Book Club Update!

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BIG Punch in a Little Package!

Like “Doctor Who’s” Tardis, the Elmwood Public Library is so much bigger on the inside! That’s right. While our building may look tiny as you pass by on 4th Street, you’d be surprised at the number of media and services we offer!

Interlibrary Loan. Need a book, but we don’t have it on-site? We’ll borrow it from our collegues and they’ll mail it to us. Our patrons can borrow it for up to a month.

Technology Issues? We offer free WiFi, Network printing ($.25-$.75/sheet), desktop computers, photocopies, digital scanning services and more. Note that our WiFi signal reaches out several hundred yards from the building. So, in cases of emergency, you can park in front of the building and still access our signal!

Book Club. Once per month we choose a common novel to read. Copies are provided (free of charge) by the Nebraska Library Commission. Patrons are invited to the book discussion, but attendance is not required. Sometimes we just like to read and share ideas with our neighbors.

Digital Media. Read a book on your phone or iPad. Hundreds of thousands of online titles available. Magazines (US Weekly, New Yorker, National Geographic and more) children’s picture books, the newest John Grisham novel, they’re all at your fingertips . . . FOR FREE!

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Summer Reading Club!

Ages 4-11 are welcome to sign-up for our Summer Reading Club program. We meet on Thursdays during the month of June. Advanced registration is required to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone. If you have questions, stop in or contact a librarian at!

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Did you read a book this month?  If you did, we want to hear all about it!  You might even win a valuable prize!

That’s right, the Elmwood Public Library is kicking off the . . .

2021 Reading Challenge

If you read a book in January, email us at and tell us the following:

  1.  Title
  2. Author
  3. Brief plot summary
  4. Did you like it?
  5. Your age group and name. Kids (under age 14).  Adults.

Entries for February reads are due on March 1. One entry per individual per month.

Our hope is to start a community conversation about books.  Also, by telling the library what’s popular in Elmwood and Murdock, we can better anticipate your needs and wants for our inventory!  Prizes include a $5 in EMMA bucks (good at several Elmwood-Murdock businesses) and a sweet treat to sustain you while you read your next book!  There will be one prize for awarded for an adult and one for a kid EACH MONTH during this promotion!  Your chances of winning depend upon how many entries we get each month. 

If you need a book to read, there’s still time! Stop into the library and pick-out a novel or two. Our hours are:

  • Mon. 3pm-8pm
  • Tues. & Wed 2pm-6pm
  • Thurs. & Sat 10am-2pm

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January Book Club 2021!

We made it! Here’s to a new calendar year. To kick it off, we’ve selected a sequel to our the book we read in October. Read below to see and learn more about our January novel!

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November Book Club

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October Book Club Selection

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September Book Club

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Storytime Resumes!

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August Book Selection

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