We continue to have fun with our pre-school story hour on Fridays and this May 3rd will be our last until school resumes in the fall. We hope to see a big crowd as Mrs. Wagner can not be here, Mrs. Bobinmeyer has volunteered to read for us and we are looking forward to that.
The Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation came and did a survey at our library for those community members that are interested in improving their households. Amy Thelander visited with those that came and answered their questions. Right now she states they are just checking out the interest so she can apply for a grant. If she is approved for the grant the SWNCBC will do more to inform us of what we can do to qualify
A huge Thank You!!! Out to all those people, businesses and friends who helped make the New Culbertson Public Library Fund Raiser a success!! In all we have raised a little over $54,000.00. We have $154,000.00 towards our goal of $250,000.00 so please keep those donations coming. Big or small they mean the world to us and our hopes of building this spring.
Come join us for the first Fun for all Big and Small fund raiser for our New Culbertson Public Library. We are having a pulled pork supper from Cal Seigfried cooked by Pete Dack with sides, desserts and drink provided by our local ladies clubs and churches & pepsi company. We will be having door prizes, raffle, live and silent auction that Johnny Walker will be handling as well as live entertainment by Fred Kennedy & Courtney Quint and the Jonathan Scott band, we are hoping to have a small area for dancing to if you would like. There will also be some local vendors that are generously donating part of the profits from any sales they make to our project. This will all be held February 10, 2013 at the Culbertson Fairgrounds community building from 5-7:30pm. Come support your library and community even if you don’t want to participate there will be donation forms available for any monetary donations you would like to make. Just make sure you mark them if they are in honor or memory of a loved one. Looking forward to a nice evening with you all.
Anyone out there that has any big ticket items they would like to donate to our cause, please contact me. We have several small basket items but need bigger items to help us reach our goal. email@example.com
I am hoping everyone had a beautiful and safe white Christmas!
This month please come in and check out our new books and DVD’s and utilize our computer lab, we would love to see you all!
This month we are working hard to collect items to auction off at our fund raiser for the new library coming up February 3, 2013. We are planning a very busy 3 hours. Right now the plan is from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. we will be having a pulled pork supper with a free will donation. All of our community ladies have gotten together and will be donating sides for you to enjoy. Travis Gesselman will be manning the smoker and working hard to make the pork delicious. At 5:45 p.m. we will be having a silent auction with tons of things to choose from that our girls have been collecting. Everyone has been working so hard and I am so proud of all the support our library has gotten in getting ready for this event. Jonny Walker has generously offered to help with the auction and we are looking forward to it. At 6:45 p.m. the silent auction will end and we will have musical entertainment to enjoy for an hour. At the end of that hour around 7:45 p.m. the basket and item winners will be announced by Johnny. Our goal for the new library is $150,000 so we have a long ways to go and of course are hoping for a great turnout! It would be wonderful if we could reach our goal by March to start a Spring construction date, just in time for summer reading with the kids. Unfourtunetly, we received word that we were not awarded the Kewit grant so this means we are trying to do this with community support only. In March we have one more chance at a $20,000 grant and we will pray for good news. It seems things are tough all over so state and goverment cutbacks effect what we can apply for. I have contacted our Nebraska Library Commision in hopes that there was some help out there, but they assure me that we have applied for everything that is available. I have said before how important this library is to this community, with space available there is so much more we can do in programming for young and old alike, as well as educational programs, game night, movie night etc… We look forward to your support!
Wow, I cannot stress enough how quickly times goes by. Another month over and boy was it busy here at our library. I absolutely cannot express enough how much we are enjoying all the kids and adult patrons that have been utilizing our library. Our numbers continue to grow and the support is amazing, not only for those of us working here at the library but for our community! It is wonderful to see so many happy faces enjoying what seems sometimes like the lost art of reading. Thanks everyone. Of course our funding raising to build a new library is under way. This is where I need to ask for some help. I have been wanting to get out and about introducing myself to those in the community who may not know me or about everything our library has to offer. Unfortunetely my health has gotten in the way and I have not been able to accomplish all that I had intended. According to a few medical instructions it may be January before I am completely on my feet and moving at my old medium slow speed. lol So this is where I can use everyone’s help to spread the word on what we want to do for our community and don’t be afraid to ask for help in raising the funds we will need. The new library is going to offer this community so much more that we are truly hoping to pull this off, it is a lot of money but working together I have faith that we can do this, and reap the benefits for years and years to come. If anyone has any questions please email me, call me, or stop in at our library for a visit and I will be happy to talk about all the projects we are excited to get started in a new larger building. To update you a little we have sent in for two grants and are hoping they will see how desperately we need this and choose us for a grant gift. These grants help by matching what we can raise 3-1. That means if we can reach our goal of $300,000.00 they will give us $100,000.00. If we raise just $20,000.00 they will give us $200.00. So as you can see the more we raise the more they will give to help. Of course all of this we are going to try to accomplish by March 2013. Big goal, but hopfully attainable with everyone helping and working together. We have posted a sign at the K-Store with information and hopefully it will get a lot of looks and support. For those of you who don’t know you make checks or memorials to Culbertson Community Foundation, for new library. 507 New York P. O. Box 327 Culbertson, NE. 69024 Don’t forget to check us out on facebook to and again thanks for everyone’s support.
Our library has also this month reached a fantastic goal! What an accomplishment for a community less than 600 people strong. It just shows the support we are getting for you all! We have been certified as an Accreditated Public Library at the enhanced level. Which hopfully means a little more state help. This has never been done in Culbertson before so well done!
We also had some really cute trick or treaters at the library this year and I’m looking forward to adding their pictures to our facebook page. You guys were amazing! Good luck to us all and hope to see you all at the library!