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For a number of years this was the website for the Goodall City Library, a public library serving Ogallala, NE and its population of 4,737 residents.
Content is from the site's 2014 -2015 archived pages.

For the most up to date news about  the Goodall City Library go to its current website found at:
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Goodall City Library
203 West A Street
Ogallala, NE 69153
308-284- 4354

Hours Open
Mon.-Thurs. 9am-8pm
Fri. 9am-5pm
Sat. 10am-1pm

Fax is available for public use  $1.00/page sending & receiving
     Fax number: 308-284-6390

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide resources and opportunities to enhance and enrich the quality of life for residents in our community.

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library.
Dues are $1.00 per year.

~Stop in at the Library to sign up!~

The "Friends of the Library" is a volunteer group working with the Goodall Library Foundation  and with the Goodall City Library staff  to aid in fundraising for the library,  to help staff and to help plan new activities.

Youth Library Services

2015 Summer Reading Curriculum.

Registration starts May 15th..


The first ever Harry Potter Book Night was a huge success on February 5th.

Storytime will be starting againTuesday, September 2, 2014. 
At 10:00am**


Internet Services 

The Goodall City Library has computers in the Computer Lab on the upper level floor
for Adult patron use.
We also offer computers in the Youth Services area.
You can pick up your email, surf the world wide web, and access our online card catalog.
Staff are available to assist you at all times.

We have fun and exciting things coming up at the library!


RDJ: I've been coming here since I was a little kid coming for story hour. Over many years, we've borrowed hundreds of books, records, cds, dvds, etc. Once the internet connection was set up, I've been here a lot, learning about very interesting things, like writing software programs and internet businesses and other stuff that might lead to a profession. I'm very intrigued with Google. Since my dad got sent to prison, Google thinks I'm him when you search my name, and that's bad because the search results make it appear that I might be a criminal. This Google problem has made it hard to get work so I looked into who could remove those misleading results. There are guys out there who will remove a bad search result from Google for a fee. I think this is a trade I would be good at. And I'm motivated to learn. The top dogs in this search results removal field are actually super knowledgeable dudes with expertise in search engine optimization. From what I'm reading, I think I can learn this online. If I succeed, let it be known that I got my start at the old City Library.


New Youth Literary/Crafting 

Classes start in September
Register now to save your spot!


Harvest tea time @ Goodall City Library



2015 Goodall City Library Board of Trustees

Goodall City Library Board of Trustees  will hold their regular scheduled meeting on, Wednesday, June 17th, 2015, at Noon at the Goodall City Library.
The meeting is open to the public.
An Agenda is kept current at the Goodall City Library.

2015 Library Board Members

  • Kathy Lute
  • Judy Nowak
  • Mike Tuttle
  • Linda Block
  • Rodney Ruzanic



Goodall City Library 2014

Adult Library Services


Story of ‘Unusual’ Ball Field Comes to Ogallala Library

 Western history author and speaker Jeff Barnes comes to the Goodall City Library to present a story on one of the most unusual and storied baseball fields in Nebraska. 

The Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. presentation  is sponsored by a grant from Humanities Nebraska.

“Sand Hills and Sandlots: The Amazing Story of Rushville’s Modisett Ball Park” is a recounting of the ball park built by ranchers that went on to host a nationally famous baseball school, sponsored by the Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees, which saw a southpaw from Gering, Nebraska, who struck out Mickey Mantle. In 2014, the ball park underwent a complete restoration for the park’s 75th anniversary, in large part funded by a Nebraska publisher who grew up in Rushville and played at the ball park as a boy.

 “It’s truly incredible for a town of less than 900 people to have such a storied park,” said Barnes, “and even more incredible for the park to be rebuilt for a second 75 years. But it’s a wonderful tale of how the right people in the right community taking the right actions can come together to create a shrine to the great American pastime.”

