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P.O. Box 287
Red Cloud, NE 68970




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The Auld Public Library will be hosting a book talk with John Kalkowski, author of Red Cell, on July 14, at 12:00 p.m. Feel free to bring lunch with you. Kalkowski is a Nebraska native who dreamed of attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Over the last five years he has been writing the young adult novel, Red Cell, and now it is available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Mad Science program

Go, Go, Go, With Mad Science

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.

Click here for the State Reading Challenge Entry Form!

Click here for the Auld Library Reading Challenge Entry Form!

If the online submission link is not working please download the PDF here: Nebraska 150 Book Challenge.

Students Read

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!

Click here to download the 2016 Fund Run Registration Form

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.

Youth Fund Run participants from 2015

Youth Fund Run participants from 2015

Golden Sower

 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.

Prezi Presentation about Nebraska Golden Sower 2015-2016

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.

May 23rd is the annual 5K Fund Run.  Join us as we celebrate the completion of the renovation project.  Open House from 9-noon.

Registration form fund run registration form


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