American Legion Poppy Poster Entries and Winners are on display at the library until Memorial Day – stop in to view these wonderful projects!

Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Area school groups put together “Hand Picked for You” flower crafts at the Atkinson Public Library for Mother’s Day! The projects, compliments of the Central Plains Library System, were made up of cute paper flower pots and decorated handprint “flowers”.

Nebraska Humanities Program

Nebraska historian Jeff Barnes presented “The Queen’s Road: Nebraska’s Bumpy Ride to Statehood” at the Atkinson Public Library on Thursday, April 11. The program, which was sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and the Atkinson Friends of the Library, was presented to a group of forty children and adults.

Barnes’s talk covered the transitional years of the Nebraska Territory, with its borders shrinking, its national significance increasing, and its sometimes shaky trek to statehood.

Easter Crafts for Kids

Crafters at the Atkinson Public Library had a hippity-hoppity time putting together Easter themed bunny frames, necklace crafts, and slap bracelets.  There were a total of 220 craft projects completed.  Children were also able to have their picture taken as the Easter bunny, and could pick from some really cute coloring/activity pages to work on.