Library plans free spring break programs

Library plans free spring break programs

The Grand Island Public Library will offer free programs for youth over spring break.

Activities kick off Friday (3/8) with a movie for children and teens at 2:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG and lasts about 90 minutes; call for the title.
The Grand Theatre will provide popcorn.

Programs for PK-5 students will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15.

The schedule includes:

Monday: St. Patrick’s Day fun including leprechaun stories, crafts, snacks and St. Patrick’s Day “Minute to Win It Games.” Wear your green duds!

Tuesday: Students from Central Catholic’s music department will share some of the wonders that can be found in their musical “Matilda.”

Wednesday: Join us for a “Bad Kitty” program. Kids will get to enjoy Bad Kitty stories, crafts, and snacks. There will be a real kitty in attendance so be careful if you are allergic.

Thursday: Kids will learn about bugs from UNL Extension Educator Elizabeth Killinger. Kids will then build a bug keeper with the Grand Island Area Clean Community System

Friday: The library will again offer a movie for children and teens at 2:30 p.m.; rated PG and runs about two hours. The Grand Theatre will provide popcorn.

In addition to the two Friday movies, activities for teens and tweens ages 10 to 18 are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The schedule includes:

Monday: Video Game Hangout. Try out some of our video games including Nintendo Switch, have some snacks and hang out with other teens.

Tuesday: Escape Games. Work together to solve the clues and escape the room!

Wednesday: DIY iron-on shirts. Use the library’s Cri-cut machine to design and cut out your own iron-on decal for a t-shirt. T-shirts will be provided.

Thursday: Anime Club/Paper Circuits. Create a cool light-up paper craft using simple electrical circuits while watching an Anime movie.

For more information about movie titles or any of the other programs, call the library, 211 N. Washington, (308) 385-5333 or check online at