Congrats to Our 2021 Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winners!

Congratulations to Kelly Smithson and Katy Lovejoy!
They are the GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of our 2021 Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program!
Kelly won: $20 in Bison Bucks, “Before we Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate, a book bag, and “The Winner” by David Baldacci!
Katy won: $20 in Bison Bucks, “New! Secret Restaurant Recipes” and a miniature birdhouse! ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰
The ADULTS and TEENS read a VERY IMPRESSIVE 626 books during the months of June and July!!
Thank-you so much to everyone who participated!!
๐Ÿ™Žโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Ž **Kids’ Summer Reading Prizes will be given out sometime next week.**๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹
#summerreading2021 #TailsandTales

Our Makerspace is NOW OPEN to the Public!

We are so excited to announce that our Makerspace is NOW open to the public!
Our machines include:
3-D Printer
Vinyl Cutter
Heat Press & Mug Press
Laser Cutter
Sublimation Printer
Button Makers
All patrons must be trained on the machines in order to use them. Trainings will range from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the machine and skill level. Kids under 14 must have an adult with them for trainings and use of any machine.
Use of the makerspace is currently by appointment only, mostly on Wednesday-Friday. Please call the library at 308-946-2512 and talk to Jamie for more information or to schedule your appointment.
There is no charge for use of the equipment, however, there is a charge for our consumables.
We are so happy to โ€œfinallyโ€ be able to open the makerspace for public use. Come create with us!
#neblibraries #makerspace

Congrats to Our Week Six Summer Reading Program Prize Winners!

Congrats to our Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program (Week 6), PRIZE WINNERS!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
Deb Lovejoy: Cilantro Grow Kit and a gardening tool.
Heather Negus: Basil Grow Kit and a gardening tool.
Rosalyn Beck: kitchen towel, metal bookmark, and stamped books.
Katie Lovejoy: “The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, a metal bookmark, and a book bag.
Claire Blomstedt: bird figurine and a scented candle.

Doggone Great Summer at CCPL!

We’ve been having a DOGGONE GREAT SUMMER at CCPL!๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•
Stop in and grab one of our delightful books, before they SCAMPER away!
Since every DOG HAS HIS DAY…
we’ve decided to give away a gift basket that includes the book “The Art of Dancing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. It’s a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ
The basket is chock full of goodies that will brighten up your day!
Stop in every day through July 31st to register!
#bookdisplay by Lori Hood๐Ÿคฉ
#doggonegreatsummer #everydoghasitsday #giftbasket

Congrats to our Week 4 Summer Reading Program Prize Winners!

Congrats to our Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program (Week 4), PRIZE WINNERS!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
Erin Mankin: Tails & Trails book bag, “The No-Fuss Family Cookbook” by Ryan Scott, a set of measuring spoons, a metal bookmark, and a Cactus Grow Kit
Marci Thompson Veach: a book light, metal bookmark, and a coffee mug.
Tracy Myers: a Welcome Home wall-hanging, metal bookmark, and a dish towel.
Joshua Miller: Tails & Trails drawstring bag, Spiderman bookmark, and “The Art of Comic Book Drawing.”
Katy Lovejoy: a hot chocolate mug and an Oregano Grow Kit.
Stop by our front desk to pick your prizes up OR give us a call at 946-2512 to arrange for curbside pickup.

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CCPL Approved as a FamilySearch Affiliate Library!

Have you ever wanted to research and explore your family’s history?
We’re excited to announce, that CCPL has just been approved as aย FamilySearchย Affiliate Library!ย 

The extension of this service to our library adds access to approximately 25 percent of the 1.5+ million rolls of microfilm already converted to FamilySearch’s digital images. This access, together with existing FamilySearch microfilm collections, enables affiliate libraries to be valuable providers of FamilySearch content.

FamilySearch Affiliate Library is available for in-library use only.
You can use any of our public computers OR bring your own device and connect it to our free WiFi.
Each user of FamilySearch will need to sign into FamilySearch with their own username/password to view the records from FamilySearch. There is not an institution or library account.

There are three levels of family search:
โ€ข The first level of accessibility of records through the FamilySearch website can be viewed by anyone that has an account with FamilySearch.
โ€ขย โœจThe second level of accessibility to records in FamilySearch are those restricted records ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE AFFILIATED LIBRARIES and the family history centers.โœจ
โ€ข The third and most restricted records are only available in the Church owned family history centers or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

FamilySearch is available alongside CCPL’s existing subscription access to another popular and valuable resource:ย Ancestryย Library Edition.
Each of these useful tools provide our patrons with: FREE and VERY INFORMATIVE services, to help you along your family-search journey Both of these services are available for in-library use only.
#ChangingLivesEveryDayย #genealogyresources

CCPL and Merrick County Museum Partner for an Exhibit. “Herstory: We All Have a Story To Tell.”

The Merrick County Historical Museum is currently featuring a special exhibit at our library:

“Herstory: We All Have a Story to Tell.” These are the stories of ten remarkable Merrick County Women.

Do you know how the Ormsby Road in Merrick County got its name? Read about the Ormsby family and their daughter Louise. Louise was a gifted soprano soloist. She toured with John Phillip Sousa! Find out how Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital got its name! Read about Marguerite Smith Roberts. In 1969 Marguerite wrote the screenplay for “True Grit” (the screenplay which earned John Wayne his only Oscar).

We invite you to stop in and see this wonderful exhibit while it’s here!

Check out this photo (below) of CCPL’s Library Assistant Adele Maynard (in an article from the Republican Nonpareil)!

Checkout our NEW UHEC Video Converter!

In addition to the Kodak Scanza that we added yesterday…

We added another #GizmoAndGadget today!

Do you have old VHS family videos?

Use our NEW UHEC Video Converter to digitize video from a VCR, camcorder and other analog video sources, for playback on your Mac, PC and iPad.

2 week checkout.

VCR or camcorder required (not included).Call us at 946-2512, email us at or text us at 308-270-7060 to be put on reserve.

Digitize Old Slides and Negatives with our NEW Kodak Scanza!

Our newest #GizmoAndGadget!
Digitize old slides and negatives at home, using our NEW Kodak Scanza!
Use the device to scan and save 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8, and 8mm negatives and slides.
It has a simple horizontal slot for loading and allows for manual color and brightness adjustment during the scan process.
The film scans to an SD card (not included).
This converts STILLS, not video.
Video out for tv connection.
Call us at 946-2512, email us at or text us at 308-270-7060 to be put on reserve. 2 week checkout.
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