Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgivingThe Kilgore Memorial Library staff would like to wish all of our patrons a very Happy Thanksgiving. It is a special time of year for traveling with friends and family to enjoy time together. Wishing you safe travels.

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Don’t forget the Library’s Soup Sale on November 26th at the City Auditorium. Delicious soups and jars of jam will be available for sale. All proceeds go to the Kilgore Memorial Library.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, gender, or race. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, death. These consequences can cross generations and last a lifetime.

We at Kilgore library are here to share a number of resource books and CDs, so if you need help stop by.

Other resources: Blue Valley Behavioral Health 402-363-6128 and Hope Crisis Center 1-877-388-4673 which provides services in Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties.

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up month! So come in and get a Kilgore Memorial Library card for you and your family.

We love to get little ones signed up so they can come and enjoy our programs. We offer Toddler Fun Time on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10am and Story time at 10am on Fridays.

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Welcome back college and area students!! Wow, summer went very quick. We hope you had a good one!

A new feature at Kilgore Memorial Library that has been added to the online catalog is Learning Express 3.0. It can be found under Electronic Resources. It’s a good resource to help your educational and career goals. You do need a library card so you can sign in for the resources available for you to use so stop by the library and get your library card if you do not have one. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 8pm. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10am to 5pm. We are closed on Sunday.

For additional information see our website at http://libraires.ne.gov/York.

As always, we are here to help you.

New literature helps patrons avoid scams

The Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington DC has released the first free Spanish-language fotonovella as part of their initiative to raise awareness about scams targeting Latino people. It’s a story of a couple struggling to pay for their daughter’s college education. Rafael has been out of work for months and he’s out of ideas for how to start paying back the money they owe. Maria hears an ad for a company that promises it can help, but it could be a scam. Through Maria and Rafael’s story readers learn the signs of a debt relief scam, what to do if they’re having trouble paying their debts, and how to report debt relief scams to the Federal Trade Commission.

We have ordered some Spanish copies and fotonovella book markers in English/Spanish. They will be available to anyone who would like to pick up one at the library.

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Summer-Flowers-Desktop-HD-WallpapersSummer programs are under way here at Kilgore Library. If you haven’t signed your children up for the different programs it’s not too late! We have programs for all ages from pre-school to the young adult and even a fun reading competition for the adults between our library and Seward Memorial library. There are weekly prizes for all ages!!

Also, we have information and forms to sign up for the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge. For more information you can visit the site at www.nebraska150books.org.

The contest runs from now until February 28,2017. Prize drawings will be held on Nebraska’s 150th birthday, March 1, 2017.

 

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The Kilgore Memorial Library staff would like to congratulate all area college and high school graduating seniors. We wish you the best in the future as some of you will be leaving the area to pursue further education or careers.

 

Summer programs begin May 24th with a movie beginning at 2pm for the children. Adult Summer Reading SmackDown competition with Seward begins June 1st and runs until July 30th. For more information on these and other programs contact the library at (402) 363-2620.

We will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

A few things for April…

genealogy2_1152_864The Nebraska State Genealogical Society’s 39th annual conference and membership meeting will be held April 29th and 30th at the Ramada Inn in Kearney , NE. Rick and Pam Sayre will be the speakers for the event. We have a flyer that has the program agenda, general information, and registration form posted her at the library. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska State Genealogical Society in Lincoln, NE (www.nsgs.org).

On May 17th at 6pm the library will be hosting Bill Jamerson who will be taking a fun, nostalgic look back at the 1930’s Federal Works Program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and open to the public.

 

Spring!

springWe are eagerly awaiting spring and it officially arrived March 20th.

We have all kinds of books on gardening as well as handyman books so come to the library and check out some of these books.

Thanks to all who came and supported the book sale held March 17-19 and we thank the Friends of the Library for organizing the book sale. A job well done.

An upcoming event to put on you calendar is April 14 at 7pm Jeff Kurrus editor of Nebraskaland Magazine, and author of two books for children will be here.

Happy Spring!

snow-flowers_00393425As I am writing this it’s the middle part of February and each day brings us a little closer to spring!

Thanks to all who attended the York Uncorked fundraiser on February 13th. It was a great evening and the money raised will go towards great programs the library offers through out the year for both adults and children. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for hosting the event.

February is Black History month. We have a nice assortment of books to check out. I suggest a book on Mae Carol Jemison. She is a role model inspiring people around the word as an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first woman to travel in space when she went on her mission on the space shuttle Endeavor.