• Wanted: Email Addresses and Facebook Friends

    by  • April 1, 2014

    To save time and money, we are asking that patrons with email register their email addresses at the library.  It is a quick and easy way to communicate things like materials on hold and other notices.  To encourage email usage, we are offering two $10 Abby-Colby Chamber Gift Certificates at the end of April...

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    All Aboard!

    by  • April 1, 2014

    The CPL and the Colby Rural Arts Museum are cooperating on the Heritage Display this month at the library.  The museum hopes to secure a caboose train car to place on 35 feet of track by the depot through donations by sponsors.  Work is also slated to start on getting the depot repaired and...

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    Sweet Deal!

    by  • April 1, 2014

    Children ages 1-11 are invited to enter the Culver’s National Library Week Coloring Contest.  Coloring pages are available at the library.  Children are asked to celebrate their favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  When returning the drawing to the library, a certificate for a free single scoop custard will be given.  At...

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    Something Fishy is Going On…

    by  • March 25, 2014

    Something Fishy is Going On… For the Library! The Colby Lions’ Smelt Feed is April 23! The CPL can earn $1 per person served IN the shelter if we provide waiters and waitresses. Can you help? Sign up in the library! Shift One:  3:30-5:30 p.m. Shift Two:  5:30-7:30 p.m. OR Help us OUT by...

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    Madelyne Thums Memorial Craft Day

    by  • January 26, 2014

    Maddie Thums was a library helper who passed away last March.  March 21st, we hosted a special memorial craft session in her honor.  Since she was also a registered nurse, we chose St. Joseph’s Hospital to benefit from our day.  They provided a list of items they request. We collected items people made before...

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    Children’s Quilt-in-a-Bag Prize Drawing

    by  • January 25, 2014

    Beginning February 1, 2014. *Check out Quilt-in-a-Bag Books and have your card punched.  *Once 6 books are punched, enter your card into the drawing to win Kid-Sized Quilts!      (You may enter up to 4 cards into the drawing, but you need to read DIFFERENT BOOKS for each card.) Drawing  for Quilts will be April...

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    2014: A Year of Heritage Projects at the CPL

    by  • January 2, 2014

    2014:  A Year of Heritage Projects at the CPL In keeping with the countdown to the 135th birthday celebration at the Colby Public Library, community members are encouraged to participate in the monthly heritage events and vintage crafting opportunities offered. January:  Calling all quilters for our “Quilt in a Bag” project.   Sew a 10”...

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    Hobby/Craft Nights 2014

    by  • December 19, 2013

    Hobby/Craft Nights 2014   The schedule for 2014 hobby/craft nights at the Colby City Hall Community Room has been finalized. The doors open at 4 p.m., usually the third Friday of each month, with the majority of hobbyists arriving after work hours. The room is open as long as crafters want to work on...

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    Happy Birthday, CPL! Let’s Countdown the Years!

    by  • December 19, 2013

    Happy 135th Birthday, CPL! The Colby Public Library had a humble beginning in 1879 with 58 books.  In 2014, over 26,000 items are offered to patrons. Help us countdown the decades to the CPL 135th Birthday Party! On display each month will be library materials published in or about the time periods below: January: ...

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    2014 Calendar of Events

    by  • December 19, 2013

    Calendar of 2014 Events at CPL! January:  Tax forms begin arriving Calling All Quilters Project-Sew a 10″ by 10″ quilt square representing a book from our assortment.  It will be packaged with the book for kids to check out. February:  “Movie, Music and Software Sale” (February 1-28:  All month in the library) Sandra Kring...

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