Happy Banned Books Week 2020!

Banned Books WeekΒ 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 β€” librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types β€” in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.
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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 β€œPeople’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

Enter Our Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest!

Who: There will be 3 categories, PS-3rd grade, 4th-8th grade, High School/Adults

What: Help the Gingerbread Man escape by disguising him/her as your favorite book character!

When: Starting Dec. 9, you can pick up a Gingerbread Man template at the library, print the template that’s shown here, or use your own.  Then turn in your finished project by Dec. 14 before 2 p.m. Make sure your name is on the back.

How: Use any crafty materials you want to disguise your gingerbread man.

Patrons of the library will be able to vote on their favorite disguise Dec. 16 –  21. There will be a prize given to the person with the most votes in each category! 

Have  fun!

 

 

Congratulations to the Winners in Our Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Happy Halloween!πŸ‘» Everyone was completely blown away, by the amount of creativity and talent involved, in the entries for our first ever Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Congrats to each of our winners! They each won Bison Bucks as prizes!
Winners in the age 12 & under category:
1. Chey Veach (Olaf from Frozen)
2. Henry & Sam Morrison (Pete the Cat)
3. Thomas Musil (Captain Underpants)
4. Jillian Herstedt (Junie B. Jones, the Toothless Wonder)
Winners in the age 19 & over category:
1. Cassie Musil (The Ugly Duckling)
2. Scott Musil (The Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
3. Shawna Lampshire (Minnie Mouse)
Winners in the Family category:
1. Howe family (Pigeon)
2. Morrison family (D. W. the Picky Eater)
3. Veach family (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Our patrons had a difficult time voting for their favorites in each of the different categories. We had so many entries in the age 12 & under category (and no entries in the age 13-18 age category), that we awarded an extra prize in the age 12 & under category.
Prize winners may stop by our front desk and pick up their prizes. Thank-you to everyone who participated!🀩

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