Jul 032014

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who later survived the brutality of a Japanese prison of war camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific, has died at age 97. Zamperini’s life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken and a film based on the book is set to be released in December. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/03/328077931/olympian-wwii-hero-louis-zamperini-dies-at-97

Jul 012014

‘Immunize’ Kids Against Illiteracy, Break Out A Book In Infancy The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains. Check out this article NPR.org

Jun 282014

Much to our distress and sorrow, Jennifer has resigned as librarian. Please stop in and wish her well on her future adventures anytime during library hours July 8-July 11th! She will be sorely missed

Jun 282014

The Loup City Public Library was proud to host the Crane River Theater Production of Page to Stage, a library outreach program for youth, on June 25, 2014. Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and other fairy-tale characters from the ongoing production of Shrek The Musical read, performed and interacted with kids as they shared these famous stories. Community children had the opportunity to see the characters jump from the page to the stage and had the words come to life before their very own eyes. Thank you to all of those who attended this very special production.

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Jun 192014


June is in full swing and the Loup City Public Library has been fizzin’ and boomin’ with activity from our summer readers! At the end of our third week we are happy to report that we have had 68 children register! Over 50 chamber bucks were earned by these hard working kids, along with other incentives, and they have read over 154 books. This is great progress from the kids of our small community!

There is plenty of time left to encourage your kids to come in and participate. Our summer reading program will continue through August 2nd. So as the swimming lessons end, the camps finish up, and the ball games come to a close, steer the children in our direction! Remember, children tend to lose months of hard won reading skills over the summer break. Encouraging them to read before the school doors reopen will help maintain their reading levels.

Upcoming library events: Crane River Theater Presents : Page to Stage June 25th 1:30-2:30pm


*The library is scheduled for the annual summer cleaning the week of July 1st-5th…so we will be closed that week. Stock up beforehand on some books for you AND the kids.



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Jun 052014

Mark your calendars today! On Tuesday, June 10th at 10 am – instead of the regular story and craft time at the library – we will be having a special presentation for the children of our community “Keep Loup Basin Beautiful – Every Drop Counts.” Kathy Mann from Burwell, NE will be the speaker.

The children will be doing a hands-on activity that will teach them the importance of conserving the world’s water supply by demonstrating just how much water is useable, how it is distributed, and how to avoid water pollution and contamination.
The kids will be able to visualize the world’s total water supply, the amount of salt water on the earth, the amount of water that is frozen, the amount of fresh water, the amount of contaminated water, and then finally…the amount of water that people can safely use for consumption which is only .003% of the total water on earth.
The importance of not littering in our water supply and how long it actually takes for items such as plastic to decompose will also be stressed. Many items that are used in daily life take from 200-400 years to decompose.
“Keep Loup Basin Beautiful” urges everyone, young and old, to respect our precious water supply and to do their part in conserving it for future generations.
The presentation will last approximately 45min-1hr. All are welcome to attend!




 Posted by at 3:09 pm
May 282014


-Read to young children daily.
-Read a chapter book to your school-age children by reading aloud one or two chapters every day.
*An easy time of day to sneak some quality reading time in is right before bedtime*
-Encourage your children to spend time reading and looking at books. (Long car rides on vacation trips are a great time to encourage young readers.)
– Talk with your children about what they are reading.
-Ask your library about programs for children.  Get them signed up and make it a part of your weekly goals to stop in and take part!

 Posted by at 3:42 pm
May 272014

... of fun more to come later the theme for this progam is fizz boom read


You are invited to Fizz, Boom, Read! at the Loup City Public Library’s 2014 Summer Library Program. Starts June 3rd and will through August 2nd!

How the program works:
1. Children ages preK-12th grade can register for the program.
2. You’ll receive a logbook to record the titles of the books your read this summer.
3. Take an AR test after you read the book (or for those of you who can’t read yet, your caregiver can read the questions to you) to earn points.
PreK-6th Grade: every 5pts. earned is $1 in chamber bucks.
7th-12th Grade: every 10pts. earned is $1 in chamber bucks. Earn up to $10 in chamber bucks.
4. We’ll be offering a variety of programs, giveaways, and incentives along the way. So drop in as often as possible and check our Facebook page, website, or look in the Sherman Co Times.
5. Every Tuesday morning at 10 am beginning June 3rd, come on in to StoryTime at the library! Volunteers Sydney Wardyn and Heather Harrison will be reading to and working with the children on a craft.

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