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Food Truck Thursdays this summer at Crete Public Library

Food Truck Thursdays will kickoff the summer at Crete Public Library.   Starting with Summer Reading kick off on June 1, food trucks will be at the library parking lot from 4 - 7 p.m., (or . . .

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15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at Crete Public Library

Everyone knows Crete Public Library for their fantastic selection of adult, teen, and children's books, but there are a variety of other FREE things you can do when you visit the library. In honor of National Library Week , . . .

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Library speakers in March, April, and May

Video available of May's Dr. Bruce Garver program

Crete Public Library held three speaker programs, one each in the months of March, April, May. May : They came from far and wide to listen to Dr. Bruce Garver talk about Czech-Americans in Nebraska on Sunday, May 7. Those in the . . .

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Lego Party Held on Jan. 28

Crete Public Library held a Lego Party on Saturday, January 28. Children had fun with building challenges, photo ops, scavenger hunt and crafts. What a great way to celebrate National Lego Day! Thank you to all who participated in the . . .

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Grinchmas at Crete Public Library, Dec. 17

Grinchmas was held at Crete Public Library on Saturday, Dec.17 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Drop-in activities included: Photos with the Grinch free books Grinch scavenger hunt Grinch snacks Three showings of the . . .

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Artist reception held for Kay Juricek

Friends, family, former teachers, and library patrons enjoyed an artist reception on Nov. 4 with Crete native Kay Juricek. Kay is a graduate of Crete High School, and is now a professional artist living in Colorado. Her . . .

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Library hosts Krueger, best-selling author of this year's Crete Reads! book

Crete Public Library hosted New York Times bestselling author  William Kent Krueger for dinner and a presentation in the Crete Carrier Community Room on Oct. 22. Krueger is the author of "This Tender . . .

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Library to host author Mary Pipher Nov. 13

Crete Public Library is honored to host author Mary Pipher on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Crete Carrier Community Room. This event is open to the public and RSVPs are not required. Mary has retired from speaking but . . .

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Laura Renker receives NLA's Mad Hatter Youth Service Award

Crete Public Library's Laura Renker is the recipient of this year's Mad Hatter Youth Service Award, presented by the Nebraska Library Association. She accepted the honor during the 2022 NLA Annual Conference held Oct. 5-6 at . . .

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Two author visits at Crete Public Library in October

Crete Public Library will host two author visits next month, Jonis Agee on Oct. 5 and William Kent Krueger on Oct. 22. Agee, author of "The Bones of Paradise," will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crete Carrier . . .

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story time

Preschool Story Time Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Held throughout the school year, August - May

Preschool Story Time at Crete Public Library runs during the school year, starting in the fall. Story Time is geared toward children aged 3-5. It includes books and activities supporting early literacy by offering vocabulary . . .

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Summer Reading Program

Registration open for preschool through teen programs

Readers can participate in the 2023  Crete Public Library summer reading program, "All Together Now" starting with the program kickoff on Thursday, June 1. The Kickoff will also start Food Truck Thursdays this . . .

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program available in Crete

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program is available in partnership with the  Friends of the Crete Public Library  and  Crete Public Library . Any child age 0-5 years who lives within the Crete . . .

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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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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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2023 crete reads

Crete Reads! 2023

"The Orphan Collector" chosen for this year's community-wide read

Crete Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of "The Orphan Collector," by Ellen Marie Wiseman as the 2023 Crete Reads! book. Watch for details about Crete Reads! programming during the year, . . .

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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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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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