Join in on Toddler Time

The first Saturday of the month is for Toddler Time! Starting at 10 AM, this is a lap-sit program for children ages 18 months-4 years old. Children listen to a story, and do a simple activity or craft with their family members.

October 1st is the next scheduled Toddler Time and children are encouraged to wear a costume. We will decorate pumpkins and listen to a fun Halloween tale.

Pictured above, Russel enjoyed our mustache theme in September.

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One Year Anniversary Open House

The library celebrated it’s one year anniversary on August 7th, 2022. This marks the one year anniversary from our ribbon cutting last year after our major renovation. Food trucks were on hand and the community was welcome to bring their food inside to eat in the community room. A bouncy slip-n-slide was sponsored and was a huge hit with the kids! Thank you for checking us out!

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Back to School Supplies Day

The library was happy to host the Back to School Supplies event at the end of July. Organized by Tri Valley Health Systems and the Arapahoe Chamber of Commerce, this event welcomed anyone with school aged children to pick-up what they needed for back to school supplies. Local Arapahoe businesses supplied a variety of items, such as book bags, pencils, folders, crayons and headsets. The local school children and their families were welcome to drop-in for what they needed while supplies lasted. School begins August 10th. Best wishes to our local school children, teachers and staff for a successful school year!

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Dinosaur Dimensions

Thanks to our Friends of the Library who sponsored Dinosaur Dimensions for our summer reading program! Our group got to meet four different kinds of dinosaurs, and had a chance for photo ops at the end! Lots of shrieks and giggles made this so much fun!

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Captain KID, who brings his background of education and makes learning fun!

Arrgh Matey, it’s time to register for our Summer Reading Program-Oceans of Possibilities!

Saturday, May 14th at 10AM is the library’s kick-off event for this summer’s reading program! We offer programs for toddlers, school aged children and teens. Stop by the library on the 14th, or anytime to register your child for this program that promotes literacy. Each week we’ll have a different story, craft and activity. Children are rewarded for their reading efforts whenever they return a simple reading log. The goal is to keep children engaged this summer so they can retain what they’ve been learning during the school year.

Adults can also log their summer reading for prizes!

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Fairy Tale Ball 2022!

Our Friends of the Library group held their annual Fairy Tale Ball this March after taking a short break through the pandemic. Over 60 young ladies invited their special guy to a dance and ice cream party! Our Friends Group provided the DJ, the decorations and the dessert. We can’t wait for next year’s ball!

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Fairy Tale Ball 2022!

Our Friends of the Library held their annual Fairy Tale Ball on March 20th! Each young lady received a carnation and were escorted by their favorite guy to a dance and ice cream party!

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Mad Science Mondays

Elena Stout, UNL Extension Educator, assists Harper Sisson.

Mad Science Mondays are back in business! The scientists in this group meet for four Mondays to explore a new area of science each week. This last week, the children learned about the circulatory system, specifically how the heart works. Students had the chance to get hands-on with a beef heart.

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Upcoming Feb Events

Feb 5th: Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us from 9-12 for our Luau inspired party bags, photo ops available, too.

Reading Bingo Challenge: For children of all ages! Complete the Bingo sheet and turn it in by Feb 28th. 8 names total will be drawn for a $10 Gift Certificate to Tornado Alley and a Free Drink from Arapahoe Floral & Coffee! Each child that turns in a sheet, will receive a free movie pass to the Crystal Theater! Four names will be drawn from the JH/HS level and four names will be drawn from the children who are in 6th grade and younger.

Blind Date with a Book: All month long, take home a wrapped book and see if it’s love at first sight! Every adult that turns in their ‘Rate Your Date’ slip will be entered into a drawing for a Gift Certificate from Cunningham’s and Arapahoe Floral & Coffee.

Thanks to our sponsor: Friends of the Library!

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Friends Annual Bake Sale

Our Friends of the Library held their annual Holiday Bake Sale on Dec 4th with great success! The children decorated sugar cookies with loads of frosting and sprinkles. They also enjoyed a special story time that morning. The adults chatted with coffee and rolls, and we were thrilled to show off our renovated building!

We can’t thank everyone enough for all of the goodies that were donated and for everyone that brought home some tasty treats! The proceeds from these events will go towards our summer reading program performers and to purchase new furniture for our children’s section. Thank you Friends of the Library!
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