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Middle School Book Bingo sheets due July 31

  For middle school-aged readers, two events will be held in July: Tuesday, July 20, 1 p.m.: Harry Potter Horcrux Hunt Tuesday, July 27, 1 p.m.: Interactive Movie A book bingo card is also available with 24 . . .

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Staff book reviews

Below are book reviews by Crete Public Library staff members. For more information, visit the library, or search the online library catalog . Spring/Summer 2021 - New books at the library "The Nature of . . .

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Staff recommendations

Below are book recommendations made by Crete Public Library staff members. For more information, visit the library, or search the online library catalog . Books recommended in 2020 Biography The Growing . . .

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Preschool Story Time

New in 2021: Bilingual story time on Saturdays, starting Aug. 7

Access to the library collections and meeting rooms is open to the public with increased capacity limits.  Read more about current library services. New in 2021: Bilingual Spanish-English story time on Saturdays for . . .

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo card

The Summer Reading Program at Crete Public Library isn’t just for kids.  For adult readers, the goal is to read five books in June and July, Instead of genres, like last year’s “Lose Your Shelf Control” . . .

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"News of the World" novel chosen for Crete Reads!

Library planning events surrounding community-wide reading experience

Crete Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of "News of the World," by Paulette Jiles as the 2021 'Crete Reads!' book. Multiple copies in a variety of formats will be available at the library for the duration . . .

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Tails & Tales, Summer Reading 2021.

Summer Reading logs are due at the library by July 31

Reading activities offered for all ages

Crete Public Library's  2021 summer reading program, "Tails and Tales," kicked off on May 27 with an event from 6-8 p.m. in the library's Pinnacle Pavilion and Library Park. See the video in this . . .

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Library hosting open house April 9-10

Library Story Walk celebrates National Poetry Month

In honor of National Library Week (April 4-10) Crete Public Library will hold an open house on Friday, April 9 from 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, April 10, 10 am - Noon. The theme this year is ‘Welcome back to your . . .

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Face covering protocol changed for library visitors

New updates effective May 14

As of May 14, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear face coverings in the library, Non-vaccinated individuals aged five and above must wear face coverings, which are available at all three entrance doors. . . .

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Libby reading app online training available

Read and listen to books electronically

A  free Libby Patron Training Webinar, was hosted by the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Team. Sessions included three ‘Getting Started with Libby’ sessions as well as a ‘Libby Deep Dive’ . . .

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New Crete Public Library is open

The Crete Public Library and community room occupies a total of 20,000 square feet of space on the block which formerly housed the city’s first modern hospital. The new library's entrance plaza is located off the new . . .

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Updated: New Crete Public Library opens Jan. 30

Ceremonial book brigade on Jan. 13 starts move to new building

(Updated on Jan. 17: The opening date for the library has been changed due to updated information.) Sixteen months after an official groundbreaking, Crete Public Library staff will close the old library on East 13th . . .

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Book Brigade on Jan. 13 starts move to new library

Community invited to participate as two books pass from old to new buildings

Update : See the video of community volunteers participating in the Jan. 13 Book Brigade. In a symbolic gesture to commemorate moving from the old library to the new facility, the community will participate in a Book . . .

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Beile recognized as Outstanding Library Volunteer

Esther Beile was recently honored as an outstanding library volunteer from the Nebraska Library Association. Esther has been a Crete Public Library volunteer for over 22 years coming to the library on a weekly basis to help shelve books. . . .

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