Children’s Books as Gifts

Be sure to visit the SeasonsReading Book Fair– Military Hero Book Drive, located in the meeting room at the library until December 21. Sponsored by Larissa Frey, you will be able to shop ANY Usborne books for the kids in your world and in turn help donate a Daddy/Mommy Hero book for a military family. Or purchase the books yourself to have donated.  Books will be donated to the families of the Lincoln Air National Guard – 155 Air Refueling Wing, or to the families of another military outfit of your choice.  Cash & carry, or order something special. Credit Cards, checks and cash are accepted.

A Kind Deed for Animals

Let’s not forgot about our furry friends this holiday season. Throughout the month of December the Tilden Public library will be partnering with the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska in Norfolk, with a Giving Tree Campaign. The tree, which is now located at the front entrance of the library in the foyer, is adorned with ornaments handmade by the Girl Scouts. On the backside of each ornament are various items that are much needed by the Animal Shelter.  A large gift box is located in the foyer for anyone who wishing to drop off a donated item, or you can bring your donations to the circulation desk in the library.  Any other items not listed, including monetary donations, are also welcomed and appreciated.

Library Scout Elf


Before Santa Claus headed back to the North Pole after visiting the Tilden Public Library on Monday, December 3rd he left Auggie, the library’s own magical Scout Elf. From now until Christmas Eve Auggie will be watching library visitors to see who is naughty or nice, reporting back to the Jolly ol’ man every night.  Any kid at-heart (young or old) who spots Auggie in the library and tells the staff at the circulation desk, can have their choice of a bookmark with sleeve from our large collection.  And be sure to follow the Library on Facebook to see what mischief Auggie might get into during his nights alone in the library.

Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

The Author chose the history of The Grand Central Station Terminal in New York City as the background for her novel where, in the 1920’s, the Grand Central Station School of Art existed in the upper eaves of The Terminal and where famous artists worked on their creative inspirations. These artists were mostly men since women artists were looked down upon.

In 1928 Clara Darden taught at the art school but is not always treated fairly since she is a woman. She has dreams of becoming the cover illustrator for Vogue Magazine, and is determined to reach her goals. With the help of Oliver Smith, a wealthy poet, she secures the job at Vogue. … Read the full review


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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us for our next book Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins. Books are available at the library for check out.

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. . Read more.