Preschool Storytime activities begin September 18th. The library will have story times at the Nebraska Christian Preschool, the Merrick County Child Development Center and at the library on Tuesday mornings. Check with the library for more details or to register for the library group.
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)
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: cclibrarykidzzone.blogspot.com/
In celebration of “Children’s Book Week“, the library is having a book sale May 7th-12th. New 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! 🙂
The “Making Waves” Program for April’s topic dealt with biographies and identity. A craft that went along perfectly with this subject was creating personalized “dog tags”.
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….. 🙂