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Makerspace Class: Heat Press

Makerspace Class: Heat Press

Want to learn how to design and print your own t-shirts, mugs, koozies, and more?  Join us as Jen from Jen’s Crafty Crafts shares her expertise to help you learn to navigate the ins and outs of the heat press.  Space for this class is limited to 5, so call the library at (308) 352-4894 to claim your spot!

2022 ESL Classes

2022 ESL Classes

Hastings Memorial Library is very excited to be bringing ESL learning to the community! This class is designed to build communication skills for native Spanish speakers. A $25 fee will include all class materials, child care, and a certificate upon completion of the course. Classes will begin mid August. We hope to see you there!

Library Increasing Public Access Hours

Library Increasing Public Access Hours

During the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Hastings Memorial Library has made the health and safety of library staff and our patrons our top priority.  Effective Monday, October 19, the library will be open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 1 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and Saturday mornings from 9 AM- 12 PM.  We will be closed with no services available on Fridays.  Staff will be on site each weekday until 5:30 PM cleaning…

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Information on Library Reopening to Public

Information on Library Reopening to Public

The following was published as a Letter to the Editor in the July 15th edition of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.   We know that the library’s closure to the public as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus has been an inconvenience to many in our community.  The Hastings Memorial Library Board of Trustees and staff members have put much thought and research into determining what level of service the library is able to provide, while still prioritizing the safety…

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TumbleBooks Free Access

TumbleBooks Free Access

TumbleBooks has given libraries free access to its book databases through August 31, 2020.  TumbleBooks’ databases cover all ages, are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.  To access this resource simply click on any of the links below:  TumbleBook Library  – K-6 children’s ebook database TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database…

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Temporary Curbside Checkout Service now available.

Temporary Curbside Checkout Service now available.

In an attempt to continue serving our community during this period of social distancing and closures, the Hastings Memorial Library is instituting “Curbside Checkout” of materials. If you are interested in this service, please follow the following procedures: Checking Out Requested items are for registered Hastings Memorial Library patrons with cards in good standing. We will not be issuing any new library cards at this time. Requests can be made the following ways:1) Via email (hml@gpcom.net) and voicemail at anytime….

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Fast Facts

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Fast Facts

With so much information out there about COVID-19, it can be hard to know what is true and what is not.  Did this Facebook post actually come from a doctor or from someone who just changed their first name to doctor? Luckily, we have gathered information from reliable sources so you can find facts and only the facts.  Click on any of the links below for more information. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center…

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Overdrive Connection Issues

Overdrive Connection Issues

Did you have issues connecting to your Overdrive account this weekend?  Guess what?  So did everyone else!  There was a major power outage in Lincoln on Friday night and it knocked out all of the State of Nebraska government internet service. This included all Nebraska Library Commission hosted websites including this website AND Oveydrive.   They are aware of the problems and are working to resolve everything.  Thank you for your continued patience and we hope everything is up and running…

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Innovation Studio Class Schedule Jan 18-25

Innovation Studio Class Schedule Jan 18-25

Below is a list of training classes scheduled for the Innovation Studio (makerspace) over the next week.  Minimum age requirements apply.  Space is limited.   Call the library at (308) 352-4894 or email hml@gpcom.net to reserve your spot. Saturday, January 18th: 3D Printer                          9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.            (3 spots available) Tuesday, January 21st: Sewing/Embroidery Machine       1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.  …

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Hold up… we have a webpage?!

Hold up… we have a webpage?!

Dang!  This place has got some cobwebs….and a collection of tumbleweeds in the corner!  Val!  Grab the broom!  Yeah!  No, the long one that will reach into the corners. OK.  So we know.  It has been a LONG LONG time since we posted on here, BUT we are cleaning up, adding and updating pages, and getting reading for a busy, fun-filled summer at the library.  So click around!  The Kids’ Summer Reading Page is updated, the Adult Reading Program stuff…

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