Gering Public Library

Gering Public Library

Welcome to the Gering Public Library!

Gering Public Library

1055 P Street
Gering, NE
Phone (308) 436-7433
Fax      (308) 436-6869 

Monday-Thursday9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED       

Library Calendar

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Library News

Book Review: The Big Year

Who would have thought the adventures of three men on a journey to enumerate more birds (birds?!) than anyone else in a single year would evolve into and enjoyable book? Well, David Frankel did because he made a highly successful movie from "the Big Year" by Mark Obmascik. The book is not so much about birds as it is about obsessive, driven men who have determined to count birds in a competitive way, though there is no actual competition. Wealthy entrepreneur Sandy Komito, wealthy businessman Al Levantin, and church mouse poor Greg Miller crisscross the country multiple times from east to west and north to south to achieve the goal of setting a bird siting record. This is brought to us in a human, humorous way that involves the reader in the outcome. It's filled with interesting stories of the birders and insights into their quest. Some chapter headings give an idea of the humor in the situations- Th Early Birders, The Wise Owl, Two in the Bush.

This is a very readable non-fiction book, which incidentally fits into the current summer reading program, Tails and Tales. You can find the book on display at the Gering Library. We are hosting a free showing of the movie (starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin -and rated PG) in the Gering Civic Plaza, Monday June 21, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.

“Prairie Forge” by James J. Kimble is the One Book One Nebraska selection this year. Intended to encourage Nebraskans to discuss a single book statewide, the One Book One Nebraska program began in...more >>
James Kimble, author of “Prairie Forge: the Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II” will be at the Legacy of the Plains Museum to speak about his book on June 28 at 6:...more >>
Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Program June 2-30

We will have all kinds of tail-wagging fun planned for summer reading! Check out the calendar for specific dates, or stop in the library to sign up.

Free Movie in the Civic Plaza June 21

The Midwest Theater will be showing The Big Year (starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin -and rated PG) in the Gering Civic Plaza, Monday June 21,at 9:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. Lemon Love will have drinks for sale and the Midwest will be providing free popcorn while supplies last. Thanks to Wildcat Audubon Society, The Friends of the Gering Library, The Midwest Theater and The City of Bayard for helping us present this free movie.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 8:45am
Ask Me About Gering s hows events and highlights for the week in Gering and the area. If you have any questions please call the Karla at the Gering Convention & Visitors Bureau at 308-436-6886.more >>