$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


Library Closed

The Gordon City Library will be


Saturday, September 13th

for Willow Tree FestivalWillowTree.



Adult Fiction:
The highway  –  C. J. Box
Declan’s cross  –  Carla Neggers
The arrangement  –  Mary Balogh
The ghostly quilts on Main  –  Ann Hazelwood
Meadowlark  –  Dawn Wink
Heart of gold  –  Robin Lee Hatcher
Invisible  –  James Patterson  &  David Ellis
The silkworm  –  Robert Galbraith
I’ve got you under my skin  –  Mary Higgins Clark
Field of Prey  –  John Sandford
Unlucky 13  –  James Patterson
Gone  –  James Patterson  &  Michael Ledwidge
The skin collector  –  Jeffery Deaver
Boy, Snow, Bird  –  Helen Oyeyemi
The famous and the dead  –  T. Jefferson Parker
Vanished  –  Irene Hannon
Trapped  –  Irene Hannon
Blood of the white bear  –  Marica Calhoun Forecki  & Gerald Schnitzer
The dead will tell  –  Linda Castillo
Tamarack County  –  William Kent Krueger
Cut and thrust  –  Stuart Woods
The goldfinch  –  Donna Tartt
Cop town  –  Karin Slaughter
The hidden child  –  Camilla Läckberg
The good girl  –  Mary Kubica
Sonoma rose  –  Jennifer Chiaverini
A perfect life  –  Danielle Steel
Chestnut Street  –  Maeve Binchy
Mr. Mercedes  –  Stephen King
The setup man  – T. T. Monday
The Last Kind Words Saloon  –  Larry McMurtry
Cavendon Hall  –  Barbara Taylor Bradford
The bootlegger  –  Clive Cussler
Sniper’s honor  –  Stephen Hunter
Trouble in mind  –  Jeffery Deaver
Close your eyes, hold hands  –  Chris Bohjalian
Natchez burning  –  Greg Iles

Adult Large Print Fiction:
The invention of wings  –  Sue Monk Kidd
Longbourn  –  Jo Baker
Take me home  –  Dorothy Garlock
Rose Harbor in bloom  –  Debbie Macomber

Adult Nonfiction:
Superfoods: the healthiest foods on the planet – T. Reinhard, MS, RD
Reckless: pride of the Marines  –  Andrew Geer
Finding me: a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed: a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings  –  Michelle Knight, with Michelle Burford
Lone survivor  –  Marcus Luttrell, with Patrick Robinson

Young Adult Fiction:
Looking for Alaska  –  John Green
If I stay  –  Gayle Forman
City of heavenly fire  –  Cassandra Clare
The maze runner  –  James Dashner
Hexed  –  Michelle Krys
We were liars  –  E. Lockhart
Turn around  –  Michelle Gagnon

Children’s Picture Books:
Ball  –  Mary Sullivan
Mr. Wuffles  –  David Wiesner
The watermelon seed  –  Greg Pizzoli
How to cheer up Dad  –  Fred Koehler
The pigeon needs a bath!  –  Mo Willems
Sophie sleeps over  –  Marisabina Russo


Library Closed

The Gordon City Library will be


Saturday, August 30th


Monday, September 1st

for Labor Day.



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 www.NEST529.com, the State Treasurer’s Office at www.treasurer.org/cs/ or the Nebraska Library Commission at http://nlc.nebraska.gov.

[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



Library to be closed

The Gordon City Library will be


on Saturday, July 5th in honor ofIndependence day


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!”


In memory of Maya Angelou, 1928-2014.

Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.

Guy B. Johnson

Maya Angelou Website