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City announces facilities closures, hours of operation during New Year’s - The Grand Island Public Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday and will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Grand Island Independent December 30, 2011

Superheroes, super party - Teen book club.Grand Island Independent December 30, 2011

Kids learn the art of crepes in 'Iron Chef' Grand Island Independent December 30, 2011 

Mural interprets 'good life' - plenty of red N's at the Grand Island Public Library Omaha World Herald December 29, 2011

Kids depict 'the good life' for mural - Twenty to 30 children were at the library Tuesday morning for the project. Some of them came for the free showing of a movie and decided also to decorate a CD. Grand Island Independent December 28, 2011

Library offers holiday break programs for students Grand Island Independent December 27, 2011

G.I. Youth Plan Community Mural - The CYC is encouraging students to come to the Edith Abbott Memorial Library ... Channel 10/11 December 26, 2011

Holiday Cheer: GISH Cheerleaders headed to London - "Every book about London in the Grand Island library is at our home," Mrs. Almodovar said with a nod toward Sonia, who simply smiled and nodded her head in agreement. Grand Island Independent December 25, 2011

Grand Island’s city facilities closed Monday in observance of Christmas - The Grand Island Public Library will be closed from Saturday through Monday and will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Grand Island Independent December 24, 2011

New youth reading material at Grand Island Public Library Grand Island Independent December 23, 2011

City Offices to Close for Christmas - The Grand Island Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Channel 10/11 December 22, 2011 

G.I. teen helps to create Events Center mural - will be helping staff the decorating stations at the library over break. Grand Island Independent December 19, 2011

From the library: Wrapping up another year at your library Grand Island Independent December 18, 2011

Making Financial Resolutions This New Year - Read a financial book. This is one that many listeners will find hard to do, but try to find a good financial book and become more educated on investing and finances. Go to the library ... NTV December 14, 2011

New G.I. Library Databases Available for Kids and Teens Channel 10/11 December 12, 2011

From the Library: Christmas ideas from your library Grand Island Independent December 11, 2011

Making Financial Resolutions This New Year - try to find a good financial book and become more educated on investing and finances. Go to the library ... NTV December 7, 2011

12 ways to find extra cash for the holidays - Pare down TV costs - check out DVDs from the library. NTV December 4, 2011

From the Library: Every child ready to read at your library Grand Island Independent December 4, 2011

Club Clendar - Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Betsy Hager Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Grand Island Independent December 4, 2011

Public Meeting Held For G.I. Wastewater Treatment Plant - held a meeting at the Grand Island Library NTV November 30, 2011

Group to Hold Public Meeting on GI Wastewater Treatment - Food and Water Watch -- a national non-profit group -- has been called in to speak and answer questions at a public meeting Wednesday at the Grand Island Public Library. NTV November 30, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network Grand Island Independent November 29, 2011

Grand Island Wonderful Life Project - sessions at the public library ... Grand Island Independent November 20, 2011

From the Library: So thankful this year at your library Grand Island Independent November 20, 2011

Early Financial Education Offers Better Security Later KHAS TV November 16, 2011

Made in Nebraska - David Young - David has sculptures all over Grand Island, including the city hall and library. NTV November 14, 2011

From the Library: Native American Heritage Month observed each November Grand Island Independent November 13, 2011 

State Volleyball Championships bring energy and new friends to G.I. - Many residents are familiar with the bronze busts of Grand and Edith Abbott in the foyer of the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent November 12, 2011

Volleyball sculpture unveiled - Among Young's commissioned works are the bronze busts of Grace and Edith Abbott that are in the foyer of the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent November 11, 2011

Club calendar - Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network Grand Island Independent November 9, 2011

Good Samaritan Fights Fire with Garden Hose - Cedric McDonald was driving home from the library and saw the smoke. NTV November 8, 2011 

From the Library: Teens, give thanks for reading Grand Island Independent November 6, 2011

Workshop to Train Nebraskans to Record Vet Stories Channel 10/11 November 6, 2011

