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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.


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

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.

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.