Gering Public Library

Gering Public Library

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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       

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Library News
Do you remember your first magazine subscription? I remember reading "Ranger Rick" when I was little, and somewhere along the line graduating to "Seventeen." It seems like social media has taken over...more >>
"Behind the Wire" by Andrea Myers takes place in Scotts Bluff County as World War II rages across the ocean. After the death of the author's grandmother, the family discovered a stash of WWII era...more >>
Maps were my Grandma's love language. She always had an atlas handy and she would reach for it any time someone would talk about somewhere they had been. Map reading builds important spatial skills...more >>
November is Native American Heritage Month. According to the US Census around 4% of Scotts Bluff County residents are "Native American alone." This does not count the many folks who have a Native...more >>
Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson owned between 9,000 and 10,000 books. By contrast, the Gering library contains around 32,000 books. Jefferson sold his personal library to replace the destroyed...more >>
The original purpose of the Library of Congress was to provide unbiased research to members of Congress. Each year the library receives thousands of requests from Congress for information on a...more >>
In 1783, James Madison suggested the idea of developing a congressional library at the new capital Washington City. Before that, the capital was located in Philadelphia and New York City. Congress...more >>
"That's the trouble with a politician's life, somebody is always interrupting it with an election." The great Will Rogers had a lot to say about politicians and elections. Speaking of elections, we...more >>
Our library page, Jada, told me she learned the word "calumny" this week because she is reading "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. (I had to look it up.) It means a false or slanderous statement. Then...more >>
I have an ancestor who was in the Revolutionary War, so I typed his name, Elijah Park, into My Heritage (library edition) to see what would come up. I had to guess on his birthdate-let's see… 1775...more >>


Upcoming Events

Lawn and Yard Spring Cleaning Workshop

After this crazy winter is your lawn looking worse for the wear? Dr Emily Stine will be at the Gering Library Community Room Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. to talk about what homeowners should watch for in their lawns and landscapes. She will discuss things like snow mold, winter kill, pruning, garden clean-up and recommended mowing practices. “Snow mold is a particular concern this year,” said Stine, “because the amount of snow we had this winter, and how long it stayed on lawns.”

Dr. Stine is the Horticulture, Landscape and Environmental Services Extension Educator for the Panhandle of Nebraska. This program is free and open to the public.

Poetry Reading

Are you a poet? Come share your work with the community. To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Gering Library is hosting a public poetry reading on April 17 at 7:00 p.m. Poets of all ages and experiences are welcome to sign up. You may contact the library by phone, email or stop in to sign up.