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Here is where the title of "oldest public library in the US" starts getting into semantics. One library claims the title of oldest building, and another claims oldest building constructed to be a...more >>
When you search online for "First public library in the United States" you learn that three libraries claim this distinction. Last week I wrote about Benjamin's Library Company. This week's column is...more >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pat Heath February 9, 2024 City Administrator (308) 436-5096 TERRI TOSH OF FAITHFUL CREATIONS CATERING TO MANAGE GERING CIVIC CENTER GERING – The City of Gering...more >>
When you search online for "first public library in the United States" you might get conflicting information. Three libraries claim this distinction. All three were established long before 1776. In...more >>
Some authors like to include inside jokes, often called Easter Eggs, in their books. Little things that fans might notice but nobody else will pay the slightest attention to. An author's nod to an...more >>
I picked up “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin because her previous book, “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey” has been on my to-read list for a long time. Working in a library is...more >>
This weekend a friend dropped off several buckets of corn so my husband and I spent the afternoon freezing it. I started thinking about how I learned to preserve my garden produce from my mother who...more >>
A few years ago I decided I should be more intentional with my reading. Among some specific genre choices, I now take the time to read a classic each year. Since making this decision I have read "Don...more >>
Being a librarian wasn't my first career choice. When I first went to college, I studied Range Management. My classes included several plant identification classes. I took "Grass Class," "Sticks and...more >>
I like to read the newspaper while I eat breakfast. I started reading the newspaper when I was in my 20s and it's been a hard habit to break. It seems like newspapers have been around forever, but...more >>

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