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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!!!!!

Summer Reading Registration is Going on NOW!!!!!!!

Registration will end for Summer Reading at the Library on Friday, May 24.  Sessions will run from June 4-July 25.

Groups meet on the following days:

Planet Pals (Going into Kindergarten)

Tuesdays   June 4-July 23    10-11:30 am

Space Cadets (1st & 2nd Grades)

Tuesdays   June 4- July 23   1:30-3:00 pm

Star Gazers (3rd & 4th Grades)

Thursdays   June 6- July 25   1:30-3:00 pm

Starship Troopers (5th & 6th Grades)

Wednesdays  June 5-July 24  1:30-3:00 pm

For more information or any questions please call 345-1906.

 

Book Winners from Children’s Book Week

McCook City Library  held a book drawing during Children’s Book Week. Winners included: Kalissa Hagan, Zander Ralston, Kennedy Fichtner, Iris Chipperfield, Isabelle Davidson, Lee Davidson, Dashiell Messersmith, Kaleb Blake, John White, Ivy Bogardus, Siobhan Cochran, Britton Blomstedt, Addison Schliep, Madelyn Matson, Brighton Hancock, Dylan Foley, Brooklyn Dold, Landon Dickes, Marcus Ingles and Eli Ingles.

Come Help Us Celebrate National Library Week

   National Library Week is being celebrated at the McCook City Library this week. We have several things going on. We are having a book drawing for young and old. Also today is National Caramel Corn today, so we are celebrating with a free sample. On Friday, we will enjoy licorice for National Licorice Day. We are asking you to fill out a heart and tell us “Why I Love My Library” to display on our bulletin board.

With Easter fast approaching, we are having a coloring contest. You just need to pick up a coloring page for your age and either color it here at the Library or take it home and bring it back. Pages need to be turned in by Wednesday, April 17. We will want to get prizes to you before Easter.

April is National Poetry Month and we encourage to you check out some poetry books. We have them on the adult and kid’s side. Poetry comes in all ways: serious, funny, sports, animals, dreams, people, occasions and places. You could even write a poem for us and we will display it and let others enjoy it. (you don’t have to put your name on it)

Our 1,000 books before Kindergarten group will have their annual celebration on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to enjoy some stories, eat some goodies and find out who has been reading a lot.  Watch for your invitations is the mail. RSVP’s will be due by Friday, April 26. Can’t wait to see all the readers and we are planning on some very special readers to read to us.

Later this month we will be busy with different activities for Children’s Book Week (April 29-May 3). Monday will be come and get an egg to celebrate Mother Goose stories; Wednesday is “Make a May Basket ” from 3-4 p.m.; Thursday is Pirate stories and activities from 4-5 p.m. and Friday, come in and check out a book and receive a pirate surprise.  It would be a great time to get your children their Library Card (need to be 7 years of age).

 

Of course, we have already had the questions about Summer Reading. Registration will begin Wednesday, May 1.

Summer Reading Registration Ends, Friday, May 25

Registration for McCook City Library’s Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” will end Friday, May 25 at 5 pm.

Groups are: Kindergartner’s Unite (those going into kindergarten)

Tuesday 10-11:30 am   June 5-July 24

      1st and 2nd Graders

Tuesday 1:30-3:00 pm    June 5- July 24

   3rd and 4th Graders   

Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm

   5th and 6th Graders

Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 pm

 

There will be no classes the week of July 4th. Must have library card to participate and current cards must be up to date and fine free.

Any questions please call the Library at 345-1906.

 

Children’s Book Week Winners

Children winning books and treats during “Children’s Book Week in May include: Kolbe Foster, Jack Cochran, Zander Ralston, Landon Dickes, Isabel Bieker, Siobahn Cochran, Cali Crawford, Emma Sandberg, Kassadi Porter, Lucy Weber.

Also receiving books are: Rambler Farr, Merea Smith, Abigail Porter, Norah Smith, Analia Almanza, Grace Wahrman, Jaelyn Kuykendall, John White, Tyler Stritt and Kenzie Michaelis.   Congratulations to all!!!!!!

Things Hopping at the Library in April

Don’t miss out on all the activities at the Library this month. We are celebrating National Poetry Month with composing a  poem for us to display and checking out poetry books to enjoy.

National Library Week is being celebrated this week with different activities for children and adults to participate in when they stop by to check out a book, dvd, magazine or audio book. We have a duck pond to grab a duck, book drawing sign up, coloring contest, free bags, pens and pencils and Wednesday and Thursday we will open up the fishing booth. Come join in the fun or just stop in to see what is new.

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!!

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES GOING ON AT THE LIBRARY

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.