Jingles and Rhymes
March 5, 12, 19, 26
March 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26
After School Videos
April 11 (craft session to follow)
Nebraska Memories is a state-wide project to digitize historical and cultural images and documents and make them available on the Internet. Nebraska is one of 42 states with similar local history archiving projects aimed at raising awareness of local assets and increasing the resources available to genealogists. Watch for the new images documenting Holdrege and Phelps County history, recently scanned using our new imaging workstation.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to offer online applications for benefits. First use the self-screening tool on the left, and if you qualify, fill out the application from the link on the right. Printable applications are also available, and may be hand-delivered, faxed or mailed to the local DHHS office at P. O. Box 168, Holdrege, NE 68949. Please speak to a librarian if you need assistance with this site.
Your guide to Holdrege and Phelps County, justtheplacenebraska.com profiles our schools, healthcare, towns and amenities, is the front door to the Chamber of Commerce and development agency, and has a full list of resources for visitors, seniors and youth. It also has innovative community networking features for local residents including Neighbor to Neighbor, Find a Volunteer Opportunity and a community photo gallery.
Nebraska Cancer Coalition
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Nebraska Cancer Coalition. The NC2 is providing materials for a research corner in the library to increase community awareness and access to high quality, reliable information on cancer. Information online is available at the Cancer Resource Corner.
New! Zinio Digital Magazine Collection
The Holdrege Area Public Library has joined with libraries in Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings to bring you more digital content through a subscription to Zinio magazines. This consortium agreed on a collection of over 80 high interest magazines that can be downloaded to portable devices or computers. Each issue may be checked out by as many people as have interest, and there is no requirement to "return" them. Follow these instructions to create an account and get started reading anywhere today!
A complete list of the available magazines is here.
Pull Up a Chair and Have a Cup of Tea
Explore this book review blog by our own Sierra Klein. She writes thoughtfully on a wide variety of titles, and will introduce many of you to new authors. Always my favorite thing! "Like" her page on Facebook for regular updates!
Tuesday Tales Evening Storytime
Come join Miss Sierra for stories and fun every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 pm starting January 8, 2013. This program is appropriate for children from 2 to 5 years old. Jammies are great and teddies are invited too!
New! Business Bibliography
We have been focusing on refreshing our collection of business books. From books on mastering social media to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our city, our business community will find plenty of food for thought at the library! Download the Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Bibliography 2012 now.
Kindle Overdrive Help
If you need a little help with your Kindle, there is a YouTube video on how to use your Kindle Fire to directly download Overdrive e-books. Please note that you need Wi-Fi access on your device to be able to download directly. Also, to return any Kindle e-book early, patrons will need to login to their Amazon accounts and go to the “Manage Your Kindle” page. Next they should click on the “Actions...” button to the right of the title of the public library book they want to return early and select the “Return this book” option.
Storytime @ HAPL
An important element of early literacy is reading aloud to small children. You cannot start too soon - even pre-verbal children love their books! There are several reasons why libraries make a priority of offering storytimes to preschool children.
But the best reason of all is that a great story read aloud is a pure pleasure, both to the teller and to the listener. A story shared by an enthusiastic reader and enriched with bright pictures generates shivers of anticipation and delight in the listeners, introducing them to the magic of worlds to be discovered in books.
The Holdrege Area Public Library offers two sets of storytimes aimed at different age groups.
Alphabet Soup - Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (3-5 year olds)
Jingles and Rhymes - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM (18 mos to 3 years)
If you unable to attend storytimes at the library, we also present storytimes at area preschools on a regular schedule.
Book Club Kits to Borrow
The databases below can be used in the library, either on our public access computers or your own laptop, or from home by signing in with the barcode on your library card.
Zinio offers a selection of over 80 magazines in digital format to transfer to your portable device. Full text and in color, issues of magazines acquired through Zinio may be downloaded by unlimited simultaneous users, and there is no requirement to "return" them. Get started now with easy to use instructions.