Our Mission Statement
The Plattsmouth Public Library serves the educational, informational, and entertainment needs of the community by providing a balanced and friendly environment with open access to resources.
Purpose and Governance - Community, Library Mission Statement, Governance, Personnel and Financial Records, Amendments
Access to Services - Hours of Operation, Who May Use the Library, Americans with Disabilities Act
Circulation - Library Card Policy, Circulation of Materials, Fines, Confidentiality of Records
Public Services - Internet and Computer Use; Copy, Fax, Laminating, Disc Cleaning, and Accu-Cut Services; Reference and Reader's Advisory Services; Interlibrary Loan; Proctoring Exams; Library Programs; Patron Item Purchases
Public Conduct - Code of Conduct, Unattended Children and Vulnerable Adults
Library Facilities - Meeting Room Use, Displays and Exhibits, Equipment Usage
Collection Development - Selection of Materials, Intellectual Freedom, Requests for Reconsideration, Deselection of Materials, Gifts and Donations
Safety - Safety Rules, Training, Building Maintenance, Emergencies and Evacuations, Inclement Weather, Non-Emergency Closing of the Library
Communication - Advocacy, Customer Complaints, Marketing and Public Relations
Recent Monthly Reports to City Council
Karen Mier, Library Director (extension 23) - Please contact Karen with any general questions about the library, its operation, services, or programs.
Barb Miller, Assistant Director (extension 20) - Contact Barb to schedule the auditorium or other space in the library.
Tasha Bashus, Youth Services Librarian (extension 21) - Call this number with any questions regarding children's services or programs.
Kenneth Turner, Library Supervisor (circulation, extension 24) - Contact circulation with any questions about checking items out, renewing your materials, interlibrary loan, volunteering, and community service.
Plattsmouth Public Library Board
The Plattsmouth Public Library Board is an advisory board. They meet on the last Wednesday of the month except in July and December. Current members are:
- Janice Carnes
- Andrea Harkness
- John Hurst
- Sharon Kief
- Monica Yankus
Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation
The Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 that raises funds and accepts monetary donations for library projects. The Foundation was created in 1992 as a repository for donations, memorials, bequests, and endowments to benefit the library. Past purchases have included a book drop, large print books, children's music, lighting for stage productions, the awning over the rear entrance to the library, and computers.
The Foundation depends on bequests and gifts from the public to continue its support of library needs. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and welcome. If you are at the stage of life when you are considering estate planning, please remember your library. In difficult economic times, private funds are especially necessary to assist tax-supported entities like the library. If you have any questions, please contact the library director or a member of the Foundation Board of Directors:
- Pat Meisinger, President
- Vice President - Vacant
- Sandra Allgeier, Secretary
- Treasurer - Vacant
Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library
The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds used for the benefit of the library. Each year, they sponsor the summer reading program, support the library's annual holiday celebration, provide free books to children for Trick or Treat on Main and the summer reading program, host annual book sales, and support other library projects. They meet in the library on the fourth Monday of even-numbered months. If you're interested in joining the Friends, contact Diane Berlett at 402-298-8484. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Volunteering at your library
Volunteers are occasionally needed to help with programs or assist with projects. Call the Library Director at 402-296-4154 ex 23 to inquire about volunteering.
Plattsmouth Book Club
The Plattsmouth Book Club meets the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in the library. For more information, go to www.plattsmouthbookclub.org.