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Funds raised for Library Park instruments thanks to Mark and Andy event

More than 80 guests were entertained by Mark Twain, played by Warren Brown, and Andrew Carnegie, played by Tom King, on Oct. 7 during a Crete Public Library fundraiser to purchase outdoor musical instruments for Library Park . . . .

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Carnegie and Twain, quilt auction set for library fundraiser

Funds will benefit purchase of outdoor musical instruments

"A Conversation with Mark and Andy" will be held in the Community Room at Crete Public Library,  1515 Forest Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. This event includes a special performance featuring Crete's Tom King as . . .

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Library dedication held Sept. 15

Crete Public Library held an official dedication ceremony for the new building on Wednesday, Sept. 15 with library staff, board members and volunteers, city and county officials, project donors, construction and engineering . . .

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Library Grand Opening is Wednesday, Sept. 15

A grand opening event for Crete Public Library is planned for Wednesday (Sept. 15), with a formal program at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to this event to celebrate this $7.4 million, 20,000 square-foot facility, which includes a . . .

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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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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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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. Preschool Story Time at Crete Public Library runs during the school . . .

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

Watch for more upcoming program events

Crete Reads! recent event:   The library hosted a  virtual talk on Aug. 27 with Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez, about captivity among the Comanche. This event is in connection with Crete Public Library’s Crete Reads!, a . . .

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Summer Reading program held annually

Reading activities offered for all ages

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in Crete Public Library's summer reading program, typically announced in May with a kickoff event to follow. Youth activities in June and July may . . .

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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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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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