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December 20, 2017

Mary Jo Ryan

Nebraska Library Commission Awards Grants for Youth Library Service   

The Nebraska Library Commission recently awarded $25,000 in grants for Excellence in Youth service. Of the grants awarded to nineteen Nebraska public libraries, several addressed the need for Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics (STEAM) programming in libraries and some will design programs for specific age groups: babies, toddlers, preschoolers, teens, and tweens. The Nebraska Library Commission congratulates the public libraries listed below as they develop new and innovative programs to ensure excellence in library service for Nebraska young people.

 The recipients are:

  • Atkinson Public Library, Music and LEGO®
  • Bennington Public Library, Summer of STEAM
  • Blue Hill Public Library, LEGO® Club
  • Broadwater Public Library, Summer Reading Program
  • Central City Public Library, STEM in Music and Reading
  • Hruska Memorial Public Library, David City, Afterschool Makers Clubs
  • Keene Memorial Library, Fremont, Teen Advisory Board
  • Genoa Public Library, Adventure Club
  • Grand Island Public Library, Teen Program
  • La Vista Public Library, Preschool Musical Movers and Shakers
  • Lincoln City Libraries, Makerspace Kits and Programming
  • Morrill Public Library, Afterschool Programs
  • Norfolk Public Library, Book-to-Film Club
  • Plattsmouth Public Library, STEAM IDEA Boxes
  • Baright Public Library, Ralston, Monthly Mini Makers
  • Ravenna Public Library, Baby and Me
  • South Sioux City Public Library, 1,000 Books before Kindergarten
  • Dvoracek Memorial Library, Wilber, Celebrate Books and Reading
  • Kilgore Memorial Library, York, Starlings for York Encouraging Parents of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

    Youth Grants for Excellence are made available by the Nebraska Library Commission with funding from the State of Nebraska. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, “bringing together people and information.”  


    The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website, .  


    For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.