- “What Is A Princess?”

Disney- Pixar –“Cars: Driving Buddies”

Disney- “A Fairy-Tale Fall”

Nick Eliopulos- DC Super Friends: Flying High”

Hans Wilhelm-“Ouch! It Hurts!”

Wendy Cheyette Lewison- “The Big Snowball”

Reading Discovery- “Up Close Critters”

Suzy Spafford- “Helping-Out Day? Hooray!”

Victoria Kann- “Pinkalicious: Pink Around The Rink”

Carol Wallace- “One Nosy Pup”

Harriet Ziefert- “How Big Is Big?”

Roberta Edwards- “Space Kid”

Barbara Park- “Junie B. Jones And The Yucky Blucky Fruitcake”


The greatest fan base in the country deserves a magazine that equals that commitment. “Hail Varsity” is that magazine. And now it is available for check out at your library! Combining world-class photography, unforgettable stories, cutting edge analysis and commentary, Hail Varsity magazine is “The Voice Of Husker Nation” for fans of Nebraska athletics.

Hey Golfers!! Check out the latest issue of Golf Digest. Find expert golf equipment reviews, golf course reviews, and the best golf tips, golf news, video and golf instruction, and more!

Stop by the library and check out these magazines that are also available at the library!!

Nebraska Life

Family Circle

Reader’s Digest

Woman’s Day

Web MD


Good Housekeeping

And Lots More!!

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