Join us Monday, September 18th @ 7:00 p.m. for the discussion of Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.


Our adult summer reading program ended on July 24th.  This year there was a tic-tac-toe sheet for the readers to complete and earn an entry form for prizes.  The tic-tac-toe squares consisted of reading different genres of books, magazines, or watching a certain DVD.  Participants could also earn entry forms by completing any of the 12 activities that were on a "Build a Better World Citizen's Activity Sheet."  At the end of the six-week adult program, we had over 270 entry forms!  The following participants each won a weekly prize:  Colleen Weber, Sheree Slagle, Katrina Kusek, Amy Parker, Jacie Bates, and Mandie Books.  Each of the weekly prize winners received a large tote bag filled with reading-related materials and a gift certificate to an area business.  They also got to chose a hardback book for their own collection.  Congratulations to Bobbe Dietz who was the winner of our grand prize-- a Kindle Fire HD 8! 

This summer, as we have done the past couple of summers, we chose not to request donations from businesses for our summer reading program since we are raising funds for our library renovation/addition project.  However, some area businesses still offered us gift certificates, coupons, and cash or prize donations,  We thank the following for their contributions to our children's, teen, or adult programs:  Bonfire; Broken Bow Aquatic Center; Diary Queen, Kinkaiders; Legends; Nebraska State Bank; Nebraska State Fair; Pizza Hut; Runza; Subway; Taco John's; and Tiffany Theater.

Thanks also to the following individuals who generously gave their time to be a weekly presenter throughout the children's and teen summer reading programs:
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful; Kristin Ganough; Neal Neth and Justin Strasburg; and UNL Extension Office staff Colleen Peterson and Audrey Foster.

"Great Books For Great Kids" fundraiser on
Tuesday, August 29th!

Don't forget we offer Zinio!
Just a reminder in case you've forgotten or didn't know, but the Broken Bow Public Library is part of the Central Nebraska Digital Coop and offers free full digital copies of many of your favorite magazines through Zinio digital magazines.  You see the exact materials as seen in print edition, plus some issues include interactive features.  Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline anytime.  Downloaded issues are yours to keep as long as you wish.  This subscription allows for unlimited simultaneous use of each magazine issue the coop purchases for their patrons.
There are over 100 popular English and Spanish language magazines and this service is available to our library cardholders in good standing.  Zinio magazines may be read in a Internet browser or on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices.  Check on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app.