Reopening Plan for Library

In an effort to assure the library, it’s staff and patrons are prepared and protected when reopening to the public, the following guidelines have been set up.

*Shortened Library Hours will remain at this time.

Monday-Thursday 9 am-5:30 pm

Friday 9 am-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

*Weekday mornings from 9-10 am will be for “Seniors and Vulnerable Citizens.” Please respect this time we have set aside for them.

*Only south entrance will be used at this time.

*Patrons will be asked to use hand sanitizer when entering the building.

*Incoming material will be dropped off at entrance and quarantined for 24 hours.

*Number of library patrons will be limited to 20.

*Patrons are encouraged to wear masks. Masks will not be provided.

*Children under 14 years of age will not be allowed in the building at this time.

*Patrons will keep visits limited to 30 minutes. One person per household per day.

*Public restrooms and drinking fountains will be closed.

*Public computers will be limited to 30 minutes and only 2 patrons at a time. One visit per day per person. Call to make reservation.

*Newspapers, magazines will be available for limited use.

*Chairs, tables and couches will be arranged for social distancing.

*Printer and copier will be available. Patrons may retrieve copies at the front desk. Copies will be made by staff with only staff touching copy machine.

*Curbside service and Homebound Delivery will still be available to those wishing to continue with this service.



Help us celebrate CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK (May 4-8) from afar at the McCook City Library. Keep up with your reading by checking out books from the library and receive a book week surprise. We are still doing curbside service, so give us a call, tell us what you would like, or go to our online catalog at and choose a title. Place your order by phone (345-1906) or e-mail at and call us when you get here on the south side and we will bring your items out to you. Thank you for your patronage during this time and we can’t wait to see you soon. Jody-Tracy-Dorothea-Diane-Lois-LaVonne

Curb Side Service

The McCook City Library would like to help serve our patrons at this time by offering Curb Side Pickup. Starting Wednesday March 18 we will be offering curb side pickup for books, dvds and magazines. Hours for pickup will be 9am-4pm, Monday thru Friday.

Just call us at (345-1906) and tell us how we can help you and we will ge materials ready for you to pick up. If you could call when you arrive or tell us a time and what vehicle you will be in, we will watch for you and bring yout items out. You can use our website and look at our online catalog to see what is available to help make your selections.

We do have the drop box for items that is located on the south side of the building. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are here to help during this time. PHONE NUMBER 345-1906.

McCook Library Takes Precautions

With the declarations by the President of the United States, the World Health Organization, the local health officials and city government, the McCook City Library will be closed March 16-21 for precautionary measures. At that time the situation will be re-evaluated and decisions made. Fines that may be accrued during this time will be waived. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions please call us at 345-1906.

Celebrate with Dr. Seuss

The McCook City Library will be hosting a Dr. Seuss party on Monday, March 2 from 4-5 p.m. The 678 Club will be hosting and have games, books, activities and snacks for all. Please call the Library or stop in and get registered for the party. Use that Library Card and sign-up, all attendees will receive a Cat in the Hat bag.

Library Closed for Training

The McCook City Library will be closed starting Tuesday, Feb.25th at 4 p.m. It will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 26th and Thursday Feb. 27th due to staff training. We will be open regular hours on Friday, Feb. 28th. Thank you, McCook City Library Staff

Holiday Hours at the Library

Tuesday Dec. 24 8:30am-Noon

Wednesday Dec. 25 Closed

Thursday Dec. 26 Noon-8:00pm

Tuesday Dec. 31 8:30am-2:00pm

Wednesday Jan. 1 Closed

Thursday Jan. 2 9:00am-8:00 pm

Back to Regular Hours

Happy Holidays to all of you and your family.

Christmas Drawing Winners

The McCook City Library had its’ annual Christmas drawing for books, treats and surprises.

In the Preschool group, names drawn included: Makaylin Wolfe, Gage Kinkaid, Katie Fulkerson, Joe Siegfried, Isaac Grassia, Lydia Barth, Benjamin Marvin, Jas Waddell, Ryker Vontz, Claire Priest, Hadley Marts, Oliver Cuellar, Ezra Smith, Neleigh Johnson, Jase Carman, Bristol Kisker, Nathan Blomstedt, Noah Oiler, Kergan, Kergan Olson and Weston Olson.

In the Children’s age group, names include: Kennedy Fichtner, Dexter Musgrave, Britton Blomstedt, Jackson Blomstedt, Macy Myers-Grindle, Violet Stevens, Addie Miller, Kassadi Porter, Jack Bates, Jaelyn Kuykendall, Kaeden Oiler, Ella Bethell, Hadley Smith, Norah Smith, Ella Miner, James Blomstedt, Ashlyn Roth, Makie Spencer, Grace Wahrman, Zander Stewart, Jed Crawford, Piper Henderson, Alani Neal and Addison Neal.

