Sometimes you neither want nor need to know all the in-depth details of a month’s theme. To cut-to-the-chase, I’ve put together a list of themes we’ve had at our Children’s Library throughout the years.

I’ve gone ahead and added the theme names to ones that I haven’t shared as of yet in hopes that they might inspire you. Also, some of the earliest posts link to a “broken” post. These are ones that I’m trying to reconstruct after losing my media library. They’re readable, but you have to ignore big chunks of non-working html. Sorry about that!

Finally, feel free to reach out to me with any questions – I’m happy to help!

JANUARY

2014 – Jamuary
2015 – Game On!
2016 – Joyful January
2017 – ‘Appy New Year
2018 – Cameo Appearances
2019 – Dragon Magic
2020 – A Robot Celebration
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – A Shiny New Year
2023 – A Sweet New Year
2024 – Jump into the New Year

FEBRUARY

2013 – I Love My Library
2014 – Spreading Love & Kindness
2015 – Library Love
2016 – Puppy Love
2017 – Throw Kindness Like Confetti
2018 – *no one remembers what this was
2019 – Febru-Bear-y
2020 – The Bees!
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – Februberry
2023 – Conversation Starts
2024 – A Very Feb-bear-y

MARCH

2013 – The End of the Rainbow
2014 – LEGO Mania
2015 – Monstrous March
2016 – I Spy
2017 – Nebraska’s 150th Birthday
2018 – Mysterious March
2019 – Farm Fun
2020 – In Rainbows
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – Optical Illusions
2023 – The mARTch Museum
2024 – The Circus

MAY

2013 – Upcycled Book Flowers
2014 – MA(r)Y
2015 – LEGO MAY-nia
2016 – LEGO MAY-nia
2017 – LEGO MAY-nia (the final one)
2018 – Kids’ Flowers
2019 – More Birds! (April/May combo)
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – Dandy (part 2)
2023 – no theme?

JUNE/JULY

2013 – CSLP theme: Dig Into Reading
2014 – CSLP theme: Fizz Boom Read
2015 – CSLP theme: Every Hero Has a Story
2016 – CSLP theme: On Your Mark…Get Set…READ
2017 – CSLP theme: Build a Better World
2018 – CSLP theme: Libraries Rock
2019 – CSLP theme: A Universe of Stories
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – CSLP theme: Oceans of Possibilities
2023 – iRead theme: Find Your Voice

AUGUST

2013 – Abstract Characters
2014 – Cats VS Dogs
2015 – No Theme
2016 – Poké Ball
2017 – The Ocean
2018 – Our Library Is Doggone Great
2019 – Science!
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – continued with Oceans of Possibilities
2023 – no theme?

SEPTEMBER

2013 – Where In Gretna Is Booker T Dragon?
2014 – Septembarrr
2015 – Minecraft IRL
2016 – SeptZENber
2017 – Monarch Butterflies
2018 – No Theme
2019 – Reading Around the World
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – Mini Paint Masterpieces
2022 – Sleepy September
2023 – Sneaky September (planned but not done)

OCTOBER

2013 – Caught Up In a Good Book
2014 – Ghosts part 1 & part 2 & part 3
2015 – Batty About Books
2016 – Pumpkin Patchwork Quilts
2017 – Creatures of the Night
2018 – Creepy Crawlies
2019 – Creepy Carrots
2020 – In Memoriam: Jan Vala
2021 – We ♥ Gretna
2022 – Awwwctober
2023 – No Theme

NOVEMBER

2013 – Gnomevember
2014 – Dinovember
2015 – Fall Can Be Easy
2016 – KNOWvember
2017 – Dinovember Returns
2018 – Owls Whooo Read
2019 – Squirrels!
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – Dragonopoly
2022 – Naughty November
2023 – Dinovember the Third

DECEMBER

2013 – Deck the Halls – post removed by author
2014 – Decemberley featuring Ed Emberley
2015 – Decemberley featuring Ed Emberley
2016 – Decemberley featuring Jan Brett
2017 – Decemberley featuring Mo Willems
2018 – Decemberley featuring Eric Carle
2019 – Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary
2020 – We ♥ Gretna
2021 – Decemberley featuring Denise Flemming
2022 – Decemberley featuring Dav Pilkey
2023 – Snowpeople