 The 45-minute presentation includes historic images and stories of Rushville’s relationship with baseball. The talk is taken from Barnes’s new book, Extra Innings: The Story of Modisett Ball Park

 A former newspaper reporter and editor, Barnes lives and writes in Omaha. He is a board trustee with the Nebraska State Historical Society, former chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and one of the top-requested speakers with Humanities Nebraska. He is the author of Forts of the Northern PlainsThe Great Plains Guide to Custer, and The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill


Book Pick of the Week

10-7-14 Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book by Rick Riordan
10-14-14 Heroes of Olympus Books by Rick Riordan

9-2-14 Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King
Extreme Love by Abby Niles (Staff)
Magic Tree House Books by Mary Pope Osborn
The Cherokee Trail by Louis L’Amour
9-30-14 NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

8-5-14 Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
Evening Stars by Susan Mallery
8-19-14 The King JR Ward
8-26-14 Tiger by Laurann Dohner

7-1-14 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (One of the best reads this year so far)
7-8-14 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
7-15-14 Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen Brekke (Creepy good)
7-22-14 Heart of Stone by Christine Warren (Staff)
7-29-14 Harry Potter by JK Rowling (Staff)

6-3-14 We Are Water by Wally Lamb (One of Wally Lamb’s best)
6-10-14 The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
6-17-14 Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley (Staff)
6-24-14 In the Blood by Lisa Unger (Crazy, creepy good)

New York Times yOUNG aUDLT Best Selller List

(Updated every Monday)

October 20, 2014
* Indicates availability at Goodall City Library



* 1. IF I STAY, by Gayle Forman. (Penguin Group.) A young cellist falls into a coma. (Ages 12 and up)
* 2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)
* 3. WHERE SHE WENT, by Gayle Forman. (Penguin Group.) A rock star and a cellist reunite for an evening in New York City. (Ages 12 and up)
4. THE YOUNG ELITES, by Marie Lu. (Penguin Group.) The secret survivors of a deadly illness may have acquired special powers. (Ages 12 and up)
*5. LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)
6. SKINK — NO SURRENDER, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A teenager and an oddball former governor go on a manhunt in Florida. (Ages 12 and up)
7. ASYLUM, by Madeleine Roux. (HarperCollins Publishers.) Summer school students stay in a dorm with a disturbing past. (Ages 14 and up)
* 8. PAPER TOWNS, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears. (Ages 14 and up)
* 9. THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning; now a movie. (Ages 14 and up)
*10. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up)



* 1. HEROES OF OLYMPUS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney Publishing Worldwide.) A new generation of demigods embarks on a series of adventures. (Ages 9 to 12)
* 2. THE MAZE RUNNER, by James Dashner. (Random House Publishing.) Amnesiac teenagers endure a series of trials. (Ages 12 and up)
* 3. DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a dystopia divided into five factions. (Ages 14 and up)
* 4. DORK DIARIES, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Simon & Schuster.) Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school. (Ages 9 to 13)
* 5. GIVER QUARTET, by Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.) Exploring human connections in a postapocalyptic world. (Ages 12 to 18)
* 6. CONFESSIONS, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown & Company.) A girl discovers ugly secrets about her family’s past. (Ages 12 and up)
* 7. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. (Abrams Books.) The travails of adolescence, in cartoons. (Ages 9 to 12)
* 8. THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic.) In a dystopia, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up)
* 9. PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, by Rick Riordan. (Disney Publishing Worldwide.) A boy and his demigod friends battle mythological monsters. (Ages 9 to 12)
10. SPIRIT ANIMALS, by various authors. (Scholastic.) Four friends must bond with their spirit animals and save Erdas. (Ages 8 to 12)

New York Times Best Selller List

(Updated every Monday)

October 20, 2014
* Indicates availability at Goodall City Library


 1. DEADLINE, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.
2. BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.
* 3. EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.
4. LILA, by Marilynne Robinson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) The difficult early life of the woman who becomes the wife of the widower and minister John Ames; a back story to "Gilead."
*5. SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD, by Jan Karon. (Putnam.) The Mitford character Father Tim Kavanagh returns to his native town to find friends and family wrestling with difficulties.
* 6. PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.
* 7. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
8. SOME LUCK, by Jane Smiley. (Knopf.) The lives of an Iowa farm family between 1920 and 1953; the first volume of a trilogy.
*9. PARIS MATCH, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) In the 31st Stone Barrington novel, the New York lawyer encounters an old enemy in Paris.
10. THE CHILDREN ACT, by Ian McEwan. (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday s.) A judge wrestles with a challenging case and a crisis in her marriage.



