Lego Club Covid-19 Edition

Graham was our Virtual Lego Club Winner in Dec

Due to the pandemic, and the library temporarily moving into the American Legion Hall, our Lego Club has seen some changes. In the month of December, with cases rising in our community, Lego Club went virtual. Families shared photos of what their kids were creating at home and we posted these on our Facebook page. Every month we draw one participant’s name and that lucky winner gets to pick out a small Lego set. Here in January, kids can bring in their creations for public display at the Legion Hall once again. This month’s theme is anything winter related.

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A Sneak Peek

The new drive-up service window: Wilkins Architect Design Planning

The framing for the new drive-up service window is being installed. Pictured above is the architect’s rendering of what the new office area will look like when completed. This is located in what was the former East entrance area. Patrons will be able to drop off their books on the East side of the building; the book drop is concealed in the cupboard on the right. Our staff will also be able to assist people from their vehicles via this new drive-up service window. We’re very excited to be able to offer this new service!

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Our Library Elves are Ready for the 12 Books of Christmas!

This Christmas season will look a lot different this year and the Arapahoe Public Library would like to help you begin a new tradition! We’re introducing our new program, the 12 Days of Books! Our library elves will select 12 picture books for your family, wrap them individually and then you bring home the joy of picking one book a night to read as a family.

Patrons are asked to fill out a google doc to give us some information on the ages of their family members and their preferences for different subjects. Dinosaurs and princesses are very popular. As are construction and animal books. We provide a mix of holiday and winter themed books, along with your reading preferences for a total of 12. This program ends soon as Christmas is just around the corner. Contact the library for more details.

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Renovation Continues

Our library project continues as the weather turns colder. The picture above, shows the progress on the 1,720 square foot addition. This will be the new entrance and exit for the library. To the left is the new ADA bathrooms and to the right will be the new community room. The library plans on using this room for both their adult and children’s programming. This room can also be reserved by the public to use for meetings or social gatherings.

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Renovation Project Continues

The library project has seen a lot of changes in recent weeks. The foundation for the addition has been poured, rough-ins for the new plumbing is complete and we even have walls! As you drive by, you can clearly see where the new area will lie in comparison with the original church building. Please follow our Facebook page for weekly updates!

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We Deliver!

Did you know that your local library can deliver books to your door? Yes, we’ll deliver items to our patrons that live within the city limits of Arapahoe. Please call the library to place your book order and to arrange for a drop-off time.

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1st Annual Color Blast 5k

Thanks to Cappel Chiropractic and Personal Training and Cardio Dance/ Fit Fusion with Karme who hosted their First Annual Color Blast 5k for our Friends of the Library group! Over 100 participants gathered on Oct 3rd to run/walk around the town of Arapahoe. Along the way, volunteers blasted people with color! Each participant received a t-shirt, sunglasses and a free root-beer float from Tornado Alley. The proceeds of the event will be presented to our Friends Group who support the library’s programs.

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Construction Begins

Paulsen, Inc crew members prepare for the new foundation of the addition.

Work began at the library at the end of September! Adam’s Construction removed the East entrance and the cement slab on the West side of the building. Dirt work was done and the area has been prepped for the foundation walls for the new community room, bathrooms and the new entrance. Paulsen, Inc has gutted the inside of the building, removed the siding and has been working on the new walls. Watch our FB page for weekly updates on the project!

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The Renovation Project Begins!

The library has wonderful news! Our plans for the renovation have officially been approved and the project has started! Paulsen Construction has been awarded our project with approval from the Arapahoe City Council. Crews began removing the carpet this week. Stay posted for updates!

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September Grab-N-Go

Each month, the librarians will create a Grab-N-Go kit with a new theme. These kits are created with young children in mind and are a great family activity. A themed book can be included in your kit, also. To reserve a kit, use the link provided in the event page at the library’s Facebook page, or give us a call at 308-962-7806.

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