Category: Library News
Be Sure To Check Out “The Art of the Pie”
The Sargent Library is a member of Nebraska Overdrive. This is a group of libraries throughout the state who pool their resources and purchase eBooks and audio books for you to check out at no cost – all you need is a (free) library card. Every quarter, Overdrive participates in “Big Library Read.” One book is selected and everyone around the world can check out the same eBook at the same time. Currently the book is “Art of the Pie.” The title is self-explanatory. This is a current bestseller on Amazon, and you can check it out for free. The title will be available for check out until March 30th.
And We Have A Winner!
This year, on March 1, the state of Nebraska celebrated its 150th birthday. The Nebraska literary community chose to use this time to highlight some of the best literature produced by authors in our state. Nebraskans were challenged to read 42 books by various Nebraska authors. The chosen books highlighted varied cultures, historical time periods and locations and included books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young adult and picture books.
Shirley Fiene read 13 of the selected books which made her eligible for the silver and gold prizes. Fourteen winners of the silver prize, from across the state, were announced recently. Shirley was chosen as one of the recipients. In the picture she is shown with her prize package and certificate. Congratulations Shirley!
Free Computer Classes and a Chance to Win a Free Chromebook
Nebraska Central Telephone Company and the Sargent Library are sponsoring free computer classes for Sargent and the surrounding area.
The first class will be on March 28th – Broadband Basics – If you are new to going online or maybe have been dabbling for some time, but don’t feel comfortable doing so, then this is the class for you. Some of the topics covered will be Basic terminology, passwords, email, computer basics, Chrome apps, Google maps, and The Weather Channel.
The second free class will be on March 30th – Broadband Memories & Crafts– Learn how to create videos, edit pictures, and buy & sell online. Some of the sites that the class will cover are Pixlr, Shutterfly, and Animoto. This will be an excellent class to learn about how to buy and sell your crafts online. You will also earn how to edit pictures and then use them to create video clips, video slideshows, or a photo memory book
Both of these classes will be held at the Sargent Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m., and they will last for approximately two hours. You don’t need to bring anything; the Chromebooks will be provided.
As an added incentive, NCTC will have a drawing for all of the people who took their classes (classes are also being offered in other communities.) Nine lucky people will win their own Chromebook to keep. If you take both classes, you will have two chances to win.
Each class will consist of nine students and three teachers, so you will receive lots of individual attention. Come into the library to sign up, or call 308-527-4241. (If the library is closed, you can leave a message.)
Every Wednesday at 2:00 our library has a Storytime for preschoolers.Today we were visited by the Custer County Foundation. They presented us a with a grant to purchase more books for our Storytime. Thank you Custer County Foundation.
The Library Will Be Closed Today
The library will be closed this morning due to the cold, nasty weather. Remember, our digital & audio collections are always open 24/7.
The Many Benefits of Library Story Time
During our story time in Sargent the children are read 2-3 books. They also hear oral stories, poems, puppets, and finger plays, as well as playing simple circle games. Read the article below to learn of all of the benefits of coming to story time.