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Prices Slashed at Used Book Sale – Come see our Great Selection!

Our used book sale continues at Hooper Public Library. This will go through the end of May and prices have been slashed! We want to get as many books in the hands of readers as we can. All paperbacks are now 10 for one dollar and all hard covers are 4 for one dollar. We still have a great selection so come on in and fill up a bag to take home today. We have many children’s books, various nonfiction for adults and children, some Christian teaching materials, and plenty of popular adult fiction in hardcover and paperback. Open hours at Hooper Public Library are Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 2 PM to 7 PM and Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
All proceeds from the sale go to benefit our summer reading program for children.

Generous Donations

Recently our library has been blessed with two very substantial donations. Last week a check for $500.00 came from Redeemer Lutheran Church here in Hooper. This was taken from their proceeds made at the annual Waffle Supper. They decided to show their appreciation for the town’s continued support of that fundraiser by sharing with the community. The Board of Trustees and I will determine how to use those funds in the near future.
Every Friday the library hosts Coffee Corner which is open to the public but the majority of the people who come are from the local G.G.C.G. coffee group. This group has supported the library in the past but this year it was an extra surprise when I came to work the Friday after my birthday and the group not only sang Happy Birthday to me, but presented me with a card & flower in appreciation for Coffee Corner AND a check for $200.00 for the Summer Reading Program. This group of ladies and a few others have not only been coming to our weekly program since it began in 2011 but Lois Schulenberg and Kay Livingston (pictured with me) have worked at the library when needed for the past 7 years, and even before that they were volunteers. The program, which averages from 12-15 people per week, has brought many new patrons into the library that hadn’t been here for years and even got some of them reading again. Many of them have also encouraged other residents in Hooper and the surrounding area to use our library.
On behalf of Hooper Public Library I express the utmost appreciation for these gifts.


Come browse our used book sale going on now! We have a huge selection of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction. All hardcover books are just 2 for $1.00 and all Paperbacks are just 4 for $1.00. We have popular authors and a wide variety of Christian books and teaching materials. All proceeds from this sale will benefit our summer reading program for children. The sale will run through April but stop in today so you can choose from the best selection!


This is an amazing new book that teaches children (or anyone really) about Alzheimer’s. It is written by Kent L. Karosen & Chana Stiefel and the illustrations in the book are beautiful artwork done by Kindergartners, 1st graders and Alzheimer patients. Come in and see this and other new selections available for check out.



Don’t miss Hooper’s Main Street Extravaganza this Sunday Dec. 4th. Mrs. Claus will be reading and passing out treats at the library at 4:00 and several other events will follow at the Over 60 Center and the Hooper Care Center. There are horse and carriage rides, Santa Claus, cookie decorating, Chili feed, kids games, smores, hot chocolate and more! Come join in the FUN!

Library Closed Tuesday November 8th for Election

Our library is the polling place in Hooper so we will be closed for the day. We re-open Wednesday at 2:00p.m.

Halloween Party Fun!

14705626_1412890252059266_1986323947562617183_n-1?We had a ton of fun at our Halloween party! We colored pictures & did word searches, we also filled trick or treat bags with prizes & treats when we played HALLOWEEN Bingo & Candy bowl toss, & everyone told a HALLOWEEN joke from our punch board before eating some yummy treats & hearing 2 fun stories! ?







We will have games and treats for everyone while we celebrate popular authors with September birthdays!

WHEN: WED. SEPT. 21ST AT 4:00 P.M. OR AS SOON AFTER SCHOOL AS YOU CAN ARRIVE. This will last approx. one hour.

Jim Arnosky
Paul Fleischman
Toni DiTerlizzi
Jack Prelutsky
John Scieszka
Anthony Browne
Roald Dahl
Robert McCloskey
H.A. Rey
Arthur Geisert
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Shel Silverstein
Johnny Appleseed
Stan Berenstain

Happenings at HPL

Summer is going by quickly and we have been busy at the library with patrons checking out books, movies and magazines or using our computers or free Wi-fi. Children just love out puppet theater and it’s so fun to watch and listen to their little puppet shows that they improvise. Children can also color and do activity pages or puzzles in our children’s corner or just relax and read. We are offering children & teens who are reading on their own the opportunity to win fun prizes for their efforts in reading this summer. This will be going on through August 10th so bring the kids in for details on BOOK CAMP.
Other happenings at the library include our Coffee Corner which continues to draw a good crowd every Friday morning. Stop in and join us for coffee, treats and good conversation. Browse our books, magazines or movies while you are here or if you use a device to read ask about Nebraska Overdrive.
Story time will be held Tuesday August 2nd at 10:30a.m. FUN for children of all ages!
Hooper Public Library’s board of trustees has 3 new members. We welcome Michael Mattes who will serve as our Board President, Kelly Abrahams who will fill the Secretary position and Anne Skidmore will serve as a trustee. The other 2 members of our board are Sally Oberg who has served on our board for 6 years and Jamie Volpp who has served 2 years. Members leaving our board are Amy Moeller who graciously served 8 years as our President and Amanda Dennis who served 6 years on our Board of Trustees. We are very grateful to all of our trustees past and present for their service to Hooper Public Library.