Geneva Public Library

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, to observe the holiday.
Library hours on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6 are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
July 4 closing

Summer Reading Activity Kits
Check out an activity kit! Each kit contains at least two picture books to read and all the supplies you need for at least one game, craft, or activity. Kits check out for two weeks and are completely FREE! Call or stop by the library today to pick one out.
Check out a Tinkering Labs kit! Each kit contains several wooden pieces, a battery pack, two electric motors, bolts and wing nuts, rubber bands. bushings, axles, L brackets, markers, springs, a screwdriver, and safety glasses. Kits check out for two weeks and are completely FREE! Call or stop by the library today to pick one out.
"Imagine Your Story" is the 2020 summer reading theme.
Welcome to Summer Reading!

Young kids are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes each day and track those minutes in the library's new reading app "Reader Zone" or track them in a paper log book available to pick up at the library. For every 250 minutes read between May 18 and July 24, fun prizes are awarded.

Teens and advanced readers are encouraged to read at least 1 hour each day and track those minutes in the reading app or in a paper log book. Prizes are awarded every 1,000 minutes, working toward an end-of-the-summer drawing for gift cards.

Adults are encouraged to use the reading app or pick up a punch card from the library to track the number of books completed between between May 18 and July 24.  Every five books (print, audio, or ebook) gives you one entry to win one of three nice prizes to be drawn at the end of the summer.
Download the Reader Zone app from Google Play, the App Store, or Amazon by searching for "Reader Zone". A Getting Started guide is also available to download.
Reader Zone getting started guide
The ReaderZone youth reading program code is 74f90.
The ReaderZone adult reading program code is c41ef.

"Getting to Know Weldon Kees
through His Songs & Lyrics"

presented by Helen Waring Johnson
Weldon Kees (left) and Helen Waring Johnson (right)
Beatrice, Nebraska-native Weldon Kees, known primarily for his dark poetry, was also one of the mid-century's most versatile and artistic personalities. he was an abstract expressionist artist, photographer, accomplished pianist, and composer/lyricist of popular songs. Singer-Songwriter Helen Waring Johnson discusses Kees and performs from his little known repertoire, focusing on Kees' witty, intelligent lyrics of songs written in collaboration with San Francisco clarinetist Bob Helm.

POSTPONED: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 24, 2020,
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Geneva Public Library and Humanities Nebraska. Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this program. The NHC receives support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.