217 Blaine St., Box 236, Beemer Nebraska 68716
Karlen Memorial Library, serving an area of 780 residents, has a collection of 7,500 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 189 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 126 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $3,100. Patrons make 6,300 visits annually, and check out materials 8,400 times. Sixty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Arlington) Arlington Public Library
(Battle Creek) Battle Creek Public Library
(Clarkson) Clarkson Public Library
(Beemer) Karlen Memorial Library
(Leigh) Leigh Public Library
(Meadow Grove) Meadow Grove Public Library
10/23 Coming to The Beemer area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Swedish Festival Stromberg NE June14-16 Welcome to Stromsberg, the Swede capital of Nebraska. Swedish dancing, costumes, and food can be enjoyed throughout the festivities.
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.