Workshop to train Nebraskans to record vet stories NTV November 6, 2011

Broadband services available to more Nebraska families, businesses - Rod Wagner of the Nebraska Library Commission said progress is coming, although not as quickly as the commission would like, on improving Internet access at public libraries, a key resource for people who cannot afford their own computers or access. Grand Island Independent November 6, 2011

Smith to host veterans history project training workshop Grand Island Independent November 5, 2011

Broadband in NE -- Many Success Stories, but Still Work to Be Done - Rod Wagner of the Nebraska Library Commission said progress is coming, although not as quickly as the commission would like, on improving Internet access at public libraries, a key resource for people who cannot afford their own computers or access. Channel 10/11 November 2, 2011

The library's golden girls - Between the two of them, Joan Davis and Ann Martin, they have marked more than a golden anniversary of service to the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent October 31, 2011

Club calendar - Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network Grand Island Independent October 30, 2011

Upset about library card price Grand Island Independent October 23, 2011 

From the Library: Find a kind, caring, sharing and giving community at your local public library Grand Island Independent October 23, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network - The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent October 23, 2011

From the Library: Library offers new services, materials Grand Island Independent October 16, 2011

Bargain book sale starts Friday Grand Island Independent October 14, 2011

Author of 'The Notorious D. Flippin' to speak in G.I. - visited the Grand Island Public Library Grand Island Independent October 14, 2011

A week for acts of kindness - the Grand Island Public Library giving out AOK certificates instead of late book fines Grand Island Independent October 12, 2011

From the Library: Super heroes read at your local library Grand Island Independent October 9, 2011

Kindle Users Can Now Access Library's E-book Collection Channel 10/11 October 7, 2011

Library Offers New "Book a Librarian" Service City of Grand Island October 5, 2011

Library's e-book collection now Kindle compatible Grand Island Independent October 4, 2011

Club Calendar - Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club Grand Island Independent October 2, 2011

From the library: 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea 'and other unexpected adventures Grand Island Independent September 25, 2011

Grand Island lands $55,000 Greener Nebraska Town grant - The Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St., has a tree planting display through Sept. 30 to provide tips on planting. Grand Island Independent September 24, 2011

The Daily Cool - Kindle users can now borrow e-books from the local library! Grand Island Independent September 24, 2011

Community Invited to Waterwise Landscaping Meeting - at the Edith Abbott Memorial Library City of Grand Island September 23, 2011

Grand Island Named a Greener Nebraska Town - City officials are also hoping to plant new trees and add waterwise landscaping near the library. Channel 10/11 September 20, 2011

$55,000 Could be Donated to GI for Tree Planting, Landscaping - A tree and stormwater educational display will be available at Edith Abbot Memorial Library, 211 N. Washington St., throughout the remainder of the month of September. NTV September 20, 2011

From the Libary: New arrivals open new doors Grand Island Independent September 18, 2011

Children's Victorian Tea Party in Honor of Edith Abbott City of Grand Island September 16, 2011

Eat at Runza and Benefit the Edith Abbott Memorial Library City of Grand Island September 16, 2011 

From the Libary: 9/11: Looking back, moving forward Grand Island Independent September 11, 2011

Observances to mark 9/11 anniversary - The Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St., will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Grand Island Independent September 10, 2011

Exhibit in library's Art Alcove Grand Island Independent September 8, 2011

Library Open House Commemorating National Day of Service and Remembrance City of Grand Island September 7, 2011

Your Library Card: a Ticket to Savings and Family Fun NTV September 6, 2011

Club Calendar - Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club Grand Island Independent September 4, 2011

Book Club for Adults Featuring "The Longest Trip Home" City of Grand Island September 1, 2011

Edith Abbott Memorial Library to Observe Fall Hours of Operation City of Grand Island September 1, 2011

From the Library: ‘Let me introduce myself ...’ Grand Island Independent August 28, 2011

Child Care Solutions dissolved - The Grand Island Public Library will be distributing the agency's "Born Learning" material, which outlines developmental benchmarks for parents to observe in their children at various ages. The information is available in both English and Spanish. Grand Island Independent August 26, 2011

Literacy for preschoolers - The class is a joint project between Howard Elementary and the Grand Island City Library. Grand Island Independent August 25, 2011

