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Halloween Activities Cancelled

Due to the increase in Covid cases in Cass County, there will be no Halloween activities at the library this year.

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Candidate and Initiative Guides

If you haven't voted yet, you can find information on national, federal, and local candidates and initiatives at the following websites.

Voter Information Project - Voter Information Project exists to provide information for local voters from a non-partisan viewpoint. It includes • Candidates' views and values in their own words, including School Board candidates • Pros and cons on ballot issues • Information from professionals on judges.

League of Women Voters - The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to register voters and provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

Nebraska Secretary of State, 2020 elections - Includes lists of candidates, sample ballots, and pros/cons of statewide initiatives 428-431.

Cass County Election information - Includes sample ballots, voting precinct locations, and election results.

Nebraska Right to Life - Nebraska Right to Life Political Action Committee operates a state and a federal PAC for the purpose of supporting and opposing candidates for public office. The PAC conducts a candidate survey during election years and makes endorsements based on survey results and meetings with candidates.

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RBdigital Resources Transferring to OverDrive

The library currently provides access to OverDrive and RBdigital, leading suppliers of ebooks and e-audiobooks to libraries. Recently, OverDrive acquired RBdigital. In mid-September, all ebook and e-audiobook content from RBdigital will be transferred to OverDrive. One week before the transfer, RBdigital will post a message to its users within the RBdigital app, directing users to OverDrive. The transfer could take up to 24 hours.

If you have items currently checked out on RBdigital, you will be able to continue using them until their lending period ends. Holds, wish lists, and checkout history will not be moved to OverDrive. However, you can export your Transaction History to OverDrive. You can find additional details here.

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 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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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.

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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 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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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.

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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.