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Free Online Resources for All Ages

 

Sign Up for the Summer Reading Program!

The summer reading program will have a virtual look this year. Weekly materials will be available for pickup at the back door, but we'd like your help so we know how many packets to make. Children from preschool through 12 years old can sign up on this registration form.

Beginning TUESDAY, JUNE 2, families will be able to start picking up the materials for the 0-3 year olds and the 4-12 year olds. They will be distributed in the back parking lot so there shouldn't be any lines. Please enter from the fire department entrance to the alley and exit to the east by the courthouse. If you're already registered, you should have gotten an email on June 1 with instructions. Please be patient as this is the first time we're using this method and the procedures are fluid at this time.

Teens and adults are also invited to participate. Different activities are being developed for these groups.

 

We're Still Here!

  • To check out items to you (call 402-296-4154 x24)
  • To renew your library card
  • To print documents sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • To answer questions
  • To take requests for items to purchase
  • To provide you with tax booklets and copies of tax forms
  • To charge your devices while you’re out and about (with the electrical plug at the back door)
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Changes to May Book Sale

The traditional May book sale offered by the Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library has been cancelled this year. However, while the library has been closed to the public during the Coronavirus pandemic, staff have been busy selecting books, DVDs, and more to be available for a different kind of book sale. When the library re-opens, these items will be available for your shopping pleasure. More details will be announced in May.

 

Curbside Service Available

Place your items on hold by signing into your account in the library catalog or call us at 402-296-4154 x24. We will check out the items to you and place them outside when you call to tell us you have arrived (back door recommended). Once we are inside the library, you may retrieve your bag of goodies!

As always, you can return items in the book drops, including DVDs and CDs. You can also send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us to request items for purchase. We will process them and call you when they are available.

 

LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus, the library will be closed until further notice. City administration and staff will continue to monitor the situation.

During this time, there will be NO OVERDUE FINES, and all materials due during the closure will be AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED. However, if you’d like to return your items, you may use the drop boxes in the front and the back of the library to return any materials, including DVDs and CDs.

If you need access to the Internet, you should be able to connect to the library's free wi-fi 24x7 from your vehicle parked outside the library. You an also access any of our online services like OverDrive and RBdigital.

Staff will be available Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, to empty the book drops and to answer questions. Call 402-296-4154 x24 or visit our website or Facebook page for updates.

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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 the library re-opens.

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.

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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 the library re-opens for an hour of bingo. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of games. Refreshments will be served. Remember, happiness is calling "Bingo!"

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After-School Craft Days on Wednesdays SUSPENDED

Need to exercise your creativity after school? Visit the library on Wednesdays for After-School Craft Days. Children can drop in any time 3-6 pm for crafting fun and exploration. Snacks will be provided. The program is free and does not require registration.

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Tax Forms and Instructions

The library has free copies of the basic federal tax forms – Forms 1040 and 1040-SR (for taxpayers age 65 or older) as well as Schedules 1-3 - and the instruction booklets. Any other federal forms and all state tax forms can be printed from the IRS or the Nebraska Department of Revenue sites either at home or at the library. The library charges 10 cents a page (20 cents for double-sided) to make copies.

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Code Club - SUSPENDED

The library's Code Club for children ages 8-14 runs every Saturday, 1-2 pm or 2-3 pm. Children will begin with the basics of coding, or writing instructions for a computer to perform actions. Every Saturday, they will build their skills. By the end of February, they will have coded a video game. Additional projects will be completed after February.

The club is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Snacks will be provided.

 Golden Sower brunch

 

Golden Sower Brunch for 3-8 Year Olds - SUSPENDED

Children aged 3-8 years old are invited to attend the Family Golden Sower Picture Book Brunch on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Plattsmouth Public Library. The monthly program will feature stories, activities, crafts, and brunch and will run through April 2020.

The Golden Sower Award has been presented to American authors of children’s books in three categories since 1981. What makes this award unique is that Nebraska children from kindergarten through grade 8 vote during the school year, and the winners are announced in May.

Ten copies of the monthly selection will be given away free prior to the book club date on a first-come first-served basis. Families do not have to commit to coming to the program to get the free book.

There’s no cost to participate. Direct questions to Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21.

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USDA Rural Development Office Day

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 the library re-opens.

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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Library Accredited at Gold Level Through 2023

The Nebraska Library Commission notified the library that it has been accredited at the Gold Level through December 31, 2023! Public libraries in Nebraska are accredited based on factors such as hours of operation, funding, circulation, and services. The Gold Level is the highest level of achievement.

In addition to meeting various criteria, the library had to submit a Community Needs Response Plan. This Plan was created from the survey responses received August to September of this year. Goals identified as part of this plan include providing programs in areas chosen by the survey respondents, providing new services such as passes to state parks, and increasing awareness of library services by connecting with other organizations and facilities. More detail on the survey will be available soon.

 

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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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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.