Culbertson Public Library will be holding an open house on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 to 3:00. Plan to join us for coffee, tea, and cookies, then explore the shelves for your next great read. Also, be sure to register for door prizes to be awarded towards the end of the day.
Since 1987, September has been observed as Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Culbertson’s library issues cards free of charge to residents of Culbertson and surrounding areas in Hitchcock County. If you haven’t signed up for one, come in soon and discover the wealth of information and services available to you!
Mark Tuesday, September 7, on your calendar – Lego Club is back! The Library will be hosting Lego Club for boys and girls in first through sixth grades every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 – 4:30 beginning September 7. The Library’s Lego collection has been cleaned, sanitized, and sorted. It will be a fun and creative time for boys and girls, no registration necessary!
Over the course of the four weeks of Thursday sessions, children ages 7 through 12 participated in an animal-focused program, “Tales and Tails.” Discussions and crafts were led by Kim Cook, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator for Hitchcock, Dundy, and Hayes Counties, Extension Intern Ellie Jarecke, and Mary Hagan.
A highlight of the program came in Week 3 (“At Your Service”) when Officer James McCain from the Nebraska State Patrol brought his canine partner, Police Service Dog (PSD) Lee and explained the work they do together.
PSD Lee demonstrated his drug-sniffing and tracking skills, and Officer McCain explained the background and training of dogs that work with the State Patrol.
Officer McCain also conducted a lively discussion with the kids. He explained the law enforcement gear attached to his vest, told stories of some of his and Lee’s exciting searches and arrests, and answered their questions.
Welcome to the updated website for The Culbertson Public Library! Please visit us often to check our website for calendar events, books and DVDs that are new each month, and library closings. Our intent is to make the library feel like a second home, where everyone is welcome to read, relax, and enjoy. Keep an eye out for new activities coming in the future!
Culbertson Public Library hours:
Tuesday/Wednesday – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday/Saturday – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pre-school Storytime – Friday during school year -10:30- 11:00 a.m. Ages 3-5
Lego Club – Tuesday during school year – 3:30 – 4:30 All school age children
Adult Book Club – Third Tuesday of every month during the school year 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.