Translator breaks barriers - Walker and Lopez have invited people in to talk to parents about community resources. They've also taken parents on "field trips" to places such as the public library. Grand Island Independent August 24, 2011

Island Area Cruisers - The group will no longer be able to hold their meetings in the Grand Island Public Library meeting room. Grand Island Independent August 21, 2011

From the Library: 'Friends' book sale raises funds for library programs Grand Island Independent August 21, 2011

G.I. man receives Abbott Award - He (Bill White) cited sculptor David Young, whose conscience of the heart inspired him to create the Grace and Edith Abbott bronze sculptures for the Grand Island City Library. Grand Island Independent August 20, 2011

Grand Island Library to reduce operational hours Grand Island Independent August 16, 2011

Grand Island Library Cuts Hours NTV August 15, 2011

Youth notes for Sunday, Aug. 14 - Library announces art contest winners Grand Island Independent August 14, 2011

From the Library:Here's to our awesome readers, library staff, volunteers Grand Island Independent August 14, 2011

Happens in a split second ... end of Teen Summer Reading Program after-hours lock-in ... Grand Island Independent August 6, 2011

GI Library May Cut Hours NTV August 1, 2011

Club Calendar ... Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club ... Grand Island Independent July 31, 2011

From the library: Unauthorized biography of a local library hero Grand Island Independent July 31, 2011 

Magic at the library Grand Island Independent July 30, 2011

Kids create African masks ... Kids combined sand, plaster and their imaginations to make African masks as part of the Teen Summer Reading Program Thursday afternoon
at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent July 30, 2011

GI Makes Proposed City Budget Available to Citizens ... Copies of the city budget can be found in the reference section of Edith Abbott Memorial Library ... NTV July 27, 2011

Seniors Give GI Mayor Earful on Taxes ... She outlined services city tax dollars pay for. "850 miles of streets here in town, you're paying to provide parks and recreation, library, provide fire and ambulance, police protection." NTV July 27, 2011 

Kids learn about space at library Grand Island Independent July 27, 2011

Neighborhood budget meeting moved ... to reduce library hours to a 20-year low ... Grand Island Independent July 26, 2011

From the Library: Free e-books make for happy patrons Grand Island Independent July 24, 2011

City budget cuts to affect all departments ... assistant library director; library hours reduced; adult services programming at the library to be reduced; youth programming at
the library to be reduced ... Grand Island Independent July 24, 2011

Reduced hours considered at library Grand Island Independent July 23, 2011

GI library looks at cutting hours to meet budget KHAS-TV July 22, 2011

Public comment again light at second Grand Island city budget hearing ... at the Grand Island Public Library ... Grand Island Independent July 23, 2011

G.I. Public Library to host teen art contest Grand Island Independent July 21, 2011 

'Science - Old and New' ... As part of the Summer Reading Program ... Grand Island Independent July 20, 2011 

Economic development funding amount corrected ... distributed in a city budget presentation Monday night at the Grand Island City Library ... Grand Island Independent July
20, 2011

Program Prioritization computer model perfected ... Some city departments don't even have Quartile 1 or Quartile 2 programs, such as the library ... Grand Island Independent July 19, 2011

GI Town Hall Brings In Little Response NTV July 18, 2011

From the Library: There is a cure for the summertime blues Grand Island Independent July 17, 2011 

Still wild about Harry (Potter) ... Grand Island Public Library's Harry Potter farewell party on Thursday ... Grand Island Independent July 15, 2011

Nebraska Magician to Appear at Grand Island Public Library NTV July 15, 2011

Public expresses concerns about proposed city budget ... reducing library hours or programs ... Grand Island Independent July 15, 2011

Beat the Heat ... Health officials also suggest spending the day at the library. Channel 10/11 July 15, 2011

Nebraska Writers Guild's Write Across Nebraska to Meet in Grand Island ... writers will meet at Edith Abbott Memorial Library ... NTV July 14, 2011

Writers to gather in G.I. for 'Write Across Nebraska' ... Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, writers will meet at the Grand Island Public Library for several workshops. Grand Island Independent July 13, 2011

