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There was a good turnout at Neligh Public Library's open house for Nebraska Life magazine author, Alan J. Bartels, on Monday morning.
People had the opportunity to chat with the author over coffee and rolls and discuss the Neligh edition of the magazine.
"It turned out to be a great event," Bartels said, "A lot of people turned out and that doesn't surprise me, because when I showed up to do the story and photography on Neligh, people came out of the woodwork to help me."
Local residents who visited were offered a special subscription deal of seven issues for the price of six, which is $24 for a one-year subscription, plus the Neligh issue for free.
This edition of the Nebraska Life magazine has been selling successfully at the Neligh Public Library.
"We can't keep our copies on the shelf!" said Library Director, Jennifer Norton, ". . .we actually only have two copies left. They're selling like hot cakes."
Norton was pleasantly surprised by how many people came to meet the author. "Seeing Neligh in a local magazine, they really enjoy that," she said.
Bartels was very pleased with his time spent in Neligh.
"People in Neligh seem to be pretty supportive and they enjoy when their town gets recognized," he said. "Neligh is definitely deserving of a nice story in Nebraska Life. We hope people enjoy it."