We all have one... that book on your to-be-read list that stares you down, year after year. Perhaps it's the length, or subject matter, or even the book's age that keeps you from picking it up out of fear it will be to challenging or uncomfortable. This challenge prompt will allow you to finally check … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a book you’ve been intimidated to read.
Audiobooks are a great way to fit more reading into your life. Whether you listen while driving, doing chores, or exercising, audiobooks engage your senses and offer a new format to enjoy books. You can listen to audiobooks through our library by checking out books on CD, or by downloading the free Libby app and … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Listen to an audiobook.
If you're in a reading slump, don't have much time to read, or simply want to try out a new format, a collection of essays or short stories may be the perfect challenge for you! These bite-size works of fiction or nonfiction are a great way to get reading in at the end of the … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge: Read a collection of essays or short stories.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day falls on Monday, January 18, 2021, and celebrates the Civil Rights leader's life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday designed as a national day of service, rather than a day "off." In the spirit of service and improving civil rights in our nation and communities, the books below … Continue reading What to Read: MLK Day 2021
Up for a challenge? Beat the winter blues with some great books! Read eight (8) books* by March 31, 2021, and you'll be entered to win a prize drawing! Stop by the library to pick up your reading log OR call/email the library to request a reading log, and we will leave it on the … Continue reading 2021 Adult Winter Reading Challenge
We love you just the way you are. But there's something irresistible about setting goals and resolutions for the new year. These books are all about the art of forming habits to better love yourself and those around you. Enjoy! Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones … Continue reading What to Read: Self Improvement & Goal-Setting
Who says adults can't enjoy some magic? This summer, "Imagine Your Story" by checking out a fantasy, fairy tale, or mythical story beyond your comfort zone. These picks are available via Curbside Pickup and digitally through the Libby app. Enjoy! The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow In a sprawling mansion filled … Continue reading Imagine Your Story: Fantastic Fiction for Adults
Juneteenth, short for "June Nineteenth," is an annual holiday that commemorates the emancipation of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. This marked the effective end of slavery in the United States. The books and movies listed below celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to our country. From slavery to the Omaha race riots in … Continue reading What to Read: Juneteenth and Beyond
November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out one of these novels, memoirs, or nonfiction books to learn more about our nation's First Peoples.
Shelby Janke, Assistant Librarian Shelby is the newest addition to our team as Assistant Librarian. She’s a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will be starting her Masters in Library & Information Science degree this fall through the University of Missouri. Shelby enjoys reading, meeting with her book club, taking walks in her neighborhood, … Continue reading Meet Shelby: Our New Assistant Librarian!