Archive for the ‘Youth Programs’ Category

The Brown Bag Book Club will meet again in January on Tuesday the 15th.  Several good books were discussed during the Fall with “Survivor” coming out with the most attention.  The movie is coming out at Christmas time.

The after school programs have been fun and educational.  8-12 children attend these programs and learn about science with Leta and they love the craft projects.  The programs will continue after Christmas with some changes.

The adult crafting classes have not been well attended.  So we will probably do away with those and devote our time to other projects.

The Medicare session was well attended with lots of good questions.  Thanks Shari Roberds for helping us out again.

These are both after school programs for grade school children.  The UNL extension personnel will again be presenting some of the programs.

Club Next is for children in Grades 1 & 2 and RAG-time is for Grades 3-5.  They meet at 3:45 every Tuesday.  The same topics will be presented to both groups, sometime together and sometimes separately or separated for crafts and games.

Sept. 16 is ‘You Are What You Eat, and Sept. 23 is ‘Camouflage: Outdoor Educaiton’.  Sept. 30 is ‘Reading with Rover’.

See videos on Facebook.

Story Time began on Sept. 3 with ‘A is for Apple’.  Leta will be going through the alphabet with stories and crafts for ages 3-5.

This week is ‘C is for Cat’ and the Dr. Seuss cat will make an appearance.  Next week for ‘D is for Dog’ Clifford the Big Red dog will join in.

The programs are at 10:30 – 11:00 and there is always room for more.

RAG-Time, the after-school program for grades 3-5, is this Friday, 7th at 2:45.  These programs are scheduled on
NEXT is the after-school program for grades 1-2 and is on Tuesdays at 3:45.   See the rest of the spring schedule below.

Leta and Jamie are working with Cynthia and Chanda from the Univ. of Nebr. Extension to provide these programs
of fun education and activities.

ClubNext:  Febr. 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15.

RAG-Time:  Feb. 21, March 7 & 21, April 4

Pre-school Story Time is for children 3-5 years and there is room for more.  Please come and invite others.  Registartion is encouraged so we can have enough materials for all. 

January 8 — New Books for a New Year

January 15 — Jan Brett Books

January 22 — The ABCs

January 29 — Groundhogs and Other Critters

Story Time this week is at 10:30 a.m. with the theme of Halloween and Clifford the Big Red Dog.  The next 3 weeks will feature stories from Mrs. Aerni’s High School class of senior students who have written and illustrated their own original story.  Nov. 6 will be Laura Flores with a story in both English and Spanish; Nov. 13 will be Henry Heeg and Jake Reader with a sports story; and Nov. 20 will be Shelby Vogel and Kelly Green with a fantasy story.  This should be a fun time and we welcome these creative students.

The library staff started 2 after-school programs this fall and are partnering with the Nebraska Extension Office — Cheyenne, Kimball & Banner County office personel.

The Rag Time is for children grades 3-5 and is on every other Friday afternoon at 2:45 – 4:00.

ClubNext is for children grades 1 & 2 and is on every other Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 – 5:00.

It is free and fun with cool stories, creative learning and craft activities.

Jamie taught a Pinterest class with 9 students.  It was informative and fun.  She plans to do another one.


Leta is making plans for after school programs on 2 Fridays each month.  The first one will be on Sept. 13th from 2:45 to 4:00.

RAG stands for Reading, Activities and Games.  Other dates are Sept. 27, Oct. 11, and 25, and Nov. 15.  She has picked a book for youth to read and give their thoughts.  A mini, informal youth book club.

The Pre-school story time will begin again on Wednesday, September11, at 10:30 a.m.

Leta has the program themes for September and October.  Please come in and pre-register if possible to give us an idea of how many children we need to accommodate.

Sept. 11 — Catch the Reading Bug

Sept. 18 — Ants in My Pants

Sept. 25 — Itsy Bitsy Spiders


The RAG Time is for children in grades 3-6 and is an after school program on Fridays 2 times a month.  There will be reading and crafts.


Currently on display at the library are the 9 entries in the photo contest held jointly with the library and the HighPoint ShutterBug Photography Club for youth.   The contest is for ages 5-18 and they will be divided into 4 age groups.  The theme is “How Smart Is Your Pet?”  Contestants were to take a picture of their pet (or an animal) reading a book.  They used their imagination.  There will again be viewer’s choice and judged awards.  They will be on display through May.

COME IN AND VOTE for your favorite and smile at the captions.