Meet Nancy Novotny

We are happy to welcome Nancy Novotny to Valley Public Library! She will soon be at work as our Youth Services Assistant, working with our summer children’s programming, leading our community outreach, and planning for the fall. Nancy has been an elementary school librarian (grades K-8) for ten years, most …

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Microscope Update

Our microscope kits are circulating. A brief orientation will prepare you to make the most of your time with the microscope. Look for some additions to our science station and the kits in the future. Coming soon, an adapter will allow for phone photos of your specimens. These examples were …

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Congratulations, Gary Brown!

Gary Brown was selected by the Nebraska Library Association as one of 6 outstanding library volunteers! He was recognized today at the NLA Advocacy Day luncheon, and Senator Beau McCoy presented him with an award. Gary donated the microscopes for our science station and has devoted many hours to maintaining …

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Microscope Kits

Our microscope kits are ready for checkout! We have 2 kits that may be checked out by library patrons over 18 who are in good standing and have a current ID. Please note, parents will need to check out kits for children under 18. We will be scheduling several brief orientation …

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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 …

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Valley’s Depot Remembered

Alan 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 …

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It’s here!

Valley, 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 …

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