Time to Sign-Up for the Summer Reading Program

We are having trouble getting the online registration form to post to our library website.
You may sign-up online through the library’s facebook page or stop by the library.

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Registration Time for Summer Reading Program

The Ainsworth Public Library will hold a sign-up time for the Summer Reading Program from May 1st to May 13th. You may sign up in person at the library or with the on-line form found on the library’s website at libraries.ne.gov/ainsworth. The “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program will feature space topics for toddlers to fourth grade children. We will go by the grade just completed in this school year of 2018-19. If your child has special needs, an adult will need to assist them during the program.

Toddler Time will be held on Tuesdays during June from 4 – 4:30 p.m. for children age two and three. We ask that an adult stays with the child during this time. Preschool Summer Storytime will also be held on Tuesdays in June from 1-2 p.m. This is for the children age 4 and 5 (if they have not yet attended Kindergarten). Dates for both of these groups include June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

The Kindergarten to Fourth Grade students will be keep track of their reading from June 3rd to June 29th. Prizes will be awarded with the completion of the program requirements which will be handed out at their first Fun Hour. Reading slips will be due back by 6 p.m. on June 29th. Fun-Hours will be held on Thursdays in June for the grade school children. Kindergarten to first grade students will come from 1-2 p.m. and the second to fourth grade students will come from 3-4 p.m. Dates include June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Please call (387-2032) or stop by the library if you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program. We want to help your children blast off into reading this summer!

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Agenda for May Library Board Meeting

Ainsworth Library Board Meeting will be held on May 1, 2019 @ 5 p.m. at the Ainsworth Public Library. This meeting is open to the public!

1. Call meeting to order

2. Give notice on the posting of the Open Meeting Law

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report/List of titles purchased

7. Update on Summer Reading Program
a. Certificate of Attendance at Summer Reading Program Workshop-March 29th
b. Fliers to students at school
c. Registration May 1-13th
d. Dates of programming

8. Review of National Library Week activities

9. Ainsworth Art Guild’s Spring Art Show

10. Start work on proposed 2019-20 Library Budget

11. Workshops/Meetings
a. Central Plains Library System Annual Meeting-Valentine-July 12
b. Ainsworth Library Foundation Board Meeting-May 23nd
1. Build an Alien Fundraiser
2. Landscaping around the library

12. Correspondence
a. Articles of interest from library newsletters and library journals

13. Set next meeting date/time

14. Adjournment

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Winners from National Library Week

The prizes winners from the drawing held during National Library Week included:
Andrew Arens with the title “Waiting” by Kevin Henkes
Kinley Olson with the title of “Saving Winslow” by Sharon Creech
Payton Moody with the title of “A Map of the Days” by Ransom Riggs
Bev Painter with the title of “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci

The winner from the Color and Relax day was Amber Thornton. She won a book titled “Colorama Coloring Book”.

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Thursday and Fridays Activities Postponed

Due to the impending weather, the events planned for National Library Week on Thursday and Friday of this week have been postponed. Lego Time will now be held on April 18th from 4-5 p.m. The No Fine Day with a Flood Relief Item will be held on April 19th.

If the Art Guild members can not get to the library to hang their Spring Art Show, their event will also be moved to the 19th and 20th. The Art Show will be at the library until April 27th.

Sorry for the change of dates in activities BUT we sure can’t control the weather. If I could, I would not send more snow! Be safe everyone!

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Celebrating National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities”.

The Ainsworth Public Library has a number of activities for all ages planned for this special week. Hopefully you can attend one or all of them!

A Spring Story Time will be held on Monday, April 8th, from 4-5 p.m. for the Preschool to second grade children.

Tuesday, April 9th, will be a day to relax from stress and color. Coloring sheets will be available all day long for all ages. You pick which one you want to color!

A Lego Time will be held on Thursday, April 11th, from 4-5 p.m. for grade school age children.

Friday, April 12th, will be a No Fine Day with the donation of an item for Flood Relief. You may also pick up a “No Fine Coupon” to be used at a time of your choice.

Saturday, April 13th, will be the first day of the Ainsworth Area Art Guild’s Spring Art Show. The art will continue to be on display at the Library through the 27th of April.

In addition to these activities, library patrons may sign up all week long for a drawing that will be held on April 15th. We will have books for all ages that we will be giving away as prizes. The Library will also have a sack/box Book Sale this week.

Libraries really do help build strong communities. Stop by and see what your library has to offer you!

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Agenda for Library Board Meeting


April 3, 2019 at 5 p.m.


1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report for March/List of titles purchased

7. Summer Reading Program

8. National Library Week (April 7-13)

9. Spring Art Show

10. Public Librarian Certification renewed for Wanda Raymond

11. Book Discussion Group

12. Little Paws Preschool visits

13. Meetings/Workshops:
a. Nebraska State Advisory Council on Libraries-Lincoln-March 12
b. Summer Reading Program Workshop-Ravenna-March 29
c. Library Board Continuing Education

14. Correspondence:
a. New NebraskAccess password
b. Items of interest from library journals/newsletters

15. Set next meeting date/time

16. Adjournment

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New Password for NebraskAcess Databases

To maintain security, NebraskAccess passwords are changed twice a year on April 1 and October 1. A new password is now available to the Ainsworth Public Library. This new password will officially go into effect on April 1, but you can start using it immediately. This password will remain in effect through September 30, 2019. The old NebraskAccess password will continue to work through the of March. We have business cards available at the library with all the needed information to use these databases.

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Library Board Meeting

April 3, 2019 @ 5 p.m.
Agenda posted at library.
This meeting is open to the public.

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April Book Discussion Title Announced

The Book Discussion title for April will be “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. This is a truly astonishing memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The family is deeply dysfunctional but uniquely vibrant. It is one book that you will not forget!

When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learn to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The group will be meeting on April 15th at 2 p.m. The Library has extra copies of the title available. If you would like to read the book, stop by and check one out. Please note that this will be the last book discussion until we start up again in the fall.

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