Eclipse 2017

Wauneta Public Library is preparing for the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Millions of people are traveling to Nebraska for this amazing event.

Come to the library for more information and free eclipse viewing glasses!

What’s happening in Nebraska?

Eclipse events across Nebraska – include Kearney, Grand Island, Lincoln, North Platte and others.

Great American Eclipse – information about the eclipse, map of best viewing locations and photos.

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Build a Better World — Construye un mundo mejor
Summer Reading Program 2017
Wednesday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 MT
Starts May 31st!
A great way to get children engaged in reading and activities.

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New Memorial Books

The following books have been donated to the library by family and friends.

May 2017

“The Legend of Russian Bill” by R. Lapidus in memory of Richard Bardsley

“The Last Mile” by David Baldacci in memory of Robert Troudt

In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller.

“H is for Hawk” by H. Macdonald in memory of Uncle Levi Mohler by E. Laurel Dunn

“Last Bus to Wisdom” by I. Doig in memory of mother Delores Theobald Mohler by E. Laurel Dunn

“Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by K. Boo in memory of Uncle Nathan L. Mohler by E. Laurel Dunn

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

“The Lacuna” by B. Kingsolver in memory of father Phares L. Mohler by E. Laurel Dunn

“Frontier” by S.K. Salzer in memory of Eugene Rider

The following books were donated by family and friends

In memory of Donnaline Kitt:

“Together for Christmas” by T. Kinkade

The holiday season finds one treasured relationship about to be torn apart…while another is just coming together.

“Cape Light” by K. Spencer

“Twilight at Blueberry Barrens” by C. Coble

“Anna’s Healing” by V. Chapman

“Tangled Webs” by I. Hannon?

“Second Opinion” by H. Alexander

“In the Shadow of Denali” by T. Peterson

“The Hawaiian Quilt” by W. Brunstetter in memory of Elna Rae Kitt West

“Pray for the Dead” by D. Richards in memory of Paul Kitt

“Nebraska – 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties” by David Hendee in memory of Robert Troudt, Keith Gage, Raymond Maxfield, Gene Rider and Paul

The World-Herald’s David Hendee brings the state’s history to life in a new book, “Nebraska: 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties.”

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New Junior Books Added to the Library

Junior Books

“Life of Crazy Horse” (Biography) by M. Coleman

“Life of Sacagawea” (Biography) by C. Mcaneney

“Stellar Space Jokes” by J. Fullman

“Germs – Parasites” by Bowen and Viegas

“Germs – Viruses” by Baum & Goldstein

“Kids Craft with Beads” by R. Owen

“Amphibians” by T. Jackson

“Reptiles” by T. Jackson

“Fish and Other Sea Creatures” by T. Jackson

“Kids Cook” by R. Owen

“Sewing” by R. Storey

“Kids Do Magic” by R. Owen

“Ask Amy Green – Summer Secrets” by S. Webb

“Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth” by J. O.’Connor

“Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer” by J. O.’Connor

“Nancy Clancy Sees the Future” by J. O.’Connor

“The Summer of the Swans” by B. Byers

“Leaping at Shadows” by M. Atwood

“Lucky Strike” by B. Pyron

“Robots – Mars Probes” by K. Spense

“Unstoppable Octobia May” by S. Flake

“I Survived, True Stories” by L. Tarshis

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Remember When. . . in Wauneta

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Tai chi/Qi Gong Classes

In cooperation with Mid-Plains Community College, the library will host 4 beginning classes of Tai Chi/Qi Gong classes with Marcy Nesbitt, instructor in February.

Beginning Thursday February 2 the classes offer gentle movement to reduce stress and help with balance, flexibility and strength.

Please register asap by calling 308-882-4972 (Carla or Brenda). Fee: $65 covers all four sessions.

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New Books added to the library

Check out some of the new books added to the library.


The Award by Danielle Steele – Capturing historical events when the German army occupied France in 1940, the story follows Gaelle’s family as her friends and family are taken away and she joins the French Resistance.



The Sleeping Beauty Killer by M.H. Clark

Two By Two by N. Sparks


Three Days in January by Bret Baier documents the last three days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. It highlights his farewell speech warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, the expansion of the military-industrial complex and the creeping political power of special interests.



Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly

Mystery Books

A Deadly Stitch by S. Sleeman

Strands of Fate by L. Kozar

A Fitting Conclusion by E. Thomas

Loom and Doom by S. Sleeman

Junior High Books

Looking for Alaska by J. Green

Large Print Books

Wild Montana Skier by S. Warren

The Great Zoo of China (thriller) by M. Reilly

Twelve Days by M. Berenson

Night Watch (thriller) by I. Johansen

Eyes Only  and In Plain Sight by F. Michaels

Dark Matter by B. Crouch


The Hunting of Tom Horn by W. Henry is an exciting collection of short masterpieces by a great western storyteller.

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Library accredited

Nebraska Library Commission Library Development Director Richard Miller recently announced the accreditation of public libraries across Nebraska. Wauneta Public Library was designated as a Silver Level accreditation by earning over 200 points on the accreditation application.

“We are dedicated to helping Nebraska libraries meet Nebraskans’ information needs, opening up the world of information for citizens of all ages,” Miller stated. “The Library Commission continues to work in partnership with Nebraska libraries and the regional library systems, using the Public Library Accreditation program to help public libraries grow and develop.”

The purpose of public library accreditation is to encourage excellent library service in Nebraska communities.


  • establishes minimum standards for library service,
  • ensures that libraries adhere to certain standards,
  • offers libraries benchmarks,
  • offers libraries evidence that certain expenditures, services, and practices are needed and expected.

Library accreditation is valid for three years. The guidelines are community-based, so that each library determines its own priorities based on community needs. This requires each library to have or to create a strategic plan that addresses the unique needs of its community.

For more information on library accreditation, visit the Nebraska Library Commission.

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New Hours for the Library

In response to the community surveys, the library will begin opening on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Come check out the 150 Nebraska display. Read 6 or 12 Nebraska related books before February and enter for a special prize. Details and information are available on the display table.



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Planning for the future

The library completed the Wauneta Public Library Strategic Plan 2016 which was approved by the Nebraska Library Commission on September 13, 2016. Goals and objectives were written to address community needs as collected by the community surveys.

Nearly 150 surveys were received and studied by the committee to determine future goals for the library.

The full strategic plan can be read at the link above.




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