The studio is here and will be up and running starting Sept. 28th. We have a CNC router, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, embroidery machine, 3D printer, heat press, button maker and laminator, music kit, Lego robot, electronic kits, and a camera and green screen.
The possibilities are endless. Start thinking about Christmas, weddings, birthdays, or any other gift giving occasion. And don’t forget to make something for yourself. The only cost to you is materials that you buy from the studio. You can bring in your own materials if you want. Once you are certified on a machine you may come and use it at anytime. We will have trainings set up or call and make arrangements. We are requesting reservations (COVID), so we don’t have too many people waiting for the same machine, At times the room may be closed if we are working by ourselves.
You can call 402 879-4200 to make a reservation or if you have questions. Watch this site, or our Facebook page for announcements.
The Innovation Studio is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Nebraska Library Commission, The Nebraska State Regional Library Systems, Nebraska Extension, and the Superior Library.
The Superior Library has 12 new toddler bags. Each bag has a different theme with 3-5 books, and one or more of flannel boards, puppets, games or anything else I found to put in them. The bags are checked out for 2 weeks.
Intellectual freedom is the right of all individuals to read, view, or listens to whatever materials they choose and to speak and write the beliefs and opinions they hold. Intellectual freedom is the basis of democracy and is the core concept upon which libraries are built.
The Superior Public Library follows The Library Bill of Rights that gives all people the right to read what the want, and that libraries should protect challenge censorship.
Sept. 22nd – 28th is Banned Books Week. In 2018, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracked 347 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services. Of the 483 books that were challenged or banned in 2018, the following are thetop 11 most frequently challenged:
George, by Alex Gino
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E. G. Keller
Captain Underpants series, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Skippyjon Jones series, written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Two Boys Kissing, by David LevithanTo see the description of each book and why it was challenged or banned go to Http://ala.org/bbooks/top
Superior and Nelson Libraries will each host one of the Innovation Studios makerspace in the next few months. This project hosted by the public libraries is to support community engagement and participatory learning experiences by providing access to technology and innovative learning tools not readily accessible locally.
The Nebraska Library Commission was awarded a National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for this partnership project with the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, Regional Library Systems and local public libraries.
The Studio has 6 stations with a 3-D printer, Universal Laser Cutter, Graphtec CE6000-60 Vinyl Cutter, Carvey Inventables CNC Router, Bernette Embroidery Machine, and a EnduraPress Heat Press and Epson WF 3260 Printers. The Kits include Lego Mindstorms, Laminators, Arduino Starter Kit, SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, Makey Makey, Camera and Video Creator( with green screens), Audio/Music Kit (record your own music), Weller Soldering Kit, and a Button Maker Kit.
Keep checking for more information.
Children ages 2 -8 and bring your 2nd favorite stuffed furry friend to the library Friday the 25th of January from 6:00-6:30 PM for story time and sleepover. While your child is here we will read a story, and get your picture taken with your friend. Then say good night to your furry friend and follow their night activities on our Facebook page.
Your child can then pick their “friend” up from 9:00-9:30 AM and share doughnuts and orange juice.
Superior Public Library 449 N. Kansas Superior NE 402 879-4200 Facebook.com/SuperiorPublicLibraryNE
What is the Newspaper Digitizing Project?
Nelson and Superior Libraries are working on a project that will take all of the Nuckolls County newspapers and digitize them from microfilm into a computer program, and makes them keyword searchable.
There are 250+ reels from 13 different newspapers dating back to 1884. As of now the only newspapers outside of the State Historical Society (in Lincoln) are the Superior papers and most of the Nelson papers.
Sampling of Reels and how it works.
The libraries have 6 reels of film digitized and available to be searched from a webpage set up for this project. The newspapers that are searchable for this first step in our project are:
Nelson Gazette 1924-1927
Superior Express 1966-1969
Hardy Herald 1892-1900
Oak News 1897-1904
Ruskin Leader 1903-1905
There are four ways of reaching this website:
http://libraries.ne.gov/superior, Or http://libraries.ne.gov/nelson, Or http://nuckollscountyne.advantage-preservation.com, Or our QR code.
The program is very easy to use. Type in to search for a name, place, event, newspaper title, or look by year. The search “hits” will be highlighted on the newspaper page. You can then download, upload, print, or e-mail.
The list of the newspapers in Nuckolls County to be digitized are:
Cadam Progress 1 reel
Hardy Herald 19 reels
Lawrence Enterprise 1 reel
Lawrence Locomotive 31 reels
Nelson Gazette 58 reels
Nuckolls County Herald 17 reels
The Oak Leaf 5 reels
The Weekly Tribune 1 reel
Ruskin Leader 12 reels
Superior Weekly Journal- Superior Sun – Superior Daily Journal–
Feb. 28,1888-12/30/2017 107 reels
If you want to donate:
Any size donation to this project would be greatly appreciated. You can donate to either the Superior Foundation or to the Nuckolls County Foundation/Nelson Library.
“Adopt a Reel” is where you can adopt (purchase) one or more reels of film of your choice. Your name will be placed on our newspaper donor page for your generous donation.
Each reel of film will cost the $125.00 to have it digitized. We are hoping to use donations as matching funds for a grant.
If you have any questions contact either of the libraries for more information. Contact information can be found on this website.