Library Events

 
December Library Lego Club Theme

lib-icon-k5Winter Wonderland is the theme for the Lego Club @YourLibrary on Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, December 3, 2016 at either 10:00am or 3:00pm to make some wintery Lego creations!
Come join us!!!

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December Story Time @YourLibrary

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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

December 2016 Themes

December 6 — “Mice Are Nice”
December 13 — “Goodness How Delicious”
December 20 — “Merry Christmas”
December 27 — NO STORY TIME
January 3 — STORY TIME RESUMES


November Make It Monday Project: Baskets

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Create@YourLibrary 

Every 3rd Monday from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm we will be having fun for all ages and learning a new craft or project. All of the supplies are furnished. Work at your own pace. Make something uniquely you by attending Make It Monday’s at the Library!

Monday, November 21, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Monthly Project: Baskets


Library Offers Home Improvement Series

lib-icon-everyonelib-home-improvement-logoHome Improvement Series

Saturday Topic Status / Time
October 15, 2016 Preparing Your Home for Winter Cancelled
November 19, 2016 Preparing Your Home for Winter Cancelled
December 2016 NO SESSION – Happy Holidays!
January 7, 2017 Interior Painting 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
February 4, 2017 Plumbing 101 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
March 4, 2017 Basic Power Tools Every Homeowner Should Own 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
April 1, 2017 All About Trees 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
May 6, 2017 Exterior Paint, Trim, and Gutters 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
June 3, 2017 Curb Appeal Ideas 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
July 1, 2017 Appliance Maintenance 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
August 5, 2017 Basic HVAC Maintenance 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
September 2, 2017 Free Home Improvement Resources from the Library and Internet 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

The Home Improvement Series is a 1-2 hour presentation offered to the general public about basic home improvement from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday. Local businesses and experts will share their tips and techniques to repair and improve your home. The general public is welcome and there is no charge for these sessions. The Home Improvement Series is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, Lincoln County Community Development Corporation, and the North Platte Public Library.


Coloring Book Club @YourLibrary

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Saturday, November 19, 2016  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, January 7, 2017  1:00 – 3:30 pm

Please bring your own pencils, pens and/or markers

The 3rd Saturday of the Month Through December
1st Saturday of the Month Starting in January

Come join the latest relaxation craze! The Coloring Book Club will be held at 1:00 PM on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The library will provide coloring pattern pages, but please bring your own pens/pencils/markers. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own coloring books if they prefer. This activity is designed for adults. This first meeting will shape how the club works, so be sure to get this on your calendar!


K.I.D.S. Klub @YourLibrary

K.I.D.S. Klub @YourLibrary

lib-icon-k5K.I.D.S. Klub is an after school program offered through the North Platte Public School District. The North Platte Public Library is one partner in the program offering after school programming and activities for KIDS Klub.

K.I.D.S. Klub comes to the library twice a month. Five KIDS Klub groups visit the library twice a month from 4:00 to 5:00 – 5:20. A program is planned consisting of a short video based on a book, if possible, or pertaining to a certain theme and reading a book or two. Book talks may be given. Children then visit the junior room and are able to check out books. The library collaborates with Kids Klub to afford an opportunity for children to visit the library and obtain a library card that might not otherwise do so. It also encourages reading and promotes the library and books as something fun to do.

For more information contact KIDS Klub at 308-696-3360.


November Story Time @YourLibrary

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

November 2016 Themes

November 1 — I Will Be …
November 8 — Clean Is Keen with Keep Lincoln County Beautiful
November 15 — A Harvest of Good Books
November 22 — We Give Thanks!
November 29 — It’s Not Easy


November Wee Read @Your Library

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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, November 2, 2016
and
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

9:30 am – 9:50 am
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Upcoming dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 & Wednesday, December 21, 2016


LEGO Club @Your Library

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Theme: TBA
Session 1
10:00 – 11:00 am
Session 2
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Theme: TBA
Session 1
10:00 – 11:00 am
Session 2
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Theme: TBA
3:00 – 4:00 pm

LEGO Club is a fun way to engage youth in problem solving and creative building activities. It takes place the 1st Saturday of the month, except holidays, and starting in January 2017, we will host a single session from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. It is intended for elementary age youth and there is a different building theme each time announced at the club meeting. Any elementary age people can join. The cost is free.


Challenge: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000B4K

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Parents know the importance of reading to their children but often times in a busy day it is hard to find time. To encourage caregivers to read early and often to their children, the North Platte Public Library is launching a new program for preschool children. 1000 Books B4K offers a challenge to parents and care givers to read 1000 books to their child before they enter kindergarten. Parents may register for the program in the junior room of the North Platte Public Library and pick up a folder containing log sheets and information.

This early literacy program is simple and free. Parents bring their child to the library to sign up and are given a folder containing log sheets. Every time the child has listened to 100 books the log sheet is redeemed at the library to receive a sticker or small prize such as a book bag or finger puppet. When the child has listened to 1000 books, he or she receives a book and a jumpstart for future learning success.

Reading with an older child or an adult at a young age helps children develop pre-reading skills. They are able to build a mental word bank that will benefit them as they begin to sound out words and later for writing skills.

It really is possible to read 1000 books to a child before kindergarten! There are 1,826 days between birth and a child’s fifth birthday. If one book is read per night for three years, 1095 books will have been read. If ten books are read per week for two years, 1040 books will have been read. If three books are read most days, in less than one year the milestone will have been reached.

This program is based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0 – 5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching kindergarten. Most importantly, children who enjoy shared reading time, and see others around them enjoying reading will WANT to learn how to read. Rewards are endless. What better way to spend a cozy, shared, quiet time with a child?

Start up funds for this program were provided by the Doris O. Nelson memorial and a gift from Mr. James Neville. Money for books is provided by Thrivent Financial.