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Coding Toys Carnival

Coding Toys Carnival, September 18

Dash coding robotPlay with the newest coding toys at the Plattsmouth Public Library’s Coding Toys Carnival on Saturday, September 18, 2-4pm. Children can move from toy to toy at their own pace and experience hands-on time with any or all toys.

Try your hand with Itty Bitty Buggy, Wonder Workshop’s Dash - Coding Robot, KANO’s Harry Potter Coding Wand, Kindle Fire 7 – Kids Edition, Botley the Coding Robot 2.0, ThinkFun’s Gravity Maze Marble Run, Fisher Price’s Code'n Learn Kinderbot, Tacto Laser by PlayShifu, and a 3D Printing Pen.Itty Bitty Buggy

Every child will receive a goody bag. One lucky child will win a coding book! Craft supplies will be available for younger siblings. The program is free and open to the public.

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Reading Has Gone to the Dogs! – September 29

Because children love animals, the Plattsmouth Public Library is offering Paws for Reading, a program where children can read to Bailey and Maggie, two certified therapy dogs, on the last Wednesday of the month. Bailey and Maggie regularly visit schools and hospitals in the area. On Wednesday, September 29, 3:30-4:30 pm, they will be waiting for children to read to them. Children can read books found at home or check out books from the library to read. If you're looking for a specific title or books on a particular subject, call Kirsten Wood at 402-296-4154 x21.

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Read Books to Your Child, Earn Free Books

The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program allows parents to earn free books for their youngest children while fostering a love of reading. Simply read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. You can even count the same book multiple times as you re-read your child's favorite stories, and you can count books read in preschool or daycare.

The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.caterpillar If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.

When you sign up, you receive a reading log, instructions, and an indestructible board book. The reading logs have 100 images to help keep track of your reading. Simply cross out an image for each book read. For every sheet completed you get 2 stickers. After 5 sheets, you get another book. After reading 1,000 books, the child gets a copy of the Very Hungry Caterpillar with a bookplate for your child’s name and the date of completion.

There is no minimum age to get a library card. Get your little one a library card, and help instill a lifelong love of reading.

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Magazines Now Available in OverDrive

Most of the 3,258 magazines now available in OverDrive are in English. To limit just to magazines, you can choose "OverDrive magazine" as the format in the advanced search. You can also browse the magazines by subject after clicking on "Collections" at the top of the main screen.

You can borrow as many magazine issues as you'd like; they won't count against your six checkout limit for ebooks and audiobooks. Magazine issues are always available, so you don't have to worry about holds.

If you haven't tried the Libby app for OverDrive resources, check out the how-to videos. Libby is easy to use and offers a few additional features to the classic OverDrive app.

 

Break Up the Boredom with an Escape Room!

Library Supervisor Kenneth Turner has created an escape room to help kick the winter doldrums. Try your luck escaping from a world turned topsy-turvy. Additional digital escape rooms, some for free, can be found in this Library Journal article.

 

Free Online Resources for All Ages

 

Paws for Reading to Resume in the Fall

Paws for Reading, a program where children can read to Bailey and Maggie, two certified therapy dogs, has been put on hold until the fall.

 

Friday Friends Playgroup - SUSPENDED

The Friday Friends Playgroup provides opportunities for children to play and make new friends! The Playgroup meets in the library auditorium on the first and third Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun. The Playgroup will resume when groups are allowed in the meeting room again.

Children ages 0-5 years can play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration. The Playgroup is jointly presented by the library and PECC/Cass County Head Start. Call Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.

 

Bingo! SUSPENDED

Bingo is the name of the game on the third Friday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Plattsmouth Public Library auditorium. Join us when groups are allowed in the meeting room again. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of games. Refreshments will be served. Remember, happiness is calling "Bingo!"

 

USDA Rural Development Office Day - SUSPENDED

Do you want to own a home? Does your home need repairs? USDA Rural Development will hold an office day at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 am-4:00 pm when groups are allowed in the library again.

Single Family Loan Assistant Jill Straight will be available to assist those who are seeking to own a rural home or already own a rural home that is in need of repairs. Schedule an appointment by calling 402-437-5736 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Charge Your Device While You Browse!

Now you can charge your phone, tablet, iPad, Kindle, or other device while you’re browsing or working on the computer in the Plattsmouth Public Library. You don’t even need a cord since the charger already has several different connectors for Apple, Android, and other devices. The charger is at the main circulation desk and can accommodate up to 8 devices at a time. The charger is plugged into an outlet, not a computer, so your data is secure.

The library also has a card reader that will allow you to read data from a camera memory card or other micro or mini SD card. The reader has slots for four different kinds of cards. It connects to the computer with a USB cord. You don’t need to have your own cord for your camera or other device. Just ask for the reader so you can download pictures or other files from your device while you're in the library.

Get connected at your library!

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Laser cutter user manual

Schedule Laser Cutter Training

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The library has a laser cutter capable of etching on wood, glass, ceramic tiles, cork, metals, and many other materials. It can be used by anyone who has completed the one-hour training session. Call the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24, to schedule training or to reserve time to work on your projects.

You don’t need to have a library card or even live in Plattsmouth to use it. It can be used for personal or business purposes, so think about how you might benefit from the opportunity!

See some of the items we've made with the Innovation Studio equipment!

 

Yearbooks, Newspapers Digitized

Read about the local newspapers and high school yearbooks that have been digitized and made available to the public.

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Visit Our Patio!

The library has a patio in the back of the building! It was constructed between June 27 and July 5, 2012, with bricks from Main Street and is shaded by a pergola. You can see how the patio took shape by looking at these pictures. It was made possible with a grant from the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee and donations from the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. The city donated the bricks. It's a great place to stop and read a book or to listen to storytime, at least when the weather is nice. Thanks to Midwest Outdoor Design for installing it.