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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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.


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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.
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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.

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New Books Added

New books at the library this week include:

NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson and Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

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Audio Books at the Library

Come check out our audio book selection!

The collection of audio books on CD available for checkout at the library includes the following interesting titles.

Clark CD

Clancy CD

Sparks CD

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Wood carving

Carving donated by HoffA donation by Dwight Hoff in memory of friends and family, 1991, decorates the wall of the library. The carving is just one of many historical and decorative items donated to the library.


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Memorial Books

New memorial books are listed on our Memorials & Gifts page.

Our newest memorial book in February was donated in memory of Dave Ridlen.

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This year the Jensen family is in for a rough winter. As the family attempts to make it home, Luke Jensen is tracking down an outlaw, while Smoke and Sally Jensen get stranded in unrelenting rains. A deadly showdown is coming.



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The Ordinary Spaceman


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The Ordinary Spaceman, recently donated to the Wauneta Public Library by the Wauneta Breeze, tells the story of the struggles and triumphs of Clayton C. Anderson. From a small-town boy in Ashland, Nebraska, to veteran astronaut, Anderson reveals his own struggles to become an astronaut over fifteens years of dedicated efforts. Anderson offers a unique view on the life of an astronaut both in training and in life on the Space Station.



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