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Free Ebook with No Waitlist through October 21

The American Library Association, in collaboration with Rakuten OverDrive, has launched a new digital reading program called Libraries Transform Book Pick. The program connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through their public libraries.

The first selection is the new riveting post-apocalyptic novel After the Flood by Kassandra Montag. The ebook will be available with no waitlists or holds from October 7-21. Readers will only need a library card and the Libby app to download a copy.

Booklist, a popular book review magazine, starred it, saying “Montag’s thrilling debut takes place in a future climate-change-altered world overrun by water, forcing what’s left of humanity to live on the seas or in mountain colonies… Anchored by a complicated, compelling heroine, this gripping, speculative, high-seas adventure is impossible to put down!” (Booklist, September 2019)


USDA Rural Development Office Day, October 10

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, October 10, 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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Nerf Wars Co-Sponsored by Library, Community Center - This Saturday

Get ready to blast your way to fun at Nerf Wars on Saturday, October 12, 1:00-3:30 pm, at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Jointly sponsored by the library, children up to age 12 will be playing games, making crafts, and eating pizza.

Register early at the library or the community center, or register at the door beginning at 12:45 pm. Parents need to turn in a release of liability before their children can participate.

If children bring their own ammo, please make sure it's identifiable. The Plattsmouth Police will provide some gun safety instructions. Children can enjoy target practice and the game Capture the Flag. A free-for-all Battle Royale will begin at 3:00 pm. Crafts are available for younger children.

Pizza will be served halfway through the program. Every family will go home with a free book. Call Kirsten at the library, 402-296-4154 x21, with questions.


Bingo! on October 18

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 October 18 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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Backyard Wildlife, October 23

Whether you want to entice wild animals into your backyard or keep them away, you’ll want to hear Alie Mayes present “Backyard Watchable Wildlife: Tips to Managing Your Yard for Wildlife” at the library on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm.

Alie is a backyard wildlife specialist with the Nebraska Game and Parks. She will be sharing tips for attracting and providing habitat for wildlife you want in your yard. She’ll also provide advice on how to limit backyard human-wildlife conflict for nuisance animals.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.


Friday Friends Playgroup, November 1

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on November 1, 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.

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Voter Registration Help Through October

The library is ready to help people register to vote or update their voter registration through the end of October. You can complete the paper forms at the library or use one of the library's computers to complete it online.

Any U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age (or reaching age 18 before the next election) can register to vote. (Restrictions apply to felons and to those declared mentally incompetent.) Anyone who has moved or changed their name or wants to change their party affiliation must update their voter registration in order to vote in the next election.

For links to registration information and the online voter registration form, see the NVRD website. You can find Frequently Asked Questions as well as a link to the online voter registration form on the Nebraska Secretary of State website.

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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.