GI City Budget Proposal Combines Cuts with Alternative Revenue Uses ... Mon., July 18, 7 p.m. @ Edith Abbott Memorial Library. Channel 10/11 July 12, 2011

Council questions tax reallocation ... reducing library hours or programs ... Grand Island Independent July 12, 2011

Teens Encouraged to Compete in Area Art Contest NTV July 12, 2011

Local health department to focus on obesity ... Grand Island City Council and county boards for Hall, Hamilton and Merrick counties were invited to the meeting held at the
Grand Island Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Grand Island Independent July 12, 2011

City proposes more layoffs, spending cuts ... reducing library hours or programs ... Grand Island Independent July 9, 2011

Pop tabs recycle into bracelets ... Bracelets of the World" was the focus for this week's program at the Grand Island Public Library's teen summer reading program. Grand Island Independent July 8, 2011 

Grand Island Drops its Budget Proposal NTV July 8, 2011

Grand Island seeks public's advice on city budget ... Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m.—Edith Abbott Memorial Library (211 N. Washington St.) ... KHAS-TV July 6, 2011

City seeking input on budget ... Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m. — Edith Abbott Memorial Library ... Grand Island Independent July 6, 2011

GI Asks for Citizen Input and Advice on Proposed Budget ... Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m.—Edith Abbott Memorial Library ... NTV July 5, 2011

Teen Harry Potter Farewell Party American Towns July 1, 2011 

From the Library: Pioneer's progress at our library Grand Island Independent July 3, 2011

Club Calendar ... Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Teen Golden Sower Book Club, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club Grand Island Independent July 3, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network ... The Nebraska Writer’s Guild will sponsor “Write Across America” July 15-17 at the Grand Island Public Library. The next meeting will
be at 6 p.m. July 7 at the G.I. Public Library. Grand Island Independent July 3, 2011

Grand Island Observes Independence Holiday ... Edith Abbott Memorial Library, 211 N. Washington St., will also be closed on Monday, July 4. The library will open at 9:30
a.m. on Tuesday, July 5. NTV June 30, 2011 

Mayor asking for resident input ... City services play a big role in everyone's lives, Vavricek said, whether it's through public safety, reading at the library or enjoying a park.
Grand Island Independent June 29, 2011

Emergency planning reaches kids through library program Grand Island Independent June 28, 2011

Teens share love of reading ... The Grand Island Public Library is teeming with books. And for three Grand Island teens, that’s great because books are an important part of their lives. Not only are these three teens avid readers, but this summer they are also volunteering their time at the library. Grand Island Independent June 27, 2011

From the Library: Find yourself at the library Grand Island Independent June 26, 2011

Island Area Cruisers ... met on May 17 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent June 26, 2011

Literacy Council seeking tutors ... They meet students at least once a week at the library or at the office. Grand Island Independent June 25, 2011

Area Library Offers Computer Courses for Adults NTV June 24, 2011

Libraries struggle to balance between necessities and technology NET Radio June 21, 2011

From the Library: DIY fun for kids and teens Grand Island Independent June 19, 2011

Zumba dancing at the library Grand Island Independent June 17, 2011

From the Library: And now for a good old pioneer story ... Grand Island Independent June 12, 2011

Library goes back to Middle Ages Grand Island Independent June 7, 2011

G.I. library has medieval flair Omaha World Herald June 7, 2011

From the library: Armchair travel fits any budget Grand Island Independent June 5, 2011 

Central Nebraska Writers Network ... The next meeting will be June 2 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent June 5, 2011

Local author releases new romance novel ... They are now out of print, but Grand Island Public Library still has copies ... Grand Island Independent June 3, 2011

Summer reading games for teens Grand Island Independent June 3, 2011

GISH student making most of her opportunities in U.S. ... will volunteer at St. Francis Medical Center and Grand Island Public Library during the summer. Grand Island Independent June 1, 2011

From the Library:'Summer Readin' -- Have You a Blast!' Grand Island Independent May 29, 2011

Summer reading program kicks off Grand Island Independent May 28, 2011

Summer reading program to kick off this week Grand Island Independent May 26, 2011

