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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.



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.

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The Kilgore Memorial Library would like to thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the 12th annual Avenue of Trees.  All 15 tress added a very special touch to the library.

Congratulations tot he 1st place winner: “Blizzard of Love Coming Your Way” by York Adopt-A-Pet

2nd place: “The Nutcracker” by TeamMates Nancy Beach & Cara Carranza

3rd place: “Nebraska Agriculture” by USDA Farm Service Agency

4th place: “Stache-ing Through the Snow” by Charla Stark”


January is a good time to check out our library catalog or come to the library and see all the new books we have added to read on a cold winter evening!

Time to plan your reading supply

With the Christmas and New Year holiday’s just around the corner.  Dec 25I thought it would be a good idea to remind you to stock up on plenty of books to make it though the days we will be closed to celebrate the upcoming holidays with our families.  Kilgore Memorial Library will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 24th and will re-open at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 26.  We will close at 3:00 pm again on Thursday, December 31st and will re-open at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016.

The staff here at Kilgore Memorial Library hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.  We look forward to serving you in 2016!

A few more days to the Christmas Holiday when families make memories together. Stop by the library and see live-christmas-hd-wallpapers-best-desktop-background-photographs-widescreenthe wonderful Christmas tree display and don’t forget to vote for your favorite tree. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and we thank them for organizing this special event adding a touch of the holiday to the library.

Photo contest “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future” this exhibition serves as a bridge connecting Nebraskans with their culture and heritage. This runs June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and is sponsored by Hildegard Center for Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Photographers are called to submit photos that highlight historic places and often overlooked treasures in all Nebraska’s 93 counties. Selected photos will be exhibited statewide to coincide with Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial in 2017. Digital submissions are accepted. www.hildegardcenter.

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A reminder to all of our good friends of the library:

The 3rd Annual Soup Sale at the York City Auditorium will be held from 9 am until 3 pm on Saturday, soupsNovember 28th. Yummy homemade soups to stock your freezer will be on sale for the cold winter evenings. So stock up and enjoy a bowl of soup with a good book to read during the winter months.

We also have some beautiful Christmas trees on display through the holidays. Vote for your favorite trees. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and we thank them for adding a special holiday touch to the library.

We have a new KIC knowledge imaging scanner at the library for our patrons to use so come on down and check carolout our new scanner.



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The Greater Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Genealogy seminar is Friday, October 23 from 4pm to 6:15pm. It is located at the Nebraska Methodist College, North 87th & Burt Street, Omaha, NE. Free parking is available.

Solving the Puzzle: Who was my family? is the topic on Friday. The presenter is James M. Beidler a Pennsylvania native who specializes in German genealogy. He also writes “Roots and Branches” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. Saturday the fall workshop will be on Researching Ancestors from Germany and Pennsylvania presented by Mr. Beidler. For more information if you are planning on attending one or both sessions contact Carol at the Kilgore Memorial Library for registering and workshop cost.

Thanks to all who came to hear the “Living Roots” of music presented by Lauren Pelon a wonderful program and who attended the Soup Sampler after Lauren’s presentation.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual soup sale to be held November 28th from 9am til 3pm at the York city Auditorium. A great selection of different kinds of soups available to purchase and it’s a great fundraiser to help support all of the wonderful programs Friends of the Library do for the library and the community.


September is library card sign-up month!

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If you aren’t a card holder at our library come in and get a library card. If you live in York or York County the card is free. You can check out books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines! But you also will have access to some great databases. Just check out our databases on our website for more information. http//libraries.ne.gov/York

Also, on Sunday October 4th at 3pm we are honored to have Lauren Pelson perform the Living Roots of Music. Lauren traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on ancient and modern instruments. Please join us for the Living Roots of Music.