One Word

I am a little late but I finally came up with my one word for the year! Last year my one word was Collaborate. And we would not have made it through the year without that very word. I love it. It is perfect for work and home both. In…

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Learning Studio

Our library has been hosting the Nebraska Library Commission innovative studio temporarily for the last couple months. We have tried out the equipment and have found what we think will work for our library. We have also thought about how to best work with the space that we have. What…

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Non-fiction and Close to Home

For those of us who love a good read from the non-fiction section of the library, there is one that stands out for several reasons. The most interesting of facts I found was that the story itself was kept silent until “the principle characters had all passed off the scene…”….

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1000 books before kindergarten program

Butler Memorial Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Register: Pick up program materials at the library or you may have received the materials from school.

2. Track Your Reading: Fill in a circle for each book that you read to your child on your reading record. 3. Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in story time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as the child listens to the entire book. 4. Milestones: We will have prize available for every 100 books completed up to 1000 books. Bring your completed sheets in to collect a prize and a new reading tracker sheet.

Some of the prizes available above

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night you will finish you journey in under three years. If you read 3 books every night then you’ll have in completed in just one year! Enjoy your journey to 1,000 books before kindergarten!

Happy Reading!