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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. 

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.