Children's Services

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Discover the wonderful world of literacy in our children's area. The children's area is primarily for children from birth through elementary school and their parents or caregivers. We encourage parents to use the Every Child Ready to Read Initiative of the American Library Association: play, sing, talk, read, and write with their children.

Listed below are the many programs and services available. For more information contact us at (308) 385-5333, visit the library calendar, or stop at one of our service desks.

Weekly Programs


 Toddler Lapsit 
Mondays at 10:00
Ages 1-2 


Baby Lapsit 
Tuesdays at 10:30
Ages 0-2 


Family Story Hour 
Tuesdays at 6:30
All Ages

wednesday storytime

Preschool Storytime 
Wednesdays at 
10:00 and 11:00
Ages 3-5



BookBop Music & 
Movement Storytime
Thursdays at 10:00
All Ages 


Saturday Storytime
Saturdays at 11:00
All Ages




Homeschoolers Program

Second Monday of every 
month at 3:00

Kindergarten-5th Grade



Special Programs

Bear Fair

Dr. Seuss's Birthday/Read Across America Week

Prime Time Family Reading Time

Tours and Outreach

Edith Abbott Tea Party

Literacy Nights

Winter Break Programming

Spring Break Programming

Summer Reading Program 2019

Children's Service Areas

Children's Help Desk

AWE Computers (Educational games for preschoolers)

Homework Station/Computers

Bookingham Palace (our special kids' program room)

Baby Zone

Craft Station

Discovery Center (lots of educational and fun toys and activities)

Family Rest Rooms with Changing Tables Available

Parent/Caregiver Computers and Print Station

Nursing Room


  • Audio-Visual (Audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs)
  • Picture or Easy Books
  • Character Bins (Picture books by popular authors and/or featuring popular characters)
  • Dr. Seuss Books
  • Easy Readers
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • Series Shelves (popular series in fiction and non-fiction)
  • ParenTalk (parenting books and information)


Special Reading Initiatives

Babies Need Words Every Day

BornLearning Brochures (co-sponsored by the United Way and Library Foundation)

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Every Child Ready to Read

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read to Your Bunny