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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.

 

 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.

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Dinner with an Author, February 1

The Plattsmouth Library is partnering with the Bellevue Public Library for Dinner with an Author on Zoom on the first Monday of the month, 6-7pm, through April 5. Each session features a discussion with a different children's author and has a unique preregistration link. Six autographed copies of the author's book will be given away at the end of each event. Registration and attendance are free.dinner with author202101

February 1 - David Glen Robb, author of Paul, Big, and Small. Pre-registration link.

March 1 - Carol Cujec & Peyton Goddard, authors of Real. Pre-registration link.

April 5 - McCall Hoyle, author of Stella. Pre-registration link.

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Golden Sower Book Club for Kids, February 6

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Children ages 7-10 can register for the library’s Golden Sower Family Picture Book Storytime being held via Zoom, 10-10:30 am, on the first Saturday of every month, November-February. Each month, a Golden Sower nominated book will be read. The February title is Mae Among the Stars, by Roda Ahmed. You can also pick up a craft bag for each month’s project from the library. Free books will be given to the first five families signed up each month. If you have any questions, contact Kirsten Wood at 402-296-4154 x21.

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Reading Has Gone to the Dogs! - February 20

Because children love animals, the library is offering Paws for Reading, a program where children can read to Bailey and Maggie, two certified therapy dogs, on the third Saturday of the month. Bailey and Maggie regularly visit schools and hospitals in the area. On Saturday, February 20, 10-11 am, they will be waiting for children to read to them via Zoom. Register for 15-minute time slots using SignUpGenius so the login information can be emailed to you. 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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RBdigital Resources Transferred to OverDrive

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

The e-magazines from Zinio will continue to be accessed through RBdigital until that content is transferred within the next few months. If you have questions, please call the library at 402-296-4154 x23.

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Library Opening

 

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The Library is Open!

As of June 17, the library is open to the public. Curbside service continues, but users of any age can now enter the building to browse and check out items in person, make copies, send faxes, use a computer, or use one of our other services. The first 60 minutes of each day are reserved for seniors. Hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm
  • Friday, 9am-4pm
  • Saturday, 9am-3pm
  • Sunday (curbside service only), 1-4pm

Staff will be wearing masks, but masks are optional for the public. If you would like a mask but don’t have one, the library has some for free while supplies last. Social distancing is required.

Books, DVDs, and other items being returned should still be deposited into the book drops in front of and in the rear of the building. This allows staff to handle them with gloves and quarantine them for 7 days.

The library hopes to open the auditorium to the public in the next phase.

 

Free Online Resources for All Ages

 

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 charge your devices while you’re out and about (with the electrical plug at the back door)
 

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.

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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 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.

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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 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!"

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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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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.