Art Show Winners!!

An Art Show featuring items created by Kindergarten through eighth graders from West Holt and St. Joseph School is displayed at the Atkinson Public Library.  There are 288 wonderful projects, which will be on display until March 14.  Stop in and take a look at your local talent!

Valentines Day Crafts & Scavenger Hunt

The Atkinson Public Library held it’s Valentines Craft Day from February 1-3, where the children decorated Love Bug Jars, and Valentine baskets. The scavenger hunt was also held then, and continued through February 14. In all there were 219 children that attended the activities during that time, keeping the library really busy!

Friends’ Holiday Silent Auction is a Success!

The Friends of the Library Holiday Silent Auction ended December 6th, and the winning bids were announced on the next day.  Many of these wonderful items will make their way under the Christmas tree for someone special!  The Friends appreciate everyone who donated to the auction, as well as all of the bidders and buyers

Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Crafts for Kids

During the week of December 13-18, the library held a Christmas Scavenger Hunt! There were 101 participants that came and searched high and low all over the library to find the 16 items on the hunt. Once all of the items were found, they each received a bag with an assortment of crafts and a treat! They colored cute Christmas bookmarks and wooden ornaments, along with a 3D Christmas tree which was then put together.

Santa Visit at the Library


Santa came to the Atkinson Public Library December 6th!  Amber Shane, of Silver Star Photography, was on hand to take some wonderful pictures of the 238 children and adults as they sat and visited with Santa.  So many little ones were anxious to see the man in red – but, there were also some shy ones, and of course a few tears!  Handouts with directions to download the pictures, as well as candy canes, furnished by Mitchell Equipment, and fun bags from the Atkinson/Holt County C4K, were handed out to all the children as they left.  The library appreciates Margaret Linse, Kathy Kliment, Lee Martischang, Madeline Rentschler, Olivia Rentschler, and Beth Laible for being Santa’s helpers for the evening.