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Dragons Going Out Doors of Library

It is time for the LIBRARY DRAGONS to fine a new home. Winners of the drawing for dragons  are: Jackson Blomstedt, Ethan League, Kenadi Porter, London Blomstedt, Elizabeth Swartz, Jordan Drullinger, Grace Wahrman, Jacob Harms and Axel Blomstedt. Congratulations to all…


Once again patrons from the McCook City Library have came through and supported us. Thank you so much for supporting us on RUNZA DAY on Aug. 25th. We will receive $449.31 to spend on children’s books. We are thrilled to have loyal patrons to support us. Thanks again and we cannot wait till next year. Also many thanks and appreciation to Runza Restaurants for this promotion.

Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend

The McCook City Library will be closed Saturday thru Monday (September 5-7, 2015) for the Labor Day weekend. Enjoy!!! Reminder the library will begin it’s winter hours starting Tuesday, Spetember 8th.

Hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Closed Labor Day

The McCook Public Library will be closed Saturday, September 5th and Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Volunteers Abundant at the Library

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.

Summer Reading Ends with Readers Galore

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.

The 4th of July

We will be closed the 3rd & 4th of July in observance of Independence Day.

“BE OUR HERO” as Registration for Summer Reading Begins May 1st

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.

Times are:

 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.


2015 Poetry Contest Participants

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…..








New Officers Elected

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.