June 25, 2020
by schyler
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Story Walk

Today Toby and I put up a new story called, The Spiffiest Giant in Town. This story is about George the giant not wanting to be the scruffiest giant in town. George then goes to buy new clothes, but then finds animals who really need his help. On the walking trail we painted giant footprints to do something fun for the story so make sure to check them out!

Toby and I also hid the kindness rocks for the last time. There are only nine rocks hidden this time, so make sure to find them all!

June 23, 2020
by tobyluedders
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2020 Nebraska 4-H Summer Reading Program

Nebraska Extensions has created a great resource for anyone who enjoys reading to kids that ties directly to local libraries’ summer reading programs. It includes eight storybook guides featuring well known fairy tales such as Cinderella and Aladdin. All of the eight story guides include: conversation starters, and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities related to the book. It also shows ways you can increase learning by play and why it’s important to read aloud to young children. Each storybook guide can be found at this link- https://child.unl.edu/nebraska-4-h-stem-reading-connections-program.

June 16, 2020
by schyler
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Battle of the Books 2020-21

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 3-8. We encourage students to read good books and compete for a prize. All of the current Battle of the Books here at the Butler Memorial Library are located on the top shelf in the Young Adult section. To find all of the Battle of the Books online click on this link.

Also as of June 1st patrons from ages 10 and older are allowed to enter the library and pick out books. Masks are recommended but they are not required. Please come by if you get the chance. Stay safe and have a great summer!

March 20, 2020
by Maria Downer
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ABDO: Free digital content through June 2020.

Your Wellness Matters to ABDO

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event.
ABDO digital products are available for free now through June 2020.

Click on the links below for access to these resources:

Elementary Digital Bookshelf
Secondary Digital Bookshelf
Abdo Zoom Online Databases

March 19, 2020
by Maria Downer
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New Computer Monitors for the Patron Computers

I am excited to announce that we received two Library Improvement Grants through the Nebraska Library Commission! One grant I applied for is for Media Stations. This grant has more to it but so far I have purchased four new computer monitors for the patron computers. They all turn on and off, are all the same size and look beautiful! I cannot wait for you all to be able to use them. There is much more to this grant and I will update you as those projects are completed.

For now, here they are:

This project is supported in part by the Institue of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

March 17, 2020
by Maria Downer
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Google’s Applied Digital Skills

As more teachers and students are advised to stay home and work remotely, Google wants to help you be as effective as possible setting up successful distance-learning solutions.
You’ll find three newly compiled collections on our website, stocked with video-based lessons to help you work, teach, or learn from anywhere.

See all lessons

Google Applied Digital Skills

March 17, 2020
by Maria Downer
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Free Tumble Books access – until August 31, 2020

We hope you’re all staying safe during this difficult time. Tumble Books has sent us links to their free resources.

Below are Direct Links for each account, which do not require library cards or authentication! The links will log users in with the click of a button.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Our patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Your access will continue through until August 31, 2020.

Please share this wonderful resource from Tumble Books!