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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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Sign up for Preschool Story Time

Programs held on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., starting Aug. 18

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

Watch for program registration in May 2023

Readers can participate in Crete Public Library's summer reading program, announced in May with a kickoff event to follow. Library staff and volunteers host youth activities in June and July that may . . .

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"This Tender Land" chosen for Crete Reads! 2022

Author to visit Crete in October

Crete Public Library  is pleased to announce the selection of "This Tender Land," by William Kent Kruger as the 2022 Crete Reads! book after a public vote from three finalists. The author will be the . . .

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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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Information for Crete Public Library visitors

Four meeting rooms are available for patrons and reservations for time slots can be made online. Additional policies and protocols can be found in the rooms. Five patron computers are available for use by the public. Two are located . . .

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Staff book reviews, 2020-2021

Below are reviews of new books by Crete Public Library staff members. For more information, visit the library, or search the online library catalog . Fall 2021 - Suspense "Local Woman Missing," by . . .

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Staff recommendations, 2020 publications

Below are book recommendations made by Crete Public Library staff members. For more information, visit the library, or search the online library catalog . Recommendations - books published in 2020 Biography . . .

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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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