Another Snowy Story Time

Another Snowy Story Time

This week we are celebrating the big snow we had. We have three stories for you because Theresa couldn’t pick a favorite! 🙂 Our craft for this week is one that we have done before and loved! It is a simple snowman made from a kind of snow you can find in your house… cotton balls! Here are the instructions.

Celestial Story Time

Celestial Story Time

This week we are celebrating both Christmas and a couple other neat things! Today is the winter solstice, which is the first day of winter. Ancient people like the Vikings celebrated this as the beginning of Yule, and its traditions are still followed in countries like Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. Tonight is also the great conjunction of the planets Saturn and Jupiter. This phenomenon is also called “The Christmas Star.” Saturn and Jupiter will move close together and appear…

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Christmas Critters Virtual Story Time

Christmas Critters Virtual Story Time

Miss Megan and Miss Theresa are back with more Christmas stories! This week, we are reading about “Christmas Critters.” Animals can celebrate Christmas too! Check out the stories below and then see what our fun craft is this week. This week, we are offering an assortment of foam craft kits for the kids to take home. These are always a huge hit at the library and we are happy to offer a wide variety to choose from! Some are picture…

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Snowy Virtual Story Time

Snowy Virtual Story Time

With a chance of snow in the forecast for today, we thought it would be a perfect time to do a snow-themed story time! Did you know Miss Megan loves snow? She is delighted to share two snow stories, along with instructions on how to make paper snowflakes. We are decorating our bulletin board with paper snowflakes through the end of January, so please stop in and make one (or more) for us to display. To make paper snowflakes at…

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Reindeer Games Virtual Story Time

Reindeer Games Virtual Story Time

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we are celebrating with a month of Christmas books! This week our theme is Santa’s reindeer. Can you name them all? Check out our stories below and then see what our craft is for this week. It is a tasty treat we have made at the library before! Reindeer Graham Cracker Snacks Use the above picture as a guide to make your cute, tasty little reindeer. You will need graham crackers,…

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Thanksgiving Virtual Story Time

Thanksgiving Virtual Story Time

Tomorrow is a special day! This week, we are again celebrating Thanksgiving with some themed stories for Virtual Story Time. Check out Miss Theresa’s two stories and then the craft below. Miss Theresa liked both stories so much that she couldn’t decide which one to read, so she recorded both! We are pretty sure everyone has made a hand turkey before. This week, we are bringing back this classic Thanksgiving craft for our story time. It’s so easy that even…

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Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The library will be closed all day on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The library will reopen on Saturday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. We hope all our patrons have a fun and safe Thanksgiving this year.

Turkey Day Virtual Story Time

Turkey Day Virtual Story Time

This week and next, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with Virtual Story Time! Below you’ll find two turkey-themed stories and a craft. Enjoy! This is a great time of the year to talk about the meaning behind Thanksgiving and introduce young kids to the concept of “being thankful” or “giving thanks.” You can use this coloring sheet to help them visualize three things they are thankful for! Right Click > Select “Open Image in New Tab” to print the picture at…

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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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Veterans Day Virtual Story Time

Veterans Day Virtual Story Time

The library was closed for Veterans Day on Wednesday. This week, we are celebrating the holiday with three stories! These patriotic picture books can be used as a tool to introduce the holiday to your children. Pull out the photo album and have fun telling them about their relatives who served in the military. Then, check out the fun craft below! A big part of Veterans Day is thanking vets for their service. Kids are invited to color the picture…

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