Our mission: To serve the citizens of Cozad and the surrounding area by being an active and progressive institution which provides materials in a variety of formats that reflect the particular needs, interests, and lifestyles of its users.
NOTICE……..Summer hours will begin June 1. We just close an hour earlier on Mondays-Thursdays (6:00pm instead of 7:00pm). Otherwise, our Friday & Saturday hours remain the same.
NOTICE.......OverDrive now requires your library card number and a library-specific password in order to check out e-books and downloadable audio books. Please ask the front desk for the password, but be prepared to give staff your name and library card number for verification. Our phone number is 784-2019.
Wilson Public Library Events
Our hours are Monday-Thursday, 10-6pm; Friday, 10-5pm; Saturday, 10-1 pm.
Stop by the front desk and ask us how you can Check Out a Librarian for your own personal computer, editing, or genealogy research use! This is an ongoing program.
Click on our current newsletter for all important happenings this month or to find out more about our events listed below! It's on the left hand side: the blue button that says Current Newsletter.
~~~~~~~~~~~~SUMMER 2014 EVENTS
• 7/1: ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT SUMMER READING CONTINUES: All adults and young adults are encouraged to help us improve circulation of our adult & young adult reading collections by 10% over last year. Prizes will be awarded randomly to patrons in these two categories who have the highest check-outs for selected time periods throughout the summer. SPARK A REACTION: READ! Program goes through the end of August. Check out the Teens' Programs for a special Time Twister YA challenge--adults and teens encouraged to participate!
• 7/11: Stargazing at the north end of the Cozad High School football field Iis currently scheduled from 9-10 pm. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK SITE AFTER 3PM ON FRIDAY TO BE SURE IF THE EVENT IS STILL ON DUE TO POTENTIAL WEATHER. Everyone in the community is invited free of charge. Feel free to bring binoculars, telescopes and iPads/iPods with the stargazing app downloaded for this event. The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers will be on hand to share their knowledge.
• 7/12: The library will be closed for Bands, Brews and BBQs!
• 7/22: Quilter and author Jodi Barrows will be speaking at the Presbyterian Church. Tickets are available for $10.00 at the Prairie Point Junction as well as at the Library. During her presentation, learn about the history of the Pony Express and her stories about Jodi's unique family history of women. Come see the quilts, learn some American history and listen to Jodi as she makes the pre-Civil War time period come to life. In addition, there will be an overview of her Square in a Square technique for piecing a quilt.
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Online Catalog & Downloadable Books
Online Wilson Public Library Catalog Follow this link:
As of November 30, 2011, patrons who have a library card from Wilson Public Library can check out eBooks by accessing Overdrive. Audiobooks, eBooks and more for your computer, cell phone, iPod, Ipad, eBook reader, Nook, and Kindle. Check the Overdrive Device Resource Center for more compatibility information. Checking out audio books or eBooks using Overdrive is a free service of the Wilson Public Library.