Summer Programs for Kids July 6 through July 9

July 6: “Thank a Hero”. Kindergarten through 4th graders. Sandra Slater from the Phelps County Historical Society will share stories of World War II POW Camp Atlanta. 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
July 7: “Watch Me Fly” Children who are 18 months through 3 years. Pint size super heroes! 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s library.
July 8: “Here I Come to Save the Day!” Children who are 3 through 5 years. More pint size super heroes! 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s library.
July 9: Video for Kindergarten through 4th graders. “Bolt” 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

Library Closed for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day the Holdrege Area Public Library will be closed Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th, 2015.

Celebrate Everyday Heroes

Our theme for “Celebrate Everyday Heroes” for our summer readers who have completed K-4th grade on Monday, June 29 is “To the Rescue”. Our special guest from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department will be Captain Travis Horner. Be sure to join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Preschool Story Programs for June 30 and July 1

The theme for our preschool story programs for Tuesday, June 30th (Jingles & Rhymes: Toddlers) and July 1st (Alphabet Soup: 3 to 5 year olds) will be “I’m Learning to Stay Safe”. Both programs begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. See you soon!

New Spanish Books for Children

Nuevos libros para niños en español en la biblioteca. Aquí están algunos de los títulos:

Esta tierra, es tu pais /This Land is Your Land by Catherine Ciocchi
La seguridad en internet
by Caitie McAneney
El nido del halcon / The Hawk’s Nest by Charlie Small
La intolerancia al gluten / Gluten Intolerance Caitie McAneney
Bocas de animales / Animal Mouths by Mary Holland
El gato ensombrerado / The Cat in the Hat: Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss
Yo Gano by Gemma Lienas

Más libros en español los niños pronto.

No Alphabet Soup Storytime on Wednesday, June 24

Alphabet Soup Preschool Storytime will not meet on Wednesday, June 24th. The program will resume on Wednesday, July 1st.

Summer Programs for kids and teens at the Library

June 23
Jingles and Rhymes: Preschool children who are 18 months to 3 years old. 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Children’s Library. Today’s theme is: “My Friends are Special”.

June 23
“Crafternoon” for teens: Students who have completed 5th through 8th grade are invited to bring a friend to our “Crafternoon” of lunch and crafts in the Library conference room in the basement. Learn how to make Smashbooks and create Perler bead super heroes. Call Cindy at 995-6556 or e-mail her at if you are planning to join us.

June 24
Alphabet Soup: Preschool children who 3 to 5 years old. 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Children’s Library. Today’s theme is: “My Friends are Special”.

Summer Reading Program sign-up

Stop by the library to sign-up for our Summer Reading Programs. We have programs for all ages from preschoolers through grandparents! “Every Hero has a Story!” is the theme for preschoolers through children who have completed fourth grade. The middle school students will be enjoying “Unmask!” and adults are invited to “Escape the Ordinary!” Sign-up continues through Saturday, June 6th. Call 995-6556 for details.

Tuesday Tales

Tuesday Tales is on summer vacation until the Fall. Please join us again when school starts for stories with Miss Sierra.

Sam the Dragon Revealed

Here is the new and improved Sam.

New Sam

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