Category: Children

2017 Summer Reading Program


Readers of all ages will explore building, creating, and sharing this summer as Gordon City Library presents “Build a Better World” during their Summer Reading Program to be held June 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 1:00-2:00 PM.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people entering Kindergarten and up, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, craft projects, and more. For more information or to pre-register, call the library at 308-282-1198.

All programs are free of charge.


Summer Reading Program 2015

462777-superheroes-super-heroesEVERY  HERO  HAS  A  STORY

When:     June  2,  4,  9,  11
1:00-2:00  P.M.

Where:   Gordon  City  Library                     101  West  5th  St.

Who:         Kids, Kindergarten & up

Call: 308.282.1198 to pre-register!!!



New Arrivals

Adult Non-fiction:

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General – Bill O’Reilly
unPHILtered: The way I see it – Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach


Adult Fiction:

Leaving time – Jodi Picoult
Small town lies – Charlie Hudson
Personal – Lee Child
The Cheyenne River Mission quilts – Jan Cerney
The boarding school quilts – Jan Cerney
Keep quiet – Lisa Scottoline
The sisters brothers – Patrick deWitt
Angels walking – Karen Kingsbury
The farm – Tom Rob Smith
The thicket – Joe R. Lansdale
The son – Jo Nesbo
The ploughmen – Kim Zupan
Shots fired – C. J. Box
Private Down Under – James Patterson & Michael White
Night of the white buffalo – Margaret Coel
Big little lies – Liane Moriarty
Mean streak – Sandra Brown
The bone orchard – Paul Doiron
Walking on water – Richard Paul Evans
Gray mountain – John Grisham
Small town haven – Charlie Hudson
Navajo autumn – R. Allen Chappell
Boy made of dawn – R. Allen Chappell
Ancient blood – R. Allen Chappell
Somewhere safe with somebody good – Jan Karon
Sometimes the wolf – Urban Waite
The chase – Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
Let it burn – Steve Hamilton
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek – Terry Shames
Fourth of July Creek – Smith Henderson
Flesh and blood – Patricia Cornwell


Young Adult:

The eternity cure – Julie Kagawa
The forever song – Julie Kagawa
Girls like us – Gail Giles



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The long haul – Jeff Kinney


Easy / Picture:

Santa is coming to Nebraska – Steve Smallman



This is the last week of the Friends of the Library annual book-sale.

There are still a few titles left.

Fill up a box for $1.00 and get the titles you want

before they are gone!


$1-A-Box Sale is here!!!!

Books in a cardboard box

We still have some books left in our Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.

Come in and select the titles you want. Fill up a box for $1.00!!!



The Friends of the Library Book sale is beginning today at the Gordon City Library! Lots of adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult fiction, and tons of kids’ picture books. Prices range from $0.25-0.50 a copy. Come by and browse!book sale


Five Eligible 2014 Summer Reading Program Participants Entered In Scholarship Drawing

Trendon, Traiton, and Taileigh Starr, and Jessica and Remington Roth, participants of Gordon City Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read”, were entered in the “NEST Read to Win $529!” drawing as part of a joint program put on by Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans (NEST), First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and the Nebraska Library Commission.

Fifteen summer readers, five in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts, will be randomly drawn from those who complete a summer reading program. Each winner will receive $529 in a NEST college savings account. The library of each winner will receive a $250 donation. Winners will be announced during college savings month in September.

“NEST is proud to support the educational efforts of Nebraska’s children as well as the great work of the libraries statewide,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of NEST at First National Bank of Omaha. “With the libraries encouraging leisure reading during the summer, children can daydream and think of places they want to go and what they want to be. We hope this scholarship program encourages children and families to get involved in summer reading and complete the program with a little extra incentive for a possible scholarship.”

For more information and official scholarship rules, visit the NEST College Savings Plans at, the State Treasurer’s Office at or the Nebraska Library Commission at

[NLC Press Release]


Thank you!

The Gordon City Library would like to thank the volunteers and local businesses who made our 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read”, possible:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Grocery Mart
  • Gordon Superfoods
  • Alco
  • Isaac Shaw
  • Paul Kruger
  • Kay Kruger



Calling all Mad Scientists!



Participants in the Gordon City Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program will explore science elements as we present “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Children will explore simple science experiments, growing crystals, robot fun, fantasy characters, imagination, and reading adventure through stories, snacks, games, crafts, and prizes! Summer Reading Program dates are June 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to young people entering Kindergarten and up. All programs are free of charge. Call the Gordon City Library at (308) 282-1198 for more information or to pre-register for “Fizz, Boom, Read!”


New DVDs

2013-09-24@01.27.45The Gordon City Library has several new DVDs available for checkout, including : “I have Tourette’s but Tourette’s doesn’t have me”, “One for the Money”, “Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest”, and “Giving Thanks …and more stories to celebrate American heritage”. Stop in today and use your library account to check one (or more!) out.