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  1. Make A Fairy Tale Pal Kits Preorder now open!

    July 23, 2020 by kbretschneider

    Follow the link below to preorder a Make a Fairy Tale Pal take home kit. Your kit will be available for pick up on Saturday August 8th from 10-2 and then any time during our normal hours. Each kit is $13 and will include everything you need to stuff your own fairy tale pal! Supplies are somewhat limited so preorder ASAP. Thanks!

  2. Summer Reading Challenge Continues until August 15th!

    July 13, 2020 by kbretschneider

    Keep reading this summer! You can earn entries to win some fun prizes if you just pick up a book and read! The reading challenge is for preschoolers through adults. Stop by the library to pick up tracking sheets, follow the links below, or use the ReaderZone app.

    Preschool-2nd grade sheet

    Elementary 2nd-6th grade sheet

    7th grade through High School Sheet

    Adult Sheet

  3. Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story

    May 18, 2020 by kbretschneider

    Sign ups for summer reading 2020 are open for all ages! Fill out the Google form with the link below and you’ll receive codes to track books or minutes on the Reader Zone app or you can print out paper logs as well. You can also sign up to pick up Fun Kits in June for kids Preschool through 6th grade. We’re hoping to have Fun Shops in July so let us know on the form if your child maybe interested! Once you’re signed up you’re ready for a summer filled with imagination!

  4. Movie Binge Bundles Available!

    April 24, 2020 by kbretschneider

    Don’t know what to check out but want to enjoy some movies! Follow this link to reserve a themed movie Binge Bundle! Binge Bundles are checked out for two weeks and do not count towards the three dvd limit. Check one out today!

  5. Library Completely Closed on Saturdays until Further Notice

    April 16, 2020 by kbretschneider

    We will not be offering curbside pick up or door to door service on Saturdays until the Directed Health Measure is lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

  6. Building is closed temporarily

    March 23, 2020 by kbretschneider

  7. Free TumbleBooks!

    March 20, 2020 by kbretschneider

    TumbleBooks has given us a free subscription to all their online content through August 31st.

    Ebooks, audiobooks, read along books, fun math picture books and quizzes, reading games, Young Adult books, and much, much more!!!

    No passwords are needed and no limit on how many children can access the content. Beat the boredom and enjoy!

    Just follow these links to the material you want!

  8. Frozen II Movie Showing!

    March 9, 2020 by kbretschneider

    Come Friday, March 13th at 2:00 to see the newest Frozen movie. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own drink if you want one as well as a comfy blanket or chair. Everyone is welcome!

  9. Spring, maybe?

    March 2, 2020 by kbretschneider

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring!  While we still may get a blast of winter, the longer days and the warmer temperatures are giving us hope that spring is around the corner.  Are you dreaming of all that fresh produce and beautiful flowers?  Come to the library and pick up a seed catalog and start planning!  If you want to stay in the doldrums of winter, come check out several of our new books and enjoy a good read while you patiently wait for changing of the seasons.

    Roar…Goes the Dinosaur Storytime will be March 7th at 9:00am.  Bring the youngster in your life for a roaring good time as we read dinosaur books, stomp like a dinosaur, and go on a hunt for elusive dinosaur eggs.  While geared for children toddler through 2nd grade, everyone is welcome!

    Stop in and take a look at all the neat builds our Lego Club patrons have made!  From planets to monsters their imaginations are huge and their creativity will make you smile.  Lego Club for 2nd through 6th graders will be Thursdays, March 12th and 26th

    With the weather changing, now is the perfect time to bring your infant through preschooler to Listen and Play!  We read a few books then give the kids an opportunity to play and look at more books.  It’s a great time to meet and talk to other caregivers.  Listen and Play will be Wednesdays, March 5th and 19th.

    New Books!

    Adult Fiction

    Authenticity Project – Clare Pooley

    Big Lies in a Small Town – Diane Chamberlain

    Cleaning the Gold – Lee Child

    Crooked River – Preston and Child

    Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano

    Golden in Death – J.D. Robb

    The Holdout – Graham Moore

    The Look-Alike – Erica Spindler

    Lost (Book and Audio) – James Patterson

    Museum of Desire – Jonathan Kellerman

    Perfect Little Children – Sophie Hannah

    Secret Guests – Benjamin Black

    The Spirit of Nebraska – Debra Kleve White

    The Third to Die – Allison Brennan

    You are not Alone – Hendricks & Pekkanen

    Early Chapter

    Happy Birthday! – Geronimo Stilton

    Mac Cracks the Code – Mac Barnett

    Picture Books

    Almost Time – Gary Schmidt

    No More Naps – Chris Grabenstein


    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Frozen 2

    Knives Out


  10. February Book Nook!

    February 7, 2020 by kbretschneider

    It’s February, the month of love, and if you’re looking for a good love story make sure you stop in to check one out.  We also have a large selection of movies if you’re looking for a good romantic comedy for Valentine’s Day.  If bettering your relationships, especially with that special someone in your life, is on your to do list for 2020, we have several great relationship improvement books that can help you build lasting and positive relationships.  Stop in and see what we’ve got!

    Lego Club continues!  We had a great attendance of young patrons for our Lego Club in January and we will continue to offer Lego Club two Thursdays of every month through the month of May.  In February, those dates are February 6th and 20th from 3:45-4:45.  This club is open to 2nd-6th graders and is a great opportunity for kids to express their imagination.  Lego club is cooperatively funded by a Youth Excellence Grant from the Nebraska Library Commission, the Lied Battle Creek Public Library Foundation, and through the donations of the community. 

    The Battle Creek Library Foundation needs you!  Our foundation is always accepting new members.  The Foundation is a group of people who believe the library is an important part of the community.  They help make improvements to the building, provide prizes for the Summer Reading Program, purchase books for the library to put in its collection, and help support the various programs that the library does throughout the year.   Come to the next meeting, Thursday, February 6th at 6:30pm in the library meeting room to join this community-impacting group.

    New Books!


    Country Guesthouse — Robyn Carr

    Forever Hidden – Tracie Peterson

    Hindsight – Iris Johansen

    Lady Clementine – Marie Benedict

    Lake Season – Denise Hunter

    Moral Compass (book and audio) – Danielle Steel

    Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers – Brian Kilmeade

    Tiny Habits – BJ Fogg

    Treason – Stuart Woods

    Vanishing – Jayne Krentz

    Young Adult:

    Toll – Neal Shusterman

    One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus

    Junior Fiction and Junior Reader:

    Bad Guys in the Baddest Day Ever – Aaron Blabey

    Bad Kitty Joins the Team – Nick Bruel

    Bo’s Magical New Friend – Rebecca Elliott

    Diana Princess of the Amazons – Shannon Hale

    Eva’s Campfire Adventure – Rebecca Elliott

    Karen’s Witch – Ann M Martin

    Narwhal on a Sunny Night – Mary Pope Osborne

    Notorious – Gordon Korman