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November 12, 2016 GMT

Wow! We have been so lucky this fall. The weather has been great; we haven’t had to deal with storms, cold or snow. The trees seem to have been extra colorful this year! I would be thrilled if this would carry on for a few more months but I have to accept the fact that this will soon be coming to an end.

With that in mind, it’s time to get ready for the cold, damp and possibly dreary days of winter. It’s time to decide on some good reading material and activities we might want to pursue while being sequestered during freezing or snowy weather. It’s also time to think ahead to the Christmas holidays and get-togethers with family and friends.

We can help with a lot of that. New and popular books for pleasure reading are displayed right inside our entry doors. We have titles from favorite authors, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, John Sandford and Jodi Piccoult. New nonfiction books, including some craft titles, are also easily accessible. We have great magazines to peruse while relaxing at home or here in the library. We are always adding new cookbooks, so you might find just the right recipe to tempt your family. Who knows? You might develop a new family tradition.

We still have the display up of 150 great Nebraska books to check out and celebrate our great state’s 150th birthday. We will be adding at least a couple more displays for American Diabetes Month and Good Nutrition Month.

Also, don’t forget that you can access a lot of great material right from your home, 24/7. Just go to our website, libraries.ne.gov/schuyler, and link to an impressive selection of e-books and audio books, children’s Tumblebook of the day, a huge selection of downloadable magazines and online accessible medical and auto repair resources.

Even though the weather is destined to get colder, make sure you take a break from errands or your busy day and stop in and relax a bit. We have a good selection of local newspapers, free Wi-Fi and staff to help with research. Please ask us for help when needed; that’s why we are here.

Evenings are pretty busy here at the library, and plenty of youths are enjoying our resources. Mike always has coloring pages or other activities available. We have an outstanding selection of children’s games, puzzles and educational toys for in-house use. Youthful enthusiasm is readily apparent.

If you haven’t checked us out in a while, stop in and see what we have to offer and let us know what else we can do for the community.