Businesses prepare tornado shelters ... The library's meeting room has no windows and was built with reinforcements specifically for a storm ...North Platte Telegrapht May 24, 2011 

Summer reading games for teens [featuring our library's teen programs] ZumbaUSA May 25, 2011 

Grand Island Library Encourages Teens to Get Involved During Summer Months NTV May 24, 2011

Where's your tornado shelter? ... The library's exterior doors remain open during regular library hours so anyone needing to take shelter can come in and wait out the storm. The library's meeting room has no windows and was built with reinforcements specifically for a storm, Fosselman said. Grand Island Independent May 24, 2011

From the Library: Catching up with Captain Cook this summer Grand Island Independent May 22, 2011

Grand gets grant ... Once completed, the Grand Theatre will continue to show films, including weekly movie programming, free Saturday matinees and movies for the Grand Island Public Library and various community clubs and organizations. Grand Island Independent May 17, 2011

Kooser: Really good writing a payoff for all the failures ... He told an audience of about 60 Sunday at the Grand Island Public Library that his daily writing time is from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Grand Island Independent May 16, 2011

From the library: Check out genre films, books at library Grand Island Independent May 15, 2011 

Poet Kooser to appear at local library (Your Ticket Briefs) Grand Island Independent May 15, 2011

Your Ticket calendar ... Former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, 2 p.m., Edith Abbott Memorial Library, meeting room ABC. Kooser will be giving a prose reading and talk from his book “Local Wonders.” Grand Island Independent May 12, 2011

Poet Ted Kooser reading Grand Island Hall County Visitors Bureau May 12, 2011

Child support seminars coming to Central Nebraska ... Grand Island, public library, 211 N. Washington St., 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Grand Island Independent May 8, 2011

Ted Kooser is coming to the Edith Abbott Memorial Library Grand Island Independent May 8, 2011

From the library: One world -- many (library) stories Grand Island Independent May 8, 2011

Child support changes are topic Grand Island, Edith Abbott Memorial Library, 211 N. Washington St., Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. Omaha World Herald May 6, 2011

Council Looks at Many Choices Regarding Lincoln Park Pool's Future ... The Facilities Corporation issued bonds for the Grand Island Library. Channel 10/11 May 3, 2011

LibLime Completes Development of Patron Record Ownership Functionality with Pioneer .. At this time four of those seven original pioneers are moving forward with LibLime Koha: Grand Island Public Library, Holdrege Public Library System, Lincoln City Libraries, and St. Paul Public Library. LISWire May 3, 2011

Volunteer at the Grand Island Public Library this Summer Northwest High School newsletter May 3, 2011

From the library: Long-range planning -- part four Grand Island Independent May 1, 2011

Club Calendar ... Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Island Area Cruisers, Betsy Hager Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club. Grand Island Independent May 1, 2011

Organizations, businesses taking stand against racism ... The Grand Island Public Library and its website will feature its Multicultural Center in support of Stand Against Racism Day... Grand Island Independent April 28, 2011

Researching Hall County history ... contains information about Edith Abbott and Abbott family ... Grand Island Independent April 27, 2011

Nebraska Humanities Council receives national award for Prime Time program ... The Grand Island Public Library is hosting the bilingual series beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 18. Grand Island Independent April 25, 2011 

From the Library: Living and learning library style Grand Island Independent April 24, 2011

G.I. Attractions to Close For Easter Channel 10/11 April 21, 2011

Grand Island's priorities remain the same Grand Island Independent April 20, 2011

Council to review program priorities Grand Island Independent April 19, 2011

The Things We've Seen: Crazy Kid Stuff ... Jaimie Shaw, 15, and Jessica Bober, 15, (right) work on a weaved-paper project as members of the teen anime club gather for a craft activity while watching “The Last Airbender” at the Grand Island Public Library... Grand Island Independent April 19, 2011

Literacy Council spelling bee ... library team took second place ... Grand Island Independent April 18, 2011

