Movie Night July 18th

Join us at the library tomorrow, July 18th, at 6:30pm for a free showing of a movie. We can’t give away the exact title in a public announcement, but we can say it’s a musical about a book loving gal and scruffy guy.

We’ll stay open about a half hour later than usual to finish the film.

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Special Agricultural Innovations Program

On Saturday, July 22, from 10:30 a.m. until about noon the library will host a teen ambassador from the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Council. Grace has been trained in agricultural innovations and will be presenting a program on soil and no-till farming ideas. The program is especially suited for children in grades 1-4, but others are welcome (under 8 must be accompanied).

Participants will work with soil on a hands-on project. Each child will receive a nano bug (robot) to make their own no-till planter. The program will be interactive and fun! All supplies have been paid through a Nebraska agricultural innovators grant.

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Scribblebot Fun

On Wednesday morning, we offered a Scribblebot (scribbling robot!) activity to the fishing group kids at Twin Rivers YMCA. Everyone had fun and made their own Scribblebot to take home. For more information on making Scribblebots at home, see:

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Scavenger Hunt Tuesday July 11

Join us tomorrow, July 11th, at 6:30pm for a Library Scavenger Hunt! Minor age participants (17 and under) who find the items on their list will win 1 or 2 prize books from our summer reading cart. Adult participants are encouraged to help!

All ages welcome! (Under 8 must be accompanied.)

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No Summer Reading Events This Week

The library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th, for the holiday. We will be open as usual today and Wednesday.

There will be no Summer Reading Program Events this week. Reading logs and summer projects can still be turned in (and picked up!).

Upcoming next week:

Scavenger Hunt. Bring kids for a search through the library for prizes!
Tuesday July 11th and 6:30pm at Valley Public Library.

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Tabletop Gaming Night Tuesday June 27th

Join us for Tabletop Game Night tomorrow, June 27th, at 6:30pm at Valley Public Library.

We’ll have a variety of games–both classic and new–for you to try! Tabletop gaming has surged in popularity in the last decade. This is a great way to spend leisure time with family and friends without attention being dominated by an electronic screen.

For a full list of Summer Reading activities, see:

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“Mrs. Science” at the library on June 20

Come to the library Tuesday, June 20 at 3:00 pm for a fast-paced program of science demonstrations and activities with Mrs. Science!

This free event is designed for elementary school children, but it should be fascinating for all of us. Children under 8 should be accompanied.

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Mobile Beef Lab Fun

Tonight we had Husker Beef Lab ( out to Valley Public Library for an informative presentation on cattle and other ruminants. We learned about the science being done on the digestion of different kinds of feed with different kinds of microbes. And we got to put an arm into a steer’s stomach, which both of our librarians on duty did too!

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Husker Mobile Beef Lab Tuesday 6/13

On Tuesday at 6:30pm, the famous cow from UNL is coming to Valley Public Library!

Come to learn about ruminant biology and put your hand inside the stomach of a REAL LIVE COW. All ages welcome. (Under 8 must be accompanied.)

For a full list of Summer Reading activities, see:

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Chocolate Party Success

Tuesday’s chocolate party was a hit! Here are some of the youngins who made colorful chocolates from molds. Join us for the next two months for all sorts of free events:

Summer Reading Program 2017

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