Tax Season at Your Library

Tax Season at Your Library

Tax season officially begins January 24th. During this time of year, the library is inundated with questions regarding income taxes. This post intends to address some of our most frequently asked questions. Where can I get tax forms? All forms and schedules can be printed from the IRS website. We are happy to print these forms for you. Please come to the library with the name of the form you need. Can a librarian answer my tax questions? In most…

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Snow what fun!

Snow what fun!

We are keeping spirits bright at your local library. Check out the fun events we have going on in December and beyond! Winter Book Bingo December 1st to January 31st Patrons of all ages are invited to compete in our Winter Book Bingo. All patrons have to do is read a library book that fits the criteria of the winter or holiday-themed squares on the card. Participants will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Come to the…

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Library turns 105

Library turns 105

Tekamah Public Library will be celebrating its 105th birthday this month. The original Carnegie structure was dedicated on October 25th, 1916, but Tekamah’s library was already a couple years in the making. The community’s desire for a library had been known since May 1914, when the Burt County Herald reported that the Tekamah Commercial Club was putting forth efforts to secure the funding via a grant. This money came from none other than businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s foundation. Tekamah…

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

The week of September 26th is Banned Books Week. This event is sponsored by the American Library Association, who keeps a record of all reported challenges and bans. So what is a banned book? This term is used to describe books that have either been challenged or removed from public libraries, school libraries, or school curriculum. These books are often described as offensive or inappropriate for a multitude of reasons. It is the opinion of the library community that attempting…

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Getting Started with Reader Zone

Getting Started with Reader Zone

Tekamah Public Library uses Reader Zone to manage the reading portion of the Summer Reading Program. It is fun and easy to use! Use the instructions below to get started. If you have trouble, please contact the library, either by calling (402) 374-2453 or emailing teklibdirector@gmail.com. Join Join our Summer Reading Program by doing the following:1. Download the Reader Zone app for your Apple, Android or Amazon device.2. Create your account and add reader(s).3. Join our program with the code 093fa4.  Keep logging your reading all summer.5.  If you don’t have a mobile…

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Eric Carle Story Time

Eric Carle Story Time

We were saddened to hear of the passing of famous children’s author and illustrator, Eric Carle. He was 91 years old. His most famous book is the beloved “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which was published in 1967! He was renowned for his bright, cheerful illustrations. This week, we are honoring him by reading a couple of his stories. For our craft, we are including a link to an entire list of Eric Carle crafts. Children will have a blast recreating…

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Summer Reading Update

Summer Reading Update

The start of the 2021 Summer Reading Program is rapidly approaching. The fun starts Monday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. with an open house at Tekamah Public Library. We will be reading some stories and assisting with last minute signups. Kids who attend will receive a goodie bag and we will have drawings for several prizes! If you want to sign up now or get more information, please go to this page. JUNE SUMMER READING EVENTS Library Open House Monday,…

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Memorial Day Story Time

Memorial Day Story Time

This week, we are celebrating Memorial Day with a couple stories about the holiday. Memorial Day is a long weekend that is sometimes referred to as the official start of summer in the United States. We celebrate this day to remember our fallen soldiers. For our craft this week, we have a link to a bunch of fun Memorial Day crafts you can try at home!

Grumpy Story Time

Grumpy Story Time

Have you ever felt grumpy? Other words for being grumpy are grouchy or crabby. It’s a perfectly normal emotion, but it is important to know where it comes from and how to handle it. Today we are reading a couple stories about being grumpy! For our craft, we have a cute coloring page so you can make your own Grouchy Ladybug. You can print it at home or get a copy here at the library. Be sure to give him…

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