June 29th will be the end of summer reading at the library.
Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, the Nebraska Library Commission, and the Nebraska State Historical Society have come together to celebrate Nebraska’s 150th birthday. In anticipation of the event they have put together a reading challenge! The challenge incorporates a lengthy list of books and poetry that showcases Nebraskan authors. State entry forms can be picked up at the library and should be submitted to the address at the bottom of the entry form by February 28, 2017. The prize categories are listed below:
Gold Prizes: Qualifiers must read 12 books from the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge List and submit the completed list by February 28, 2017. This level of completion will qualify you for both Gold and Silver level prize drawings.
Silver Prizes: Qualifiers must read 6 books from the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge List and submit the completed list by February 28, 2017.
For all of you ambitious and committed readers, every Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge participant who has read all 42 books on the challenge list will qualify for Gold and Silver level prize drawings and will be entered into a drawing for 1 Grand Prize.
In addition to supporting the state reading challenge the Auld Public Library is issuing a challenge to the readers of Red Cloud! Keep track of all of the books from the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge list that you complete. Fill out a form at the library or click the link below every time you complete a book from the list and your name will go on the “Wall of Fame.” The top three readers in Red Cloud will receive prizes (the prizes will be announced soon). Start reading now and make sure all of your sheets are handed in prior to February 28, 2017.
If the online submission link is not working please download the PDF here: Nebraska 150 Book Challenge.
We are getting ready to kick-off the summer and with it our Summer Reading Program. On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., the library will be presenting, “Go, Go, Go With Mad Science.” This interactive program for students of all ages will focus on sports & fitness and the scientific nutritional aspects for overall wellness. Experiments will demonstrate how we burn off calories, test our speed of reactions and much more!!!
Summer Reading will take place on every Wednesday starting June 1 and running until June 29. The times are as follows:
Pre-School: 9:00-9:45 a.m.
K-1: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Grades 2-3: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Remember to sign up for the group that lists the grade the student just completed!
On your mark, get set… READ!
Ready Set Read!! is the theme for the 2016 Auld Public Library 5K Fund Run and One-Mile Youth Run. Come join the fun, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the youth race starting at 7:45 a.m. The 5K will take place immediately following the youth run. Registration fees: youth $10.00/5K racers $20.00. Register by May 9th to receive a t-shirt. Cheer on the youth as they get Ready-Set-Read.
2nd annual Battle of the Books to be held April 21, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Red Cloud Elementary Schools. The event is for students in grades 4th-6th and highlights the Golden Sower Nominees for 2015-16 awards. Teams will compete in a quiz bowl format.
Auld Public Library will be hosting Read Aloud Red Cloud, Saturday, March 5, 2016, for grades PK-4th grade. The event begins at 10:00 am and will feature a tribute to Dr. Seuss. Stories, crafts and snacks will have a Dr. Seuss theme.
Auld Library Foundation will be hosting a salad luncheon, Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The event will be held at the Red Cloud Community Center from 11:00 – 1:00. Dine in–carry out—and delivery. Come support the library and enjoy a variety of salads–something for everyone!!
Randy Lukasiewicz, a Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame inductee for distinguished service to the sport of baseball, set up an exhibit in the Auld Public Library focusing on the power of baseball in the history of small towns. The exhibit coincides with the “Cowles Scrimmage Anthology”, a Cy Young Production, Saturday, June 13th, at 7:05 p.m. at Illian Field in Red Cloud, Nebraska. The production is based on the history of Malik Park in Cowles, Nebraska, where Cy Young got his start and Willa Cather found inspiration for her novels. The exhibit is opened daily during library hours and will be open Satuday, June 13th from 9-3 p.m., so that the public can enjoy the display.
The Auld Public Library partnered with the Red Cloud Elementary to host a Golden Sower Battle of the Books on April 2nd. Karma Ragland, reading teacher grades 4-6, introduced the 10 books to students. Students began reading the books, taking the accelerated reading tests and preparing book reports during the 1st semester. The 2nd semester the students focused on author names, main characters and the setting of each book. Fourteen teams consisting of a member from each class were formed. Prior to the quiz bowl, students took a written test on items covered 2nd semester and the team scores were used to determine the brackets for the competition. Round one: “In Which Book” -teams were give 15 seconds to identify the title of the book for each question. Round two consisted of word definitions. Words were selected from each book, the passage containing the word was read and the students responded with the definition. The final round included specific questions regarding the plot, characters and events that took place in the book. Multiple questions were needed in eah round to determine the winner.
1st Place: Drake Hermanson, Mannix Duffy, Harley Brown
2nd Place: Bethany Stocker, Carson McCleary, Callie Minnick
3rd Place: Kaydence Baker, Dillon Simpson, Marissa Hersh