Sensory Storytime Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.

 This is a storytime for adults with special needs.  The program is similar to a children's storytime, as a sensory storytime incorporates stories, interactive reading, music, crafts and more. Stop in and try the program.


Book Discussion – Monday, March 20th
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The trail offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature. If you are interested in participating in the March book discussion, please ask at the desk for a copy and we’ll let you know when they arrive at our library.


The library's expansion/renovation project is nearing reality and work could possibly begin in March!  We are thrilled for our community as well as the area and look forward to the fabulous new facility you'll get to experience in 2018.  Watch for more specific details as to when we'll be relocating, but here's where the library will be during construction:  220 Industrial Dr.

The Library will be closed on Monday,
February 20th for President's Day

"THURSDAY ADULT CRAFTERNOON”   4:30-5:30 p.m. 
come for crafts and visiting

2nd -- Book flowers

9th — Macramé necklace

16th — No program

23rd — No program

 

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.

Nebraska teachers and librarians are invited to apply for $300 grants to
conduct Letters About Literature Letter Writing Clinics. Funding will be
provided to introduce students to the Letters about Literature (LAL)
contest and letter writing techniques, and to work with them to select
books and craft letters to the authors. Grant funds can be used for items
such as instructor honorariums, supplies, marketing, small participation
prizes, etc. Applicants will target their efforts to specific age groups:
grades 4-6, grades 7-8, or grades 9-12

For more information about the LAL Letter Writing Clinic grant (due March
30), see http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/lalwritingclinics [1] or
contact JoAnn McManus, Nebraska Library Commission, 402-471-4870,
800-307-2665, joann.mcmanus@nebraska.gov [2]. This grant opportunity is
sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book and Nebraska Library
Commission, and supported by Humanities Nebraska. More about how the LAL
national reading and writing promotion program encourages young readers in
grades 4-12 to explore what books mean to them by writing a personal
letter
to an author is available at
http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/LAL.html [3]. 

NOTE: Letters About Literature competition made possible by a generous
grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support
from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which
promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state
libraries and other organizations. Letters About Literature is coordinated
and sponsored in Nebraska by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the
Nebraska Library Commission, with support from Houchen Bindery, Ltd. and
Chapters Bookstore in Seward.
 

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Thank you to Off-Broadway for the fun "Adopt a Grandparent" party.  A special thanks to everyone who joined us at the party and "adopted" a Grandparent this Holiday Season.

The Bill of Rights And You Exhibit Now At The Library
We are now hosting a new exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.  The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively know as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.