Wow! May will be a busy month at the library.

May Happenings at the North Platte Public Library

Saturday, May 4th 9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Reading Pawtners: Children in grades K-5th can come read to a 4-legged friend.  Rock’N Paws therapy dogs will be at the North Platte Public Library waiting to be read a story! Come early to reserve your reading time!

Saturday, May 4th: Free Comic Book Day 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Lots of free comic books, other giveaways, drawings for prizes, and “green screen” photos if you come in costume to make personalized Comic Book Cover photos.

Lego Club: Tuesday, May 7th 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM is open to ages 4-12.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to join the kids and build together.  Last session until fall.

Grades K-5th Summer Reading Registration Fun Time: Wednesday, May 29th, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM:  Something New!

Library staff is encouraging families to pre-register for Summer Reading to help staff plan numbers.  There will be fun activities this day and everyone will get a full calendar of the program’s events in June and July.  Registration is appreciated, but not mandatory.

Free Noon Programs:  This year, we are featuring people from our area with unique experiences, hobbies, and careers.  Please help us with room set-up by calling the library at 535-8036, Ext. 3310, to reserve a free seat. We’ll have the coffee pot on and attendees are welcome to bring brown bag lunches.

Friday, May 3, 12:00 PM: Living in Chile By Jerry & Ingrid King:  Jerry and Ingrid  and their family moved to Santiago, Chile to live and  help construct a Bahai temple.  They will talk about home schooling and the local public schools, the challenges and blessings of living in Chile, and traveling to locations such as Machu Picchu.

Thursday, May 30, 12:00 PM:  A Story of a Treasured Landmark:  The Yancy/Pawnee Hotel by Kaycee Anderson: This program will cover the history of the Hotel Yancey/Pawnee from the time the lot was sold, up to the closing of the building in 2013 and the latest news on the hotel.  She will talk about how the hotel was the “hub” of North Platte for many years and the problems that lead to the closing. At the end of the program, there will be some fun trivia questions for the audience to answer.   Program will also be at the Lincoln Co. Historical Museum on May 23rd at 7:00 PM.  They also request seat reservations be made by calling the museum.

Make it Monday: No Make It Monday Programs until September

Creation Station Classes, Training and Crafts:  Currently we have the laminator, button maker, and embroidery machine available for use at limited times.  We are currently waiting on computer software before other equipment can be used.  Greatest Mom / Mother’s Day Magnet OR Bookmark: Looking for something different to give to your mom on Mother’s Day? Surprise your mom with a cute home-made mother’s day magnet for her refrigerator or a bookmark! LEARN how to use the button maker to make magnets, then make as many refrigerator magnets as you want! Families are welcome! Certification training by library staff is free (training takes about 10 minutes); and magnet-making takes about 5 minutes and only costs $0.25 per magnet. OR if you choose to do the Bookmark, we have lots of cute scrapbook paper and embellishments to make the most beautiful bookmark. Cost for these special embellished bookmarks is $.50 per bookmark to make (includes the cost of: paper, lamination pouch, ribbon, and embellishment) OR you can bring in your own supplies and make bookmarks for $0.05 each.  Training and maker sessions for either the magnet or bookmark are: Monday, May 6th 1pm-4pm; Wednesday, May 8th 3pm-5pm; Friday, May 10th 1pm-3pm or 3:30pm-5pm; or Saturday, May 11th from 11am-12pm

Lace Embroidery Bookmarks:  Come learn how to make beautiful spring or Mother’s Day Embroidery lace bookmarks.  Library staff will show you how to use the Pfaff embroidery machine and then you can make a lace bookmark at no charge! Expect the training to take one hour. Training is offered: Thursday, May 2nd 10:30am-12pm; Friday, May 3rd 1pm-5pm; Thursday, May 9th 6pm-8pm; Friday, May 10th 1pm-3pm or 3:30pm-5pm; or Saturday, May 11th 2pm-5pm.  Open Build time for trained people: May 9, 11am-12pm; May 16, 1-2pm

Garden Plant Markers: Are you ready to plant your garden?  Then come check out our easy fun ways to create garden plant markers!  You can paint on rocks, or use paint sticks to make your own unique garden markers. This is a great family-friendly event! Rocks are $0.25 each OR bring your own from home at no cost; the paint sticks are $1.00 each or bring your own from home at no cost. Paint, paintbrushes, stamps, and mod-podge outdoor spray will be provided. Come make your own garden plant markers during these times: Tuesday, May 7th 3pm-5pm; Thursday, May 9th 1pm-3pm.

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