Facebook Picture Books

A weekly video series on Facebook will start Saturday, May 2nd, featuring excellent picture books that won’t be seen during our story times due to their content, length, or complexity. These books are perfect for older children, adults, and younger children with guidance from adults. We will keep them up for the length of time desired by the publishers.

Facebook Read-aloud

Starting on Tuesday, June 21st, with a preview on the 20th, our youth services librarian will be reading aloud this chapter book on Facebook, releasing a chapter a day.

Wish, by Barbara O’Connor, is about Charlie, an 11 year old girl who is sent to live with her aunt and uncle, whom she has never met. She has made the same wish every day since 4th grade, but she’s still waiting for it to come true.

Listen in as Charlie figures out what it means to be a family. Heartfelt and sweet, this book is meant for older elementary students, but adults will enjoy it as well.

Thank you to Macmillan Publishing Group, who is allowing their books to be shared during this time.

Free Books

We want to get books into readers’ hands! To help make that happen, there will be free books at Casey’s and Dick’s Valley Market while supplies last. A variety of children’s and adult books are included.

Edit: More were added 4/23 and 4/30.

Facebook Live Story Time

2nd Edit: Stay tuned to find out when we will be scheduling fall story times! Reach out to us at the library to say if Thursday evenings or Friday mornings would work better for you and your family.

Edit: As long as our situation stays the same, I plan to have story times on Facebook Live, Fridays at 10:30: https://www.facebook.com/valleypubliclibrary/live/

Our first virtual story time today was a success! As our current situation stands, I am planning to have another live-streamed story time on Friday, March 27th, at 10:30.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response

The Valley Public Library will be closed to the public for the duration of the school closure.

Circumstances involving COVID-19 in our community continue to evolve, and we want to ensure we are doing our best to serve our community while promoting public health. We want to do our part to keep Valley safe for everyone.

You can find ebooks and audiobooks on Nebraska Overdrive or the Libby app. Find more online resources on our Resources page.

These changes are being implemented as Nebraska is limiting gatherings of more than 10 people to slow the spread of COVID-19. We want to do our part to keep Valley safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at valleypubliclibrary@gmail.com or 402-359-9924.

Our community is important to us, and we hope to see you soon.

Snowy Story Time

Saturday, December 21st, join us for this month’s Third Saturday Story Time at 10:30. Come with your littles to make your own laminated snowflake ornaments and to enjoy stories, songs, and a snack!