Names included in the Adult group are: Peggy Niebur, Amy Strauch, Crystal Wahrman, Tasha Blomstedt, Trevor Smith, Karen Waddell, Tachel Hidy, Lena Koebel, AlisonMarts, Nancy Buresch, McKayla Hixon, Cindy Wilson, Amalia Almanza, Anton Blume, Amber Barnes, Elizabeth Hoyt, Carolyn Adams, Susan Wells, Chelyn Marvier and Theresa Tiller.

Congratulations to all and Happy Holidays.

Lots and Lots of Halloween Coloring at the Library

    The McCook Public Library held it’s annual Halloween coloring contest and we had a great  and colorful turnout. All participants received a treat and Halloween bag for coloring for us.

In the Preschool age group: 1st-Niahlee Guana, 2nd-Isabelle Davidson and 3rd-Aiden McCarty. Others participating included: Kaleb Blake, Jacob Blomstedt, London Blomstedt, Jase Carman, Myah Chessmore, Emery Dickes, Taron Galarneau, Isaac Grassia, MaKinlee Grassia, LynKyn Hagan, Woodson Hagan, Abigail Howard, Alex Johnson, Neleigh Johnson, Elliot Lesko, Ellisyn Marvier, Annabelle Moser, Hazel Purvis, Kensington Schoenemann, Raiden Spencer, Lauryn Smith, Lily Uerling, Braddock White, Drake Arterburn, Cooper Davidson and Paul Neuffer.

In the Kindergarten-1st grade group: 1st-Ivy Bogardus, 2nd-Paige Allen and 3rd-Trentin Rousselle. More coloring participants include: Luis Almanza, Harper Arterburn, Aiden Bauer, Britton Blomstedt, Nathan Blomstedt, Canon Crawford, Stevie Henderson, Dylan Foley, Colton Foster, Cyrus Galarneau, Russell Howard, Eli Johnson, Lilli Knight, Atlas Mason, Madelyn Matson, Naomi Michaelis, Emmeline Moser, Eden Neuffer, Augie Propes, Dawson Purvis, Norah Smith and Reiman White.

Second and 3rd grades included: 1st-Isaac Snyder, 2nd-Elizabeth Swartz and 3rd-Jed Crawford. Also entering included: Bently Arterburn, Zabien Blake, James Blomstedt, Rinlee Blomstedt, Letice Bridges, Avery Davidson, Cole Davidson, Landon Dickes, Maivon Gallagos, Alec Gaytia, Isabella Grassia, Paisley Marvier, Katelyn McKillip, Connor Mason, Aden Metcalf, Easton Moser, Everett Moser, Joy Neuffer, Jordan Pollman, Kennedy Fichtner, Hadley Smith, Violet Stevens and Gracelynn Storrs.

Fourth and 5th grades were represented by: 1st-Lauren Rousselle, 2nd-Zaely Pace and 3rd-Tristen Keith. Those also coloring included: Olivia Bieck, Axel Blomstedt, Cali Crawford, Lee Davidson, Summer Knight, Otto Matson, Savannah McCarty, Taylor Morrow, Beckett Moser, Aubrey Neuffer, Landon Purvis, Makia Spencer, Hayden Uerling and John White.

Our THANKS and Congrats to all those who entered. What will be next???????





Summer Reading Readers were OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!!

The McCook City Library summer reading program has come to a close. The youth were outstanding in their numbers for reading pages and minutes.

The top ten readers in each group are:

Kindergartner’s Unite (Planet Pals)

Isabella Burns, Nathan Blomstedt, Sullivan Hancock, Cyrus Galarneau, Addison Dold, Damien Peacock, Asher Pearson, Amelia Barger, Corinne Coady and Riot Samway.

1st & 2nd Graders (Space Cadets)

Xander Galarneau, Rinlee Blomstedt, Britton Blomstedt, Zander Ralston, Dylan Foley, Gidget Crocker, James Blomstedt, Paisley Marvier, Lily Spencer and Max Bates.

3rd & 4th Graders (Star Gazers)

Brighton Hancock, Hannah Ralston, Ashton Pedersen, Brooks Long, Brooklyn Dold, Violet Stevens, Ali Sellers, Axel Blomstedt, John White and Kaeden Oiler.

5th & 6th Graders (Starship Troopers)

Truman Hancock, Brianna Stecker, Derek Spencer, Paxton Pedersen, Jackson Blomstedt, Aaron Spencer, Redford Crocker, Addison Schliep, Brandon Mitchem and Eli Graff.

Congratulations to all our readers in the summer reading program and KEEP IT UP!!!!!