Makerspace workshops

The Superior Library will be holding a number of programs (workshops) on how to use the new machines in our Makerspace. At this time we have an embroidery/sewing machine, heat press, button maker, laminator, and green screen.

With Christmas coming here is an opportunity to learn how to make some unique gifts for Christmas. Get 2-3 people together and come join, us for an hour or two, or come yourself. Because of limited space, call for a reservation.
The dates we have saved are:
Saturday afternoons- Nov. 13th, 27th, or Dec. 11th.
Tuesday afternoon – Nov. 9th
Tuesday nights – Nov. 16th and 30th.
Friday afternoon – Nov. 12th.
If these times don’t work call and we will see what we can arrange.

There are no fees for the classes. The only fees are for materials.

Children are welcome with an adult, due to safety issues.
If interested call the library at 402 879-4200.

Summer Reading

We are having our Summer Reading program this year. Sign up
is May 20- June 2, 2021 for children, toddler through 5th grade.
Programs start June 2nd through July 14th.
Toddlers – Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM
Preschool – 5th grade Wednesday afternoons 2:00-3:30 PM
Craft Group (4th and 5th graders) Tuesday afternoons 2:00 PM till craft is done.
For more information on any of these programs call the library.

Short time left for the Innovation Studio

Won’t be long before the Innovation Studio moves on. If you have a project you have been thinking about, now is the time. We have people willing to help you with your ideas. Studio will be leaving the March 10th, 2021.

Library opens door to the public again on Jan. 4, 2021

The Superior Public Library will open it’s doors to the public again on January 4th. Everyone will be required to wear masks when entering the building.

We will still close 1/2 hour early, so that we can wipe everything down.

The Innovation Studio is at the Superior Library and ready for public to use.

The studio is here and will be up and running starting Sept. 28th. We have a CNC router, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, embroidery machine, 3D printer, heat press, button maker and laminator, music kit, Lego robot, electronic kits, and a camera and green screen.

The possibilities are endless. Start thinking about Christmas, weddings, birthdays, or any other gift giving occasion. And don’t forget to make something for yourself. The only cost to you is materials that you buy from the studio. You can bring in your own materials if you want.
Once you are certified on a machine you may come and use it at anytime. We will have trainings set up or call and make arrangements.
We are requesting reservations (COVID), so we don’t have too many people waiting for the same machine, At times the room may be closed if we are working by ourselves.

You can call 402 879-4200 to make a reservation or if you have questions.
Watch this site, or our Facebook page for announcements.

The Innovation Studio is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Nebraska Library Commission, The Nebraska State Regional Library Systems, Nebraska Extension, and the Superior Library.

Toddler Bags at the Library

The Superior Library has 12 new toddler bags. Each bag has a different theme with 3-5 books, and one or more of flannel boards, puppets, games or anything else I found to put in them. The bags are checked out for 2 weeks.

Library Opens June 8 after COVID-19

Cookie decorating class

We had a cookie decorating class for children and adults.  Everyone had a good time.  We will be doing other things so if you are interested in joining in the fun, follow our Facebook page. 

Top Eleven Most Challenged Books in 2018

  1. George, by Alex Gino
  2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E. G. Keller
  3. Captain Underpants series, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
  4. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  5. Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
  7. This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  8. Skippyjon Jones series, written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  10. This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
    1. Two Boys Kissing, by David LevithanTo see the description of each book and why it was challenged or banned go to Http://

Nebraska Library Innovation Studios Makerspace Partnership

  Superior and Nelson Libraries will each host one of the Innovation Studios makerspace  in the next few months. This project hosted by the public libraries is to support community engagement and participatory learning experiences by providing access to technology and innovative learning tools not readily accessible locally.
The Nebraska Library Commission was awarded a National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for this partnership project with the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, Regional Library Systems and local public libraries.
The Studio has 6 stations with a 3-D printer, Universal Laser Cutter, Graphtec CE6000-60 Vinyl Cutter, Carvey Inventables CNC Router, Bernette Embroidery Machine, and a EnduraPress Heat Press and Epson WF 3260 Printers. The Kits include Lego Mindstorms, Laminators, Arduino Starter Kit, SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, Makey Makey, Camera and Video Creator( with green screens), Audio/Music Kit (record your own music), Weller Soldering Kit, and a Button Maker Kit.
Keep checking for more information.