Posted in Uncategorized on March 11, 2013

Members attending: Angie Ridgway, Thelma Soucie, Beth Shipman, Susan Short, Nancy Bischoff, and Stephanie Haack.
The Board reviewed old business and it was approved. The Library has spent $7860.70 for the year, making it $1097.65 under budget so far for the year. The bills were reviewed, approved, and signed. Eakes $94.50 for AR168MT copier repaird, Eakes $81.50 for AR168MT copier ink, payroll, Source Gas $265.65, $216.85, Windstream phone/internet $200.09, and South Central Public Power District $82.09.
Accredidation was discussed. The library has to spend 10% of its annual budget on materials just to be at the lowest level of accredidation. If the library isn’t accredidated, it may not qualify for grants, especially from state and government. The library, staff, and board have to be accredidated thru the Nebraska Library Commission.
The Board discussed becoming a business member of the Fairfield Community club for the 2013 year. It would cost $25.00. It was approved and the Friends of the Library will take it out of their account.
Requests for baby, pregnancy books was given by the library director, she will look into prices and titles.
The Read Aloud Nebraska group has given the library 30 books to be distributed to the children in Fairfield.
Erate for 2014 has been started. 2012 Fiscal year information was given, copy will be given to the City council also.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2012

New Large Print books at the library!

100 Bible Verses everyone should know by heart by Robert Morgan
They called her Mrs. Doc by Janette Oke
Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland
Wings of a dream by Anne Mateer
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
Jubilee by B.J. Hoff
That perfect someone by Johanna Lindsey
Alice I have been by Melanie Benjamin
One Summer by Nora Roberts
The river knows by Amanda Quick
Bed & breakfast by Lois Battle
Watch me die by Erica Spindler
The Protégé by Stephen Frey
The lake of dreams by Kim Edwards
The secret between us by Barbara Delinsky
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Mine til midnight by Lisa Kleypas
A suitor for Jenny by Margaret Brownley
Nightstar by Fern Michaels
Blood brothers by Nora Roberts
The best mistake by Nora Roberts
Montana by Debbie Macomber
Stranger in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
English tea murder by Leslie Meier
Honeymoon by James Patterson
A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry
The law trail by Lauran Paine
Ride tall or hang high by Chet Cunning
Yellowstone by Will Henry
Speak no evil by Allison Brennan
Veil of night by Linda Howard
Nighttime is my time by Mary Higgins Clark
Blood vines by Erica Spindler
The dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
Devil’s corner by Lisa Scottoline
Irish alibi by Ralph McInerny
Long spoon lane by Anne Perry
Stained glass by Ralph McInerny
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic tragedy by William Seil
Fatally Frosted by Jessica Beck
Worst case by James Patterson
Mothers & other liars by Amy Bourret
Blood Red by Heather Graham
Nights of rain and stars Maeve Binchy
October song by Beverly Lewis
Black by Ted Dekker
Green by Ted Dekker

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2012

We have a long list of magazines to share with you!

Nebraska Life
Family Fun
Whole Living
Martha Stewart Living
Real Simple
Diabetes forecast
Ladies Home Journal
Game Informer
All you
Entertainment weekly
Woman’s Day
Family Circle
Woman’s World
Better homes and Gardens
Birds & Bloom
Country Living
Country woman
Net Now
Rural Electric Nebraskan
Taste of Home
Sports Illustrated
In fisherman
Good Housekeeping
Reader’s Digest
Field & Stream

We also have the Clay County paper and the Hastings Tribune!
Thank you to our patrons who have donated their magazines to share with
the community!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2012

New Books on CD

High Country by Nevada Barr

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

Lethal by Sandra Brown

The Genius by Jesse Kellerman

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

Testimony by Anita Shreve

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Toys by James Patterson

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Keep a Little Secret by Dorothy Garlock

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2012

Adult titles;
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Replacement Wife by Eileen Groudge
Sixkill by Robert B. Parker
Love, Lust, & Faking It by Jenny McCarthy
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Every Last one by Anna Quindlen
I’d know you anywhere by Laura Lippman
Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
The Hunter’s Heart by Judy Rhoades
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Straight Talk, No chaser: Act like a lady, Think like a man by Steve Harvey
No Easy Day: The first hand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin
Laden by Mark Owen
Let’s Roll!: Ordianry people, extraordinary courage by Lisa Beamer
The girl’s guide to hunting and fishing by Melissa Bank
Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane

Young adult and Junior Fiction
Such wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
Where She went by Gayle Forman
Snow White and the Huntsman by Lilly Blake
The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Kill Order by James Dashner
Wake by Amanda Hocking
Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Zombie Blondes by Brian James
Olivia and the Kite Party by Alex Harvey
Pinkalicious and the Princess of Pink Slumber Party by Victoria Kann
A boy aware by Geoffery Dilenschneider
Matched by Ally Condie
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

The Swith Rated PG13
The Bounty Hunter Rated PG13
Iron Man Rated PG13
Open Season 2 Rated PG
Think like a man Rated PG
Monster House Rated PG
Diary of a wimpy kid Rated PG
Diary of a wimpy kid Rodrick rules Rated PG
Beetlejuice Rated PG
Facing the Giants Rated PG
Hotel for dogs Rated PG
Garfield the movie Rated PG
Journey to the center of the Earth Rated PG

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2012

Library Board Meeting Notes from Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Members attending: Nancy Bischoff, Stephanie Haack, Susan Short,
Thelma Soucie, Angie Ridgeway, Tina Fike, patron

Last Board meeting notes were reviewed and Library Director needs to buy materials for the library. She will talk to City Clerk about the funds to do so.

