Carson Vaughan, author of Zoo Nebraska,
at the library on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.

We are thrilled to have Carson Vaughan, Broken Bow High School graduate and freelance writer, visit the library in April. Carson’s first book, Zoo Nebraska, has just been released and he is including Broken Bow on his book release tour of the state.
A press release of the book says “written in the tradition of some of our best American reportage—think Susan Orlean, John McPhee, Truman Capote, or ‘This American Life’— Zoo Nebraska is a resonant true story of small town politics and community perseverance, and of decent people and questionable choices.”
Plan to be at the library for Carson’s visit. The evening will include a short reading, time for questions, as well as an opportunity to hear about his freelance reporting. You can also buy Zoo Nebraska and have Carson sign your copy. This author visit is sponsored by the Broken Bow Library Foundation.


Book discussion

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Monday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931 but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined. At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk mending a fractured family. Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

 If you are interested in participating in the discussion and need a copy of the book, please contact us at 872.2927 and we’ll save a copy for you.  


Brown Bag Lunch Series
Every other Tuesday
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2nd—Butterfly Flower Garden.
Presented by Amy Hughes, Entomologist from Keep Loup Basin Beautiful. Learn what a pollinator is and how to create a flower garden to promote pollinator success. Participants will also learn about at-risk species. There will be some “homework” to bring on April 16th.
Tuesday, April 16th—Butterfly/Insect Identification. Amy Hughes will educate participants how to identify the most common specimens found in our area and in our gardens. Be prepared to share your “homework” from the first class with others.
Tuesday, April 30th—Online Security and Identify Theft. Presented by Travis Barker of EZ-IT Solutions. Learn how to identify potential scams, how to avoid common pitfalls, and what the best practices are to protect yourself and safely browse the web.

There is no charge for these programs.


Chair Yoga @ Your Library

Stretch & Strengthen
-Remain active with safe and simple exercises
-Improve flexibility and core strength
-Reduce low back pain and neck tension
Every Wednesday afternoon from 2-2:45 p.m.
There is no charge to participate and no registration needed.  Please come in comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.


Sensory Storytime - Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Story time is for everyone! This special story time includes stories, activities, and a craft. This event is designed for all listeners with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.


is available with your Broken Bow Public Library card

is available with your Broken Bow Public Library card

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.  Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
-Maintenance/specification tables
-Step-by-step service and repair procedures
-Vacuum diagrams
-Wiring diagrams
-Close-up photos and illustrations
-ASE test prep quizzes
Ask us how to gain access


Don't forget we offer RB Digital!
Just a reminder that we have digital magazines for you to download to your device- Ask at the circulation desk how to access RBdigital.
There are over 100 popular English and Spanish language magazines and this service is available to our library cardholders in good standing.  RB 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.