Archive for December, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2011

The Library Staff wished each of you a very Merry Christmas filled with Joy and things that make you truly happy.

The Library will be closed on Saturday the 24th and Monday the 26th.

We have had a ton of new books the last 6 weeks, so they won’t be itemized here.  They are listed in the newspaper and there are lists at the counter as they get updated.  Hopefully I will have a new list compiled this week. 

New DVDs:  “Shirley Temple”, “Dr. Kildare”, “Ponderosa”, “Rugged Gold”, “On Our Own”, “Finding Buck Henry”, and more fiction movies.  There are also 7 new fitness, Tia Chi, and Yoga videos. 

There are several new books for the children – “Oliver Moon”, “Geronimo Stilton”, and some new American Girl.

Many of our Christmas story books are displayed on the tables.  Stay safe and warm.

This coming Saturday, December 10, the library will host a story time for children in grades K through 2nd.  The time is from 10:30 to 11:15.  There will be stories and a craft. 

Thank you to all the parents who are taking the time out of their busy days to bring the children to this and the regular Wednesday story time.  There will be only two Preschool story time sessions in December – the 7th and the 14th.

In December, the regular 10:30 a.m. Storytimes will be on December 7 with “Commotion in the Ocean”; and on December 14 with “Christmas Stories”.   There is still plenty of room for children to attend.  Please come in and register your child. 

Story Time on continuing on Wednesdays at 10:30 for ages 3-5 years.  If there is interest in having after-school story times, let us know.  Getting the young people to read and enjoy reading is not only a goal to help sustain libraries, but will advance their quality of life in the future.

The Library will be closed Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Have a safe and happy holiday!  There will be story time on Wednesday the 23rd and 30th

In December, the regular 10:30 a.m. Storytimes will be on December 7 with “Commotion in the Ocean”; and on December 14 with “Christmas Stories”.   There is still plenty of room for children to attend.  Please come in and register your child. 

The Kimball Manor would like to find someone to read books to the residents on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30.  Please contact Trudy Watts or Jeannie Griggs @308-235-4693. 

They have some books there and the library is glad to check books out for a longer period for this purpose.

An interesting note about how library services can help veterans—“In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress announces its program with military hospitals and rehabilitation centers to distribute digital talking-book players to service members who can no longer read or handle printed materials.”

 “NLS was established by an act of Congress in 1931 to serve the reading needs of individuals who are blind or physically disabled. The law specifies that “preference shall be at all times given to the needs of the blind and other physically handicapped persons who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.”  http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-217.html

 The Kimball Public Library can also provide this type of service to shut-ins or handicapped citizens with a service through the Nebraska Library Commission.  It is called The Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service.  Contact the library for more information.