Storytime is presented at 10:00 am on Mondays and Thursdays. Enjoy books and a craft or activity. Help build early literacy, creativity, and social skills. No registration is required, and drop-ins are welcome!
Friday Friends Playgroup
The Friday Friends Playgroup provides opportunities for children to play and make new friends! The Playgroup meets in the library auditorium on the first and third Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun. Children ages 0-5 years can play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration. The Playgroup is jointly presented by the library and PECC/Cass County Head Start. Call 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.
Read Books to Your Child, Earn Free Books
The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program allows parents to earn free books for their youngest children while fostering a love of reading. Simply read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. You can even count the same book multiple times as you re-read your child's favorite stories, and you can count books read in preschool or daycare.
The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.
When you sign up, you receive a reading log, instructions, and an indestructible book. The reading logs have 100 images to help keep track of your reading. Simply cross out an image for each book read. For every sheet completed you get 2 stickers. After 5 sheets, you get another book. After reading 1,000 books, the child gets a copy of the Very Hungry Caterpillar with a bookplate for your child’s name and the date of completion.
There is no minimum age to get a library card. Get your little one a library card, and help instill a lifelong love of reading.