Summer programming returns to Grand Island library

The library staff and board members ask for input from the public every five years to find ways...
The library staff and board members ask for input from the public every five years to find ways to improve their facility and find out what people already enjoyed.(Hailey Mach, KSNB)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:03 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Press Release) - 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 20 and runs until 11:59 p.m. on July 31. The more minutes you read the more chances you have to win a prize.


The Grand Island Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off at the library Monday, May 23 at 6 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 1 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.


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 or call Laura Fentress, Youth & Family Services Librarian (children’s programs) or Shaun Klee, Adult & Technical Services Librarian (adult programs) at (308) 385-5333.

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 on the library’s website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Access your library account, search the catalog, and discover our digital collections.

Located at 1124 West 2nd St., 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.

Copyright 2022 KSNB. All rights reserved.