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2017 Summer Reading Program

Build A Better World

SIGN UP Event — Wednesday, May 17th, 6-8 PM — All participants signing up on May 17th will have their name entered in a drawing. Two lucky winners will receive famly summer passes to the Pawnee City Swimming Pool. Sign up for Summer Reading will continue from May 18th thru May 31st.

Important Dates:

Build A Better World Discover Camps: June 5-9, K, 1st & 2nd grades, 10:00-11:00 am; June 12-16, 3rd & 4th grades, 10:00-11:30 am; June 19-23, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades, 10:00-11:30 am.

StoryTime Tuesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18,25 — 10:30 am. Students of all ages are invited. Sessions will be approximately 10-15 min.

Movie Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26 — 6-8 pm. Adults and children of all ages are invited! Feel free to bring a pillow, snack and water. No other beverages please. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Call library each week for movie title.

Crafty Thursdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27 — 2:00 pm. Hour long crafting sessions will be offered with Karly Black of the University of Nebraska Extension Office. Limit 12 crafters per session. Call to reserve your spot. Classes begin sharply at 2:00 pm.

Summer Reading ends:  July 28th

Book Bucks Bargain store is open: July 31-Aug 4

Celebrate Success!: August 4  More information to follow!!

Books Build Better Readers: Earn Book Bucks during the Summer Reading Program. Pre-School – Grade 6 earn $1.00 Book Bucks for 0-50 pages; $2.00 for 50-100 pages; $3.00 for 100-200 pages; $4.00 for 200-300 pages; and $5 for 300-400 pages.  At the end of the summer you can spend your earned bucks at the Book Bucks Bargain store.
Teens Grade 7 & Up have a card punched for each book.  After 5 punches, card is placed in a bucket for a chance to wine a prize at the end of the program.
Adults have card punched for each book.  After 5 punches, card is placed in a bucket for a chance to wine a prize at the end of the program.

READ BOOKS.  WIN RIDES:  You could win a wrist-band good for unlimited rides one night of the fair just by reading books.  Pre-school thru Grade 6, each time you earn 10 Book Bucks your name is entered in the drawing for the wrist-bands.  Teens, fill a punch card and enter your name in the drawing for the wrist-bands.  Adults are not eligible to win the wrist-bands.  Thank you to the Pawnee County Ag Society for donating two wrist-bands.

Pick up flyer on all events during the 2017 Summer Reading Program at
the Pawnee City Public Library

Book Club @ Your Library 

NOTICE: in 2017 Book Club will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.   Meetings will begin at 7:00 pm to discuss the book they have been reading.  New members are always welcome.   The May book is “Stuck in Neutral” by Terry Trueman.  The June book will be “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein.

Pawnee City Public Library Brick Walk

Bricks are a perfect way to immortalize a family, a family member, or the memory of a family member.  Bricks are $100.00.


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 The Library Foundation needs YOU!

– Call 402-852-2118 if you would like to become a member.  Your support would be appreciated.

 You-Price-It Book Sale to Benefit Library!!!

1st Saturday of each month – 10:00 am – Noon

==== It’s Simple!  Choose your books from our large selection of sale books.  Decide how much they’re worth to you (please consider 50 cents/paperback and $1.00/hardback).  Make a donation.  Our helpful volunteers will even bag/box them up for you!


Needlecraft Circle

Meets on the first and third Monday, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Library.  Come on in and join with other community members who have an interest in any form of (portable) handcraft or hobby or art that they would like to work on in a comfortable group setting.  Spend a couple hours visiting and sharing.  Help others, who might want to learn new skills, learn how to do new craft.

SE Community College Classes

for Summer Quarter 2016 will be announced at a later date.  The catalog and enrollment forms will be available at the Library.  Follow this link for additional information on the website.

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The “Pawnee City School Annual Collection” is still missing some years!  1921-1923; 1925; 1927-1929; 1933-1938; 1986-1987; 1989; 2003-2004.  If you have an annual from one of these years the Library would appreciate your donation.

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DID YOU KNOW…… fun facts & other information

Tshirt     Help Support Library Programs:  T-shirt funds are all used for Library sponsored programs.  Shirts available at front desk at the Library.