By city ordinance, the retail sale and use of fireworks within the City of Crete is allowed only from June 28 to July 4.
Residents are encouraged to practice fireworks safety and fire prevention safety, including properly cleaning up and disposing of cooled fireworks materials and debris.
Fireworks can only be discharged in Crete during the following days and times:
Fireworks cannot be discharged, exploded, launched or fired in the following ways:
For fireworks vendors (sales): An occupation tax and permit is required of any retail sale of fireworks within the city and more information can be found on the city website or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 402.826.4313. Additional information about the sale of fireworks can be found online from the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office: Fireworks.
Crete Recreation's Riptide Swim Team will host an exhibition on Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. at Wildwood Pool.
Youth swimmers from this year's team will showcase events from the season’s meets. Swimmers report at 8 a.m. for warmups and events start at 9 a.m. Events will run in the same order as seen at swim meets. Additional Information about swim team will also be available during the event.
Spectators and those interested in participating in swim team are welcome. The crowd will move over to Wildwood Park at 12 p.m. for pictures and so youth and families can ask questions about swim team participation.
About Crete RipTide Swim Team: kids ages 5-18 participate in a competitive swim league with Saturday meets in the Kansas-Nebraska Swim League and entries in the Cornhusker State Games in July. Members of the team are required to purchase their own swim suit and goggles. Weekday practices are held at Wildwood Pool or indoor workouts at alternate locations on bad weather days. All swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool unaided. Team registration is announced in April and generally due the first week in May each year.
Early Summer 2022
In the May newsletter (you can find this list on the library website), you will also find five years' worth of “Beachy Reads That Are Not Too Beachy”. They are easy-to-read, yet have more depth than the typical beach read.
All activities and programs are open to children free of charge, but registration is required in order for staff to adequately prepare library spaces and materials. Signup was through the kickoff on June 2. Calendars are made available at the library and online.
Bingo sheets for teens and adults are at the bottom of this article.
Elementary age programs will be on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. while programs for all ages will be on Wednesdays, also at 1:30 p.m. One exception is the Wildlife Encounters program for all ages, on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time and activities will be offered on Thursdays, with two time slots, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
The library's Wildwood Pool party is on Sunday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.
Summer Reading participants age 7 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during Summer Reading activities. The Library encourages parents and guardians to arrange safe escort to and from programs. Library staff is not responsible for children before and after programs.
Teen Bingo: Keep track of the books you read this summer on your bingo sheet. One title per bingo square - no title repeats.
Adult Bingo: Read five (5) books in July and August.
Pick up sheets at the library or download here:
For more information, stop by or call the library, or email, Crete Public Library.
Sponsors for the 2022 program are the Friends of Crete Public Library, Nestle Purina, and Crete Ace Hardware.
Check out the resources and services available at Crete Public Library:
Crete Public Library
1515 Forest Ave.
Crete, NE 68333