Library News

 The library resumes open hours on Tuesday, December 26 at 10 a.m. During the weeklong closure, new metal shelving is being installed on the east, north and west wall on the main floor. We extend our gratitude to the volunteers who have helped move books, Skeeter Construction for the installation and the Niobrara County Library Foundation & the Niobrara County Commissioners for funding the project.

The digital libraries, Libby and Hoopla, are always open! Visit your app store to download Libby by Overdrive and/or Hoopla and then use your library card number (29092…) and PIN to access! Visit to access on your computer. Download digital books, audio, music & magazines – you can also stream movies and television shows. Check it out today!

 “Horses Near and Far” is the theme for the winter afterschool session which begins on Tuesday, January 2 for children in K-2 and on Thursday, January 4 for grades 3-6. The thematic programs include stories, interactive activities, crafting & tons of fun and is held from 3:40-4:45 p.m. through the end of February. Call (307) 334-3490 or stop by the library to register your children!

“Resurrection Walk” is Michael Connelly’s latest novel. Defense attorney Mickey Haller and his half-brother, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch team up when Haller agrees to represent a woman in prison for killing her husband – a sheriff’s deputy. While reviewing the case, Bosch sees something that does not add up and now those who don’t want the case reopened will stop at nothing to keep them from finding the truth. “Resurrection Walk” is available on CD and in Libby.

Other new books are “The Graham Effect” by Elle Kennedy, “Powerless” by Elsie Silver, “Longhorns East” by Johnny Boggs, “Forgotten Trail” by Claire Kells, “Inheritance” by Nora Roberts, “Lone Star Legacy” by William W. Johnstone, “That Others May Live” by Sarah Driscoll, “The Dangerous One” by Lori Foster and “The Edge” by David Baldacci. A new four-book young adult series is “The Swordflower Saga” by M.B. Aznoe.

“This is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained” by Cara Natterson is among new non-fiction titles along with “The Art of Extract Making: a Kitchen Guide to Making Vanilla and Other Extracts at Home” by Paul Fulton.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “A Puppy’s First Christmas” by Holly Webb, “Stacey’s Mistake” by Ellen Crenshaw, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer” by Jeff Kinney and “Dear Brother” by Alison McGhee. New picture books include “Santarella” by Suzy Senior, “If Animal’s Went to Work” by Ann Whitford Paul, “Snowmen’s Twelve Nights of Christmas” by Caralyn Buehner, “Ethan and the Strays” by John Sullivan, “A Creature Was Stirring” by Heather S. Pierczynski and “Merry Christmas, Strega Nona” by Tomie DePaola.

“Winter Fun!” is the theme for Storyhour on December 26, 2023. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year! The hour features stories, activities, crafts and peer interaction! Bring your preschool aged children soon! Call (307) 334-3274 anytime 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! Your library card and PIN will give you access to thousands of research databases, full-text journals and periodicals, language learning tools, legal forms, practice tests and so much more through GoWyld! Locally you can browse local history and genealogy as well as business information.

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