Monthly Archives: April 2019

Easter Coloring Contest Draws a Crowd

The 2019 Easter Coloring Contest at the Library attracted a large group. The top five were picked in each division, all participants received a favor for entering.

Preschool: Top Five: Liz Wheeler, Niahlee Gauna, Grace Haag, Cyrus Galarneau and Emmeline Moser.

Others participating included: Caroline Haag, Everett Hanson, Braddock White, Ellisyn Mavier, Nicolette Gaster, Gage Kinkaid, Hazel Rotter, Acacia Frank, Lauryn Smith, Kaleb Blake, Paul Neuffer, Eden Neuffer, Isaac Weiser, Allisyn Nickerson, Alex Johnson, Augie Propes, Jose Carman, Canon Crawford, Isabella Davidson, Cooper Davidson, London Blomstedt, Emery Dickes and Nathan Blomstedt.

Kindergarten thru First Grade Top Five: Jed Crawford, Rinlee Blomstedt, Kassadi Porter, Isaac Snyder and Kali Werkmeister.

Others participating included: Xander Galarneau, Easton Moser, Everett Moser, Paisley Marvier, Norah Smith, Isabella Weiser, Avery Davidson, Britton Blomstedt, Landon Dickes, Lily Spencer, Liam Spencer, Eli Skelton, Dylan Foley, Landon Curl, Mariah Geishler, Atia Giorgione, Natalie Weyneth, Isabel Bieker, Madelyn Matson and Adelyn Eiler.

Second thru Third Grade Top Five: Walker Wheeler, Kenadi Porter, Gracelyn Storrs, Braxton Eiler and Alani Neal.

Others participating included: Beckett Moser, John White, Hadley Smith, Joy Neuffer, Cole Davidson, Axel Blomstedt, Liam Skelton, Megan Geishler, Violet Stevens, Olivia Bieck and Warren Witt.

Fourth thru Fifth Top Five: Otto Matson, Jaylee Hammond, McKenzie Witt, Zaely Pace and Cali Crawford.

Others participating included: Tate Moser, Aubrey Neuffer, Lee Davidson, Jackson Blomstedt, Derrick Spencer, Aaron Spencer, and Makia Spencer.

Thanks to all the participants for coloring those beautiful pictures.

Get ready for celebrating “CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK  APRIL 29-MAY 5.  Watch for details next week.


National Library Week Celebrates with Book Drawings

McCook Public Library celebrated National Library with various activities and a book drawing.

Winners of the adult book drawings were: Diane Purvis, Tosha Blomstedt, Wendy Hagemann, Afton Ralston, Peggy Niebuhr, Abigail Nielsen, Kristin Fulkerson, Staci Blomstedt, Linda Jesse and Jackie Grassia.

Winners in the children’s department were: Hannah Ralston, Hadley Smith, Mila Guana, Britton Blomstedt, Analia Almonza, Shaelyn Hagan, Raegan Kisker, Abigail Porter, Kennedy Fichtner, Paxton Pederson, Zander Ralston and Nora Smith.



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.