Stop by the library and check out these new books recently donated to the library!!


Adult non-fiction:

  • Sam Wyly- “1,000 Dollars And An Idea: Entrepreneur To Billionaire”

Adult fiction:

  • Linda Lael Miller- “Bridget”
  • Louise Doughty- “Apple Tree Yard”
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce- “Millions”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Only The River Runs Free”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “All Rivers To The Sea”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Of Men & Of Angels”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Ashes Of Remembrance”


Great authors – great books!!





The Spalding Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

The library will be open on Tuesday, September 2nd

with its usual hours of:

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

Stop by and check us out!




Spalding Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids / teens. The main digital collection,, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids / teens.

The library recognizes the need to provide a safe environment for kids / teens to browse library materials. Just as the children’s / teen section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on the digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check this page out now, or

The library is excited to offer this digital library enhancement for our youth in Spalding, free of charge. Stop by the library to check out this great collection of books for kids and teens through the library’s website. Visit the Spalding Public Library and get your Free library card number and PIN to download FREE ebooks and audio books to your Kindles, Ipads, phones, and other digital reading devices, including computers, directly from the library’s website

The Kid’s / Teen Collection site filters the overall digital collection to just show Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets kids / teens to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for users with a library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so no need to worry about late fees.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 22,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland.

Media Contact:

Debra Pritchard

Spalding Public Library

(308) 497-2705


For August, the Spalding Public Library’s book club has selected a thought provoking and engaging book entitled, “Crow Lake”, a novel written by Mary Lawson. The novel, which is narrated by Kate, a scientist in her late twenties, begins with the death of both of Kate’s parents in a car accident, an accident that leaves Kate and her three siblings orphans. Lawson delves into the depths of family relationships, of familial expectations and love. Other novels written by Mary Lawson include: “Road Ends” and “The Other Side Of The Bridge”. All book club books need to be returned to the library by September 11th. Stop by and check out what people in Spalding are reading this month!

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Adult fiction books:

Linda Howard- “An Independent Wife”

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg- “Trial By Fire”

Mindy Starns Clark- “The Amish Midwife”

Kristin Billerbeck- “My Mother’s Wedding Dress”

Elizabeth Grayson- “A Place Called Home”


Non-fiction adult books:

L. Ron Hubbard- “Clear Body, Clean Mind”


We also have “slightly used” books for sale at bargain prices!! All proceeds will be used to purchase new library books.


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The Spalding Public Library Book Club members will hold their next meeting on Thursday, August 7th, at 5p.m. in the meeting room. They will be discussing the book “In A Sunburned Country”, written by Bill Bryson.

Book Description

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller “A Walk in the Woods”. “In A Sunburned Country” is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.


Many of Bill Bryson’s books can be borrowed as an ebook/audio book through the library’s website @ All book club books need to be returned to the library by Thursday, August 7th!! We welcome all to join the library’s book club discussions. Hope to see you there!!!

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Check Out these adult non-fiction tractor books!

Randy Leffingwell- “The American Farm Tractor”

P.W. Ertel- “The American Tractor: A Century Of Legendary Machines”

Robert N. Pripps- The Big Book of Farmall Tractors: The Complete Model-By-Model Encyclopedia…Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles”


Teen books donated include:

Jean Ferris- “Of Sound Mind”

Mary Stewart- “The Crystal Cave”- book #1 Of The Arthurian Saga

Cathleen Twomey- “Beachmont Letters”

An Na- “Wait For Me”


Donations of adult fiction books include:

Lillian Jackson Braun- “The Cat Who Robbed A Bank”

Janet Evanovich- “Full Tilt”

Nancy McKenzie- “Queen Of Camelot”

Willa Cather- “O Pioneers! Scholarly Edition”

Ladette Randolph- “A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers”


Stop by the library and check out these books!!


The Spalding Public Library will be closed on Monday, August 4th so that the librarian can help all day at the Greeley County Fair. The library will be open on Tuesday August 5th at its regular hours of: 10a.m.-12p.m. & 4p.m.-7p.m.


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Recently donated books to the library for teens and adults!

Teen Books:

Laurie Halse Aderson- “Speak”

Scott Westerfeld- “Uglies”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #1)

Scott Westerfeld- “Pretties”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #2)

Scott Westerfeld- “Specials”- (Uglies Trilogy Book #3)


Books Donated to the library from The Meridian Library System

Adult Fiction Books:

Nelson DeMille- “The Gate House”

Lisa Scottoline- “Look Again”

Paulette Jiles- “The Color Of Lightning”

Sharyn McCrumb- “Once Around The Track”

Joanna Trollope- “Friday Nights”

Patricia Cornwell- “The Front”

Laura Lippman- “Life Sentences”

Jane Green- “Dune Road”

J. R. Ward- “Lover Avenged”

Emma McLaughlin- “Nanny Returns”

Clyde Edgerton- “The Bible Salesman”

Bill Evans- “Frozen Fire”

Eric Jerome Dickey- “Dying For Revenge”


Adult Non-Fiction Books:

Kathleen Norris- “Acedia & Me”

William Shatner- “Up Till Now- The Autobiography”

Barbara Walters- “Barbara Walters Audition- A Memoir”


Stop by the library and check out these hot summer titles!!




Heidi McManaman reading the story, “If You Give A Pig A Party” by Laura Numeroff, during “Preschool Story Time” at the Spalding Public Library. Next week’s theme is DINOSAURS!!!

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The Spalding Public Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 10th at 5:00pm in the library’s meeting room. The group will be discussing June’s book selection entitled, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” a novel by Helen Simonson. This book was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and by Janet Maslin of The New York Times. Come join us for a lively discussion about this book!!


The library will be closed on Monday, July 14th, but will be open on Tuesday, July 15th.

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