Mon. 10:30am - 5:30pm
Wed. 10:30am - 6:30pm
Fri. 10:30am - 5:30pm
602 4th Avenue
PO Box 124
Nezperce, ID 83543
Historical photos of Nezperce
These pictures, as well as a number of other pictures from area residents, have been loaned to the Friends for reproduction. Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the pictures were framed and are now on display in our library along the back wall.
Also, in display cases underneath these pictures are numerous World War II items that are on loan from community members.
For information regarding the use/rental of the community meeting room, please contact the City Clerk at Nezperce City Hall (502 5th Ave), call (208) 937-1021 or email the City of Nezperce at Clerk@CityOfNezperce.com.
The City Council has put together a rental agreement/policy to cover the use of the Community Room. This a truly wonderful meeting place for all who may wish to use it for any number of activities.
Nezperce Friends of the Library
The Friends are volunteers from the community who have come together to help with library activities, growth, fund raising and general support of the library.
The Board of Directors include President Mike Wasko, Treasurer Lynette Schlader, Secretary Sandra Dulgar, Director Sue Justesen, Director Jeanne Wasko, Director Melodee Riggers, Director Dianne Freeman.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Library or have any suggestions or ideas to further the Library's goals, please call or contact a board member or library staff.
One of our continuing fund raising activities for the Nezperce Community Library is the Family History Profiles. For a contribution of $1,000 you can submit pictures and a short write up about your family in the Nezperce area. The pictures will then be put together by members of the Friends, they will be framed and displayed in our History of Nezperce section.
Little Free Library dedicated to
The Friends of the Nezperce Library plan to create a Little Free Library in honor of a very special Friend, Connie Johnson. The Friends will be accepting remembrance donations to help defray the costs of the project, and will also accept help with the design and construction of the little library (AKA we're looking for a carpenter).
In addition to being a substitute librarian, Connie spent countless hours helping out at the library especially with children’s programs. Who will ever forget the globe making project for Build a Better World or her Animal Tracks story time? Connie also participated in the adult Fiber Arts group, and was Vice-President of the Friends of the Library. Connie was a friend to one and all in Nezperce.
Sadly, Connie, a passionate outdoorsperson, disappeared in the remote Fog Mountain area along the Selway River last fall where she was serving as an outfitter’s camp cook. It seems only fitting that our remembrance of Connie will reside outdoors. The group hopes to place the library in the little city park across the street to the east of the library as part of an upgrade the city is planning.
Donations may be dropped off at the library or mailed to P.O. Box 124 Nezperce, ID 83543. A slide show remembering Connie is currently running at the library for patrons to drop in and enjoy. It can also be viewed on YouTube here.
Little Free Libraries are sweeping the country as sponsors seek to promote neighborliness, literacy, and friendship though the free exchange of books housed in little structures located in front of homes, stores, parks and on street corners. These values are what Connie was all about and what the Friends hope to continue in her tradition.
Monthly programs for children include:
Adult Reading Group
October 2 at 7 p.m. - Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks
The day the brochure came was a typical one. With a wife and five small children, a hectic schedule, and a new book due to his publishers, Nicholas Sparks was busy with his usual routine. The colorful mailer, however, described something very different: a tour to some of the most exotic places on Earth. Slowly, an idea took hold in Nicholas's mind and heart. In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. And as they voyaged to the lost city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes. . . to mysterious Easter Island. . . to Ayers Rock in the Australian outback. . . and across the vast Indian subcontinent, the ultimate story of their lives would unfold. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love and hope. Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photographs, Three Weeks with my Brother reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties. . . and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.
Fiber Arts & Folk Crafts - Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.
This month Melanie will demonstrate making wire art jewelry. Each person will take home a piece they make!
LEWIS & CLARK DISPLAY CASE, BOOK CASE
and INFORMATION CENTER
Purchased with grant money from Idaho Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial Governor's Committee
Located in the northeast corner of our library