Eclipse 2017

Wauneta Public Library is preparing for the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Millions of people are traveling to Nebraska for this amazing event.

Come to the library for more information and free eclipse viewing glasses!

What’s happening in Nebraska?

Eclipse events across Nebraska – include Kearney, Grand Island, Lincoln, North Platte and others.

Great American Eclipse – information about the eclipse, map of best viewing locations and photos.

Library accredited

Nebraska Library Commission Library Development Director Richard Miller recently announced the accreditation of public libraries across Nebraska. Wauneta Public Library was designated as a Silver Level accreditation by earning over 200 points on the accreditation application.

“We are dedicated to helping Nebraska libraries meet Nebraskans’ information needs, opening up the world of information for citizens of all ages,” Miller stated. “The Library Commission continues to work in partnership with Nebraska libraries and the regional library systems, using the Public Library Accreditation program to help public libraries grow and develop.”

The purpose of public library accreditation is to encourage excellent library service in Nebraska communities.


  • establishes minimum standards for library service,
  • ensures that libraries adhere to certain standards,
  • offers libraries benchmarks,
  • offers libraries evidence that certain expenditures, services, and practices are needed and expected.

Library accreditation is valid for three years. The guidelines are community-based, so that each library determines its own priorities based on community needs. This requires each library to have or to create a strategic plan that addresses the unique needs of its community.

For more information on library accreditation, visit the Nebraska Library Commission.

New Hours for the Library

In response to the community surveys, the library will begin opening on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Come check out the 150 Nebraska display. Read 6 or 12 Nebraska related books before February and enter for a special prize. Details and information are available on the display table.



Join the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge

Read Nebraska books!

Check out the special display table at the library. Books from the Reading Challenge are on display as well as a submission form for a prize.

The Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge focuses on the best literature produced from and about Nebraska. It highlights culture, history and locations in Nebraska.

You may also download the Challenge Entry Form and start reading to be entered for one of the prizes. Read 6, 12 or all 42 books on the challenge list to win gift cards or book bundles.  The challenge ends February 28th, so there’s plenty of time to read the Nebraska Challenge Books.


On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

is the theme for the Wauneta Public Library’s Summer 2016 Reading Program.

Children from Pre-K through 3rd grade are invited to participate in an action-packed five-week program designed to encourage kids to have fun reading.

Program dates:  Wednesdays, May 25 – June 22, 2016

Times: 10:00 – 11:00 am MT

Please pre-register (include children’s names and ages, parent/guardian, and phone number):

  1. with Ruth Hohl at the library during regular hours,
  2. by calling the library 308-394-5243 and leaving a message,
  3. online with this registration form.

Available Resources

Have You Checked Out These Available Resources?

  • No more squinting or hunting for that magnifying glass. The library has a wide variety of large print books.
  • Can’t find the book you want? Just ask the librarian. Most tiltles can be ordered from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Rather listen than read, or need a novel for drive time? Check out the selection of audio books on CD.
  • And don’t forget the thousands of titles available electronically through OverDrive. Just ask for your own login for access.

Finding information

Resources available for free at the library! Did you know our library has access to informational databases?


NebraskAccess provides Nebraska residents with free 24/7 access to premium databases containing thousands of full text popular magazine and journal articles; primary source documents; genealogical, health, legal, small business, and science resources; reading recommendations; and research resources for K-12 students. These resources are available to Nebraska residents at no cost.