1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration

Hope you preschoolers and some a little older readers have been reading and turned in your slips and are ready to celebrate your accomplishments for the year. We will enjoy some stories, treats and awards on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 in the Library basement. Get your sheets turned in and watch for your invitation in the mail… Hope to see you there. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR READERS!!


National Library Week is April 9-13 at the McCook Public Library. COME AND JOIN US FOR SOME FUN!!!!

All Week (Apr 9-13)     Drawings start for books and treats for all ages and pick a duck for a prize

Tuesday  (Apr 10)        Stop in and enjoy some fish on us

Wednesday (Apr 11)     Fishing Stories for Children  3:45-4:30 pm

Wednesday & Thursday (Apr 11-12)      Come try your luck fishing at our fishing pond

Come and meet your staff at the McCook Public Library, sign up for a library card and see what we have for YOU!!!!



Come in and check out a poetry book to take home and enjoy. We have some on the adult side and children’s side for all to enjoy.  We invite you to come in to compose a poem for us. Tracy (Kennedy) has been cutting out words out of magazines for you to put together and write a poem for us on a piece of paper. Tracy has some examples on the bulletin board for you to see. Stop in and spend a few minutes and put together a poem for us.                                                HAPPY POETRY MONTH

Package Winners for the Holidays

Winners of the Holiday Packages were: Cole Davidson, Jackie Grassia, Peggy McDonald, Leah Christensen, Alicia Witt, Rachel Hidy, Harlow Daffer, Donna Stetler, Tucker Gillespie, Ronda Wurm and Cheryl Christner.

also winning were: Pavyn Terry, Atia Giorgioni, Matthew Fulkerson, Jacob Harms, Isabelle Weiser, Eli Graff, Alice Weimer, Celia Koebel, Acacia Frank, Riley O’ Brien, Colton Foster, Zander Ralston, Annalee Smith, Otto Matson, Kennedy Fichtner, and Everett Hanson.

Finishing up on the drawings were: Aaron Frank, Reece Gillespie, Zeah Pace, Megan Miller and Collin Crocker.

Congratulations and get ready for the next drawing……..




The McCook City Library will hosting several activities for youth thru the holidays and beyond.

   Special Christmas Evening Storytime for All  will be Thursday, Dec. 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm with special treats and a special guest stopping       by to say HELLO…..

  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with stories, games and crafts. Wednesday, Dec. 27th from 2-3:30 pm.

  Board and Card Games (bring Pokeman cards) Come and play games with us and friends on Thursday, Dec. 28th form 2-3:30 pm.

  Bingo-Bingo-Bingo, come make your own cards and then play while enjoying some HOT COCOA on Friday, Dec. 29th from 2-3:30 pm.

  Jigsaw Puzzle Tourney (teams of 3) on Wednesday, Jan 3 from 2-3:30 pm.

Please Stop by and pick up a sheet with the activities and let us know if you will be able to come. of course, if you have any questions please call us at 345-1906.


Halloween Bag Winners

We have drawn for our decorated and filled Halloween bags. winning bags with “We are Batty about Reading” are Isabella Weiser, Tyler Stritt, Lydia Jensen and Kali Werkmeister. Other bag winners include: Kennedy Fichtner, Kevin Wolfe, Aiden Wilson, Annalea Smith, Jackson Kipp, Keaton Loop, Lily Spencer, Henry Nelson, Isaac Dutton, Kenadi Porter, ABC Academy Kids, Hannah Ralston, Emery Dickes, Reiman White, Kaela Hinze, Cooper Davidson, Malachi Lindau, Caroline Haag, Alexa Hilker and Jed Crawford.

Congratulations to all and HAPPY TRICK or TREATING……..

Summer Reading Registration Ends Friday, May 26

Sign up now for McCook City Library’s Summer Reading program for those going into kindergarten through 6th grade. All the activities start June 6th.  Times for different grades are as follows:

Kindergartener’s Unite     Tuesdays            10:00-11:30 am

1st and 2nd graders           Tuesdays            1:30-3:00 pm

3rd and 4th graders           Thursdays           1:30-3:00 pm

5th and 6th graders           Wednesdays       1:30-3:00 pm

There will be no sessions during July 4 week.

     Any questions please call the Library at 345-1906.

Reminder: Sign-up ends Friday, May 26th.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration.

The second annual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration was held on April 27. Forty readers were in attendance to get awards, enjoy cake and listen to some great stories. Helping with the reading were: City Manager, Nate Schneider ( great job as the Big Bad Wolf and Cowboy Roy), and TAB (Teen Advisory Board) members, Katie Kjendal, Emily Kjendal, Page Wolcott, and Breanna Hazen.

Top readers  were: Shaelyn Hagan-900 books, Madeline Matson- 900 books, Jordan Pollmann-900 books, Britton Blomstedt-1000 books, Rinlee Blomstedt-1100 books, Kalissa Hagan-1200 books and this year’s top reader for the second year in a row, Zander Ralston with 3,000 books. Congratulations to all of our readers, YOU MAKE US SO PROUD!!!!!!

Anyone interested in signing up for the 1,000 books program, stop at the front desk. Books and prizes are handed as goals for reading.

Easter Brings Basket Winners

The Easter holiday brought many hoppy patrons to the Library. Those winning baskets include: Mitchell Harms, Grace Haag, Grace Wahrman, KaidenProter, Kapri Loop, Addison Schliep, Ty Schafer, Henry Nelson, Jace Jensen, Kennedy Fichtner, ashley Cowley, Alice Montes, Scotlyn McClain, Gunner Kaps, Quincy Long, Abby Nielsen, Esperanza Bueno, JP Jones, Reese Gillespie, Aaron Frank, Riley O’Brien and Collin Crocker. 

National Library Week Book Drawings

National Library Week was celebrated the first week in April.  Book drawing winners in the adult category included: Roxanne, Hurt, Kristy Smith-Kreiling, Meghan Giorgione, Lindsay Dame, Lucille Wolvin, Heather Bieker, Gay Schoott, Josiah Weyeneth, Chase Trosper and Marilyn Anderjaska.

Winners in the youth category included: London Blomstedt, Spencer Schliep, Addison Schliep, Reagan Schilling, Isabelle Clause, Kasen Yilk, Zander Ralston, Kaela Hinz, Nolan Yilk and Mark Wolfe.

Also during April we celebrated Poetry Month with guests poets reciting their poems. Ginny Odenbach from McCook (our Favorite) and  C. F. Kelly. Lindi Johnson from the McCook High School also made an appearance.

Coloring Contests were held in different age groups relating to poetry.

Ages 3-5

1st-Kennedy Fichtner; 2nd-Jordan Pollman; 3rd-Rinlee Blomstedt; other participants were: Gabriel Ulloa, Kasen Yilk, Britton Blomstedt and Natalie Weyeneth.

Ages 6-8

1st-Zaely Pace: 2nd-Alice Weimer; 3rd-Nolan Yilk: other participants were: Clare Weber, Josilin Miller, Maria Ulloa, Violet Stevens and Axel Blomstedt.

Ages 9-12

1st-Jackson Blomstedt; 2nd-MacKenzie Witt; 3rd-Lucy Weber; other participants were: Emma Graff, Paige Witt, Camryn Yilk, Bailee Foster, Kapri Loop, Adyn Meyer, Addison Schliep, Alyssa Skeen, Sueanne Miner and Esperanza Bueno.