Books, magazines, and newspapers that are older than 3 months and have been weeded from the library’s system will be sold online using the Facebook/ Webpage

Library Director reported Library trainings she attended provided by Economic Development and BTOP. It was approved for the director to attend the BTOP training on Aug 21-22 in Grand Island. Tysha Francis will be the substitute for those days.

There are training sessions the library can hold for the community that provides instruction on computers and several programs that are on the computers such as Microsoft Word, MS Exel, MS Powerpoint, Beginning Computers, Ebay, Facebook, and many others. The Director will look into scheduling some of the classes for the community. Class size ranges from 2 to 8 depending on the class. It is taught by a professor from Central Community college.

Bills were discussed. Will order magazines from Seniors this year and Clay County paper subscription was approved.

The Library is a Read Aloud Library again this year.

The DUC Library Program has donated several new Art Books to the Library. Andy Worhol, Sean Scully, An American Century of Photography,
Apples and Olives, and several others will be available in the next couple weeks.

The Library is in need of volunteers to help with programs and other little projects. We greatly appreciate all the time our volunteers have given to help!

The Triple F Days was discussed and the pancake feed responsibilities were finalized. Meet Aug 17th for setup, pancake feed Aug 18th 8am-10am

Next Meeting will be September 7, 2012 at 9 am in the library.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2012

July 6, 2012 Library Board Meeting
.Members attending the meeting were Stephanie Haack, Beth Shipman, Angie Ridgeway, Nancy Bischoff, Susan Short, and Thelma Soucie.

The Atriuum catalog system is starting up. The director will be cataloging over 7900 items into the new system and it will take some time to complete. Volunteers are welcome to come catalog to help get it done sooner. The old catalog system has become unstable and unreliable to transfer the data to Atriuum so it will be accomplished by hand.

The library has a new projector, movie screen, and a cutting board; the director wants to know what we should charge to lend these items out. The board decided that the director will research other libraries to see how much and the length of time other libraries lend items out.

There will be a Special collections section set up for the classics, rare, and special books belonging to the library in the museum. Two shelves will be needed to do this, maybe the library will be able to find some thru donations.

The library’s centennial will be coming up and the idea of honoring the former librarians has been given as part of the celebrations. The library could use some help with names and dates of any former librarians.

The subject of painting the library walls was presented by the director. If approved by the City, new brighter paints and possibly murals for the kids and teen sections was discussed. The Board approves of the idea to do this and will look further into it with the City. The library may look into volunteers to help draw and/or paint the murals on the walls if approved.

Summer Reading program is going well. It has had 10 kids on average attending. The program has 3 more weeks, with a party on the last day for the kids. The board viewed pictures from the program.

The director requested 3 trainings, needing 1 to 2 days for a training in Grand Island for BTOP grant. The other two will be webinars and will not need a substitute. The Board approved the training.

The library’s garden area was discussed. The rose bushes need to be moved and other areas need to be cared for. The idea of asking the Boy Scouts if they would like to help do the project was given and the scout leaders will be asked.

The Triple F Days was discussed. The library will be having the Pancake feed. Thelma will make the batter, Nancy will be gone but will give pans to Susan to make the sausage, all the items needed for the feed will be purchased and picked up by Aug 18th. The board members will set up for the feed Aug 17th at 7pm. The pancake feed will run 8am – 10 am Aug 18th. Any donations are greatly appreciated for the pancake feed.

Next meeting will be August 3, 2012 at 9am. The public is welcomed to join and share ideas or comments!


Posted in News on July 3, 2012

It has been busy at the library!  We are getting the new Atriuum catalog system and we are currently cataloging all of our materials in the catalog.  Summer reading program is going and is doing well.  Sarah, Kylie, and Kaytlynn are our volunteers this year.  We have 3 more weeks for the program.  If your children want to come we are having it on Monday evenings 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 9th, 16th, and 23rd.  Our volunteers had detasseling start very early so we had to change the times.  Everyone is welcome to come.  The Reading Program party will be on July 23rd and we may get messy!  Thank you to all our patrons for their generous donations and help with the program.  Everyone is asking about the tree out front, and yes it was taken down last week due to the massive damage it has taken from the storms.  It will be missed.  Everyone is welcome to come in out of the heat and use the computers or read a book.  We have Large print loans and books on cds in also.  All donations are welcomed, especially DVD’s, young adult books, etc.  Thank you to our patrons who have donated books and movies, we appreciate it!  Everyone have a safe July 4th celebration and we look forward to seeing you here!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2012

The Fairfield Public Library is taking a step forward in technology and hopes to soon have our entire catalog online. To do that we must upgrade to a new cataloging system, so on Thursday January 19 at 1:30 p.m. Merideth Wilcox from Book Systems Inc. will be here to showcase their Atriuum Express system. If you’d like to come in and see what its about, please contact me through email at or call 402-726-2220!! Thanks!

Posted in News on January 6, 2012

First, let me apologize for taking so long to update this page. I apparently lost my log-in info and had to track it down.  Now for the important news.

Beginning Monday January 16 there will be new hours at the library.  We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:30 – 5:30 p. m. and on Wednesday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Secondly when you check out books, please pay attention the Date Due slip in the front.  We are having many overdue books and will be cracking down with fines!! Thank you!