Grand Island residents respond to survey ... The highest-rated city services in the survey were fire service, ambulance service and the library... The results were reviewed Thursday night as part of the library's start of long-term strategic planning... Used Grand Island public library in last year: 72 percent, similar... Perception of public library: 34 percent excellent, 49 percent good = 83 percent, similar... Grand Island Independent April 17, 2011 

Disaster response training for business ... from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Grand Island Public Library ... Grand Island Independent April 17, 2011 

From the library: 'Prime Time Family Reading Time' returns Grand Island Independent April 17, 2011

S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g contest today ... at the library at 10:00 a.m ... Grand Island Independent April 16, 2011

Island Area Cruisers Grand Island Independent April 16, 2011

Betsy Hager DAR Grand Island Independent April 16, 2011

Library Long-Range Planning Committee Looks Ahead Channel 10/11 April 15 ,2011 

G.I. library working on strategic plan Grand Island Independent April 15, 2011 

GI Emergency Management Hosts Disaster Planning for Businesses ...The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Island Library. Channel 10/11 April 14, 2011

Prime Time reading program returns Grand Island Independent April 13, 2011

(City Council Meeting review) ... Refinanced $7 million of library bonds from a 3.68 percent interest rate to a 1.4 percent for a city savings of $215,000. The bonds will be repaid in 2015. Grand Island Independent April 13, 2011

G.I. library celebrating special week ... The Grand Island Public Library is celebrating National Library Week this week with a number of events. Grand Island Independent April 13, 2011 

Students fold cranes to help Japan ... display cranes in the city library as they are made ... Grand Island Independent April 12, 2011

(City Council Meeting preview) ...Refinancing $7 million of library bonds and reissuing bonds totalling $3.8 million. The Grand Island Facilities Corp. is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the same refinancing, which is to be ratified by the city council during its 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting. Grand Island Independent April 12, 2011

From the library: Create your own story Grand Island Independent April 10, 2011

Business briefs ... Workshop to focus on business disaster recovery. The South Central Economic Development District, in conjunction with its disaster recovery program, NEBizRecovery, will host a free disaster preparedness workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent April 10, 2011 

Local/State Briefs ... The GICC Booster Club will meet at 8 p.m. Sunday in the library. Grand Island Independent April 9, 2011 

Club Calendar ... Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Grand Island Area Graduate Home Economist, Teen Craft, Island Area Cruisers, Teen/Tween Book Club, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club Grand Island Independent April 3, 2011 

From the library: Library life along the silvery knife Grand Island Independent April 3, 2011  

Evelyn Sharp remembered in library program Grand Island Independent March 30, 2011 

NTV's Good Life: Women's History Month NTV March 28, 2011

From the library: Is spring really here? It’s Nebraska, who knows? Grand Island Independent March 27, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network ... The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the Grand Island Public Library...Jean Lukesh will share her newest book with the group. Grand Island Independent March 27, 2011

Your ticket calendar ... “Here’s to You — Cheers to Me,” a collaboration between Cynthia Duff and Tricia Moon-Beem, through March 31. Grand Island Independent March 24, 2011

It’s all about healthy kids: YMCA sponsors event focusing on kids’ health ... Gladys Ramos said she learned things she didn’t know about the Central Nebraska Humane Society and the Grand Island Public Library. “I just came to be more active with the kids,” she said adding she had learned about a reading time to which she may take her toddler. Grand Island Independent March 20, 2011

From the Library: Spring has sprung at the local library Grand Island Independent March 20, 2011

Workshop works to dispel solar system myths (column by Columbus Public Library about the NASA workshop at our library) Columbus Telegram March 19, 2011

Author puts focus on creativity ... Maggie Stiefvater, a nationally recognized teen author  who gave a writing workshop on Tuesday at Barr Middle School ... also appeared at the Grand Island Public Library Wednesday night.  Grand Island Independent March 17, 2011

Kite making at the library House of Kids March 15, 2011

Public safety spending exceeding benchmarks ... Grand Island’s spending on environment and leisure, which includes parks and the library, is 3 percent below the benchmark. The benchmark is $150 per person, and Grand Island is spending $145 per person this year, down from $148 per person last year... Grand Island Independent March 13, 2011

