Farm Bureau Learning Barn Exhibit on Display @ Library!

farmbureaubarnThe Merrick County Farm Bureau has brought their Learning Barn Exhibit to
the library for a few weeks.  This interactive barn is filled with all kinds of
things that teach children about agriculture, machinery, animals, and related
topics.  Children are encouraged to play with the items and see how things
work.  Very small children should be accompanied by a parent for safety sake.
The display is located in the center area of the library.

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The library is currently accepting applications for the position of Student Aide!  High school students, 15 years of age and older, are eligible to apply.  The job averages 8 hours per week (includes Saturdays).  Applications may be picked up at the library through August 31st.  Please contact the library with any questions.

What you would be doing:  Shelving books, assisting in the youth department as needed, straightening shelves, checking items in and out, etc.

An example of the work schedule would be:

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (hours could vary based on school schedule)


Summer Reading Program Registration May 25th-June 1st!

Pick a day during Summer Reading Program Registration Week to come to the library to register and create a terrific craft or enjoy a special activity.  Come in any time between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate (you can only participate in the registration activities once).  Friday, May 25th:  “Painting Like Van Gogh” (using shaving cream & watercolors to paint). Tues., May 29th: “Aliens & Space Creatures” (create creatures with paint, straws & spin art machine), Wed, May 30th: “Orbitz” (create a planet with paint), Thursday, May 31st: “POP In & Register” (play the Comet Game and leave with a bag of popcorn), Friday, June 1st: “Haunted Paper Projects” (Make a mask, haunted village, or other projects). 🙂


Registration for the library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program is coming up May 25th-June 1st.  This year’s theme is:  “Dream Big READ!”

Attached is a brochure that has dates, times and descriptions of the many exciting events that are planned throughout this year’s program.  Judy (the library’s Youth Services Librarian) is visiting area schools this week, handing out these same brochures to the kids.We will also have extra brochures at the library available if you need one.

Be sure to check out the “CC LibraryKidz Zone” blog for updates at:

There will be lots of surprises and plenty of fun involved, so be sure to register!


Children’s Book Sale May 7th-12th at the Library!

In celebration of “Children’s Book Week“, the library is having a book sale May 7th-12thNew books will be available to purchase for $5, to donate to the library or for the purchase for a favorite child. 🙂  Our goal is to have at least 100 books purchased.

Special sales prices are being provided by Duane Munson (a book publisher representative and advocate of children’s literacy and reading).  Thanks Duane! 🙂

Congratulations to our “Space Trivia” Winners!

Participants from the Central City Elementary and Nebraska Christian schools, recently had the chance to participate in a “Space”  trivia contest.  The first few who answered the questions correctly and returned the forms to the library, were the happy recipients of gift cards to Dairy Queen!  Stay tuned for more “Space” information at a later date….. 🙂

Space Trivia Winners

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