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The Kilgore Memorial Library would like to thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the 12th annual Avenue of Trees.  All 15 tress added a very special touch to the library.

Congratulations tot he 1st place winner: “Blizzard of Love Coming Your Way” by York Adopt-A-Pet

2nd place: “The Nutcracker” by TeamMates Nancy Beach & Cara Carranza

3rd place: “Nebraska Agriculture” by USDA Farm Service Agency

4th place: “Stache-ing Through the Snow” by Charla Stark”


January is a good time to check out our library catalog or come to the library and see all the new books we have added to read on a cold winter evening!

A few more days to the Christmas Holiday when families make memories together. Stop by the library and see live-christmas-hd-wallpapers-best-desktop-background-photographs-widescreenthe wonderful Christmas tree display and don’t forget to vote for your favorite tree. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and we thank them for organizing this special event adding a touch of the holiday to the library.

Photo contest “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future” this exhibition serves as a bridge connecting Nebraskans with their culture and heritage. This runs June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and is sponsored by Hildegard Center for Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Photographers are called to submit photos that highlight historic places and often overlooked treasures in all Nebraska’s 93 counties. Selected photos will be exhibited statewide to coincide with Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial in 2017. Digital submissions are accepted. www.hildegardcenter.

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A reminder to all of our good friends of the library:

The 3rd Annual Soup Sale at the York City Auditorium will be held from 9 am until 3 pm on Saturday, soupsNovember 28th. Yummy homemade soups to stock your freezer will be on sale for the cold winter evenings. So stock up and enjoy a bowl of soup with a good book to read during the winter months.

We also have some beautiful Christmas trees on display through the holidays. Vote for your favorite trees. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and we thank them for adding a special holiday touch to the library.

We have a new KIC knowledge imaging scanner at the library for our patrons to use so come on down and check carolout our new scanner.



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The Greater Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Genealogy seminar is Friday, October 23 from 4pm to 6:15pm. It is located at the Nebraska Methodist College, North 87th & Burt Street, Omaha, NE. Free parking is available.

Solving the Puzzle: Who was my family? is the topic on Friday. The presenter is James M. Beidler a Pennsylvania native who specializes in German genealogy. He also writes “Roots and Branches” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. Saturday the fall workshop will be on Researching Ancestors from Germany and Pennsylvania presented by Mr. Beidler. For more information if you are planning on attending one or both sessions contact Carol at the Kilgore Memorial Library for registering and workshop cost.

Thanks to all who came to hear the “Living Roots” of music presented by Lauren Pelon a wonderful program and who attended the Soup Sampler after Lauren’s presentation.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual soup sale to be held November 28th from 9am til 3pm at the York city Auditorium. A great selection of different kinds of soups available to purchase and it’s a great fundraiser to help support all of the wonderful programs Friends of the Library do for the library and the community.


September is library card sign-up month!

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If you aren’t a card holder at our library come in and get a library card. If you live in York or York County the card is free. You can check out books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines! But you also will have access to some great databases. Just check out our databases on our website for more information. http//libraries.ne.gov/York

Also, on Sunday October 4th at 3pm we are honored to have Lauren Pelson perform the Living Roots of Music. Lauren traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on ancient and modern instruments. Please join us for the Living Roots of Music.


Welcome Back!

Welcome back from summer break, students!!

Come to Kilgore Memorial Library to do some research but don’t stop there. The library has information, activities, and services. Here are a few suggestions:

UntitledGet a library card, learn how to check out and return items, take an audio book or DVD home or download an e-book. We have online reference resources. Using the catalog you can search for material or place a hold on an item. We also offer Inerlibrary loan. If there is a book we don’t have in our collection we can borrow it from another library and all you pay is $2.50/book for shipping.

Plan a visit and see what we have to offer. The library staff is always happy to assist you.

See you at the library!

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

colourful-old-book-high-definition-wallpaper-download-old-book-images-freeThis week the book sale is going on here at the library!

Come and check out the nice selection of donated books. The sale begins with a sneak preview on Thursday, July 23 from 5pm to 8pm for Friends of the Library members only. If you would like to join the Friends of the Library you may come on Thursday night and pay your $10 membership at the door. 

The sale will open to the general public on Friday, July 24 during our normal library hours which are 10am to 5pm as well as Saturday, July 25 from 10am to 5pm.

So come on out and help support your library!!

Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library!!

thIt’s June, a busy month for everyone. We have a lot going on at the library.

Summer reading is in full swing for children and adults.This is the third year for the Summer Smack Down who reads more on HWY 34 competition between York and Seward. If you haven’t already signed up please stop in and register and help us keep the traveling trophy here in York for another year!

Don’t forget the York Story Walk. The current book is “I Love Bugs!” What a great way for children, parents, and grandparents to read and enjoy a walk along the Beaver Creek park trail.


diploma and booksThe Kilgore Memorial Library staff would like to wish “congratulations” to all the graduates in the area! Wishing you much success in the next chapter of life!


Patrons, we hope you are enjoying the new service Kilgore Memorial is offering. The new Zinio has a wide selection of popular magazines. They are full digital copies you can read on your computer or mobile device.


A reminder: the library will be closed on May 25th Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th from 10am to 8pm.

Have a safe Memorial weekend!




Genealogy–Did you know?

earthHappy Earth Day! Come in and check out some books about the environment and taking care of our Earth.

Another tip–looking for bride and groom marriage records? We have a book compiled of marriage record names and the number issued to the bride and groom here at the library. You can then go to the York County Clerk’s office and obtain a photocopy of the record for your family history. Come into the library and ask for help if you need it.