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by Lisa

Hours during the Chase County Fair:

August 6, 2015 in Announcement by Lisa

Thursday, August 13 – 10:00-12:00

Friday, August 14 – 10:00-12:00

Saturday, August 15 – Closed

by beth

National Library Week

April 13, 2015 in Announcement by beth


by Lisa

2015 Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

January 5, 2015 in Announcement, Programming by Lisa

Love doing jigsaw puzzles???

Join us for the 5th Annual Friends of the Library Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament!

*Registrations due Tuesday, 1/20/15 by 10:00 am!

More information.

Entry form.

by Lisa

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 20, 2014 in Announcement by Lisa

If you’ve never been to the Friends of the Library Book Sale, this is the year to check it out, as it’s going to be our biggest yet!

Early Bird Extravaganza: Tuesday, October 21, 5-7 pm. (everyone welcome)

Sale: October 22-27 during regular library hours


Biographies, Audio Books on Cassette, Books for Men, Children’s Books, Donations, Ex-Library Books, Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Magazines, MP3 Players, Mysteries, Non-Fiction, VHS Tapes, Westerns, Young Adult Books.

by beth

Looking for a Blood Curdling Read??

October 15, 2014 in Announcement by beth

Come to the Library, We have a Frightful Selection

Come to the Library, We have a Frightful Selection

by beth

Closed July 4th & 5th

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized by beth

by Lisa

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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by Lisa

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.

by Lisa

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

by Lisa

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.