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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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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.

Santa Visit at the Library

Santa Visit at the Library

St. Nick will be visiting us on Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This year has been anything but typical, so it won’t be the usual visit with pictures on Santa’s lap. Instead, we are having a drive-thru Santa visit! The Tekamah Public Library Foundation, library board, and library staff are teaming up to hand out free books and goodie bags. Santa will be there to greet cars. Drivers are instructed to come through the alley between the…

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Library Happenings

Library Happenings

Trick-or-Treat at the Library We will be having our annual Halloween event on Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will be handing out candy via a candy chute Miss Megan is building out of cardboard tubes! This will make the night extra fun and safe. We hope you will come see us. Virtual Story Time There was a hiccup in our usual Virtual Story Time this week due to scheduling conflicts. We will be back next…

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A new story time format

A new story time format

One of our most missed activities during this pandemic has been Story Hour. We sorely miss the kiddos that visited us every week, and we have heard the kids miss us too! Right now, we are playing around with two different formats for story times that are “social distancing friendly.” Zoom Story Time One option is to have a live story time via Zoom. We have our dates listed for September, and parents can sign up here. You will be…

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