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We are looking forward to our DINOmite Book Fair May 6-10 in the Maxey Library!!

Coming to Maxey . . . May 6-10 in the Maxey Library!!

Stay tuned to sign up to help with the fair!! We will also feature ART work by Maxey students for sale! Money from Art purchases go to the Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program!! Join us to support the Lincoln Food Bank!!

Food Bank Backpack events: Envelopes go home ~April 3

Donations due ~April 26

Walk at East High at 10 a.m. ~April 27!!

Student Art display/sale~May 6-10 during the Book FAIR!! 

May 6-10 Maxey Dinomite Book Fair hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday

8:15-9:00 a.m. & 3:38-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday

3:38-4:30 p.m.

Are you interested in reading


The Sower statue is at the top of the capital building in downtown Lincoln.

Students reading four (or more) in a category may vote for their favorite by April 15, 2019. Reading all ten of the chapter books is cause for celebration!! Take the QUIZ by May 1 to be included in the celebration!! Get details from Mrs. Christen at the Maxey Library!!

Amazing Author Visit!! See the AWESOME!!

Shelly Brown is the co-author (with her husband, Chad Morris) of Squint and Mustaches for Maddie, both available in the Maxey Library!

Shelly invited Maxey to See the Awesome in everyone, looking beyond what is obvious, looking with heart!!

Author Shelly Brown visited Maxey School on Friday, November 16. Third, Fourth and Fifth graders and staff learned about her new book, Squint, which takes place in LINCOLN, NE!!

HARRY Potter Party was delicious fun!!


A Harry Potter book party, (benefitting Maxey PTO) complete with trivia, sorting hat cupcakes, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans and butter beer was held in the Maxey Library on Tuesday, November 20. Several amazing books are now available in the library, as seen here!

Sorting hat cupcakes tell you your house assignment with just a bite! Colorful frosting inside can decide your fate!

Making your own butter beer is easy! Ice cream, butterscotch syrup and cream soda! mmmmmmm!



Lifesize board game for trivia showed the wizards and muggles around the room.

Books Water RUINED BOOKS!!! Please keep your books AWAY from wet items!! NO WATER BOTTLES near your books!!

Library team at the COLOR RUN on October 28!!

Maxey Preschool students loved meeting Clifford the Big Red Dog!!

Thank you for shopping and volunteering at the Scholastic Book Fair in the Maxey Library!! The Maxey Wishing Well purchased books for 25 Maxey students, and the fair total was just under $12,000!! 55% of the sales are used by Maxey to purchase new books for the Library!

SUMMER School/Library at Maxey 2018 was ROCKIN’!!

Mrs. Mac, Mrs. Randazzo, Mrs. Christen and Ms. DeLange showed ROCK n ROLL style during summer school.

Favorite events from 17-18:

Breakout BOX has arrived at Maxey!! You’ve heard of Escape Room? Well . . breaking into Breakout Box is happening now in the Maxey Library! 

First to Breakout!! Bragging Rights!!

Teamwork, communication and FUN!!

A team can be two, three or four . . with GRIT, communication and thinking skills . . Yay!!


GOLDEN SOWER 17-18 Votes: Top Picture Books at Maxey:

We Forgot Brock! (78 votes) Also State Favorite!

Miss Hazeltine’s Home For Shy and Fearful Cats (67 votes)

Wolfie the Bunny (62 votes) (second favorite in NE)

Mother Bruce (54 votes)

Top Chapter Books at Maxey:

Fuzzy Mud (23 votes) Also Favorite in the State!

Ruby Lee and Me (15 votes)

Paper Things & Baker’s Magic (tie-11 votes)

Crenshaw & All the Answers (tie-10 votes)


  in the Maxey Library  MAKERSPACE and MOSAIC during Parent/Teacher conferences!!

Thursday, Feb. 22 3:45-6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 4:05-6:45 p.m.





Mrs. Stohs and Mrs. Mac celebrated their January birthdays in the library!

All of the library staff at Maxey have January birthdays! A great way to start the year at the Maxey Library!

2018 Pajama Day for Kindergarten!!

Reader’s Theater . . 5th graders welcome the new year with their kindergarten buddies.

A multicultural story about celebrating the new year, Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas and a story about making and keeping a new year’s resolution, Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, led to discussion between Maxey Kindergarteners and Fifth Graders!

THANK YOU for your generous donations to the

Maxey Walkathon 2017 for Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program



Raising $$5,000 for Hungry Kids in Lincoln!

Thank you for shopping!! 

WILD WEST Book Fair, Saddle Up and READ was a great success! We raised $244 and sold several books for Hartley Elementary School and sold $11,000 of merchandise . . that’s $5,500 of new books for MAXEY!


We couldn’t do a book fair without Amazing Volunteers: THANK YOU TO: Addison Catlin, Alivia Miller, Alexandra Meyer, Lilly Pannier, Calum Krikac, Madison Weier, Lara Mattos, Sydney Allen, Defne Otu, Izzy Alfano, Jackson Rennerfeldt, Yui Sakai, Tatum Lewis, Dora Adam, Hasan & Handan Can Otu, Lindsey Dersch, Greg Tebo, Jessie Krikac, Lisa Lewis, Daniela & Fabio Mattos, Amber Messick, Tracy Reichmuth, Julie Watteyne, Ginger Guilfoyle, John Christen, Jill Stohs, Robin MacKnight, Nancy Jagadich, Annette Wiegert, Letti Torrens, Leslie Norris, Todd Juhnke (and the rest of the custodial staff), Tracey Peterson & Suzanne Reimers!!

The Maxey School Mission is to Maximize Learning for ALL Maxey Students!

The mission of the Maxey School Library:

All patrons will be effective and enthusiastic users of materials. We will provide JUST RIGHT items and support to encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and enjoyment that will enable their future success as lifelong readers, learners, and thinkers.

The mission of Lincoln Public Schools’ Library Media Services:

We empower learners to be curious, critical thinkers; enthusiastic readers;

skillful researchers; and conscientious digital citizens.