205 N WALNUT STREET
ARNOLD, NE 69120
Darlene Rimpley, Library Director
Monday–Friday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Finch Memorial Library Schedule
Story Hour meets weekly on Wednesdays from 1:30 until 2:30. SUMMER READING REPLACES STORY HOUR DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE!!
Mom and Tot meets the first Tuesday of each month during the school year from 1:30 until 2:30.
Youth Reading Advisory Board meets on Monday from 4 PM until 5 PM during the school year. YRAB members may attend public school, home school, or attend alternate schools.
Community Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 10 AM until 12 Noon.
Ground Zero meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Ground Zero is a local non-denominational Christian club. It was designed similar to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; however, it welcomes students from various community academic venues (home school, public school, etc.) and regardless of interest in athletics.
VBS (Vacation Bible School) is an activity for the children of Arnold and surrounding are to spend time together, learn new songs, learn stories from the Bible, support missions, along with many other positive aspects.
A Note to Our Patrons:
There's something for everyone at the Finch Memorial Library. There are over 12,000 books for all ages on the shelves, plus videos, periodicals, fax service, computers with Internet access for public use, cake pans, and interlibrary loans.
The library welcomes book donations, both old and new, as well as magazine subscriptions of your choice or theirs. Bring in your Campbell soup and/or Sunny D labels to help them purchase library items. Many kind people also remember the library in the form of memorial donations, which is greatly appreciated. Finch Memorial Library is a nonprofit library, so any contributions you give will be tax-free.
Public Library Works with School Library
Finch Memorial Library and the Arnold School Library work together on many levels. The Youth Reading Advisory Board helps coordinate the activities.
Read Aloud Nebraska
We are participating in Read Aloud Nebraska (RAN) by...
Mom and Tot
School teachers Renee Bubak and Liz Medich present reading techniques for parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, caregivers, etc.) to use with the youngest children to develop pre-reading skills that have been proven to enhance oral language as well as prepare children for the written word. Time: 1st Tuesday of the month at 1:30 at Finch Memorial Library.
Jessica Tickle plans story hours to spark the interest for children ages 3 and up. Guest readers often promote interesting conversations on the topics. Time: Friday's from 1:30 to 2:30PM at Finch Memorial Library. Story Hour has a page attached that shows books they've heard, and shows some Nebraska children's book authors. If there is a author you know of let the Library know and we'd like to support them by featuring their book or books on the page. If you have any questions or would like reminders through text the morning of Story Hour please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and cell number. I will not give out your phone number to anyone else, unless given permission.
Preschool Media Time
Katie Coleman brings the preschool class to the school on Thursdays to learn school procedures. Media time provides an introduction to a variety of children’s books and topics, followed by students eating lunch at school and going to the playground. Time: Thursdays at 11:30 at the school library