November 15-18 at the library was Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. There were 159 children that stopped by to glue together a cute turkey, string gobble-gobble necklaces, and fill out ‘I am Thankful for…” coloring pages.
The Central Plains Library System came to the Atkinson Public Library on November 10 for an instructional class on using a Cricut machine! The group of 20 ladies was shown how to create projects on the computer, and then print/cut using the machine. Cute leather fringy earrings and personalized coffee cups were made by everyone present. It was a great learning experience!
The Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Atkinson Public Library began on October 18, and ran for two weeks. A total of 155 children searched high and low in the library to find all of the items on the hunt, and then received prizes. Crafts for Kids was held at the Atkinson Public Library on October 25 and 26 – 74 children came and made some really cute Halloween crafts to take home and hang up.
On Wednesday, October 27, three members of the Nebraska Strong Program once again came to Atkinson to partner with the Atkinson Public Library for a couple of pumpkin themed sessions. They gathered with 10 residents of Elkhorn Meadows in the morning where cute picture frames were decorated, and a group of 20 patrons at the library in the afternoon for pumpkin painting. Favorite Halloween costumes, the history and traditions of the holiday, favorite pumpkin recipes, and books attendees are currently reading, were discussed in both sessions. The library appreciates all that Karen Strong, Cathy Barta, Linda Paesl, and all Nebraska Strong members do to help make a positive impact for our area.