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 a FamilySearch Affiliate Library! 

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:
• The first level of accessibility of records through the FamilySearch website can be viewed by anyone that has an account with FamilySearch.
• ✨The second level of accessibility to records in FamilySearch are those restricted records ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE AFFILIATED LIBRARIES and the family history centers.✨
• 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: Ancestry 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.
#ChangingLivesEveryDay #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.

Summer Hours at CCPL!

Summer hours at CCPL!🌞

Please note our EARLY OPENS (at 9:00am) on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Stop in to escape the summer heat!🌞☀️

Curbside Pick Up! 🚗This has been so popular, that we’ve decided to continue to offer curbside pick up as a regular service. 🚗Call us (946-2512), text us (308-270-7060), or email us (, to place items on hold. OR, you may also place items on hold at: Contact the library for your password.

Congrats to our Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program (Week 1), PRIZE WINNERS!😲
Valerie Morrison: Tails & Tales book bag, measuring spoons, and “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier” by The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond
Suzanne Philippi: book bag, metal garden pick & mini watering can.
Emily Blomstedt: wooden wall hanging, booklight, metal magnet, and booklight.
Heather Negus: set of dish towels, mason jar tealight, and a forget-me-not grow kit.
Laurie Johnson: rolling carry-on tote, metal garden pick, and booklight.
Katie Lovejoy: 100 page sketch book, 24-piece colored pencils, and a daisy grow kit.
You may stop by our front desk to pick your prizes up OR give us a call at 946-2512 a few minutes before you arrive (for curbside pickup).
#TailsandTales #SummerReadingProgram2021
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