Walthill Public Library

Getting in the Swing of Things!

Written By: nbriggs - May• 25•16

Yes, school is out for the summer, and that means the Walthill Public Library will be hopping with activity. Our summer reading program is, ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ!  The “Read for Pizza”, reading program began on May 16th. Youth will be reading so many minutes to earn personal pan pizzas at our local CK’s.
Wednesday’s will be our special program day. Our first session will be Wed. 25th–Ready, Set–Read a Recipe. Nebraska Extension of Thurston County will be providing the programming for Grades K-6th. The library staff will have a fun activity the following day, to extend the lesson.
June 1st- the lesson will Ready, Set–Fill Your Plate–and the focus will be creating a healthy meal.
June 8th–Ready, Set–Think Your Drink.  This day the kids will be able to make a special healthy drink, using an exercise bike. The next day we will be making our own shakes–using what we learned.
June 15th–Ready, Set–Use Your Senses. Sweet and sour- “Dill Pickles” will be a must for our extension of this lesson.
We have lots to keep us busy this summer. We hope to have Hula Hoop, Jump Rope games, and a “Bicycle Safety Day”. We also have a variety of crafts planned to keep the kids busy on those hot summer days.
Good Food—Exercise—and Fun Activities— and let’s not forget what it is all about —LET’S READ!


Encouraging New Readers!

Written By: nbriggs - Mar• 31•16

books1Tablets, kindles and nooks and even our smart phones are some of the devices we now choose to read books. They are called EZ-readers, but I still love having a real book in my hands. I love the feel, the smell and just the entire experience of sitting down, relaxing with the good book.

It is time to redo the library window again and we are exploring different
ideas to encourage patrons and community members to come on in and check out a book.
In the last few months we have purchased some great new books to add to our collection. This week I found some great new reads that will be on our shelves as soon as I am able to process them.
Speaking of shelves, we are running out of shelf space, and can’t wait until we are able to move into our new building with all the new shelving. We have a new mobile shelving unit that should be arriving soon. Just in time to fill up with some of those great new books.
Watch for the new window display—it may just surprise you!

Adult Coloring Night

Written By: nbriggs - Mar• 30•16

Adult coloring night has been Postponed until Wednesday, April 6, at 5:30-7:00


Spring is NEAR!

Written By: nbriggs - Mar• 08•16

This Sunday don’t forget to set your clock’s ahead.


Books Books and more Books!

Written By: nbriggs - Jan• 27•16

Come on down to the library and see all the new books we just got in!


Santa Coming To Town

Written By: nbriggs - Dec• 08•15

Santa is coming to the library Saturday December 12th from 10-12 come on down and see Santa. While you are here your children can do some shopping of their own. $1 a gift with a limit of 4 gifts per child.


We Did It!!!!!

Written By: nbriggs - Oct• 20•15

Walthill received notice on October 1st that they had been awarded Community Development Block Grant funds under the Public Works area for $250,000. This completes the fundraising for the new library space. Work should begin in late 2015

Kids are Back in SCHOOL

Written By: nbriggs - Aug• 20•15

While the kids are back in school the cataloging of books has started (again) at the library and what better to start with than the Children’s section!


Rummage Sale

Written By: nbriggs - Aug• 06•15

Today Only August 6 Rummage sale at Library all proceeds go towards new Library ends at 4:30pm

Kiss The Cow

Written By: nbriggs - Jul• 29•15

Winner of the Kiss the Cow and helped the Library raise $450.00 for our new library was Brad Irwin our Local Police Chief.

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