This years Summer Reading program was benefited by several volunteers. They include: Mary Dueland, Leigh Farrell and Sharon Bohling. We also had youth from the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) that spent some time with us this summer helping with reading, crafts and games. They included: Katie Kjendal, Emily Kjendal, Lexi Hauxwell, Rozelynn Latta, Collin Doak, Baylor Winters, Lydia Risenhoover, Smantha Gapp and Brianna Hazen. A very big thank you and much appreciation for their time and help.
The final count for the McCook City Library’s Summer Reading Program is in. We hosted 40 children in Kindergartner’s Unite (going to Kindergarten in the fall); 102 in 1st and 2nd grades; 77 in 3rd and 4th grades and 51 in 5th and 6th grades, with a grand total of 270. Top readers include: Kindergartner’s Unite-Axel Blomstedt, Arianna Donvito, Hannah Peterson, Trev Wiemers, Zane Montes, Tekoa Hazlitt, Ellie Havlicek, Akarii Colburn, Kevin Wolfe and John White. First and second graders are: Rambler Farr, Brianna Stecker, Jackson Blomstedt, Skylar Smith, Kamryn Clapp, Cali Crawford, Truman Hancock, Isiah Scarbrough, Aiden Lauer, Paige Broomfield, Abby Sedlacek and Otto Matson. Third and fourth grader top readers include: Mykuh Hanson, Isabella Scollard, Abigail Gross, Hannah Thompson, Noah Ladd, Lacey Rouse, Isabelle Clause, Lincoln Michaelis, Davien Hanson, Danika Havlick and fifth and sixth graders are: Maxwell Weimer, Chesney Latta, Faith Sorenson, Avery Broomfield, Tucker Gillespie, Shelbi Hazlitt, Jachin Scollard, Kaelin Storrs, Joanan Scollard and Aiden Barger. Congratulations to all who participated in the summer reading program.
We will be closed the 3rd & 4th of July in observance of Independence Day.
Nathaniel Miller was the winner of the closet guess for the amount of bookworms in the flower pot. Nathaniel’s guess was 550. There were 549 gummi worms in the pot. Congratulations!!!!
Book winners included: Joslyn Hammond, Savannah McCarty, Kaiden Porter, Kenzie Michaelis, Tavin Rouselle, Maria Ulloa, Asher Wilson, Abel Wilson, Bronson Frazier and Hannah Peterson.
Children’s Book Week activities include: a bunny scavenger hunt, (kids searched shelves to find bunnies hidden among the shelves); book drawing; candy guess; bookmark design class, comic book fun with Cody Dame from Game On(all the children received a free comic book); cupcake decorating class and an evening story time with pajamas and milk and cookies.
DON’T FORGET SUMMER READING SIGN-UP ENDS ON MAY 29.
Registration for McCook City Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has A Story” will begin on Friday, May 1st and end on Friday, May 29th. This program is for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade with a current and active library card.
Kindergartner’s Unite(those children going into kindergarten)
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am
June 2-July 21
1st and 2nd Grade
Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 pm
June 2-July 21
3rd and 4th Grade
Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm
June 4-July 23
5th and 6th Grade
Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 pm
June 3-July 22
Themes for different weeks will include: “Be A Hero”; “Library League”; “Community Heroes”; Heroes Throughout History”; “Superheroes to the Rescue”; “Spectacular Sidekicks”; “Villians”; and “Bam, Pow, Read Superhero Training Camp.”
Any questions contact the McCook City Library at 308-345-1906.
Children’s Book Week will be celebrated May 4-8 at the McCook City Library for children 3 and up with your library card. Going on all week will be a candy guess, book drawing and help put bookworms on our dirt pile.
