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Clued-In Murder Mystery for Adults and Teens

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Come to the library after hours for snacks and a live action murder mystery game! It’s a mystery game like you’ve never played before – part scavenger hunt, part murder mystery, and part classic board game. This game takes the game of Clue to a whole new level with new elements for the players such as bribery, blackmail, gambling, and more. Players will work together in groups of two to solve the clues around the library – all in a race to be the first to discover who dunnit! To register, choose one of the links below or call 402-296-4154 x24!

Saturday, July 24, 7:00-8:30 pm (Ages 14-19 only, with free pizza)
Friday, July 30, 7:00-8:30 pm
Sunday, August 1, 4:00-5:30 pm

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Friends' Book Sale, August 6-29 - Volunteers Needed

The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library will be holding their next book sale in the library auditorium August 6-29 during the library's normal open hours. Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and other items for children and adults will be offered for great prices. This is a great time to stock up on your favorite reads. If you're able to help move books on Tuesday, August 3, or Monday, August  30, please call the library at 402-296-4154 x24.

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Teen Reading Program and Crafts in July

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! 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 through 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 through 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.





Read Books to Your Child, Earn Free Books

The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program allows parents to earn free books for their youngest children while fostering a love of reading. Simply read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. You can even count the same book multiple times as you re-read your child's favorite stories. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.caterpillar

Does it sound hard? It’s actually very achievable, if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think!

When you sign up, you receive a reading log, instructions, and an indestructible board book. The reading logs have 100 images to help keep track of your reading. Simply cross out an image for each book read. For every sheet completed you get 2 stickers. After 5 sheets, you get another book. After reading 1,000 books, the child gets a copy of the Very Hungry Caterpillar with a bookplate for your child’s name and the date of completion.

There is no minimum age to get a library card. Get your little one a library card, and help instill a lifelong love of reading.


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.


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.

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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 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.