Library Events

Help Documents for New Catalog

These two PDF’s will help you navigate searching for items and managing your own account on our new interface.

A couple of notes:

-Once in your account you will be able to choose how you want the library to interact with you when notifying you of overdue items and holds. You can now choose to be notified via text, email, or phone call. The way I understand it you will also be able to text back to the system and a staff member can respond via text to you. You should also choose if you want your reading history saved or deleted and how many years you want it saved.

-The new system is connected with our OverDrive system. This is good because it means OverDrive holdings will show up in our catalog so you do not have to search two places at once. BUT this also means if your account is blocked for any reason, you will also be blocked on OverDrive until your account is cleared.

-For those of you that use Nebraskard you can now search the Kilgore Memorial Library right from our catalog. Look for the “Search Other Libraries” on the top left.

As staff learns the new system we will continue to provide you with more information about your capabilities within the system.



New Look for the Stromsburg Public Library Catalog

We will be making the switch to a new library system after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28. This means that you may not have access to the library catalog during the evening of Tuesday. We will have a new look on Wednesday, April 29 when you go to our catalog. If you want to get a feel for what the new catalog will look like check out Seward’s online catalog that I’ve linked below.

For various reasons, this move had to happen very quickly so bear with us as we all learn a new system. Part of the reason for switching systems is the enhanced capabilities it gives our patrons in accessing the library and the more user friendly features of the catalog. We will have tutorials and pdf’s available for you on Wednesday teaching you the basics. One of the best things? You can tell at a glance if a book is in or out – green for in, red for out. 🙂

Online Quickbooks

Kelly Abrahams will be back to talk about the Online Quickbooks software. Laptops are not required, but strongly encouraged.

Small business owners, learn how to:
• Create customer accounts
• Use basic transactions
• Connect your bank
• Reconcile accounts and enter sales tax
• Use other Quickbooks online features

Please fill out the form below to register.


National Library Week

It’s National Library Week and we have some special events happening!

April 8 – 22 is our first official book fair with the Children’s Bookstore online program.  Click here to shop our book fair. The books will be shipped directly to you and the library will earn 30% of every book sold. You can choose to shop from lists like “Best Books of 2018,” “Award Winning Books,” or “Awesome Middle Readers.” Your purchases will enable the library to buy more children’s books for the children’s section.

April 10 is  Library Giving Day. This one-day fundraising event will occur across the nation to encourage patrons and library lovers to make a gift to their individual library system. This campaign reminds us that libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. Beyond well-loved books, many libraries offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge. As we are not set up for online giving, donations can be made out to the Stromsburg Library Foundation and dropped off at the library or Cornerstone Bank.

The Stromsburg Library Foundation helps the Stromsburg Library offer programs and build resources for patrons of all ages while helping us better serve the needs of our community. The Foundation does this by securing and managing donations from the community to support the Library beyond what public funding provides. Thank you for your support!

If you would be interested in being involved with either the Library Foundation or the Friends of the Library group, please let Monica know.

April 9 @ 6:30 pm David Haggedone will be sharing his vast knowledge of ukuleles from the history of the instrument to the art of playing it. David will teach participants simple chords and I’m sure there will be a singalong!

Business Training at the Library

Stromsburg Public Library and the Stromsburg Chamber of Commerce are joining with the Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP) to bring training to Stromsburg. Three classes will be provided by REAP trainers in March, April, and May. Please bring your own laptop or device to get the most from these classes. Classes run from 5 pm – 8 pm and the Stromsburg Chamber of Commerce will be providing a light meal. The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project is committed to strengthening rural communities through small, self-employed business development. We offer four essential services: financing (micro loans), business training, technical assistance, and networking. To learn more go to

March 12 – Basic Quickbooks – will cover setting up a chart of accounts, making sure accounts are connected correctly, entering transactions, reconciliations, and simple reports. Specific questions from participants are welcomed and encouraged. To register, please go to or call the library.

April 2 – Advanced Quickbooks – will include sales tax transactions, more in-depth reporting, and more of a Q & A approach tailored to participants needs. To register, please go to or call the library.

May 14 – Online Marketing Strategies – Many small business owners get caught up trying to use social media but then forget the basic necessity of having a broader online presence.  81% of shoppers conduct online searches before buying. What will your potential clients find out about you?  During this session, we’ll discuss what, where and why of websites, email marketing, and social media. We’ve blocked out time to answer your business-specific questions. Want to know how your business could be using Facebook? Want to learn more about how to integrate email marketing? Just interested in learning more in general about online marketing? This interactive session is for you! To register, please go to or call the library.

July Events

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!



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