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On Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., join us in the Teen Spot for this month’s Mystery Monday: Glitter Bottles! Shanna Long with the Great Bend Center for Counseling will show teens how to make these sparkling, sensory marvels. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

With the break from school on Friday, Feb. 21, why not come to the Teen Spot to try your hand at making Stop-Motion Movies? After a brief lesson on stop-frame animation, spend the day off capturing your own short film, starting at 11 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 17

3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: Code Club (Children & Teens grades 3-12)

6 p.m.: Mystery Monday: Glitter Bottles (Teens grades 6-12)

6 p.m.: Crochet Club

Tuesday, Feb. 18

9:30 a.m.: Baby Bounce Class (Children 0-18 months)

10:30 a.m.: Early Literacy Storytime Class (Children 18 months to 5 years)

7 p.m.: Open Book Club

Thursday, Feb. 20

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Free Blood Pressure Checks

3:30 p.m.: Read with Luna (Children)

6 p.m.: Crazy 8s Club (Children K-5th)

6 p.m.: Baby Bounce Class (Children 0-18 months)

6:30 p.m.: Early Literacy Storytime Class (Children 18 months to 5 years)

Friday, Feb. 20

11 a.m.: Stop-Motion Movies (Teens grades 6-12)

4 p.m.: Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Children)

Saturday, Feb. 21

10:30 a.m.: Stuffed Animal Sleepover Breakfast (Children)

We have a special, two-day event for Children this Friday and Saturday! On Friday at 4 p.m., bring your ‘stuffy’ to the library for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover (this is not for your ‘must-have-to-sleep’ stuffy, since you’ll be sleeping at home). After story time, leave your stuffy overnight with the librarians, who will document the stuffies’ adventures to share with you at breakfast at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. For stuffed animal stories that you can check out and read together at home, try some of these titles: “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems, “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams, and “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne. For other similar titles, browse our online card catalog (

Read more about our future events by searching for “Great Bend Public Library” on Facebook or Instagram, or visiting our website (

Haylee Huddleston is a Teen Services librarian at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at