Category: Summer Reading

2017 Summer Reading Program


Readers of all ages will explore building, creating, and sharing this summer as Gordon City Library presents “Build a Better World” during their Summer Reading Program to be held June 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 1:00-2:00 PM.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people entering Kindergarten and up, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, craft projects, and more. For more information or to pre-register, call the library at 308-282-1198.

All programs are free of charge.


Summer Reading Program 2015

462777-superheroes-super-heroesEVERY  HERO  HAS  A  STORY

When:     June  2,  4,  9,  11
1:00-2:00  P.M.

Where:   Gordon  City  Library                     101  West  5th  St.

Who:         Kids, Kindergarten & up

Call: 308.282.1198 to pre-register!!!



Five Eligible 2014 Summer Reading Program Participants Entered In Scholarship Drawing

Trendon, Traiton, and Taileigh Starr, and Jessica and Remington Roth, participants of Gordon City Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read”, were entered in the “NEST Read to Win $529!” drawing as part of a joint program put on by Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans (NEST), First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and the Nebraska Library Commission.

Fifteen summer readers, five in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts, will be randomly drawn from those who complete a summer reading program. Each winner will receive $529 in a NEST college savings account. The library of each winner will receive a $250 donation. Winners will be announced during college savings month in September.

“NEST is proud to support the educational efforts of Nebraska’s children as well as the great work of the libraries statewide,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of NEST at First National Bank of Omaha. “With the libraries encouraging leisure reading during the summer, children can daydream and think of places they want to go and what they want to be. We hope this scholarship program encourages children and families to get involved in summer reading and complete the program with a little extra incentive for a possible scholarship.”

For more information and official scholarship rules, visit the NEST College Savings Plans at, the State Treasurer’s Office at or the Nebraska Library Commission at

[NLC Press Release]


Thank you!

The Gordon City Library would like to thank the volunteers and local businesses who made our 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read”, possible:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Grocery Mart
  • Gordon Superfoods
  • Alco
  • Isaac Shaw
  • Paul Kruger
  • Kay Kruger



Calling all Mad Scientists!



Participants in the Gordon City Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program will explore science elements as we present “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Children will explore simple science experiments, growing crystals, robot fun, fantasy characters, imagination, and reading adventure through stories, snacks, games, crafts, and prizes! Summer Reading Program dates are June 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to young people entering Kindergarten and up. All programs are free of charge. Call the Gordon City Library at (308) 282-1198 for more information or to pre-register for “Fizz, Boom, Read!”