Stop in to sign up for  the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Patrons have until March 2 to read at least 6 books from our list of 20 categories. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a small gift from the librarians and their name will be placed into a drawing for a change to win a 2018 Kansas Notable Book of their choice! Only one book per category, please. You must come into the Library to register.

Categories include Kansas Notable Books; a book by an author with the same first name as you; a warm, sunny setting; a book with a number in the title; a book you think your mom would like, and many more. You are sure to read more than six!

The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.  {Copied from}

Looking for Something New to Read?

We have a display of books about books to read. If you’re looking to branch out in the new year, these might be helpful to you. There are also some interesting websites we’d like to share:

43 Highly Anticipated Books of 2019

Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years

(and what everyone read instead)

The Best Books Based in Every State

Let us know if you don’t find the item you are looking for, we can put it on hold for you. Also, check out our Winter Reading Challenge in another post on this website, to stretch your reading horizons.

Between Holidays Reading

We thought we’d display books about getting organized to give you a jump start on the new year. But when we typed Organization into the Search bar, well something else popped up! We hope you are not looking for this kind of organization at home, except for your reading pleasure. If you are looking to get organized, let us know, we’ll try a different search word, and get you on the right track.

Winter Weather Policy

Our winter weather policy in case the weatherman predicts more doom and gloom or bushels of fluffiness – you decide.

If Nemaha Central Schools close early during a school day the library will close at 5:00 that evening.

There may be times when weather quickly turns bad or street and sidewalk conditions cause us to close at 5:00 also.

We announce our weather closings on Facebook, our website, WIBW TV, and KNZA radio.

Call the library before you venture out in bad weather.  If you have items due or coming due soon and the weather is bad please call us at 336-2377.


Photo Credit: (Dedham, MA, 01/27/15) Plows try to keep up with the snow on Rt. 128 near exit 14 in Dedham. Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Staff photo by John Wilcox.