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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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Rainy Day Story Time

Rainy Day Story Time

Are you staying dry? At the library, we like to say that days like this are “good reading weather.” This week, we are sharing a couple selections from Junior Library Guild. This company sends a handpicked picture book to the library every month and we always love what comes in the mail. This week, we are offering a variety of craft kits for pick up at the library! We have many odds and ends saved from different in-person story times,…

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Soupy Story Time

Soupy Story Time

This week, we are reading stories about soup! What is your favorite soup? We are excited that Miss Linda joined us to read a story this week. She was a little nervous about reading on camera, so be sure to tell her you liked her story if you see her. We think she did an awesome job! Check out the stories below and then take a look at the recipe for Mexicali soup we have shared. It cooks in one…

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Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading Month

May is Get Caught Reading Month! This nationwide public service campaign was founded by the Association of American Publishers in 1999 and aims to raise awareness about the joy of reading. We are celebrating with some fun activities. If you “get caught” reading in the library during the month of May, your picture might be featured on our Facebook and website! We also have a coloring sheet that can be picked up at the library or printed here.