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Summer Reading Program

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Summer reading programs help students retain their current reading levels over the summer and avoid the dreaded “Summer slide”.  Reading whatever interests them during the summer also helps instill a life-long love of reading.

Pick up your brochure and packet at the circulation desk of the library.

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Pool Pass winners:  Zeke Ferebee & Aiden Tozer.

Summer Reading Calendar

  • May 17—sign up begins
  • June 5—July 31 (Tuesdays) — Storytime, 10:30 am
  • June 6—July 25( Wednesday) — Family movie night, 6-8 pm
  • June 7—July 26 (Thursday) — Crafty Thursday, promptly at 2 pm.
    • June 7 – Paracord bracelet; June 14 – No Sew Pencil Case; June 21 – Galaxy in a Jar; June 28 – Emoji Magnet
    • July 5 – Melted Words; July 12 – Plastic Animal Taxidery; July 19 – Emoji Coaster; July 26 – Pixel Creations

Nebraska Extension is excited to partner with the Pawnee City Library to offer the weekly craft activities.  Projects completed can be entered into the Pawnee County Fair.  Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to show at the fair.  Contact the EXTENSION OFFICE for deadlines and for help on signing up.  GROUP SIZE IS LIMITED – SIGN UP AT THE LIBRARY TODAY!  Youth under 8 will need to have an adult or older teen with them.

  • July 27—Summer Reading Program ends
  • July 30-August 8—Book Buck Bargain Store open
  • August 9—Celebrate Success

“Rock On” Discovery Camps

Discovery Camp participants will learn to create, repurpose, build, and discover new ways of looking at the world around them through books, games and many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities.  SIGN UP AT THE LIBRARY.

  1. Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders – June 4-8, 10:00am – 11:00am
  2. 3rd & 4th graders – June 11-16 – 10:00 – 11:30 am
  3. 5th graders & up – June 18-22 – 10:00 – 11:30 am

Read, Read, Read

  • Read Books, win rides!  You could win a wrist-band good for unlimited rides one night of the fair just by reading books.  Every time pre-school thru grade 6 earn 10 book bucks their name is entered into a drawing for the wristbands.  Every time teens, grade 7 and up fill up a punch card their name is entered into the drawing for the wristband. Drawing held prior to County Fair.  Wristbands courtesy of the Gage County Ag Society.
  • After the drawing for the Fair Midway Wristbands are drawn continue reading to win more…..Every time pre-school thru grade 6 earn 10 book bucks their name is entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program.  Every time teens, grade 7 and up fill up a punch card their name is entered into the drawing for a prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program.
  • Help your Class — win the Traveling Trophy to display in your classroom next year.

 Book Club @ Your Library 

Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.   The June book will be The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Following their meeting on June 19th Book Club will not meet again until September.

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!  As supplies are available we are featuring Westerns, Jigsaw Puzzles, Cookbooks and more!

 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.

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 Pawnee City School Annual Collection:

is now digitized.  Come on in and see the newest updated feature at your Library!  If you have an annual from one of the missing years the Library would appreciate your donation.

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DID YOU KNOW…… fun facts & other information

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


All Programs sponsored by the Pawnee City Public Library are free of charge