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Posted on: January 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Kearney Public Library Updates Digital Newspaper Collections

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The Kearney Public Library is pleased to announce recent updates to its digital newspaper collection. Complete digitization of the Kearney Hub from 2006 through late 2018 has been added to the collection. The Kearney Hub Collection with historical archives is available to all library patrons and is updated daily. It provides online access to current and archived issues of the Kearney Hub and goes back as far as January 1958. Funding for this project was generously provided by the Kearney Public Library Foundation.

The Kearney Hub Collection with historical archives enables library patrons to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Patrons can use this resource for general reference or to research local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sports, real estate and much more. 

The library also offers the America’s News collection, which features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources including the Grand Island Independent, the Lincoln Journal Star, the Omaha World-Herald, the Denver Post, the Kansas City Star, and more. 

HeritageHub, a new addition to the library’s resources, provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships. 

All of these resources are available for free to patrons of the library. Cardholders can access these online tools from home with their library card. 

The library is offering a Digital Kearney Hubs class for patrons interested in learning to use these resources. Class options are Tuesday, January 24 at 10 am or Monday, January 30 at 7 pm. Space is limited. Register online at, or call the library at 308-233-3282 for more information.

The Kearney Hub collection with historical archives, America’s News, and HeritageHub are resources offered by NewsBank, the world’s premier provider of newspapers and other news sources online. Serving public libraries for more than 45 years, NewsBank offers online access to more than 12,000 titles from the U.S. and other countries around the globe. For more information on these collections, contact the library by calling 308-233-3256, emailing or visiting 

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