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Annie Oakley, Life & Legacy

July 1, 2014 in Programming by Lisa

Wednesday, 7/9/14 @ 7:00 pm, Lied Imperial Public Library

Charlotte Endorf, author & professional speaker brings this woman of the west to life, she will dispel the myth to reveal the real Annie. This fun event is free & everyone is invited to attend, great for all ages, families are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, Adams Bank & Trust, First Bank & Trust, Farm Credit Services of America & Pinnacle Bank.

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Summer Reading Kicks Off

June 27, 2014 in Programming by Lisa

We had a lot of fun this week experimenting with straws!

The kids:

  • discovered how vocal chords work
  • found out that the longer the straw is, the harder it is to suck up liquid
  • used a thaumatrope to see that sometimes the signal from the eyes to the brain gets confused
  • constructed a wind-powered car
  • built hoop gliders

Remember… all kids entering 2nd through 6th grades are invited to join us Thursday mornings starting again July 12 from 10:00-11:00 for some free experimenting!!!

Also, we invite them to join us Tuesday afternoons @ 4:00 for a movie.  All movies are rated either G or PG.  Drinks with lids welcome.

Programs for kids ages 3 through entering 1st grade are Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00.

As of June 27th, the kids are in the lead, currently out-reading the adults by 14 books!  Be sure to stop in and ask about this community wide competition.

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Fizz Boom Read

June 10, 2014 in Programming by Lisa

Summer Reading for Kids & Adults!



Game On: Will you accept the challenge?  Who can out read who?  Kids vs. Grown-Ups

Track reading time starting June 1st to “stack up” against the competition!  The winning group will celebrate the end of summer with a BANG!


Activities for:

Children Entering 2nd – 6th Grades

June 26 – August 7

Thursdays: 10:00-11:00

Activities for:

Children Age 3 – Entering 1st Grade

June 27 – August 8

Fridays: 9:00-10:00

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1000 Books B4K

April 12, 2014 in Announcement, Programming by Lisa

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.

by Lisa


March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized by Lisa

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:

by Lisa


February 4, 2014 in Announcement by Lisa

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!

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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

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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

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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.