Storytimes are presented at 10:00 am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Friday Friends Playgroup Begins February 2
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.
Free Book February
To help spread the love of books in February, children from 0 to 18 years old can get a free book every time they visit the library this month!
Children aged 0-12 can pick a ticket off the book board in the children's library. If you find a sticker, you get to choose a free book from the cart! One book per day per winner. Up to five books will be given away each day. Teens can choose a book from the cart next to the Teen section upstairs. Visit often!
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.