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
Recently added to the collection:
The Imitation Game
Penguins of Madagascar
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part I
If I Stay
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Before I Go To Sleep
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Big Hero 6
Into the Woods
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tombs
Come join us for the annual Fun(d) Run, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with 1 Mile Youth Run at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. The Fun(d) Run began in 2010 as a fund raiser for the Auld Library Elevator addition/renovation.
We are celebrating the completion of this epic project following the race from 9-noon. Join us for refreshments and a tour of the building!!!fund run registration form
Auld Public Library is partnering with the 4-6th grade elementary classes to host a “Battle of the Books”. A quiz bowl over the 10 Golden Sowers will take place Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the Elementary Gym. 14 three member teams consisting of a student from each class will compete in this contest.