Library Events

 
Summer Reading 2017

Build a Better World Theme Poster Summer Reading Programming General Information

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATES – 6 weeks on MONDAYS at 1:30 pm
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June 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10


GRADES 1 & 2 GRADUATES – 6 weeks on WEDNESDAYS at 1:30 pm
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June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12


GRADES 3-5 GRADUATES – 6 weeks on WEDNESDAYS at 3:00 pm
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June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12

 


TEENS GRADES 6-12 (Age 12 – 18) – 6 weeks on THURSDAYS at 4:00 pm

June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6

Teen Lock-In on July 7th Requirements: 

Read 3 YA books, indicate how they could influence you to “Build a Better World” and attend Teen Cafe at least 3 times.


ADULTS – Due to increased NE150 events there will not be a Summer Reading Program for Adults in 2017


June & July Wee Read

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The first and third Wednesdays of each month are reserved for Wee Read presentations for children from infancy to 3 years of age. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children. Each program lasts for about 20 minutes.

Wee Read is for ages 0 – 3 years old

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
and
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
and
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

9:30 am – 9:50 am
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Wee Read will not meet in August. Programming resumes in September. Have a wonderful summer!


June Storytime Themes

lib-icon-prekPreschool Story TimeGeorge & Gracie Puppets

Preschool Story Time is a read-aloud and follow interactive time. It’s where friends are made, imaginations grow and independence is earned. We know every parent and caregiver would love to watch their kids engage, sometimes it’s best for the child to learn those skills in a supervised non-threatening environment without the parent present.

Bring your preschooler(s) to Story Time
and enjoy a little library time for yourself!

Tuesdays for Preschool: Ages 3 – Kindergarten

9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

June and July 2017 Themes

June 6 — “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”
June 13 — “Happy Father’s Day”
June 20 — “Recycle That”
June 27 — “Build a Pizza”
July 4 — LIBRARY CLOSED
July 11 — “Home Sweet Home”

There will be no Story Time in August. Programming resumes in September. Have a great and safe summer!


 

May Teen Cafe @Your Library

lib-icon-teenTeen Cafe is a program which promotes books and provides positive activities for area yteencafeouth.

There is no charge and no registration for the Teen Cafe programs. Just show up!

Thursday Afternoons @ the Library

Teens: Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

May 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

May 4 — May Flowers
May 11 — Positive Kids
May 18 — The Red Umbrella
May 25 — Celebrate Veterans


Historic Homes of North Platte: Part 2

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Kaycee, a library staff member, has studied the history of many local buildings. Together, these photographic talks will feature the exteriors of about 40 homes built from 1874-1938. This is the 2nd part of this program.

Program attendance is limited to 70, so please call and make seat reservations by calling the library at 535-8036, extension 3310.

The program will be offered two times:

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

and repeated

Friday, April 7,  2017 at 12:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

During the entire month of March, the North Platte Public Library will have a photographic exhibit of homesteaders and early photographs of the town, prairie-scapes, and railroad. The exhibit will also include copies of historic photographs and descriptions of William Cody (Buffalo Bill), the developing North Platte Downtown and businesses, Fort McPherson, Schools and Churches, and more.  The Library will have a three-dimensional exhibit with a plow, saddle and other early prairie artifacts on loan from the Lincoln County Historical Museum to help give modern day children and adults a sense of life on the prairie in 1867.


April Teen Cafe @Your Library

lib-icon-teenTeen Cafe is a program which promotes books and provides positive activities for area yteencafeouth.

There is no charge and no registration for the Teen Cafe programs. Just show up!

Thursday Afternoons @ the Library

Teens: Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

April 6 — The Poetry of Music
April 13 — Playing Around With Words
April 20 — Poetry and Pizza
April 27 — NO TEEN CAFE – FOL BOOK SALE


NLW Bookmark Contest

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017), North Platte Public Library is asking all kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade to enter a Bookmark Design Contest.

Rules:

  • Black or colored ink only, pencils and crayons not accepted. We want to duplicate winning entries on colored stock and ink designs will show up best and be most economical for us to reproduce.
  • One (1) entry per child.
  • Bookmark Design must be submitted to the Library by 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
  • Winning designs from each grade will be displayed during National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017) at the Library.
  • Contest winners will be determined by a bookmark committee consisting of Library Staff.
  • Winning bookmarks will be published and available to the public in mid-April. Only the first name of the winner and grade will be released with the book mark.

If you have questions, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 308-535-8036 x3318. Part-time staff are monitoring this voice mail, so please leave a call back number so we can get back to you.

A Bookmark Design Template (downloadable pdf) can also be picked up from the Library during business hours.


 

Nebraska Territory Stories- A Musical Program

lib-ne150-official-logolib-logo-humanities-stackedNebraska Territory Stories — A Musical Program

by David Seay

12:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017
at North Platte Public Library

Program attendance is limited to 70, so please call and make seat reservations by calling the library at 535-8036, extension 3310.

In this upbeat presentation David performs folk music that existed at the time Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. Between tunes he discusses how these songs provide glimpses into history by telling stories of everyday life of the pioneers during the 13 years before Nebraska statehood. This cheerful show works particularly well for family audiences so we encourage homeschooling families to attend. Instruments featured are banjo, harmonica, whistles, and mountain dulcimer. This program is funded through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau program.


 

Mobile Device Support for eResources

lib-icon-everyoneeresourceseResources is the term used for electronic resources, usually subscription based, that your library provides access to for the community.

Examples of eResources include: e-books, e-audiobooks, mp3 music, and subject based research databases like legal information, automotive repair, health information or home improvement.

Monday evening Mobile Device Help Time @ Your library

Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library 
Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library
Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

Instead of group computer classes at the North Platte Public Library in March, library staff will be available on Monday evenings, March 6, 13th and 27th from 6 to 8 PM to assist people individually with using their mobile devices or  with short computer questions.  For example, people can get assistance using the library’s eResources including apps to borrow eBooks or audiobooks, or get assistance with working with email attachments or  Microsoft Office.  People can schedule 30-minute appointments  by calling 535-8036, Ext. 3320.  These short help sessions are free.