Snow Many Great Books Reading Challenge!

COZY up with some COOL Books, and stay WARM while you’re participating in a unique CHALLENGE!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™€
December 1, 2020 โ€“ February 28, 2021
Complete at least eight of the twenty challenges by February 28th to be ELIGIBLE for a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING for one of three $50 VISA GIFT CARDS!๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ“š
To participate, go to or download the Reader Zone app on your smart device. Register for the Snow Many Great Books! program with this 5-digit code 93723.
Contest is open to all Nebraskans ages 10 and older. Drawing will be held March 15, 2021.
This activity is supported in part with funding from the State of Nebraska and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administrated by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Congrats to Our Create Books With Google Slides Prize Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Create Digital Books With Google Slides PRIZE WINNERS!๐ŸŒŸโœจโญ๏ธ
Sarah Musil: 600 piece App-Enabled Building & Coding STEM Robotic Dragon kit!
Evan Grigsby: STEM Transforming Robot kit!
Thomas Musil: Remote Control Solar Car STEM Model Kit!
Thank-you to everyone that participated!
Class made possible by a grant awarded from ALA sponsored by ALAโ€™s partnership with Google.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฉ

CC Public Library Awarded Cares Act Funds!

White Table Display Honors America's Armed Forces!

Excellent photo in theย Republican Nonpareil of local Veteran Joshua Zimmerman, standing next to our White Table display (honoring Americaโ€™s Armed Forces, especially those missing in action and held prisoner of war).๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
The accompanying article includes details of the $5,134 of Cares Act 2020 funding we recently received.
๐ŸŒŸThe Cares Act 2020 project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.๐ŸŒŸ

CCPL Awarded $5,134 of CARES Act 2020 Funding!

CCPL has been awarded $5,134 of Cares Act 2020 funding!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
Our two-fold project for this funding involves:
โœ”๏ธthe purchase of items to help our library respond to Covid-19.
โœ”๏ธthe purchase of items to expand our digital network access.
Part of CCPL’s vision statement is to be “committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in providing public library services to the community.” Covid-19ย came along and made us look hard at our service model, made us think differently about how we encourage library use, and made us re-examine the role we play in the community.
Our vision statement had to be looked at with different eyes. Suddenly, we had to start thinking outside-of-the-box for almost everything we deal with each and every day.
Being awarded one of the Cares Act 2020 grants has allowed us to pivot quickly to offer new ways of offering services to the public- at the core of our library’s vision. The grant also allowed us to be able to offer added layers of safety for library staff and library patrons (our number one priority).
This project helps to ensure that we are actively and creatively reaching our public, in ways as novel as the virus that forced us to close our doors for a period of time (during the earlier stages of the pandemic).
Items purchased in this project:
โœ”๏ธTwo HP Chromebooks.
โœ”๏ธTwo Wi-Fi routers (adding an additional one and upgrading our current one (to maximize our Wi-Fi signal 24/7).
โœ”๏ธTwo APC backup units (to ensure that key equipment maintains through a power loss).
โœ”๏ธReplaced our copier/printer (new one has the added advantages of full color printing & Wi-Fi capable printing for our patrons).
โœ”๏ธPurchased multiple acrylic sneeze guards for our circulation desk and two staff desks.
๐ŸŒŸThis project is supported in part by theย Institute of Museum and Library Servicesย under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by theย Nebraska Library Commission.โœจ
THANK-YOU to the organizations listed above!๐ŸŒŸ

New Books at Central City Public Library!

NEW BOOKS!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽง
Please comment or call us (946-2512) to be put on hold for items.
“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey
“Marauder (The Oregon Files)” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (release date 11/10/20)
“Fortune and Glory (A Stephanie Plum Novel)” by Janet Evanovich
“Girls of Brackenhill” by Kate Moretti, Author
“Whispering Hearts (House of Secrets)” by V.C. Andrews (release date 11/10/20)
“Yards After Contact” by Andy Hoffman
“COVID: The Politics of Fear and the Power of Science” by Marc Siegel M.D.
“One of Us Is Next” by Karen M. McManus (YA)
“How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions” by Susan Eisenhower
“The Searcher” by Tana French (audiobook)
“Over on the Dry Side: A Novel: Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures” by Louis L’Amour (audiobook)
“The Truth Project” by Dante Medina (YA audiobook)
“Poisoned” by Jennifer Donnelly (audiobook)

Create Digital Books With Google Slides!

Write an intriguing story with images, by creating a digital picture book slideshow!
Class Available Online November 7 -November 14
Youth (ages 10-16) are eligible to log-in for this FREE class!

Those completing one 45 minute class, are ELIGIBLE TO WIN a
600 piece Robotic Building & Coding Dragon!
Class made possible by a grant awarded from ALA,
sponsored by ALAโ€™s partnership with Google.


Class available online November 14-november 21
Adults (ages 17+) are eligible
to long-in for this FREE Class!

Those completing the 45 minute class,
are eligible to win a 7″ Smart Display
Google Nest Hub!
Class made possible by a grant awarded from ALA,
sponsored by ALAโ€™s partnership with Google.ย ย 

Class link and code needed to access class will be emailed a few days before the class.ย 

SUPER-COOL, NEW Literary – Inspired Artwork & Creations at CCPL!

Stop in and see WHAT’S NEW at YOUR Library!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐ŸŒŸ
We have SUPER-COOL, NEW Literary – Inspired Artwork & Creations, throughout our building!
Enjoy this peek, at just a few!ย
Our two new LITERARY SELFIE SIGNS are for all ages to enjoy.
Thanks for taking our Virtual Tour! Stop in and see the rest in person!๐Ÿ˜Š
#VirtualTourย #ChangingLivesEveryDay

Curbside Pick Up Continues at CCPL!

๐Ÿš—CURBSIDE PICK UP SERVICE is continuing to be offered at CCPL during our open hours.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš๐ŸŒŸ
Call us at 946-2512, email or place items on hold at:ยย (using your card #) Contact us for your password).๐Ÿš—

โˆš Summer Hours:Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
โˆš *Early Open Hours (for Vulnerable Populations):
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am-10:00am (elderly, immunocompromised, pregnant women, and other at-risk patrons are welcome during our early open times).
#CurbsidePickUpย ##ChangingLivesEveryDay

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