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fall schedule

Library events announced for August - December

Themed activities, family events, teen nights, speakers fill fall/winter calendar

Crete Public Library's schedule of events through December includes children's activities, family friendly programs, teen nights, and adult events. Watch for more details on these and additional events as announced. Contact the . . .

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library of things

Coming Soon: Library of Things

A Library of Things is a collection of items other than books and DVDs that can be borrowed from the library at no charge. Crete Public Library wants to hear from you! Please complete the survey as it will help staff decide what . . .

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Guided Nature Walk at Spring Creek Audubon Prairie Sept. 11

Crete Public Library will be hosting a guided nature walk at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center on Monday, Sept. 11 at 9 am. The one hour tour is open to the public at no cost. Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is located at . . .

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Author Tosca Lee speaks Aug. 27

Event video now available

Update: Video of this event is now available in two parts. See below... Original: Nebraska author, Tosca Lee, is coming to Crete Public Library on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. Her latest book, "The Long March . . .

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story time

Toddler and Preschool Story Times start in September

Two story times will be held at Crete Public Library during the 2023-2024 school year, starting in September. Toddler Story Time Ages 0-2 Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Preschool Story . . .

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puzzle race

Puzzle Race Party July 13 at CHCC

Please RSVP to the library by July 1

Like to put puzzles together? Want to have fun with your friends? Join the Puzzle Race Party on Thursday, July 13, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at College Heights Country Club, 1225 East 4th Street. Teams of up to four people will . . .

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Tech Tuesdays

For individuals who wish to learn how to effectively use specific software programs, Crete Public Library , is pleased to introduce Tech Tuesdays. These one-on-one sessions with library staff are offered all day Tuesdays to teach . . .

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food trucks

Food Truck Thursdays this summer at Crete Public Library

Update: Due to the extreme heat this week, there will be NO food truck on Thursday, August 24.   Food Truck Thursdays will kickoff the summer at Crete Public Library.   . . .

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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

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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author visit

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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summer reading

Summer Reading Program activities for preschool through teens

Watch for registration and program schedules in May

Watch for information and registration for next year's Summer Reading program, announced in May 2024, with a kickoff event to follow. Crete Public Library hosted the 2023  Crete Public Library summer . . .

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library program

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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Crete Reads! 2023

Video of virtual talk with author now available

Crete Public Library 1515 Forest Ave. Crete, NE 68333 Phone: 402.826.3809 librarystaff@crete.ne.gov   Update: Video of a virtual talk with author Ellen Marie Wiseman is now available in two parts. See below... . . .

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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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volunteer aware

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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