July Events

June 19, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

July is going to be busy at the library! Summer reading begins July 11 with a ukulele demonstration by David Haggedone for both sessions. Then on July 12th Nebraska Game and Parks will be here with their live demonstration of reptiles and amphibians.

Throughout July we will be celebrating our theme of “Libraries Rock!” by presenting movies that involve music and songs for the adults.

Join us in July!



Assistant Librarian Needed August 1

May 22, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

Assistant Librarian Needed

The Stromsburg Public Library is hiring for the Assistant Librarian Position. Duties will begin August 1, 2018. Responsibilities will include greeting patrons, checking in and checking out of materials using the library computer system, looking up materials for patrons, processing new materials, working with the director and summer reading coordinator on library programming, preparing library displays, posting to social media and creating library flyers. This is a part-time position which includes evening hours. For a complete job description and application please stop by the library. Applications close June 14, 2018.

Community Needs Survey

April 26, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

To be eligible for state funding and related grants, the Stromsburg Public Library must be an accreditated library through the Nebraska Library Commission. This accreditation is renewed every three years through a detailed application process.

Part of that application process is to conduct a community survey to assess needs and see if the library can provide assistance in any way.


We would so appreciate your help with this process by taking a couple minutes of your time to fill out this online survey. You can click on the “Community Needs Survey” tab for direct access to this survey.

Feel free to share this survey with family and friends in the Stromsburg community. The more responses we receive, the better information we will have. 

Super Hero Party April 27 4-5pm

April 18, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

Movie Showing on Friday, March 30 @ 1:30 pm

March 26, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

We will be showing a children’s movie that goes with the season on Friday, March 30 at 1:30 pm. Children 9 and under need to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver older than 13. Children 10 and up are allowed without supervision.

Movie Poster

Silent Auction Begins on Monday

March 22, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

The library would like to thank the Stromsburg Public Library Foundation for the gift of four new conference tables for the meeting room. These lightweight tables move on rollers and can easily be folded up when not in use. We change out the meeting room many times a week and these tables will make that job much easier. Thank you for supporting the library and the community with this gift!

Due to this purchase and other future and past purchases the library will be selling surplus equipment March 26 – April 6 on a silent auction. Items can be viewed at the City office or at the library during hours. Bidding will take place at the library during open hours.  Winners of items will be notified on Monday, April 9 and all items must be paid for and picked up from the library by closing on Friday, April 13.

Items for sale include a trapezoid computer table, four 72” x 30” conference tables, 10’ x 4’ reference table with chairs, a 3 shelf book case, circular stand, and 19 plastic molded chairs with metal legs.

Book Review: “The Dry” by Jane Harper

March 7, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

Aaron Falk is back in the town he was run out of at the age of 16 for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s not here because it’s his best friends funeral, he’s here because someone knows their secret and told him to come. 

Is the murder of Luke, his wife and son what it looks like? Are the deaths connected to the death of their friend, Ellie, 20 years ago? What happens when four friends are now down to two?

Because I read book 2, Force of Nature, first, I was already invested in the character of Aaron Falk and wanted to know what happened in his past. This book did not disappoint. The current crime is investigated by Aaron and the local law enforcement while vignettes from the past are mixed in. You do eventually find out what happened with Ellie and it’s not what you think at all.

I also highly recommend Force of Nature in my review on goodreads.com. ~Monica


Documentary to be Shown at the Library

February 28, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

Top 10 Books of 2017

January 10, 2018 Posted by monicatidyman

Need a good book? These were the most circulated books at our library in 2017. Click on the title to link to our catalog and check availability. Happy Reading!

Top 10 Adult Fiction

1. The girl before : a novel by J.P. Delaney

2. Beartown : a novel by Fredrick Bachman and Neil Andrew Smith

3. Seeing red by Sandra Brown

4. The whistler : a novel by John Grisham

5. Vicious circle : a Joe Pickett novel by C. J. Box

6. Before we were yours : a novel by Lisa Wingate

7. If I‘m found by Terri Blackstock

8. The broken road by Richard Paul Evans

9. The Chilbury Ladies‘ Choir : a novel by Jennifer Ryan

10. The sleeping beauty killer by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke


Top 10 Adult Non – Fiction

1. The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story by Douglas J. Preston

2. Dodge City : Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West by Calvin Thomas

3. The complete make-ahead cookbook : from appetizers to desserts 500 recipes you can make in advance by America’s Test Kitchen

4. Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly

5. Jane Austen at home : a biography by Lucy Worsley

6. Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship by Michelle Kuo

7. Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J. D. Vance

8. The pioneer woman cooks : food from my frontier by Ree Drummond

9. The whole foods diet : the lifesaving plan for health and longevity by John Mackey, Alona Purdue, and Matthew Lederman

10. Bonhoeffer : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich by Eric Metaxas


Christmas Break Activities

December 18, 2017 Posted by monicatidyman

Christmas Break Activities

All activities start at 1 pm

January 22- Christmas Movie – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 version with Jim Carrey)
January 26 – LEGO day at the Library 
January 27 – Craft Day – Corner bookmarks
January 29 – Kids New Year’s Eve Party 

All activities start at 1 pm and are for children 10 and up without supervision. Those 9 and under are welcome to attend when accompanied by a caregiver that is 14 or older.
(For more information, see library policies located here.)


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