Author Archives: Jennifer

Victorian Christmas

Yesterday’s Lady aka Sue McClain from Beatrice, NE presented Victorian Christmas. Sue brought a sample of her collection to our library which included dresses and traveling clothes from that time period, a German tabletop Christmas tree made from feathers, period … Continue reading

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Mad Science Mondays

Furnas County Extension Educator, Elena Stout, led the fall session of Mad Science Mondays at our library. Each week, Elena presented a new concept for the group of elementary students. The children get involved with hands-on experiments. Shown above, the … Continue reading

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Lego Club in Full Swing

The library is happy to report that our Lego Club is bursting at the seams! We’ve split our club into three groups to make the club enjoyable for all. The Lego bricks are provided in part by our Friends of … Continue reading

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Lego Club Makes Its Return!

Lego Club also made its return after taking an extended break since March 2020. We were thrilled to have over 60 children in the building! The Lego bricks are part of the library’s collection. Our Friends of the Library group … Continue reading

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The School Kids are Back!

After nineteen months, our school visits started again! Every month during the school year, the Arapahoe Public School transports children from grades Kindergarten-8th grade to our library. The younger students are read a story, and every child gets to check … Continue reading

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Ribbon Cutting and Open House

On August 7, 2021 the library celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony! Benita Adams (President of the Library Board) welcomed Mayor John E Koller as he gave his congratulations on behalf of the City of Arapahoe. Visitors to the open … Continue reading

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Wagon Rides at the Library

Our Summer Reading Program in-person events ended with wagon rides around town! Trudy and Queeny took groups of our summer readers down main street, around the park and back to the library. The kids got a chance to ride in … Continue reading

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Visitors from Good Sam

Our neighbors from across the parking lot stopped by for a visit to see the renovated building. The residents of the Good Samaritan Homes of Arapahoe have been watching all of the progress from demolition to new construction for the … Continue reading

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Jerome Kills Small Visits

Our friend from South Dakota, Jerome Kills Small, visited us as a part of our summer reading program. Jerome shared tales of his past and sang a blessing for our new building. He asked the ancestors for permission to be … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Kick-off

The Hillbilly Scientists were our very first program in our new community room! The design of our new space has worked perfectly for the kick-off of our Summer Reading Program. The kids enjoyed some silly science and it was great … Continue reading

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