Schedule of daily activities include:
Monday-Bookmark Designs, 3:45-5:00 pm-come and design your own bookmarks and take it home with you to use
Tuesday-Comic Books Galore, 3:45-5:00 pm-listen to Cody Dame from Game On tell us about comic books and them write and draw your own comic strip
Wednesday-Cupcake Decorating, 3:45-5:00 pm-sit down and decorate a cupcake to go with your favorite book
Thursday-Evening Story Time, 7:00-7:45 pm-wear your pajamas and listen to some quiet stories to help get you ready for bed (maybe milk and cookies too)
Friday-Treats All Day-stop in anytime and pick up a book bag
Come and help us celebrate Children’s Book Week!!!!!!!!
The McCook City Library hosted poetry contests to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. We displayed poetry books on the adult and children side, along with bookmarks with poems. Contestants in grades Pre-K-3 were asked to color a picture that went with a poem, grades 4-5 were to make a poem out of the letters, L-I-B-R-A-R-Y, and 6th grade and up made a poem out of, I L-O-V-E P-O-E-T-R-Y.
Pre-kindergarters-1st-Aleigh Randel; 2nd-Jaycee Crocker
Kindergarten-1st-Serenity Snare; 2nd-Arianna Pate; 3rd-Kenzie Michaelis; Mercedes Lofton
1st Grade-1st-Alyssa Skeen; 2nd-Camryn Yilk; 3rd-Cason Waugh; Colton Lofton; Aspen Hazlitt
2nd Grade-1st-Alexis Conklin; 2nd-Danika Havlicek; 3rd-Bailee Fawver; Jaylinne Barber; Ashley Gross; Jessica Pochop; Brooke Felber
3rd Grade-1st-Ashlynn Latimer; 2nd- Kaiden Porter; 3rd- Adyn Meyers; Makyla Pate; Lincoln Michaelis; Abigal Gross; Cinamon Hazlitt; Brett Fraker
4th & 5th Grade-1st-Amanda Almanza; 2nd-Kailyn Rodewald; 3rd-Chesney Latta; Mia Decker; Ariana Pierson; Madison Rasmussen
6th Grade & Up-1st-Chris Nelson; 2nd Renee Felber; Rozelynn Latta; Adrienne LaBay
Special thanks to our local poet, Ginny Odenbach for all her help with National Poetry Month…..
National Library Week was a success. On Monday we had Scrabble Day, with hard candy with letters on it; Tuesday-Library Workers Day; Wednesday-Pink Eraser Day, we handed out pencils with erasers (all colors); Thursday-High Five Day, we had patrons trace their hand prints and we displayed them and of course gave lots of “High Fives” and Firday-Cheeseball Day, we gave bags of Cheese crackers to patrons.
During the week we had sign ups for book drawings. The following received books: Childrens Books: Colin Day, Kendall Miller, Savannah McCarty, Adelyn Meyer, Tavin Rousselle, Lydia Barth, Everett Hanson, Chloe Brown, Connor Tidyman and Avery Broomfield. Adult Book recipients include: Anna Gray, Dick Quinn, Deb Stevens, Abby Barth, Michael Snare, eric Lucero, Peggy Appleyardm Pat Pierce, Rose Dickerson, and Kim Williams.
GET READY FOR CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK (MAY 4-8).
Thanks to all who signed up for the Easter basket drawings. We had alot!!!!!!! Winners of the drawing include: Hannah Thompson, Erin Marks, Claire Weber, Lily Spencer, Jan Hoyt, Paige Broomfield. What will be the next drawing?
New officers have been elected for the 678 Club. Chairman is Katie Kjendal, Vice-Chairman is Brianna Hazen and Secretary is Emily Kjendal. This group will be doing some volunteering at the library, helping with library programs, help with book choices and coming up with ideas to attract more youth to the library. Their next meeting will be April 16th, 2015 at 5 pm. The theme for the club meeting is “Back in the Day.” They will be dining on some old fashion treats, playing childhood games and reading stories from their youth. Congrats to the newly elected officers. If interested please call the Library 308-345-1906 and ask for Diane.