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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program available

Eligible residents can pick up a document envelope at Crete Public Library

Crete Public Library is once again assisting Doane University students who are providing free income tax preparation (both Federal and Nebraska state) to the following community members through the Volunteer . . .

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Crete Welcoming Circle community survey

This survey is being conducted by the Crete Strategic Welcoming Committee, a sub-committee of the Crete Welcoming Circle , a group of community volunteers who's mission is to support and foster a welcoming city for everyone . . .

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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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Santa Claus to read letters at the library on Dec. 22

Children can drop off letters at the library by Dec. 18.

Update, Dec. 22: Video of Santa Claus reading letters at Crete Public Library is now available on the library's Facebook Page, @CreteLibraryNE . Santa Claus will visit Crete Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 22 to . . .

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Library visitors limited; pickup window available

Reserve books and materials online or by phone

Update Dec. 15: Access to the library collections is open to the public under limited conditions. See details below. Library staff is on hand and can provide limited services through the pickup window on the south and through phone . . .

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Preschool Story Time

Facebook videos to premiere each Thursday

Update Dec. 15: Access to the library collections is open to the public under limited conditions. Library staff is on hand and can provide limited services through the pickup window on the south and through phone calls, . . .

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Summer Reading program moves online for 2020

Crete Public Library's Summer Reading Program is moving online for 2020 due to current public health conditions. "Imagine Your Story" is this year's theme and library staff aim to provide multiple ways for library . . .

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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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