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Welcome to the hub of all things "Summer" at the library! Check out all the events and challenges that will be happening this summer. We've got something fun for everyone—no matter your age. The library and bookmobile are open so come in and visit. We love to see you! #KPLSummer2023

  • Our program: June 1 at 9:00 a.m. – July 31 at 9:00 p.m. 
  • The bookmobile will be out and about in the county from June 1–July13, so hop on at the stop nearest you!

Reading Challenges

Reading Challege Logo 2017Our "Readopoly" challenge sheets can be picked up in the library, on the bookmobile, via curbside pickup, or printed from home, all summer long—
June 1–July 31, 2023.
All challenges are due back at the library by Saturday, July 31 by 9:00 pm for a chance to win a grand prize. Click the link above for all the details!

Park Pictures Photo Contest

Entries Welcome: June 1–30
Public Voting: July 5–16

Celebrate Kearney's parks! Send us your best photo of your favorite place in your favorite park! Be creative!

Park Pictures Photo Contest June 1 30 2023

To enter, email your photo to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line "Park Pictures." Include the entrant's first and last name, phone number, email address, and age category. Please submit entries according to the photographer's age. We will print your entry and display it at the library. One submission per person. 

Age Categories

  • Youth: (ages 5–11)
  • Teen (ages 12–18)
  • Adult (ages 19+)

Everyone can vote for "People's Choice" in the library from July 5–16. One vote per person, per category, per day. Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks! A video of all the entries and the winners will be posted here and on our YouTube page after the competition ends.

10th Annual Edible Book Festival

Entries Welcome: May 1–June 26 at noon
Event: Wed., June 28 with public voting starting at 1:30 pm

Anyone ages 5–100+ can take part in one of our very favorite summertime events. Create an edible book simply by creating something edible that is somehow book related. Get inspired and don't forget to register by June 26 at 12:00 pm.

Register Here

Edible Book Festival June 28 2023

Adult EventsKnitting Encore 2017

Youth & Teen Events

Toddler Storytime (Summer 2018)

Sign Up for Events Here

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Makerspace: Get Creative This Summer!

Come create, invent, and learn this summer. Reserve time on one of our many machines and learn as you go. We value the process involved in making, thinking, and figuring things out. 

Makerspace General 2021

Reservation requests can be made in advance by using our online form or calling the library. Walk-ins are welcome when the area is staffed.Request a Reservation Button Edited

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