Geneva Public Library

The library is opening June 1, 2020, to the public by appointment only.

Full details of the restrictions in place at this time can be found here.

Highlights include:
  • One family group of six or less allowed in every half hour, for 20 minutes. This will allow staff to clean for 10 minutes before the next group enters. 
  • Summer hours will also begin June 1, opening at 10:00 a.m. six days a week.
  • Masks or nose/mouth coverings are recommended. 
  • No meeting room facilities will be available.
  • Curb-side and Home Delivery services will continue to be available.
2020-06-01 GPL operating plan

"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.


Click here to read the library's COVID-19 plan for May 24 through May 30, 2020.
2020-05-24 to 2020-05-30 COVID19 sign no links

"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.

RESCHEDULED for
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.

Nebraska Author - Tosca Lee
Mark your calendars now! Nebraska author Tosca Lee will be at the library to talk about her writing and new books.  Several of her titles are available in print at the library, as well as audio and ebook versions through OverDrive.
Author ToscaLee
POSTPONED: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

RESCHEDULED:
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Geneva Public Library and the GFWC Geneva Women's Club.

The author will have books available for purchase and signing.