Storytimes are presented at 10:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Summer Reading Program Begins June 5
This year's summer reading program, "Libraries Rock", has something for all ages! Programs designed for babies, toddlers, young children, teens, and adults will begin the week of June 4.
"Rocking Red", a children's performer with all original material, will open the children's program on the Main Street Plaza on Tuesday, June 5, at 10:00 am. Every Tuesday through July 3, 10:00-11:00 am, children will be making instruments, playing games, and enjoying other special guests. Consult the schedule for Tuesday's programs.
"Movies Rock" every Wednesday, June 6 through July 26, 1:00-3:00 pm, in the auditorium. Join us for free popcorn and family-friendly movies; bring your pillows or blankets if you'd like. Movie titles will be announced as soon as the schedule is finalized.
"Crafts Rock" on Thursdays, June 7 through July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm, in the auditorium. Rock painting, mini terrariums, and painted garden flowers are among the projects we will be making.
Like last year, children earn scratch tickets when they check out books. The ticket may be for a small prize that they can pick out right away or the ticket can be entered into the drawings for the grand prize packages.
Teens and adults can also earn scratch tickets for items checked out. If you don't win a prize immediately, the scratch ticket will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize on July 3.
Babies, 0-2 years old, are included for the first time. Parents can check out and read five (5) books to their child between June 5 and July 2 to receive a free board book. Limited to one free book per child.
All programs are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 402-296-4154 if you have any questions.
Family Zumba, June 28
Limited spots are available for family zumba at the library on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 pm. Danae from the Plattsmouth Community Center will be instructing anyone age 8 or older in the fast-paced dance. You can do as much as you can or want to do. Contact the front desk in person or by phone at 402-296-4154 x24 to reserve your spot.
Enjoy fun family movies every Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the library auditorium beginning June 6. Bring a pillow or blanket if you want to lay on the floor. Free popcorn! The schedule below is subject to change based on availability.
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Friday Friends Playgroup
Are the kids feeling cooped up this winter? Join the Friday Friends Playgroup on the first Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun for ages 0-5 years. Meet in the auditorium any time from 10:00 to 11:30 am to play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration.
The program is jointly presented by the library and PECC/Cass County Head Start. Call Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.
Children can play XBox and Wii games on the following days provided the auditorium is not booked for other events. Summer hours may vary.
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.
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.
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.