Special Summer Reading Event

Our next installment of Summer Reading features a puppet show by Brian Henning of Urban Prairie Puppet Company. This program is sponsored by Twin Rivers YMCA and takes place on site at the YMCA, 6100 Twin Rivers Circle in Valley, on Friday July 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Please make note of the special day, location, and earlier starting time for this program. ALL area children are welcome to attend this free program!

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Summer Reading Program with Mrs. Science

Mrs. Science paid a visit to the library on June 24, with great science activities that we all enjoyed!SRP 6-24a SRP 6-24b SRP 6-24c SRP 6-24d SRP 6-24e SRP 6-24f SRP 6-24g

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Reading Challenge

Children completing grades K-6 may pick up a Reading Challenge form at the library. Those who complete the reading challenge will be eligible to enter the drawing for a $529 NEST scholarship. There will be 15 winners from across the state. The drawing is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer, First National Bank of Omaha, and the Nebraska Library Commission. More information is available at the library.

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Nature up close

lidocaineGary Brown has loaned this stunning photo of a lidocaine (anesthetic) crystal under magnification. The artist is Carol Roullard. The photo is currently on display at the science station.

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Sesquicentennial Photos

You may have seen Officer Kurt Muhle just about everywhere during Valley’s sesquicentennial celebration August 15 – 17, and if so you are probably aware that he was taking pictures. He has made these photos available at the library – free of charge and free of any copyright restrictions. You are welcome to look through them on one of the library computers and copy those you want to have to your own digital storage.

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Valley’s Depot Remembered

depot model2Alan Badour has recently completed a replica of the historic Union Pacific depot in Valley. The building was a local landmark from 1889 until its demolition in 1980. Residents who remember the building will be impressed with the accuracy of detail in the model.

The display case, made to specification just for the project, was donated by Friends of the Library.

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It’s here!

book coverValley, Nebraska Sesquicentennial: 1864 – 2014 is now available at the library for $24. This book updates the volume that was published in recognition of the city’s centennial. Introductory material summarizes Valley’s long history, with emphasis on events of the last 50 years. A section of the book is devoted to civic and community institutions and facilities, followed by histories of Valley businesses. A collage of vintage ads from the centennial book brings a touch of nostalgia, but the many color photos make it a decidedly contemporary publication. Members of the book committee include Tom Batten, Claire Bushong, Patricia Clausen, Lorrie Denker, Linda George, Pat Kojdecki, Ben Schnatz, and Cj Wilson. The book was published by Arnold Fencl of Publication Printing.

Important note: If you purchased your book before July 9, please stop by the library to pick up an insert to be affixed to the inside cover of the book!

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