From the library: March designated as Women’s History Month Grand Island Independent March 13, 2011 

Betsy Hager DAR ... The next meeting will be a 1:30 p.m. March 16 at the Grand Island Public Library... Grand Island Independent March 13, 2011

Island Area Cruisers ... The next meeting is at 7 p.m. March 15 at the G.I. Public Library... Grand Island Independent March 13, 2011

Teens make faces using software Grand Island Independent March 12, 2011 

Kite making at the library Grand Island Independent March 12, 2011

Fractured fairy tales at library Grand Island Independent March 10, 2011

Your Ticket calendar for Thursday, March 10 ... New York Times best-selling teen author Maggie Stiefvater, program and book signing, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Grand Island Public Library; “Here’s to You — Cheers to Me,” a collaboration between Cynthia Duff and Tricia Moon-Beem, through March 31.Grand Island Independent March 10, 2011

Your Ticket briefs for Thursday, March 10 ... Teen book author set to visit local library Grand Island Independent March 10, 2011

Spend Spring Break at the Library NTV March 9, 2011 

Teen Tech Week Revisited: What Libraries Are Doing Now ... Grand Island Public Library ... Social Shield Blog March 9, 2011

Teen Tech Week 'blasts off' today Grand Island Independent March 8, 2011

From the Library: How Twenty Years Flies By When You’re Having Fun Grand Island Independent March 6, 2011

Library considers interlocal agreement ... Beatrice to become part of consortium with Grand Island Public Library ... Beatrice Daily Sun March 5, 2011

Teen Author To Visit GI Library Channel 10/11 March 2, 2011

Teen Author to Visit Edith Abbott Memorial Library City of Grand Island News Release March 1, 2011

Critical message trying to be heard among usual din (George Ayoub column) ... Our wont to take sides and point fingers and attack perhaps serves a purpose in some political circles, but it is out of bounds when the suggested solutions are a trip to the library and books at bedtime, and exercise, asparagus and dinner at mom's... Grand Island Independent March 1, 2011

Club Calendar ... Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network Grand Island Independent February 27, 2011

From the Library: Did you know?  The library has alot to offer Grand Island Independent February 27, 2011

Info Access Expert Jane Burke Guest Blogs for InfoViews, Exploring Discovery and the [Library] User Experience NTV February 24, 2011

Your Ticket calendar for Thursday, Feb. 24 ... “Collaboration and Inspiration,” a program presented by Cynthia Duff and Tricia Moon-Beem, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, Grand Island Public Library ... Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington: “Here’s to You — Cheers to Me,” a collaboration between Cynthia Duff and Tricia Moon-Beem, through March 31 ... Grand Island Independent February 24, 2011

Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat for Read Across America Day City of Grand Island News Release February 23, 2011

From the library: Oscars are coming ... Read all about it! Grand Island Independent February 20, 2011

Jumpin’ Jupiter! It’s science! (Saturday Salute) Grand Island Independent February 19, 2011

Exploring Jupiter in G.I. Grand Island Independent February 18, 2011

Your Ticket calendar for Thursday, Feb. 17 ... Grand Island Public Library authors’ programs and book signings ... Grand Island Independent February 17, 2011 

From the Library: Parentalk Collection to the rescue Grand Island Independent February 13, 2011

Betsy Hagar DAR... met Jan. 19 at the Grand Island Public Library... Grand Island Independent February 13, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network ... The group will next meet at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the Grand Island Public Library... Grand Island Independent February 13, 2011

Your Ticket calendar for Thursday, Feb. 10 ... Grand Island Public Library authors’ programs and book signings ... Grand Island Independent February 10, 2011 

Your Ticket briefs for Thursday, Feb. 10 ... Local authors to be featured at public library ... Grand Island Independent February 10, 2011 

Two Local Authors to be Featured at Edith Abbott Memorial Library City of Grand Island News Release February 9, 2011

From the library: Six more weeks (or so) to library planning springtime Grand Island Independent February 6, 2011

GICC students give back (volunteering at library) Grand Island Independent February 3, 2011

