Robotics with Mr. Schaben

Tuesday mornings are for robotics here at the library! High school teacher Dan Schaben is volunteering his time to teach our JH kids more about this subject. Kids are teaming up to build their own robot and today the “brains” and wheels were installed. So far only one adult patron has had their toes ran over! If your child is interested in this program, please contact the library.

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Can’t make it to the library? You can still join us online!

There’s swim team and baseball and 4-H projects and family vacations, and the summer to-do list goes on and on. But wait! You mean kids, teens and adults can still earn prizes and keep their reading skills sharp this summer without going to the library? You mean parents can track what their kids are reading? How? This is the wonderful thing about registering and logging your minutes at arapahoelibrary.readsquared.comĀ 

While those attending the library programs will benefit from fun events and hands-on interaction, everyone can benefit from getting lost in a book this summer! Avoid the summer slip-keep reading! Read squared allows parents to sign up their kids and get them reading even if you can’t physically make it to the story hour at the library (even though we’d really love to have you!).

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Summer Reading Story Hour

Our interactive summer reading program begins June 4th and runs for six weeks. Each week children ages 3-12 are welcome to join in on story telling, games and crafts all involving music and sound. The library will not be a quiet place! We have four time periods to choose from: 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM. Families may choose to bring their children all at the same time to accommodate schedules. Generally the youngest children attend during the first session, with younger elementary ages to older elementary ages attending as the day progresses, but we accommodate children of every age group. Be sure that you’ve filled out a paper registration form and returned this to the library. Registration forms can still be filled out on the first day, June 4th. Let’s get ready to rock!

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Welcome to Read Squared

We’re excited for our patrons to be part of something brand new! Welcome to Read Squared. This is an online format for people to register their reading minutes/books for our summer reading program. No more keeping track of folders and papers (but if you prefer paper reading logs, we can make that happen). Once you are registered, your information can carry over to any reading program we offer

How does is work? Using any web browser on your computer, phone or tablet go to: http://arapahoelibrary.readsquared.com

Register your family online and begin tracking your reading. You can enter minutes for an entire family at one time. Adults and Teens can register for their own unique programs. Each participant will earn reading badges, unlock games and earn prizes as they keep reading this summer. This is brand new to our library and our staff will be learning alongside our patrons-please bear with us as we navigate through this process!

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Summer Reading Kick-Off

The Rocky Mountain Wizard, Theron Milo, amazed our crowd with his illusions and magic. This helped kick-off our Summer Reading Registration. Please stop by the library to sign up your child for this 6 week interactive program. Libraries Rock!

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National Library Week April 9-14!

Join us all week as we celebrate this national event. Tim Reith from the NTV Meteorological team visits us on Monday at 5:30 pm. Dr. Dennis Larsen visits on Tuesday at 7 pm. Kids can bring in their stuffed animals (no real ones please) for a health “check-up!” Wed starting at 6 pm is singer/songwriter Cindy Boehler and then author Mark Peyton joins in at 7 pm with his new book “The Village Naturalist.” Got kids in JH or High School? They can get free pizza and play some indoor golf on Thursday from 6-7 pm.

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Fairy Tale Ball a Hit!

Over 55 sweet girls brought their dates and their dancing shoes for our Friends Group’s 1st Annual Fairy Tale Ball. The girls and their guys danced the afternoon away and only took breaks for punch and ice cream. A commemorative photo was taken of each and the girls created a keepsake frame to take their photo home. Due to it’s success, we hope to see everyone here next year too!

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Fairy Tale Ball March 24th

Due to the threat of inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled. Please RSVP, even if you called us back in February. We want to make sure that we have enough corsages for the girls.

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Fairy Tale Ball

Calling all princesses! Grab your glass slippers and a special date-we hope to see you this Saturday. Remember to call the library to RSVP!

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Meal Prep Class

Join us Jan 31st at 7pm in the basement of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church for an informative Meal Prep Class.

Ashley Groves will be explaining the how to’s of healthy meal prep, portions and tracking macros. Participants will go home with a menu, some of Ashley’s favorite recipes and a grocery list. This event is free and open to the public.

Ashley is a student at UNK majoring in exercise wellness with a minor in nutrition, is an NASM certified personal trainer and teaches group fitness classes at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

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