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Flashlight Friday

Our After School Reading Program has started a new fun activity to celebrate the love of reading.  Our after school readers that come throughout the week and read will get to enjoy using mini flashlights during our designated reading time on Fridays.  This is a reward for their hard work and good behavior during the week.  They can enjoy reading in the dark and celebrate the awesome week they had at the library. We welcome all children in grades K-6 to join us for the afterschool reading program Tuesday-Friday at the library immediately following the release of school at the end of each day.

AWE Work Stations Arrive

The Beaver City Public Library is excited to announce the arrival of our two new AWE work stations.  We were able to purchase the new stations through funding from a library improvement grant offered by the Nebraska Library Commission.  We have an early literacy station and an after school edge station.  Each station has a brightly colored keyboard, headsets, and a touch screen computer loaded with over 4000 educational activities for children to use.  These stations are not connected to the internet so there is no risk of young children accidentally viewing inappropriate or harmful content.  The library staff and board are happy to offer these stations as a fun opportunity for children to learn educationally through the use of technology.  Our youngest patrons are enjoying being able to take part in playing on the computers like the older children.

Thank You Nebraska Library Commission for awarding our library grant money!!!

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Awaken Your Senses at the Library

Learning comes in many different forms and the staff at the library wishes to encourage the love of learning at all ages.  Our younger set of children have been enjoying our new sensory boxes that we recently added.  They have done a wonderful job of using their imaginations as the explore through the use of the sensory boxes.  Come in soon and check them out.sensory play

11 Reasons Librarians Are Better Superheroes Than The Avengers

1. Librarians know how to locate every witty thing Tony Stark has said as well as every interesting or intelligent thing recorded in history.

2. Librarians are way more experienced at their jobs.

3. They have personal relationships with their communities.

4. When saving the world, they don’t destroy anything except simple minds.

5. Librarians are all about sharing.

6. Librarians don’t fight with weapons. They fight with ideas.

7. They don’t get a break.

8. The are accessible.

9. Librarians have lifted stacks of books heavier than Thor’s hammer.

10. They are inspiring.

11. They often do all of this with budget cuts.

This week is National Library Week and April 14th was National Library Workers Day.

Taken from: Stephen Abram