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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.




Join the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge

Read Nebraska books!

Check out the special display table at the library. Books from the Reading Challenge are on display as well as a submission form for a prize.

The Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge focuses on the best literature produced from and about Nebraska. It highlights culture, history and locations in Nebraska.

You may also download the Challenge Entry Form and start reading to be entered for one of the prizes. Read 6, 12 or all 42 books on the challenge list to win gift cards or book bundles.  The challenge ends February 28th, so there’s plenty of time to read the Nebraska Challenge Books.


On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

is the theme for the Wauneta Public Library’s Summer 2016 Reading Program.

Children from Pre-K through 3rd grade are invited to participate in an action-packed five-week program designed to encourage kids to have fun reading.

Program dates:  Wednesdays, May 25 – June 22, 2016

Times: 10:00 – 11:00 am MT

Please pre-register (include children’s names and ages, parent/guardian, and phone number):

  1. with Ruth Hohl at the library during regular hours,
  2. by calling the library 308-394-5243 and leaving a message,
  3. online with this registration form.

New regular and large print books added

New regular print books

“Precious Gifts” and “property of a Nobleman” by D. Steel.

“All Dressed in White” and “Death Wears a Beauty Mask” by M.H. Clark.

“Devoted in Death! by J.D. Robb.

“Come Rain or Come Shine” by J. Karon.

“The End Game” by C. Coulter.

“Breaking Point” by C.J. Box.

New large print books

“438 Days” by J. Franklin,

“Panquitch” by Z. Grey,

“Thin Ice” by I. Hannon,

“Apache Ransom” by W. Henry,

“Thief of Glory” by S. Brouwer,

“Pouncing on Murder” by L. Cass,

“Scottie Barked at Midnight” by K. Dunnett,

“Mistletoe Inn” by R. Evans.

“Wagon Train West” by L. Paine and

“Cold Shot” by D. Pettrey.