New Year, Know More

Happy 2016, everyone!

This year I have made the resolution to get more information out to the public about the variety of services the Gretna Public Library has to offer its community.

Whether it’s sharing an overview of our databases and other helpful resources, information on events and programs, circulation materials or various library policies, it’s going to be a goal of mine to tell more people about all the ways the library can serve you and your family in 2016.

In 2016, you will see materials at the library and on our website with the phrase, Know More About…  This phrase will be our tool for promoting information that you may want to “know more about.”

I’m really excited to for all the good things to come for the library this year, and look forward to helping the Gretna community Know More About the many resources we have available!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year (and happy reading)!

Krissy Reed
Gretna Public Library Director

What’s the Value of Your Library Use?

Almost everyone knows that libraries are invaluable to the health of their communities. But, what if we were to look at just the financial aspect of how libraries save patrons money? Well, we did look at it, and we are excited to share this information with our great community.

Would you like a printable version of this? Then click here.

Would you like to calculate your own savings? Then click here.

We found this information so very fascinating that we thought that we’d have some fun giving you and/or your family the chance to see a close estimate of what you’ve saved in 2015! We’ll run the numbers for you, and then share it with you, and then you can brag about it all while advocating for your library on social media.

All you’ll need to do is email Miss Rebecca at GPL.AsstDirector@gmail.com, let her know if you’d like an individual or family estimate, include a picture, and also let her know approximately how many events you’ve attended (adult, teen, or children’s). That’s it! Then she’ll calculate your savings and email you back with an image like this:

She can hardly wait to get requests, and we can hardly wait to share all of this enlightening information with you.

 

Gretna Friends of the Library & Omaha Gives!

We’re excited to announce that the Gretna Friends of the Library is one of the many non-profits eligible to receive gift donations during the Omaha Gives! donation challenge this year!  To make a donation, click the flyer below to link directly to the Gretna Friends of the Library’s Omaha Gives! page.  If you want to learn more about Omaha Gives!, then click this link.

The Gretna Friends of the Library make it possible for the Gretna Public Library to provide programs and services that it otherwise would not have the funds to support.  Thank you in advance for supporting your Library through this wonderful and hardworking group of people!  Omaha Gives!

Register for Summer Reading Programs!

Faster than a speeding bullet!

More powerful than a locomotive!  

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

…..well maybe not that last one, but in any event, our Summer Reading Programs are going to be super!  Register your kids, and get registered  yourself too, for our Summer Reading Programs which begin in June!  Just click the appropriate box below to get signed up.

Children’s Summer Reading ProgramChildren's SRP Registration


Young Adult Summer Reading Program

Teen SRP Registration


Adult Summer Reading Program

Great Books for Great Kids!

Eat at Runza!Mark Tuesday, September 16th on your calendar to eat at Runza!  On this day, Runza Restaurants will conduct their 12th Annual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser in which Runza donates 15% of the day’s total proceeds to libraries!

Last year, Gretna’s Runza Resturant donated $468 to the Gretna Friends of the Library!  Library Director, Krissy Nelson, expressed the Library’s appreciation for this fundraiser, “The generosity of Runza Restaurants in giving back to their communities really says a lot about the priorities of the people who work for this company.  We greatly appreciate their support!  The money we received last year helped a great deal with funding several of our children’s literacy programs at the Library.”

The Friends of the Library plan to use the money received from Runza to aid in sponsoring more literacy based children’s programs this coming year, and to purchase books that can be given to children as incentives during the summer reading program.