National Library Week

The McCook City Library will be celebrating National Library Week April 4-8. We have several activities planned and would like you to come in and look around. If you don’t have a library card, please sign up for one! We need a current piece of mail and a photo ID, if you live in town. A current piece of mail and a photo ID and $10 for those of you living outside city limits. The rural card includes everyone living in your household. For more information call 308-345-1906.

Activities planned include: a drawing for a book and a prize, also a Library Visit Scavenger Hunt, while you are here, find the books and mark them on your sheet and turn it in for a prize. We have put out some plain bookmarks and want you to decorate them anyway you would like and turn them in by next Thursday (April 7) for judging and everyone wins a prize.

Last but not least we will be hosting “Board Games Galore” on Wednesday, April 6th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for all library patrons. we have many games to play and treats will be served. Please sign up to attend. Any questions please call us at the Library 308-345-1906 or e-mail us at

New Library System in Place

The McCook City Library has updated their library circulation system. Things are going pretty well, with a few things to work out yet. The major change is the number to be used with Overdrive. If you are an Overdrive user and cannot log in, please call the Library at 308-345-1906 and we will help you out. If you want to know more about Overdrive please call or stop in. Overdrive is a service the Library provides to give you access to books and magazines on your electronic devices. Any questions please call 308-345-1906. Thank you for your patience with this turnover. McCook City Library Staff


The following Library patrons were draw to receive a sweet treat of their choice off our sweet bulletin board. Winners include: Louis Jones, Sharolyn Troutman, Megan Wendt, Conley Cuellar, annika Solomon, London Blomstedt, Ophelia Siegfried, Aaron Spencer, Rylynn Morgan, Joel Clause and Lydia Thieszen. Also being drawing to satisfy their sweet tooth are Hannah Ralston, Emilia Mahrt, Luis Almanza, Analia Almanza, Jaylee Hammond, Taron Galarneau, Bharmi Gopaldas, Wesley Musgrave, Kristin Fulkerson, Michael Fulkerson, Sara Frank and Acacia Frank. Congratulations to the winners and ENJOY!!!!!

Christmas Book Drawing Winners

The McCook City Library held its annual Christmas Book Drawing. The following are the winners in the 13 years and up category: Jadelyn Nelson, Cora Bogardus, Jackson Blomstedt, Louis Jones, Jackie Grassia, Ronda Wurm, Sharolyn Troutman, Brooklyn Hoffman, Crystal Wahrman and Andrea Stevens.

Winners in the 6-12 years of age category were: Ewan Lashley, Ryker Vontz, Brody Jones, Isabelle Davidson, Mason Boyd, Kaleb Clause, Jordan Pollman, Zander Ralston, Kinsey Maynard and Lily Spencer.

Those winning books in the 5 years and under category are: Eden Uerling, Gracelyn McCarty, Hazel Dickes, Otto Solomon, Conley Cuellar, Bryer Ruppert, Tyeen Stewart, Weston Olson, Jacob Blomstedt and Ellisyn Marvier.

Congratulations to All!!! From all of us, here at the Library we wish you Happy Holidays with your family and friends.


Summer Reading sign-up is going on now through May 28th. Students going into Kindergarten are on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Rest of the students, can pick an afternoon Monday-Thursday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. There will be reading, games, activities, crafts, contests and lots of fun. For more information call the Library at 345-1906.

The Library along with the McCook Public Library Foundation is sponsoring 3 presentations at the City Auditorium. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the City Auditorium.

Wednesday June 9 from 10:-11 a.m. will be Hillbilly Science Spectacular. The show features 2 hilarious characters who demonstrate a number of homemade experiments they have created for an upcoming science fair. Experiments include homemade cannons, optical illusions, volcanoes and many more!

Thursday, June 10 from 10:30-11:30 will be CINDERELLA-Page to Stage. Crane River Theater is traveling to several libraries across Nebraska and we are one of the lucky one. Join Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Ugly Stepsisters, the fairy godmother and many more enchanted characters as they read, perform and interact with childeren to make “impossible things happen.”

Monday, July 19 from 10″30-11″30 a.m. will be Laughing Matters. “Nifty tricks and hare-brained Stories” by Jay and Leslie. They will bring the fun with juggling, animal-themed stories and lots of laughs in this delightful family show. Highlights include hat tricks, a bit of magic and the Tortoise and the Hare squaring off in a race.

More questions on all happenings at the Library, please call 345-1906.

Coloring Contest Results

Children’s Book Week brought lots of artists who participated in the coloring contest. Results are as follows:

4th-5th Grade-1st-Violet Stevens, 2nd-Axel Blomstedt, 3rd-Savannah McCarty. Other were .Connar Mason

2nd-3rd Grade-1st-Rinlee Blomstedt, 2nd-Lily Spencer, 3rd-Sage Tidyman. Other participating include: Isabella Grassia and Atlas Mason.

K-1st Grade-1st-Acacia Frank, 2nd-Niahlee Guana, 3rd- Aiden McCarty. Others were Boone Vontz, Isaac Grassia, Cyrus Galarneau and London Blomstedt.

Preschool-1st-Emily Spencer, 2nd-Mila Guana, 3rd-Ryker Vontz. Other coloring were: Taron Galarneau, Jensen Weintz, Hope Tidyman, Henry Tidyman, Makinlee Grassia, Gracelyn McCarty, Mallory Mai, Ella Wilson and Alex Johnson.

Congratulations to all who participated.


First through 8th Graders were challenged to read 15 books in seven weeks at the McCook City Library. We had 14 readers complete their challenge. The received a bag with books, worksheets, Dr. Seuss pencil bag, pencil, notepad, eraser, bookmarks and of course lots of treats to enjoy when they read again. They also had to answer questions about the books read to get their punch card punched.

Readers participating and completing the task include: Jackson Blomstedt, Hannah Ralston, Nathan Blomstedt, Alice Weimer, Zander Ralston, Eli Graff, Britton Blomstedt, Cyrus Galarneau, Piper Henderson, Axel Blomstedt, Xander Galarneau, Violet Stevens, Rinlee Blomstedt and Luis Almanza.

Congratulations to all the Readers and Keep Coming in and picking out Books. We Love to see you.

A Big THANK YOU!!!!!

The McCook City Library staff wish to thank you for the wearing of your masks when you come to see us. This is helping to keep us open to serve you and your family. We appreciate you protecting us and our families along with your fellow patrons.

Happy Holidays to you and your families!! Wishing you and all a much better and safer 2021.

Christmas Drawing Winners

Books, prizes, and treats were among the bags that were in the Christmas drawing at the McCook City Library.

Thirteen and younger winners were: Wesley Benes, Britton Blomstedt, Jacob Blomstedt, Oliver, Cuellar, Cole Davidson, Katie Fulkerson, Damien Kennedy, Gemma Kennedy, MadelynMatson, Hannah Marts, Lennon Mustion, Weston Olson, Jeff Pate, Zander Ralston, Hazel Rotter, Finley Rupe, Emily Spence, Derrick Spencer, Violet Stevens and Blake Willis.

Winners in the fourteen and older category were: Norma Acton, Lainie Allen, Evie Caldwell, Fenella Flaherty, Rachel Hidy, Kaiden Porter, Diane Purvis, Leah Spencer, Bonnie Terry and Beverly Teter.

Congratulations to all!!!!!!

New Hours at the Library

We have extended our hours for our patrons.

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Call us at 345-1906 for questions.