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1000 Books B4K

April 12, 2014 in Announcement, Programming

National Library Week  (April 13 – 19) The theme this year is “Lives change @ your library” and we hope to do just that with our new program –  1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  The concept is simple.  The rewards are priceless.

1000 Books B4K is an early literacy program used by libraries across the United States to encourage parents, caregivers, grandparents and others to read 1000 books to children before they enter kindergarten.

This program is based on evidence that reading to and with children provides a language rich environment that better prepares young children for learning.  More books read equals more words heard and understood.

Sign up will begin on Monday at the library and continue through the week, although parents and caregivers may sign up anytime as this will be an ongoing self-paced program.  Participants will receive a reading journal for their first 100 books and information about the program. Children will be rewarded at every 100 book milestone and receive a new page for their 1000 book journal.  1000 books (yes you can repeat books) is an attainable goal, if one book is read each day for three years the result will be 1095 books read.

Thirty Million Words and Every Child Ready to Read are other programs we will be incorporating into this initiative.

A world-famous study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley (1995) found that some children heard thirty million fewer words by their 4th birthdays than others. The children who heard more words were better prepared when they entered school. These same kids, when followed into third grade, had bigger vocabularies, were stronger readers, and got higher test scores. The bottom line: the kids who started out ahead, stayed ahead; the kids who started out behind, stayed behind.

We are challenging “you” to make a life changing commitment to reading.  For more information stop in or call the Lied Imperial Public Library @ 7th & Broadway – 308-882-4754

Funding is partially provided by the Marathon Bridge Club.


March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Friends of the Library are hosting a Pampered Chef Party

Friday, April 4, 2014


Lied Imperial Public Library

For every $15 you spend, your name will be entered into a drawing.

30% of ALL purchases go directly to the Library Foundation.

Free food demos and samples all day!

Can’t make it? Order online:


February 4, 2014 in Announcement

We have lots of resources to help you with your family research.  Come take advantage of the wintery day and learn about your family’s history!

by Lisa

2014 One Book, One Nebraska

January 21, 2014 in Announcement by Lisa

Governor Heineman Proclaims 2014 One Book One Nebraska:

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen

by Lisa

Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

January 3, 2014 in Announcement, Programming by Lisa

Love doing jigsaw puzzles???

Join us for the 4th Annual Friends of the Library Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament!  *Registrations due Tuesday, 1/14/14 by 10:00 am!

More Information

Entry Form

by Lisa


November 15, 2013 in Announcement by Lisa

The holidays are fast approaching and the Friends of the Library have that perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list.  Order your 2014 Community Volunteer Calendars today as the deadline has been extended until November 25!  Make it even more personal and add “special days” for your loved ones.

Stop in or call the Library @ 882-4754 for more information.

by beth

November 15, 2013 in Announcement by beth

The Friends of the Library are creating a calendar featuring the Volunteers of our Community.

Order your calendar now and purchase “Special Days” to acknowledge birthdays and anniversaries.

Click Here for more information.

Click Here for order form.

by beth

Book Sale

October 19, 2013 in Announcement by beth

Friends of the Library Annual Previously Enjoyed Book Sale

10:00-6:00, Wednesday, October 23rd

10:00-7:00, Thursday, October 24th

11:00-5:00, Friday, October 25th

10:00-1:00, Saturday, October 26th

10:00-3:00, Monday, October 28th

Click Here for more information.

by beth

Summer Reading

June 18, 2013 in Programming by beth

  • Children entering 2nd – 6th grades should begin logging reading time in Reading Journals beginning June 10th.
  • Journals should list the title and author of books read as well as time spent reading.
  • After finishing a book write a short synopsis of the book and something you liked about the story or characters.
  • Children will earn $1 in funny money for every 15 minutes spent reading.
  • Funny money will grant admission to programs.


  • FrogTuesday, June 25 @ 2-3ish – Donut Decorating Crafternoon
  • Tuesday, July 9 @ 2-4ish – Nim’s Island Movie Party ($10)
  • Tuesday, July 23 @ 2-4ish – Duck Tape & Rock Painting Crafternoon ($10)
  • Tuesday, August 6 @ 2-4ish – Chalk the Walk Crafternoon ($10)


  • Programs for children (age 4) preschool – entering 1st grade will begin Friday, June 14th and run through Friday, August 2nd
  • Programs are at the library every Friday at 10:00am for approximately 45 minutes (No Program Friday, July 5th)
  • Participants are encouraged to keep a reading journal at home with the help of their parents
  • Children will earn a small prize for every hour spent reading or being read to
by beth

May is “Get Caught Reading” Month

May 13, 2013 in Announcement, Programming by beth


Each May, the Get Caught Reading campaign celebrates the joys of recreational reading by reminding people of all ages how much fun it is to read.
How to get caught reading:
 Visit the library and find a new favorite book
 Read a book with a friend and discuss your favorite characters
 Set aside 30 minutes a day for recreational reading
 Read to a child
Send us pictures of you, your families or friends “caught reading” on Facebook – Lied Imperial Public Library or email at Or stop in and we’ll take your picture.

by beth

National Talk like Shakespeare Day

April 19, 2013 in Announcement by beth

National Talk like Shakespeare Day, April 23rd 2013 is the 449th anniversary of the birth of one William Shakespeare. Come see us at the library for some tips or visit the Nebraska Shakespeare webpage           National Talk like Shakespeare Day, April 23rd 2013 is the 449th anniversary of the birth of one William Shakespeare. 

We do beseech thee all to participate by speaking as Shakespeare, writing a sonnet, reading a play or quoting the Bard.  Let’s not this opportuinty to engage our brains and fire those synapses pass.  Twill  be uncommonn good sport methinks.  Come see us at the library for some tips on speaking as the Bard or visit the Nebraska Shakespeare webpage.

by Lisa

3rd Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

January 3, 2013 in Announcement, Programming by Lisa

Saturday, February 2

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Lied Imperial Public Library

7th & Broadway

Open to anyone ages 11 through 111

$10.00 registration fee per person

 Space is limited, Sign up today!

 ADULT Division – Open to ages 15 & up

  • Four (4) Person Team
  • Two (2) Person Team
  • Individual Competition

YOUTH Division – Open to 6th – 9th grade students

  • Four (4) Person Team
  • Two (2) Person Team

INTER-GENERATIONAL Division – Open to ages 11 & up

  • Four (4) Person Team
  • Two (2) Person Team

Registrations must be received by 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013.

Entry Form


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by beth

Christmas Open House @ The Lied Imperial Public Library

November 26, 2012 in Announcement, Programming by beth

Thursday, December 6

Join us for mulled cider, coffee & goodies

Join us for mulled cider, coffee & goodies

Free children’s movie and story from 3:30 – 4:30 virgina 2

Imperial Chamber of Commerce 2012 Christmas Festival

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