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Teen Reading Program and Crafts Begin June 29

The teen summer reading program isn't just a program for those who read, it's for those who want to have some summer fun! Beginning Tuesday, June 29, children and young adults in grades 6-12 can complete challenges like journaling, drawing, exploring ways to relax, reading for 40 minutes, or creating chalk art (chalk provided). Pick up challenge sheets at the library June 29-July 27. Complete the challenges by August 2 to earn colorful badges to wear or display. Registration is recommended but not required.take make bags teens2021

Teens are also encouraged to pick up Take and Make Bags to make crafts, with a new bag available every Tuesday, June 29-July 27. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pictures of what you've created, and we'll post them on our Facebook page. Registration is recommended for the Take and Makes so enough bags can be prepared.

 

Meeting Rooms are Open

Both the auditorium and the Leyda Room are open for meetings. Call Barb at 402-296-4154 x20 to schedule them. Barb can also help you with scheduling tables and chairs for checkout for your events at home or other locations as well.

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Summer Reading Program for Children

Join the fun as the library launches the "Tails and Tales" summer reading program for children 0-12 years old on June 1. Running through July 27, children can participate for as many or as few weeks as they wish. Infants and toddlers can amass a family of ducks while older children can earn badges for completing a variety of challenges.

Pre-readers (0-4 years old) can earn a rubber duck for every two challenges completed. Nine different farm and safari rubber ducks are available. Finish all 18 activities to take home all nine ducks plus a board book!

Kids aged 5-12 years can earn badges by completing different challenges each week. Complete three of the five challenge categories for the week to receive a special weekly badge. Over 50 badges are available! The library will also provide a lanyard to show off the badges.

The pre-reader's log and badge challenge sheets can be picked up at the library or downloaded from here beginning in late May. Logs can be submitted in person at the library or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All entries must be submitted by closing time on Tuesday, August 3, to receive the rubber ducks and badges.

Registration is requested but not required. Register for the Pre-Readers Rubber Duck Club (0-4 years) or the Badge Challenge Program (5-12 years).

 

Summer Craft Bags for All Ages

Pick up your free craft bags this summer. New crafts for children aged 0-12 years will be available on Tuesday mornings from June 1 through July 27. Each week's bag has fun activities and the supplies necessary to make the craft. Registration is requested so enough bags can be ready, but it's not required.

Teen craft bags will be available June 29 through July 27. Adult craft bags will be available the last week of each month. All materials to complete the projects will be supplied.

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Next Virtual Family Trivia, July 17

family trivia202106In partnership with the Bellevue Public Library, the Plattsmouth Library is offering Virtual Family Trivia on Saturday, July 17, 2-3pm, via Zoom. The theme this month is Fairytale Mix-Ups. Teams must have at least two people, and one team member must be in pre-K to 6th grade. Registration is required. More information can be found on the Bellevue Public Library's website.

 

Donations Being Accepted

Donations of books and other items are now being accepted. Please bring items through the back door of the library. A tally of the items being donated is available upon request. Sorry, no encyclopedias, magazines, or VHS tapes. The book sale will be in late summer or fall so people will have more time to drop off their donations.

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See the New Carpet!

The new carpet has been installed, and all items are back on the shelves where they belong! Visit the library to see the difference. Thanks to the generosity of two donors to the Friends of the Library, there's a whole new look to the upstairs. Pictures have been posted on our Facebook page.

 

How to Use Curbside Service

Place your items on hold by signing into your account in the library catalog or call us at 402-296-4154 x24. Call us when you arrive at the library (back door recommended). We will check out the items to you and place them outside for you to retrieve. Return items in the book drops in the front of the building or in the parking lot.

 

Live Storytime Online

Bring excitement into your home every Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00-10:30 am, with online storytime. Join Miss Kirsten as she reads stories to young children, roughly ages 3-5 years old. To receive the login information, sign up on SignUpGenius. Attend as often as you’d like.

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Magazines Now Available in OverDrive

Since OverDrive acquired RBdigital in August, all ebook, emagazine, and e-audiobook content from RBdigital has been transferred to OverDrive. Holds, wish lists, and checkout history were not moved to OverDrive.

Of the 3,258 magazines now available in OverDrive, most (2,400) are in English, 182 are in Spanish, and the remaining 858 are in various other languages. 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. You will never have to wait for a magazine issue since they are available for simultaneous use, meaning use by multiple people at the same time.

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.