Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press Now Available for Use in Makerspace at CCPL!

We are BEYOND excited to announce that our vinyl cutter and heat press in our Makerspace are running and ready for people to use!

We currently have 10 colors of indoor/outdoor vinyl, two of permanent vinyl, two of 24” wide vinyl, 11 colors of heat-transfer vinyl, three colors of glitter heat-transfer vinyl and stencil vinyl.
Currently, usage will be by appointment only. First-time users must be trained before being able to operate equipment on their own. Call, message or stop in and talk to Jamie to schedule your appointment! Come create with us and make fun things!
Thanks so much to Catlett Real Estate & Insurance for sponsoring the heat press!

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CCPL Receives Merrick County Community Impact Grant from Heartland United Way!

Central City Public Library was fortunate to receive a Merrick County Community Impact Grant from Heartland United Way, to be used for book displays. We finally received all of our new shelves and book boxes. The shelves will be used to display our new books in the junior area and the children’s area. The book boxes are being used to display our boardbooks in the preschool area. THANK YOU to Heartland United Way for the grant which has made our book displays more inviting and easier for the kids to see our new books!
#DazzlingandDelightfulDisplays #CentralCityPublicLibrary

CCPL Completes Yearbook Project!

To access the yearbooks and newspapers: go to our website: http://libraries.ne.gov/centralcity/ (scroll down the right side, click on “Area Newspaper Archives” or “Yearbooks”).
We live in a world where digital media has become a normal part of life and that can sometimes present an obstacle for those of us who still prefer the tried and true form of printed materials. In some cases digital and print can come together to save the day and that was the case at the Central City Public Library. With many of the li­brary’s Central City High School yearbooks beginning to show signs of wear and tear Sara Lee and the staff knew they needed to do something to preserve a part of history in Central City.
“As the yearbooks age, physical books become sus­ceptible to damage, wear, and loss,” says Lee. “Digi­tizing of the yearbooks en­sures the preservation of history for future generations. The glimpses of school history in the yearbooks and the memories that the images invoke, are a great way of providing a snapshot of what the community was like at that time in history.”
The library then partnered with Central City High School to access the yearbooks missing from the collection and began to have the books converted to a digital format. After a lengthy process the books can be viewed from all over the world via the library’s website.
The yearbooks were not the only massive undertaking by the Central City Library as they have also been working to convert local newspapers and make those available on their website as well.
“Digitizing and uploading the newspapers and yearbooks online, makes it super convenient for people to be able to access the information from the convenience of their homes from anywhere in the world,” says Lee. “The digitized newspapers are keyword searchable. So, this makes it very convenient for people to do searches for genealogy research,historic research, etc.” Lee notes that the project was a lengthy one, but it is worth it to hear stories of people using the database for research and viewing numbers show that the project has been a success with a high traffic flow.

THANK-YOU to CC Runza for Donating $400 to Library’s Makerspace Project!

THANK-YOU to Central City Runza, for donating $400 to our library’s makerspace project!
On December 18, CC Runza hosted a fundraiser, with 10% of the day’s sales being donated to this project.
THANK-YOU to all of the hungry people, that stopped by Runza throughout the day, and supported this fundraiser!😊
THANK-YOU to everyone who volunteered to help at Runza during the lunch and supper hours! 😊👍
We really enjoyed partnering with the Runza team members on this event!🤩

Enter Our Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest!

Who: There will be 3 categories, PS-3rd grade, 4th-8th grade, High School/Adults

What: Help the Gingerbread Man escape by disguising him/her as your favorite book character!

When: Starting Dec. 9, you can pick up a Gingerbread Man template at the library, print the template that’s shown here, or use your own.  Then turn in your finished project by Dec. 14 before 2 p.m. Make sure your name is on the back.

How: Use any crafty materials you want to disguise your gingerbread man.

Patrons of the library will be able to vote on their favorite disguise Dec. 16 –  21. There will be a prize given to the person with the most votes in each category! 

Have  fun!

 

 

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