2022 Bookmark Contest

Community members of all ages are invited to participate in our bookmark design contest!

1. Use the provided form for your bookmark ORIGINAL (not copied or traced) design. The design must fit within the box. (Form is available to print HERE or at the library.)
2. Fill in your name, age and contact information. This must be filled in for the entry to be complete.
3. All bookmarks should fit the theme: “Oceans of Possibilities”
4. Entries due Saturday, June 4.
5. Completed entries will be displayed at the library for first-round voting to take place June 7-June 25, with a limit of one vote per person per day. Voting may also be done through the library’s website.
6. The top 4 vote-getters in each age category will then be voted on by library staff and local businesspersons and community personalities to determine winners.
7. Winners will be announced by July 1.
8. Creators of the winning bookmarks in each age group will receive a prize and have their bookmarks printed. Bookmarks will be distributed at the library and at the Kearney County Fair

Key dates:
May 2:  Entry Forms available
June 4:  Entries due
June 25:  Voting at the library and online
July 1 :  Winners announced

Summer Internship Opportunity

Jensen Memorial Library is looking for an intern for Summer 2022. The position includes assisting staff in preparing our Community Needs Assessment documentation, part of our State Accreditation process.

Job Description (2 pages):


Interested candidates can fill out the application here: https://forms.gle/jYthWRm5XKX6w4b9A

Funding for this position is provided by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Reserve Titles Online!

Did you know you can have us pull books for quick pick-up? For items currently out, we will hold the item for you as soon as it gets returned. For items currently on the shelf, we will pull them and let you know when they are ready!

1. Sign into your library account in the upper right corner on our catalog homepage: https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog/
2. Find the item you want, click on the “Reserve this item” button above the title.

Curbside Pickup is also still available!

For assistance, contact the library at 308-832-2648

Golden Sower Winners and Honor Books 2020

Picture Book:Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick & David Serlin

Chapter Book:The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

Novel:Restart” by Gordon Korman

Picture books:The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” by Drew Daywalt; “Can I be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings
Chapter books:Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate; “The Doughnut Fix” by Jessie Janowitz
Novels:Not If I Save You First” by Ally Carter; “Refugee” by Alan Gratz

TumbleBooks available until August 30

Our database provider is collaborating with TumbleBooks to provide everyone with FREE use of all of TumbleBooks’ resources through August 30!
This resource provides full-text books and audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults along with educational worksheets and lessons.
Go to our catalog (https://jensen.biblionix.com/catalog) and scroll down under the “Resources” box (right hand side) to find these collections.

Books, Movies and more for your snow day!

Stay warm and cozy inside this winter with the help of a book, audiobook, movie, or magazines borrowed from the library!
We also have a variety of puzzles (100-1000 pieces) you can borrow and keep for as long as you need!

Open at 9 a.m. each day and close at  7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays,  5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday!