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205 N WALNUT STREET
ARNOLD, NE 69120
Marcy Lucas, Library Director
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Thank you SORC (Sandhills Open Road Challenge) for the monetary gift!!
Monday–Friday: 1 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed on Major Holidays
Finch Memorial Library Schedule
Story Hour meets weekly on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30PM. SUMMER READING REPLACES STORY HOUR DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE
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, 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.
2020 Reading Challenge
The categories for the 2020 Reading Challenge are listed on the 2020 Calendar that you can pick up at the library. Since some of the categories aren't child-friendly, I have suggested the categories for the younger readers. There will be random drawings through the year for adults participating in the Challenge and adult reading the most categories over the year will earn a prize.
Preschool categories are: A book about Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Color in the title, Tractors, Family, a book you love, Halloween, a Number in the title, a book your mom or dad loves, Cars, Horses, A book you've never read before, one word title, Christmas, a blue book, a funny book, a book about animals, cats, Thanksgiving, Easter dogs, a short book and a book your friend loves. Their sheet is in the form of a Bingo card. 5 across, down or diagonal will earn a prize. A completed card will earn a personal pan pizza from Jake's Horses and Harleys. An adult must accompany them when picking out their book.
Grades K - 8 categories are: A book you'e never read before, A book you love, A funny book, A book with magic, A book with a one word title, A book about Christmas, A book your mom or dad loves, A short book, A book with a number in the title, A book just because you like the cover, A book about animals, A mystery book, A book written by a woman, A book with antonyms in the title, A book your friend loves, A book about Love, A book about Easter, A book about America, A book about Winter, A book about school, A book about Thanksgiving, A book about Summer, A book about Spring, A book about Fall, A Chapter book, The first book in a series*
Additional categories: A banned book, A book set in the future, A book that Became a movie, A book written by an Author under 30, A book written in the last 100 years, A Classic Romance, The 2nd book in above series*
Books need to be age appropriate and the librarian on duty may ask the child to give ask for a summary of the book. Seven books read will earn a personal pan pizza from Jake's Horses and Harleys.
We will have a notebook with list of books that can be found in our library for most of the categories. Please utilize Finch Memorial Library for the books you read for this challenge.
North Platte Telegraph - new Daily
Custer County Chief - new available Thursday of each week
Sentinel - new available Wednesday of each week
Better Homes & Gardens
Countryside & Small Stock Journal
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...
Story Hour - Jessica Tickle plans story hours to spark the interest for children ages 3 and up. Guest readers occasionally promote interesting conversations on the topics. Time: Wednesday's from 2:30PM to 3:30PM 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 email@example.com with your name and cell number. I will not give out your phone number to anyone else, unless given permission.