Enter Our Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Central City Public Library is hosting a pumpkin/gourd
decorating contest!

1. Decorate a pumpkin or gourd (real or artificial) like your favorite BOOK CHARACTER (or with a literary theme).
2. Pumpkins or gourds may be painted, hot glued, decorated, colored, etc. CARVED PUMPKIN/GOURD SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
3. Entries must be dropped off for display at CC Public Library from October 19- October 24. They will remain on display until October 29, for the public to have a chance to vote for “People’s Choice Awards.”
4. Feel free to work alone, with friends, or with family. Only one entry per division: age 12 & under, age 13-18, age 19 & over, and Family entry.
5. Winners will be announced on October 30.

6. The winners in each division will receive Bison Bucks as prizes!
7. Pumpkins/gourds & accessories must be picked up by the time library closes on November 1. Any remaining entries/accessories will be discarded.
Contact the library with questions: 308-946-2512
Click here for Contest Entry Form and for more information

Create Digital Books With Google Slides!

Write an intriguing story with images, by creating a digital picture book slideshow!
Class Available Online November 7 -November 14
Youth (ages 10-16) are eligible to log-in for this FREE class!

Those completing one 45 minute class, are ELIGIBLE TO WIN a
600 piece Robotic Building & Coding Dragon!
Class made possible by a grant awarded from ALA,
sponsored by ALA’s partnership with Google.

CREATE A PHOTO JOURNAL WITH GOOGLE DOCS!

Class available online November 14-november 21
Adults (ages 17+) are eligible
to long-in for this FREE Class!

Those completing the 45 minute class,
are eligible to win a 7″ Smart Display
Google Nest Hub!
Class made possible by a grant awarded from ALA,
sponsored by ALA’s partnership with Google.  

Class link and code needed to access class will be emailed a few days before the class. 

Happy Banned Books Week 2020!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. This event was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.
#BannedBooksWeek2020 #bannedbooks #intellectualfreedom

15 Reels of Microfilm Added to CCPL’s Digital Archives!

15 REELS of MICROFILM have just been ADDED to our DIGITAL ARCHIVES website! 😊👓💫📰📰📰💻
The reels that have been added are:
✔️Central City Republican-Nonpareil ~ Rolls #27-31 (12/22/60-4/7/66)
✔️Central City Nonpareil ~ Rolls #25-29 (12/17/36-12/21/44)
✔️The Palmer Journal ~ Rolls #14-18 (04/28/38-11/19/53)
Click here to access: http://centralcityne.advantage-preservation.com/
🔍The newspapers in the database are fully searchable by keyword and date (making it easy to quickly explore historical content). Use the archives to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest. Additional pages will be added as the project progresses.📰
#DigitalArchives Advantage Archives #PreservingThePast #Digitization
http://libraries.ne.gov/centralcity/

September Challenge for Kids!

Kids, are you ready for a challenge this month?? Come to the library and check out 5 books to read. Then fill out a ticket for a chance to win a prize. Come back as often as you can after you read those 5 books. If you are reading chapter books, check out 2 chapter books and then fill out a ticket for a chance to win. You can enter each time you check out the required number of books. Good luck! We will draw for a winner on October 1.

Checkout Our NEW BOOKS!

NEW BOOKS!🤩👓📚
Please comment or call us (946-2512) to be put on hold for any of these items.
“The Ancestor” by Danielle Trussoni
“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman (release date 9/8/20)
“The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir” by Andre Leon Talley
“The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett (release date 9/15/20)
“The Exiles” by Christina Baker Kline
“Librarian Tales: Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks” by William Ottens (Release date 9/15/20)
“A Question of Betrayal: An Elena Standish Novel” by Anne Perry” (release date 9/8/20)
“Shadows in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death (51)” by JD Robb (release date 9/8/20)
“The Stone Wall” by Beverly Lewis (release date 9/8/20)
“Thick as Thieves” by Sandra Brown
“To Sleep in a Sea of Stars” by Christopher Paolini (release date 9/15/20)
“Until I Met You (Restoring Heritage)” by Tari Faris (release date 9/8/20)
“Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round” by @Myquillyn Smith (release date 9/15/20)
“One by One” by Ruth Ware (release date 9/8/20)
“Two Reasons to Run (The Pelican Harbor Series)” by Colleen Coble (release date 9/8/20)
“Jurassic Peck: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #5)” by Cyndi Marko (release date 9/15/20)
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