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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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Summer Reading program set for 2021

Event kickoff is Thursday, May 27, 6-8 p.m.

Crete Public Library's  2021 summer reading program, "Tails and Tales," will kick 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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Increased services, visitors at Crete Public Library starting March 24

Meeting and study rooms also open for reservations

Beginning Wednesday, March 24, Crete Public Library will be offering more services as city buildings open up to more in-person visitors with existing health and safety precautions in place. Existing library COVID protocols will be . . .

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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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Preschool Story Time

Facebook videos to premiere each Thursday

As of March 24, 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 starts in . . .

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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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