The Gretna Public Library is proud to announce that we now offer library cards for our active duty military personnel! We realize that a growing number of these honorable folks live outside the Gretna City limits, but we want to make sure you have a library card, and a library you can bring your family to and call home. If you are interested in signing up for an Active Military card, please stop by the Library and bring along your active duty military ID card. The Gretna Public Library staff thanks you for your service!
Here’s an opportunity to help your community and your wallet! Beginning February 18th and running to March 4th, the Library will be taking Food for Fines. Bring in canned goods, boxed meals, daily hygiene products, and other none perishables to reduce fines on your Library account. Each item brought in to either Library location will count toward $1.00 off the total amount owed, up to $30. All goods will be donated to the Gretna Neighbors organization to benefit those in our community who are in need.
**This promotion only applies to fines for items that have been returned late, and not for lost or damaged material fines.
We’re having a 1st birthday party for the Gretna Children’s Library and YOU are invited!
The Children’s Library has been open to the public for one year now, and it has been so much fun watching children and their families stop in to pick out books and take part in our programs! With all the fun and exciting things that have happened over the past year, it’s hard to believe that not so long ago, we were moving in!
Now it’s time to celebrate, and we want you to be there!
Where: Gretna Children’s Library
When: Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Time: All day we will celebrate, but there will be a special party at 3:30pm
The Friends of the Library are having a bake sale Saturday, February 9th at McKinney’s Food Center starting at 9:00am. All proceeds from the sale will help the Friends of the Library to purchase items needed for the Library. In the past, this money has been used to purchase books, computers, furniture, and has even help sponsor our Summer Reading Programs. We hope to see you at the bake sale as you support your library and enjoy a sweet treat as well.
If your first stop when you visit the Library is to check what new books are coming out soon, we have an option that is sure to be perfect for you!
Now available: If you’d like a copy of the newest Upcoming Releases emailed to your inbox, then please email a request to email@example.com with Subscribe Upcoming Releases in the subject line, or stop by either location and fill out a simple form.
As always Gretna Public Library will keep your email private. Furthermore, if at any time you would no longer like to receive an email with the Upcoming Releases .pdf, then please send us an email with Unsubscribe Upcoming Releases in the subject line. We will remove you from the list ASAP.
Are you someone who enjoys baking cakes and would like to learn some special baking tips from an expert? If so, join us at the Main Library on February 28th at 10:15am! Please RSVP by Monday, February 25th so that we know how many people to expect. You can RSVP via phone, in-person, or by sending us an email.
For more information, check out the post on our Adult Services page!
Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member this holiday season? Stop by the Main Library or Children’s Library to check out the selection of handmade holiday ornaments available for a suggested donation. All of our ornaments were handmade by library staff out of scrap-booking paper or the pages of well-loved books. Ornaments are priced very reasonably at $5.00 for basic ball ornament and $20.00 for the more detailed Kusudama flower ornaments. All proceeds will go entirely to benefit our Friends of the Library organization, which in turn helps purchase books, computers, and other necessities for the Library.
Do you struggle with using your Facebook account? Ever wonder what the big deal is with Twitter? What’s with people ‘checking in’ at places of business on Foursquare, or sharing things on Pinterest? Social media is a growing way in which people network, share, and just pass the time online and through smartphones, and you know have the opportunity to learn a little more about it. Join us Wednesday, November 28th from 6:00-6:45pm as we explore these and other social medias out there today. This will be a basic “what” and “how-to” type of discussion for all. Please RSVP by phone, email, or in person at ther Gretna Public Library’s Main Branch by Wednesday, November 21st, and let us know about the social media you’re most interested in learning about too.
AtoZ World Culture is your one-stop-shop for all the information you ever wanted to know about every country in the world. Use this to learn about a specific country’s economy, people, traditions, and a lot more. Search for a variety of maps and even use the nifty citation function to give your reports or project a professional touch. AtoZ World Culture is a great resource to use on your next project and can be accessed simply by typing in you library card’s barcode number in the login box on the database’s homepage. A permanent link can be found in the “Online Resources” tab on our site.
The Library recently received information from the Department of Health and Human Services about a program they have called Access Nebraska. Access Nebraska is a new and easy way for you to apply for public assistance benefits online through the DHHS website, www.accessnebraska.ne.gov. Here you are able to apply for Medicaid, food stamp benefits, aid to dependent children, aid to aged, blind and disabled, energy assistance, kids connection, and child car subsidy.
As always, the Library offers free access to our public computers for you to complete any of these processes, and our staff will be happy to help you find the website. If you require additional assistance filling out an application we have a step by step guide located at the front desk of both libraries that will walk you through the process.