Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Reading Program Update

We are having a GREAT Summer Reading Program this year!
  • So far, there are 301 people of all ages reading for prizes.
  • 17 people have already completed the goal for the summer (945 minutes read)
  • We've given away almost 300 books so far
  • Total minutes read as of 9 am Saturday June 24 = 75,861!!
It's not too late to sign up and join the fun - just go to or click the SRP Sign Up image at the top of our home page.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Adult Game Night - Mon June 26

Adult Game Night

4th Monday of the Month

This is your chance to:
  •  Try new or different games
  •  Teach others a favorite game
  • Meet new people
  • Change up your week
  • Have some fun!
  •  FREE for everyone!
  •  Refreshments provided
Large Meeting Room 
7 pm – 8:30 pm
June 26th, we may try:
Bring Your Own Book:
Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase. Can you find "a ridiculous tabloid headline" in that best-selling novel? How about "dating advice" in your well-worn cookbook? Since you can use any book, you can play with any group and find limitless potential on every page! Where will you discover "the title of the next hit party game?" Find out when you Bring Your Own Book!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Reading Program Challenge

Hey Fremont!
We challenge each of you to read 945 minutes this summer - that's just 15 minutes a day.
If 300 people accept the reading challenge, we will have read 283,500 minutes total by the beginning of school in August.

So far as a group we've read 38,124 minutes towards that goal.

How do you get involved? Simple - sign up for the Summer Reading Program here then log your minutes spend reading anything you check out from the library... Magazines, books, graphic novels, even audiobooks count! Listening is reading too...

Questions? Give us a shout at 402-727-2694, stop in or chat with us from our home page.

Friday, June 2, 2017

First Week of Summer Reading Program Activities

Can you believe next week is our first full week of activities for all ages... Read on for a quick rundown of what's coming.

Monday June 5
  • Jeff Quinn, magician at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. (all ages) Registration required - click the link to view the calendar of events and sign up.

Tuesday June 6
  • Wee Builders from 10-11 am (recommended ages 2-5 with a parent or care-giver)
    No pre-registration required although class size is limited to 25 children.
Wednesday June 7
  • Teen Makers from 1:30-2:30 pm (recommended ages 13-18)
    No pre-registration required although class size is limited to 25 children.
Thursday June 8
  • Storytime at 10 am and 7 pm (all ages)
  • Building Stronger Bodies with Susan from 1:30-2:30 pm (all ages)
  • Block Party (LEGO club for ages 3-10) from 4-5 pm
  • Make Your Own T-Shirt Tote Bag from 4-6 pm (Adult SRP)
Friday June 9
  • Storytime at 10 am (all ages)
  • Baby-Toddler Time at 11 am (4-30 months)
  • Discover Your World from 1:30-2:30 pm (recommended ages 6-10)
    No pre-registration required although class size is limited to 25 children.
Saturday June 10
  • Storytime at 11 am (all ages)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off Next Week!

Make plans to join us in John C. Fremont Park on Thursday, May 25 from 1-3 pm as we kick off this year's Summer Reading Program with our friends at Fremont Parks and Recreation. We'll have a bounce house, face painting, games and a whole lot more! Learn how to sign up for Summer Reading and log your minutes for fantastic prizes - books off the prize cart that you get to keep as your own.

Then join us throughout the summer for activities and programs around the theme "Build a Better World" - pick up your copy of the information flyer at the park or at the Library.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fremont Area Big Give

Have you heard the news? The Fremont Area Community Foundation is hosting the first ever Fremont Area Big Give on May 9th!   

The Fremont Area Big Give is a one-day online fundraising event organized by the Fremont Area Community Foundation and held on May 9th, 2017 to raise support for nonprofits in Fremont and the Greater Dodge County Area. It is a community-wide event to show off our area’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make the Fremont area great. The giving begins at midnight on May 9th with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for a great big give-together!   

How do I make a gift?
  1. Visit and browse the nonprofit profiles for Friends of Keene Memorial Library.
  2. Complete your information and submit your donation using your credit card. You may also pay by e-check.
Schedule your gift May 1st – May 8th!
You can make your gift to Fremont Area Big Give early! Go to May 1 – 8 and click DONATE. It’s quick and convenient and ensures you won’t forget! All pre-scheduled gifts will be processed on May 9th.   

It’s almost time for all of us in the Fremont area to come together and demonstrate our generosity and community spirit! Thank you for joining us in this first-ever community event!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Volunteer Week

William Shakespeare once said “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” April 23rd marked the birthday of Shakespeare, as well as the beginning of National Volunteer Week. Volunteers, people who are able and willing to share their time and talents freely, are fundamental to strong communities.  Keene Memorial Library is blessed to have a dedicated team of volunteers to appreciate this week.  Our volunteers work hard to keep the bookshelves tidy and the programs running smoothly.  Programs like Craft Time, Story Time, Baby & Toddler Play, and Lego Play are possible, in part, due to the work of volunteers.  Currently, Keene has 12 volunteers who work, on average, a combined 100 hours each month at the library! Their dedication is admirable, and their efforts are definitely appreciated. For more information about volunteering at Keene Memorial Library, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Jess Hill, at 402-727-2694 or