YIPPEE! Summer Reading Program is Underway at CCPL!

ippee! SUMMER READING PROGRAM is underway!🛳⛴🚢⚓️

We’re giving out a BOATLOAD OF prizes⛵️🚤🛥and we’re having a WHALE OF a good time, during this year’s Summer Reading Program at CCPL!🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈

The #OceansOfPossibilities are endless!🐙🦑🦐🦞🦀🐡

✅Download the Reader Zone app.

✅Join with the code a9761.

✅Select the 2022 Central City Reading Log (Adult, Teen, or Kids’ Summer Reading Program).

✅Start logging in your minutes read (Kids) or books read (Adult & Teens).⏱📚

CLICK HERE to see the KIDS’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM SCHEDULE: http://libraries.ne.gov/centralcity/2022/05/11/oceans-of-possibilities-at-ccpls-2022-summer-reading-program/

Start downloading books for free, using the Libby app (through Nebraska OverDrive). You’ll need to know your library card # to log in. Ask us, if you don’t know your card #.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program at CCPL Helps Build Early Literacy Skills

Great article in the Republican Nonpareil about our NEW 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and about our Summer Reading Program!

The 1,000 Books program helps to encourage parents to read to their child/children which helps with their social, emotional, and cognitive development. It’s easier for children to learn words and language skills before they turn six and those children that are read to have larger vocabularies which will help them be successful in school.

There are over 70 local kids participating in our #1000BooksBeforeKindergarten program!

Pictured is Raymond Smith (son of Bobby & Michaila Smith). He was the first one to read 1,000 books!


Exciting Things are Happening at CCPL!

We’re REALLY EXCITED about what’s happening in the northeast corner of our lawn!

😲✅STEP 1 of our project began today, with the removal of our exterior sign.It was a bittersweet moment, when our 30 year old sign was knocked down. The sign has served us well over the years, by directing many people to our library.

✅STEPS to FOLLOW will include the addition of seating and lighting in this area. The addition of lighting will help ensure that our new sign is visible at night. The addition of seating will help to enhance the welcoming environment at our library.

✅The addition of a life-sized memorial piece (in memory of Patricia Campbell), is also currently in the works. Miss Pat gifted CCPL with $1,676,532.32 from her estate in 2020. This memorial piece will fit nicely in the area by our new sign.

We don’t want to ruin the surprise of what our new sign will look like and what the memorial piece will look like. However…. we couldn’t resist including a SNEAK PEEK at a small portion of the sign drawing. Also attached is a photo clue of what Miss Pat’s memorial piece is being created from.STAY TUNED for more updates to follow!🌟


CONGRATULATIONS to our Blind Date With a Book PRIZE WINNERS: Kathleen Griffith, Kelly Smithson, Lori Peters, Katie Lovejoy, and Cheyenne Veach!!😀🎉💜

Kathleen won a dinner for two and a bottle of wine from Prairie Creek Vineyards & Winery, Kelly won $50 in Bison Bucks, Lori won $10 in Bison Bucks & $10 in Taco John’s gift cards, Katy won $20 in Bison Bucks & $10 in Taco John’s gift cards, and Cheyenne Veach $10 in Bison Bucks and $10 in Taco John’s gift cards.

Thanks so much to everyone that participated! ✨A HUGE THANK-YOU goes out to Prairie Creek Vineyards & Winery, and Taco John’s for providing prizes for our drawing!!👍💙💚😊

According to the “Rate Your Date” slips, most of the “dates” with the books were enjoyed by the participants. 👏#BlindDateWithaBook #FebruaryatCCPL

Time is Running Out! Stop in to Pick Up Your BLIND DATE!

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