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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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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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Hat Virtual Story Time

Hat Virtual Story Time

This week, Miss Theresa is sharing a couple stories about hats! Hats are great for when you are having a “bad hair day,” when you just want to wear something fun, or if you need to keep your head warm. Do you have a hat you like the wear? Have you ever made a hat out of newspaper? This classic craft is fun and easy. Check out the tutorial in the link below. And if you need newspaper, we have…

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Spring Virtual Story Time

Spring Virtual Story Time

Our story time this week focuses on celebrating spring. Ms Theresa talks about spring and how we can tell that it is spring. The books she is reading today are Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand and The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk. For craft ideas related to spring, refer to the link from last week’s story time and/or come in to get a spring craft kit.