We’ve all had a certain degree of stress in our lives, especially over the past year dealing with a pandemic. As director, closing the Library for seven months and developing safe practices and alternative ways to serve the public was somewhat stressful, but far less stress than many others were experiencing. Shelby and I heard … Continue reading Big Library Read: The Art of Taking It Easy (April 2021)
March 13, 1924 - October 15, 2020 All of us at the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library mourn the passing of Ed Robinson. He, along with his wife Donna, donated our library and its furnishings to the community in 2006, and established a foundation to aid in the annual operational cost of the library. The … Continue reading In Memory of Edward (Ed) Robinson, Jr.
Trusted Coronavirus & COVID-19 Resources: Concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Below you can find trusted resources and valid information. Nebraska Health and Human Services: Coronavirus DiseaseLocal Health Department Contacts for Nebraska ResidentsCenters for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): CoronavirusPresident Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines for America: Fifteen Days to Slow the SpreadNebraska Douglas County Coronavirus InformationDouglas County … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic Resources
The Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library is currently accepting applications for part time library assistant. Library Assistant Application:Download Duties: assist patrons of all ages at circulation desk, with inquiries and use of library resources and technologies; catalog, sort and shelve library materials, and other basic library functions. Position requires: excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written … Continue reading We’re Hiring: Part-Time Library Assistant
We need your help! As we get ready to update our Community Needs Response Plan, we want to hear from Waterloo community members like you about your library experiences at ARWPL. Your responses to this survey will help us evaluate, plan, and shape some of our future thinking about our library and the various needs … Continue reading ARWPL Community Survey 2020
'Tis the season for curling up with a good book. Luckily, the library's Winter Reading Challenge begins January 6! If you read and log ten books between January 6 and March 9, 2020, your name will be entered in a drawing for several gift cards and other prizes. Looking for a book that matches the … Continue reading What to Read: Winter Reading Challenge
Check out what our staff is reading this time of year! Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Fall 2019
Miss Bethany is reading... The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of - but that's just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2019
This year's space-themed Summer Reading Program wouldn't be complete without aliens. So we built our own!
This July, the 100 Things group traveled outside of Omaha to Nebraska's iconic Memorial Stadium. Stay tuned for August's excursion!