Library News

Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will perform in concert on Sunday, September 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 120 E. 5th St. The concert features “Songs & Stories of the American West” – songs that draw vivid portraits and tell fascinating stories set in the Western landscape. Plan now to attend.

“Every Family Has a Story” will continue with “A River Runs Through It” on Monday, September 27 at 6 p.m. at the library. The dinner and movie series features a light meal and discussion facilitated by Deane Tucker, PhD Chadron College. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Have you ordered your Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Preorders are preferred as a very limited number of extras will be available. Call the library at 307-334-3490 to order today! A dozen glazed are $9.00 and a dozen mixed frosted are $10.00. This is fundraiser for the Niobrara County Library Foundation’s endowment fund.

A new novel by Sara Ackerman, a new author in the library, is “Radar Girls.” After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy Wilder enlists in a top-secret program replacing male soldiers in the war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDS guide pilots into blacked out airstrips and track unidentified planes across the Pacific skies. Not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above the differences and work side by side with the men despite the resistance they meet along the way. “Radar Girls” is also available on CD.

Other new fiction books are “The Tooth Fairy” by Jay Em author Helen Pugsley, “Tender is the Bite” by Spencer Quinn, “Nine Lives” by Danielle Steel, “Black Ice” by Brad Thor, “Choose Me” by Tess Gerritsen, “The Cellist” by Daniel Silva, “The Forbidden” by Heather Graham, “The Heathens” by Ace Atkins and “Forever on My Own” by Tracie Peterson. A new young adult book is “Charming as a Verb” by Ben Philippe.

New non-fiction books are “Desert Dust: One Man’s Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph” by Paul W. Papa and “Pinch Your Pottery: the Art & Craft of Making Pinch Pots” by Jacqui Atkin.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Minecraft, the Dragon” by Nicky Drayden, “Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School” by Emily Jenkins and “Soul Lanterns” by Shaw Kuzki. Newer easy books include “Goat Wants to Eat” by Laura Gehl, “Never Not Ever!” by Beatrice Alemagna, “Baby Shark: Time for School” by Pinkfong and “Rocket Has a Sleepover” by Tad Hills.

“Johnny Appleseed” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 307-334-3274 any time to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out all of the library’s online resources by going to! Niobrara County library card numbers and your PIN will give you access if needed.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.