Thursday, April 23, 2015

Children's Services at Our Library

Welcome to the Children’s Area of the library.   
We have many programs and projects to help your child grow and learn and love reading.





PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR

     Ages  3-4-5

Meets September through April.  There  are sessions at Nebraska Christian Preschool, the Merrick Co. Child Development Center, and at the library.  Sessions are on Tuesday mornings. Emphasis is on developing listening skills, reading readiness, and socialization skills.





LUCY’S GARDEN 
  1. has 120 books in six different areas of preliteracy:  reading, talking, singing, counting, playing, and writing,  chosen to help prepare children for kindergarten by giving them a good backgound in pre-literacy skills.  Parents keep track of the books they have read to their child on a simple log which is kept at the library.  When all 120 books have been read, the library will present a certificate to the child. Lucy’s Garden is  funded by a memorial to Lucile Hudgens.






LEADING to READING
This collection of books provided by the Sixpence Early Learning Fund is designated by label between newborn and 60 months.  Each book represents a recommended book for your child at each month of their development through their 5th birthday.






                 
AWE's All in one Early Literacy Station

                            A.W.E.  LEARNING STATIONS
We have 2 stations which have over 300 educational games and activities on each.  They are self-contained and are not connected to the internet.  One station is geared to younger children as young as 2, and the other has  programs more appealing to children ages 7 and up.  These stations were awarded through grants from the Nebraska Library Commission.






                               CHILDREN’S COMPUTERS
Two computers connected to the internet in the children’s area

       are available. An internet filtering program is in place.









THE SONY PLAYSTATION 3
is available to play.  There are a number of games available for various ages.





PLAYTIME
Put on a Puppet Show in the puppet theater with our large puppet collection, sit at the table and enjoy a book, or play with the tubs of Legos and blocks in the children’s area. There are also large puzzles and other games available.






CHILDREN’S SERIES COLLECTION
Barbie, Magic Tree House, Arthur, and many other series are easy to find in the front shelves in the children’s area.






                CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN SPANISH COLLECTION









                              PRESCHOOL BOARDBOOK BINS








GOLDEN SOWER BOOKS





AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
As often as possible the library offers a Monday afternoon activity once a month.  The activities vary from month to month and last from 3:30-4:45 pm.







SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The summer is full of activities on this year’s themes “Every Hero Has a Story,” and “Camp Read S’More.” Weekly programs and workshops, opportunities to win prizes, and lots of great fun are in store for children ages 4-12.  Pick up a brochure.





STONE SOUP Preschool Story Hour



We listened to the stories  The Magic Stew Pot and The Soup Stone.  They liked the story of the soldier who  used a stone to get a family to give the ingredients to make a great soup. Here they are sorting out the "vegetables" from their gardens and adding them to the soup pot.







You have to have the perfect rock to make good stone soup.





You put the stone in the pot and add water. Get the fire going under the pot, and then add vegetables.












Thursday, April 16, 2015

EVERY HERO HAS A STORY--2015 Summer Reading Program


CENTRAL CITY
PUBLIC LIBRARY
                                 2015
Summer Reading Program 
May 27 – July 16, 2015
Central City Public Library
1604 15th Avenue
Central City, NE  68826

Phone (308) 946-2512
e-mail: 
cc.library.ne@gmail.com
libraries.ne.gov/centralcity
pinterest.com/centralcitypl
twitter.com/CcplNe
cclibrarykidzzone.blogspot.com








REGISTRATION

You can register at the library any time between May 25 - June 3, or at the KICK-OFF event on May 27 at the Central City Elementary School.  Register for either the preschool group or the school age group.  Both sessions will meet at the same time.                         .
All programs begin at 1 PM on Wednesday afternoons except for July 1.


     DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES EVERY WEEK.




MAY 27 
KICK-OFF
CAMP READ S’MORE
FUN and GAMES 
AND REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAM
1 PM
(Note special meeting place 

at CC Elem. School Gym)


Session will be at the Central City Elementary School
Join the fun as you learn all about some great ways to use a computer and phone to do book reports and other things.
The preschool group will have an age-appropriate program at the elementary school also.







