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Storytime

Storytimes are presented at 10:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Summer Reading Program

Enjoy summer reading program activities Tuesdays through Thursdays in June and July. Special programs are scheduled for Tuesdays from June 6 through July 18, from 10:00-11:00 am. The reading program is for children in preschool through 6th grade completed.

Movie Wednesdays start at 1:00 pm from June 7 through July 26. Bring your favorite blanket or pillow if you want to lie on the floor. Enjoy free popcorn! The list of movies will be available in the library or you can call 402-296-4154, but licensing does not allow the library to advertise the titles online.

Project Days begin at 1:00 pm on Thursdays from June 8 through July 27. Crafts for children aged 5-12 years are scheduled for 1:00 pm; projects for children aged 11 and up are scheduled at 2:00 pm. Ages are not checked; attend the craft time that works best for you.

There is no registration and all activities are free. Call 402-296-4154 if you have any questions.

Activities Calendar

  • Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 am, Build a Better World with Pets - make kitty pom pom toys, dog ropes, and ball tug toys. We’ll also play the “Cat, Dog, Hamster” game.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 pm - movie and popcorn; 3:00 pm - Lego Time
  • Thursday, June 29, 1:00-3:00 pm - make your own Mini “I Spy” book; teens, make homemade dog, cat, or hamster toys

Gaming

Children can play XBox and Wii games on the following days provided the auditorium is not booked for other events. Summer hours may vary.

Monday 3:30-5:30 pm
Wednesday 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday 1:00-3:00 pm
Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm

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Find a Launchpad at Your Library

The library has purchased four Launchpads, tablets pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps created just for children. They are available for checkout, just like books, movies, and magazines.

Each Launchpad has a different set of apps, with at least 10 apps on each device. The 7” high-definition touch screen and external speaker are protected by a durable protective case. Three devices are designed for children aged 5-7 years old; one device is designed for children 3-5 years old.

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All you need is a library card to check out one of the devices. Don’t have a library card yet? If you live in Plattsmouth, the card is free; outside the city limits, the cards cost $30 per family.

Visit the children’s department or call 402-296-4154 x21 if you have any questions.

 

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations to Miah Dasovic , daughter of Jeremiah and Jenny Dasovic, of Plattsmouth! Together they read 1,000 books and earned a special copy of the classic book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. The library only gives out these books to children completing the free program "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

Get your child interested in lifelong learning and reading early with the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program. It’s an exciting and fun way to kick-start your child's success in school.

Each child will receive a very simple reading record. Every book read to your child – by you, during library storytime, at a daycare, by family members – counts towards the total. You can even count the same book more than once if you read it more than once. Simply cross out a picture in the reading log to indicate you’ve read a book. After 100 books are read, bring the reading record to the library for a special sticker and a new reading record. Reach the goal of a 1000 books, and your child will receive a brand new book with a special sticker inside.