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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.

 

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.