         JUNE 3 
          SUPERHERO TRAINING              ACADEMY 
            1 PM @ the library
    Get your superhero name, make a superhero costume, compete in the obstacle course, spy web toss,  x-ray vision competition,  and sharpshooting contest.  Be the first team to get the most Kryptonite to save the planet, and make a candy superhero.  
Preschool group will have a similar program.








    JUNE 10 
1 PM
HATS OFF TO OUR COMMUNITY 

HELPER HEROES


We’ll recognize the many people and jobs that make our lives better in our area. Learn fingerprinting techniques from our local police officers, make some fingerprint pictures, and make a copy of your fingerprints to take home to your parents.  Plus, we’ll make some “goody bags” as thank you’s to some of our community’s heroes!   
       Preschool group will do a similar program.                                                                                                                           BE AN AUTHOR AND WRITE YOUR OWN BOOK      THIS SUMMER.  SEE THE POINTS BROCHURE FOR DETAILS AND OTHER WAYS TO EARN POINTS.




JUNE 17
ANIMALS CAN BE HEROES, TOO
1 PM
    


       











Magical Paradise 
Exotic Animal Farm
will be here to share the world of animals.  There will also be a book review about a real life hero guide dog and information about another real dog who helps save lives of people who suffer from seizures.

Plus a guest appearance of Sherlock the Magnificent





June 24
NEBRASKA HEROES 
1 PM
With Author Jean Lukesh
Palmer, NE
Learn about Pawnee Indian scouts for the army; Petalesharo, Pawnee Indian Chief; Evelyn Sharp pilot from Ord; Ben Koroki, WW II hero; and Eagle of Delight, a Plains Indian girl whose portrait hangs in the White House.


Ms. Lukesh will have her books for sale after the program.



There will be a separate program for the preschool group.







JULY 1
SPOrTS HERoES
A visit from the
 LINCOLN SALT DOGS
Baseball Team
10:30 AM

Wear a ball uniform and get a prize; games, stories,  lots of fun!
Learn about Women’s Major League Baseball Teams during WWII

Preschool group will meet with the older group.







                                     JULY 8 
                                     1 PM
                    MOVIE AFTERNOON

                                                            
                                   BALTO


Based on a true story, Balto is a dazzling animated adventure about one of the most courageous canines of all time who braved an Arctic storm to retrieve medicine for Alaska's children. 

  Missoula Children’s Theater is  this week also.







  July 15
12:45 @ the library to carpool to:


   BADER PARK
        Camp Read S‘More


This session will meet at the library at 12:45 and go to Bader Park for a fun afternoon exploring nature.  Pat Carlson, director of Bader Park, and friends will host a number of great activities for everyone.






STEAM-Y THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FOR AGES 6+

5 Thursdays during the summer we will have STEAM-Y workshops at 1 PM in the library to emphasize the S.T.E.A.M. principles of learning. Come to any or all of them and earn points each time you attend.
Check the library for the dates.


     SCIENCE SUPERPOWERS –Learn about the scientific
             elements and choose one to make your own 
             superpower character who uses the that element for
             special powers—with Mr. Brandon Wright, CCHS
             Science Teacher

     TECHNOLOGY FOR KIDS --applications that will make
             book reports and other things lots of fun --with
             Kirstin Fasbender and the techie squad
     ENGINEERING with Legos to create super structures --
             with Jeremiah Ohlman
     ART--Learn how to make a Zentangle drawing of one                of your initials --with Peggy Miller, from Clarks
     MATH games with cards with the “Super Card Shark” 
             Squad





PTO POINTS FOR READING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Pick up a pamphlet that describes the many ways you can earn points to get prizes and state fair passes.  Also find out how you can be a SUPER SQUAD VOLUNTEER for the library.

The End of Summer Pool Party and Awards Nite will be announced soon.