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Help the Library Plan for the Next Five Years

The library will be conducting a survey this summer to determine which current services are the most useful and which services should be added to benefit the community. To spearhead this analysis, the library is seeking volunteers to meet in July and August to prepare the survey and analyze the results. Please call Karen Mier at 402-296-4154 x23 if you’re interested in contributing to the library’s and the community’s success.




Summer Reading Program for All Ages

Join us for out-of-this world exploration and adventure as the library presents “A Universe of Stories” this summer. Programs designed for babies, toddlers, young children, teens, and adults started the week of June 4.

"Lego Wednesdays" run through July 24, 1:00-3:00 pm, in the auditorium.

"Craft Days", on Thursdays through July 25, 1:00-2:00 pm, are for children ages 5-12.

The Tuesday programs run through July 9, 10:00-11:00 am in the library auditorium. Galaxy Slime, Rocket Flingers, and making your own Planetarium are among the activities planned for the next few Tuesdays. “Nerf Wars in Space” will be the final activity day on Tuesday, July 9.

Adults, teens, and children are eligible to play for prizes in the scratch ticket game. Players receive one scratch ticket per day for checking out items. The ticket may earn them a small prize that can be picked out right away or the ticket can be entered into drawings for the grand prize packages.

Babies, 0-2 years old, don’t have to miss out on the fun. Parents can check out and read five (5) books to their child between June 4 and July 9 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 x21 if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the library!

Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback

The library is partnering with Operation Paperback this summer to collect books for our troops overseas. Any gently used paperbacks brought to the library by July 3 will be sorted and sent to American troops and military families.

Operation Paperback is a national, non-profit organization that, since 1999, through volunteers, has shipped over 2.2 million books to American troops overseas, veterans, and military families here at home.

The library will be accepting donations of clean, gently-used books and/or cash donations to help with the shipping costs. The types of books that are most requested by our troops are best sellers, action, mystery, classics, science fiction, biographies and memoirs, true crime, current event-oriented non-fiction, horror, and history/military history (no romances, please).

Our troops sacrifice daily for our country. Sending them the gift of books will let them know that we appreciate their service and sacrifices. Help us give our troops the opportunity to escape into a good book by bringing your donations to the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A, between May 25 and July 3. For more information, contact the library at 402-296-4154.


Friday Friends Playgroup, July 5

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on July 5, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun. Children ages 0-5 years can play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration.

The Playgroup meets on the first Friday of every month and is jointly presented by the library and PECC/Cass County Head Start. Call Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.


USDA Rural Development Office Day, July 11

Do you want to own a home? Does your home need repairs? USDA Rural Development holds an office day at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 am-4:00 pm.

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 for Thursday, July 11, by calling 402-437-5736 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bingo! on July 19

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 on July 19 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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Laser cutter user manual

Schedule Laser Cutter Training

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After raising funds for neary 10 months, the library was able to purchase 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 been trained. One-hour sessions can be scheduled by calling the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24.

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!


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Corn Pottery and Native American Collectibles

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The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library received a donation of corn pottery and Native American collectibles that are now on display in the library. The items are priced $3 up to $125. You can purchase them for the price marked, or you can place a bid on an item.

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The corn pottery includes trays, bowls, and salt and pepper shakers. Native American collectibles include dolls, a beaded necklace, and Nemadji vases.corn pottery3 A 1950s doll that looks like Dale Evans from the Dolls of All Nations collection is still in its box. The items would make great gifts or the perfect addition to your own collection.


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.