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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!

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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Spider Virtual Story Time

Spider Virtual Story Time

This week, Miss Theresa is reading a couple stories about spiders! These tiny critters might look a little scary, but they are our friends. Listen to the stories to find out why! Check out the super cute craft for this week! Aren’t these spiders darling?

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.

Spring Story Time

Spring Story Time

Miss Theresa is reading a couple spring-themed stories this week! There are so many cute ideas for crafts out there. We couldn’t pick just one! Instead we are sharing a link to 150+ Spring Craft Ideas. You’re sure to find something easy and adorable to make with your little ones. Click on the picture to go to the website!