Nebraska Archaeological Society Meeting Omaha World Herald February 5, 2011

Tax Experts Say Refund May Be Delayed ... Because many Nebraskans miss that earned income tax credit the Department of Health and Human Services is offering free tax services to low income families so they don't.  A mobile unit will be at the Grand Island library from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Channel 10/11 February 3, 2011

Calendar ... Nebraska Archaeological Society meeting at the Grand Island Public Library ... Columbus Telegram February 3, 2011

City/Area Digest ... The Nebraska Archaeological Society (NAS) will hold a quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Grand Island Public Library ... Columbus Telegram January 31, 2011

From the library:Check out the 'Write Stuff' at the library Grand Island Independent January 30, 2011

Club Calendar ... Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Teen Craft Program, Island Area Cruisers, Teen/Tween Book Club, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club ... Grand Island Independent January 30, 2011

Grand Island survey mailed ... It has specific questions about attending government meetings, using the library ... Grand Island Independent January 28, 2011 

Bears running wild at library Grand Island Independent January 27, 2011

Bear Fair Teaches Bear Necessities NTV January 25, 2011    

Bear Fair opens at library Grand Island Independent January 25, 2011

Multi-Million Dollar Grant will Upgrade Nebraska Libraries Computers Channel 10/11 Janurary 24, 2011

G.I. looking for new revenues (Council Retreat) ... Library: The building needs updated heating and air conditioning as well as funding to move further into automation. Grand Island Independent January 23, 2011

From the library: Library full of great book displays Grand Island Independent January 23, 2011

Betsy Hager DAR ... The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent January 23, 2011

Central Nebraska Writers Network ... The group will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent January 23, 2011

Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society ... Twelve members of Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met Jan. 15 at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent January 23, 2011

Lincoln City Council To Discuss Library System & Road Expansion Channel 10/11 Janurary 23, 2011

Review: Library e-books easier, but still hassle (covers our library's Overdrive service) NTV January 19, 2011

Local briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 18: Workshop to focus on children with special health care needs ... A free workshop for parents of children with special health care needs is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the public meeting room at the Grand Island Public Library. Grand Island Independent January 18, 2011 

Edith Abbott Memorial Library 2011 Bear Fair KHAS-TV January 17, 2011

Bear Fair 2011 Ad Grand Island Independent January 17, 2011

From the Library: Resolutions and plans for 2011 ready to roll at the library Grand Island Independent January 16, 2011

Business Closings and Event Cancellations Due to Weather ... Grand Island Public Library will be closing early, January 10, at 5 p.m. Channel 10/11 TV January 10, 2011

From the library: No time like the present to plan for a better library future Grand Island Independent January 9, 2011

City looking to refinance bonds ... the city could also save money by refinancing the $7 million library bond that was issued in 2005 to double the space of the Grand Island Public Library ... Grand Island Independent January 7, 2011

Club Calendar - Grand Island Public Library Adult Bookclub, Central Nebraska Writers Network, Island Area Cruisers, Betsy Hager Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Teen/Tween Book Club, Teen Anime Program, Trail Seekers Volkswalk Club - Grand Island Independent January 7, 2011

City council considering future growth for Grand Island ... In other study session discussion Tuesday night, the city council heard a proposal to refinance three city bonds in 2011 for a savings of about $470,000. The bonds are for past paving projects as well as the Law Enforcement Center and the library expansion. Grand Island Independent January 6, 2011 

Sewer line extension requested ... the library bond and law enforcement center bond may also be candidates for refinancing ... Grand Island Independent January 4, 2011 

Former Engleman students open time capsules ... "This is my mom's library card," Anna Ewald hollered as she pulled out a cardboard Edith Abbott Memorial Library card with a metal number plate. Grand Island Independent January 3, 2011

Local government top 10 ... 6) A nonresident library fee was implemented. Grand Island Independent January 2, 2011

From the library: New Year's resolutions -- the list is endless Grand Island Independent January 2, 2011

Lue Spencer DAR Library (at Edith Abbott Memorial Library) Nebraska Roots and Ramblings January 1, 2011

Volunteers Needed for Bear Fair Northwest High School January 2011 Newsletter