Summer Reading Programs for All Ages
Grand Island, Neb. — The Grand Island Public Library is excited to announce the
return of fully in-person summer programming for kids, teens, and adults this year.
Once again, the Library is partnering with Beanstack to enable patrons to track their
reading minutes online. There are separate reading challenges for kids, teens, and
adults. Logging of minutes begins May 20th and runs until 11:59 P.M. on July 31st. The
more minutes you read the more chances you have to win a prize! Sign up at
The Grand Island Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off at the library
Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 P.M. with a visit from Captain Toby KID. In his program “Be a
Bookaneer!” children of all ages will be encouraged to plunder the riches of their local
library. Kids who come dressed in pirate garb have a chance to win a prize.
After the kickoff, regular summer library programs for kids, teens, and adults begin June
1st and run through the end of July.
Mega Mondays at 10:30 A.M. are all-ages programs with special guests, performers,
and events including magicians, musicians, and wildlife. A full calendar of presenters is
available at gilibrary.org.
Additional kids’ programs during the week include storytimes, summer reading
enrichment, baby/toddler lapsit, and educational programs.
Teen programs include anime club, water games, crafts, and a special after-hours event
at the end of the summer.
Adult programs include a paint-along, quilt and cooking demonstrations, book clubs,
and author visits.
For more information on the library’s summer programs, visit the library’s website at
gilibrary.org or call Laura Fentress, Youth & Family Services Librarian (children’s
programs) or Shaun Klee, Adult & Technical Services Librarian (adult programs) at
Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead at least 48 hours in advance
of attending any summer program.
The Grand Island Public Library serves both residents of the City of Grand Island and
Hall County. Anyone who lives in or owns property anywhere within Hall County may
apply for a library card at no cost. Keep up-to-date with all Library happenings online at
www.gilibrary.org, Facebook, and Instagram. Access your library account, search the
catalog, and discover our digital collections at https://gilibrary.tlcdelivers.com. Located
at 1124 West 2nd Street, the Grand Island Public Library is open Sundays 1 P.M. to 5
P.M., Mondays 9 A.M. to 8 P.M., and Tuesday through Friday 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.