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Bekah Jerde Visiting

Bekah Jerde Visiting

Named Emerging Visual Artist at the 2022 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, Omaha photographer Bekah Jerde grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern South Dakota. Her story of the years in between will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7 at the Chatt Center in Tekamah. A guest of the Tekamah Public Library Foundation, Bekah is a nonprofit leader, advocate, woman in recovery and artist, as well as an award-winning photographer. She was featured in the Omaha World…

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March Happenings

March Happenings

National Read Across America Day was Wednesday, March 2nd. This annual children’s literacy event is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We are celebrating these two events all month at Tekamah Public Library, along with some other fun! Keep reading to learn about the events and displays we have going on this month. Paper Chain Project For every book checked out during the month of March, a link will be added to a paper chain. Patrons are invited to decorate and attach…

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National Bird-Feeding Month

National Bird-Feeding Month

This month, we are celebrating an important but lesser-known holiday. February is National Bird-Feeding Month. Food and water is scarce during the winter months, and February is the hardest month for wild birds to survive. You can help by placing bird feeders and water sources in safe locations in your backyard. In exchange, you get the beauty and pleasure of watching birds flock to your yard. We have many birding books that cover every angle of this hobby. Birdwatching, bird…

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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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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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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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