Library News

Children (and adults) will have the opportunity to see and touch a variety of real-life dinosaur bones during “Dinosaurs for Kids” with Marcus Eriksen on Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Marcus has been excavating dinosaurs in Niobrara County since 1991 and built his first life-size dinosaur skeleton for the Stagecoach Museum in 2000. Bring your questions!

The second of three Paint @ the Library programs will be held on Monday, July 1 from 1-3 p.m. Miss Barb has a Legend of Rawhide teepee painting planned; children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult. Call the library at 334-3490 to secure your spot as space is limited.

“Wisconsin Schneider and the Magic of Music” will be the featured program on Tuesday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. Who needs Indiana Jones for an adventure when you can have Wisconsin Schneider (a.k.a. Mike Schneider) instead? Mike will bring music, magic and comedy – and, he will unveil a brand-new magic trick! Fun for all ages!

Summer library crafts are held each Wednesday from 1-2:15 p.m. at the library through July 31 with the exception of Wednesday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 10 when live performers will be at the library. LegoTime is held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Read with Delilah on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and movies are featured on Thursdays at 1 p.m.

“Life, Loss, and Puffins” is the title of a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. For two teenagers, their bucket list isn’t about dying: it’s about finally living. After Ru’s mother dies, an impulsive road trip takes Ru and Gabriel from California to Canada where Ru can fulfill her ultimate dream to see Atlantic puffins in the glorious wild. Though they know they’ll be in trouble when they’re caught, the freedom of navigating an unknown road is liberating – like living for the first time.

Other new books are “Circle in the Water” by Marcia Muller, “The Odyssey of Effie Frost” by K.S. Hollenbeck, “Clive Cussler’s The Heist” by Jack DuBrul, “Summers at the Saint” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Best Life Book Club” by Sheila Roberts, “Paradise Prairie” by Allan Vaughan Elston, “The Serpent and the Wings of Night” by Carissa Broadbent and “A Wedding in Lake Como” by Jennifer Probst. “Heartless Hunter” by Kristen Ciccarelli is among new young adult titles.

New books on the non-fictions shelf include “The Unvanquished: the Untold Story of Lincoln’s Secret Forces, the Manhunt for Mosby’s Rangers, and the Shadow War That Forged America’s Special Operations” by Patrick K. O’Donnell and “Everything is Predictable: How Bayesian Statistics Explain our World” by Tom Chivers.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “Pug’s New Puppy” by Kyla May, “Owley: Tiny Tales” by Andy Runton and the “Jasmine Toguchi” series by Debbi Michiko Florence. Some of the newer picture books are “The Truth About the Couch” by Adam Rubin, “At the End of the Day” by Lisl H. Detlefsen, “The Boy Who Said Wow” by Todd Boss, “The Cookie Fiasco” by Mo Willems and “I’m On It” by Andrea Tsurumi.

“Squawk, a Parrot!” is the theme for Storyhour on June 25, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story! Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library hosts two digital libraries, Libby (powered by Overdrive) and Hoopla. Your Niobrara County Library card (29092…) and PIN give you access. Look for the apps in your app store and while you’re there check out the WyldCat app as well, searching through WyldCat will search our physical library as well as digital libraries in one search.
Stop by the library if you have questions!

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