*1. KILLING PATTON, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
2. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. (Random House.) A collection of revealing and often humorous personal essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”
3. BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/ Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
4. THE INNOVATORS, by Walter Isaacson. (Simon & Schuster.) Studies of the people who created computers and the Internet, beginning in the 1840s.
5. STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR, by Michael Savage. (Center Street.) The radio host urges true patriots to save the country from the machinations of the left. (†)
*6. WORTHY FIGHTS, by Leon Panetta. (Penguin Press.) The writer's experience in the Obama administration as director of the C.I.A. and secretary of defense.
7. WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website,
8. ROCKS, by Joe Perry with David Ritz. (Simon & Schuster.) A memoir by the Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter.
9. JESUS ON TRIAL, by David Limbaugh. (Regnery.) The lawyer and political commentator uses his legal training to evaluate, and affirm, the truthfulness of the Bible.
*10. 13 HOURS, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team. (Twelve.) Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.


*1. GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?
*2. THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho. (HarperOne/HarperCollins.) In this fable, a Spanish shepherd boy ventures to Egypt in search of treasure and his destiny.
*3. DARK PLACES, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.
*4. SHARP OBJECTS, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) Fresh from a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a newspaper reporter returns (reluctantly) to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.
*5. ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.


September 2014
Ragtime coyboys – by Loren D. Estleman
Across the Cheyenne River – by John D. Nesbitt
Dark Horses – by Ralph Cotton
Raiding with Morgan – by Jim R. Woolard
The range wolf – by Andrew J. Fenady
MacCallister the Eagles legacy kill crazy – by William W. Johnstone
Ambush valley – by Dusty Richards
Wind River – by James Reasoner
Price of a horse – by Ralph Cotton
Easy money – by Frank Roderus
Summer in the south – by Cathy Holton
Wherever Grace is needed – by Elizabeth Bass
The almost Archer sisters – by Lisa Gabriele
Nashville chrome – by Rick Bass
A plain & fancy Christmas – by Cynthia Keller
Ends of the earth – by Tim Downs
Robert B. Parker’s blind spot – by Reed Farrel Coleman
Lisette’s list – Susan Vreeland
Etta Mae’s worst bad – luck day – by Anna B. Ross
The homecoming – by Robyn Carr
Angels walking – by Karen Kingsbury
Festive in death – by J.D. Robb
The eye of heaven – by Clive Cussler
Blood on the water – by Anne Perry

August 2014
Tom Clancy Support and defend – by Mark Greaney
Cut and thrust – by Stuart Woods 
Top Secret – by W.E.B. Griffin
Texas true – Janet Dailey
Fast Track – by Julie Garwood
Wayfaring stranger – by James Lee Burke
Big little lies – by Liane Moriarty
The escape – by Mary Balogh
The city – by Dean Koontz
For all time – by Jude Deveraux
Little mercies – by Heather Gudenkauf
The promise – Robyn Carr
Nine lives to die – by Rita Mae Brown
Take me home – by Dorothy garlock
Terminal city – Linda Fairstein

July 2014
Act of war – by Brad Thor
Power play – by Catherine Coulter
Phantom instinct – by Meg Gardiner
The Cheyenne Trail – by Jory Sherman
Jack of spies – by David Downing

June 2014
Resistant – Michael Palmer
Suspicion – Joseph Finder
Mr. Mercedes – Stephan King
The one & only – Emily Giffin
Ghost Ship – Clive Cussler
A long time gone – Karen White
Shovel ready - Adam Sternbergh
Cockroaches – Jo Nesbo
Sting of the drone – by Richard A. Clarke
Stormy persuasion – by Johanna Lindsey
The red room – by Ridley Pearson
Doing harm – by Kelly Parsons
The Martian – by Andy Weir
Hell creek cabin – by Frank Roderus
Preacher’s blood hint – by William W. Johnstone
Blood valley – by William W. Johnstone
Once a ranger – by Dusty Richards
The man from Boot Hill – by Marus Galloway
Jury of six – by Dave P. Fisher
Town tamers – by David Robbins 
Shotgun – by C. Courtney Joyner
Shadow rider – Ralph Cotton

May 2014
Chestnut Street – by Maeve Binchy
A Family affair – by Fern Michaels
The Keeper – by John Lescroart
Live to see tomorrow – Iris Johansen
Field of prey – John Sandford
Otherwise engaged – Amanda Quick
Midnight crossroad – Charlaine Harris
Robert B. Parker’s cheap shot - by Ace Atkins