Archive for April, 2012

The library will be closed at 3:00 on Good Friday, April 6 and on Saturday, April 7.  We will be open on Monday as usual.  Have a Happy Easter.

Summer Reading plans are shaping up.  The Summer Reading programs will be on Wednesday morning at 10:15 beginning May 30 and going through June 27.  The theme is Dream Big.  There will be lots of fun stories and crafts.

The button for the Overdrive books has been added to the right side column toward the bottom.  The button for the Transparent Language Learning access will be added soon. 

In order to access the Language Learning program go to  You will need to create your own account and then spend all the time you want learning all the languages you want at your own speed and to your heart’s content.  If you have problems, please ask us questions. 


New Non-Fiction:  “Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well” by Billy Graham;  “A Safeway in Arizona: What The Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us” by Tom Zoellner;  “Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success” by Rory Vaden;  and “Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking” by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee.

New Fiction:  “The Dog Who Danced” by Susan Wilson;  “Hush Now, Don’t You Cry”  by Rhys Bowen;  “Full Black” by Brad Thor;  “Missing Child” by Patricia MacDonald;  “Bones & Scones” and “Agony of the Leaves” by Laura Childs;  “The Coming Storm” and “A Searing Wind” by Kathleen O’Neal and W. Michael Gear;  “O’Briens” by Peter Behrens; “The Thief: an Isaac Bell Adventure” by Clive Cussler;  “Cat’s Claw” by Susan Wittig Albert;  “Chasing Midnight” by Randy Wayne White; and “Ready, Scrap, Shoot” by Joanna Campbell-Slan.

New Large Print:  “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler-Olsen;  “The One Who Waits For Me” by Lori Copeland;  “To Have and To Hold” by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller;  “The Healing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter;  “A Whisper of Peace” by Kim Vogel Sawyer;  “Hidden Summit” by Robyn Carr;  “Footsteps in the Dark” by Georgette Heyer;  “Walkin’ On Clouds” by Carolyn Brown;  “Valley of Dreams” by Lauraine Snelling;  and 4 books “The Raines of Wind Canyon Series” by Kat Martin, and 3 new geezer-lit mystery series books – “Retirement Homes are Murder”,  “Living With Your Kids Is Murder” and “Senior Moments Are Murder” by Mike Defeler.

There are two by Nebraska authors:  “A Most Unsuitable Match” by Stephanie Grace Whitson and “Out of Control” by Mary Connealy.  Some of the other large print are “Wyoming Tough” by Diana Palmer; “The Chocolate Castle Clue” by JoAnna Carl;  “The Square Root of Murder” by Ada Madison;  “Trackers” by Deon Meyer; and many more.

Story Time themes for next month are Animal Babies on April 4, April 11 is Cowboys and Cowgirls, April 18 is More Fairy Tales, and April 25 is Up, Up, and Away.  The story times are for ages 3-5 and are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual meeting on April 15 at 2:00 in the Library Cultural Room.  This year the speakers for the program are Tim and Deb Nolting presenting “Pages of the Past” with story and song.  Refreshments will be served. 

In the West Room of the library are the Friends of the Library Book sale which is open anytime the library is open.   There are many, many children’s books that are for sale for 10 cents each.  Please come and see all of them.  The funds from the book sales go toward programs in the library.

The Friends of the Library have a couple of file drawers of photos that we would like to get identified.  We invite any one that would be interested in helping id these photos to come.  It would be great to get these organized.