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Bingo! Resumes on Wednesday, October 20

Bingo is the name of the game on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm in the auditorium. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of games. Refreshments will be served. Remember, happiness is calling "Bingo!"

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Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week, October 17-23

Library staff say "Thank you!" to the Friends of the Library for their support over the years. In 2021, they donated over $1000 to the summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults, purchased books for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Golden Sower programs, purchased materials for the Take and Make craft bags, paid to refinish 3 tables, and paid for new carpet upstairs! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and consider joining the Friends with a $10 individual membership.

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Food for Fines, October 16-31

food drive2Helping to end hunger in the community can now benefit you as well! Donate food at the library October 16-31, and the library will reduce your overdue fines by $1 for each item donated.

Donate non-expired canned goods and non-perishable foods in exchange for credit toward your overdue fines. No overdue fines, great! You can still bring food items to the library, and they will be distributed to the food pantries in town.

If you have items which are long overdue, the maximum fine is $3. Turn in the overdue items, donate 3 food items, and your fines will be cleared. The credit cannot be used to reduce fines for items that have not been returned. If you can’t find these items, you will still need to pay the replacement cost.

 

Music from Around the World

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Music from Around the World, November 10 - Save the Date!

David Marsh will present Music from Around the World on Wednesday, November 10, at 6:30 pm in the library auditorium. David received high praise for his presentation Music from the Plains at the library in 2016.

With over a dozen instruments and stories about each, David entertains with a musical expose of the influence that immigrants from around the world have had on our American culture. Learn about the creativity of the “folk” who developed the instruments and musical styles, the role music has played in traditional cultures and the musical influences various cultures have had on one another in America.

Light desserts will be served beginning at 6:15 pm. Registration is requested but not required. Call 402-296-4154 x24. This program has been made available with funds provided by Humanities Nebraska.

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Reading Has Gone to the Dogs! – October 27

Because children love animals, the library is offering Paws for Reading, a program where children can read to Bailey and Maggie, two certified therapy dogs, on the last Wednesday of the month. Bailey and Maggie regularly visit schools and hospitals in the area. On Wednesday, October 27, 3:30-4:30 pm, they will be waiting for children to read to them. Children can read books found at home or check out books from the library to read. If you're looking for a specific title or books on a particular subject, call Kirsten Wood at 402-296-4154 x21.

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Spooky Popsicle Crafts, October 30

popsicle pumpkinspooky houseCreate cooky pumpkins and spooky houses with popsicle sticks on Saturday, October 30, 1-3pm, in the auditorium. Drop in any time to make any or all four of the designs awaiting you. The crafts are simple enough for a wide range of ages, including adults. All materials and treats will be provided. No registration required.

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Family Trivia, October 30

In partnership with the Bellevue Public Library, the Plattsmouth Library is offering Virtual Family Trivia on Saturday, October 30, 2-3pm, via Zoom. The theme this month is "Which is ...", dealing with things like which is taller or faster. Teams must have at least two people, and one team member must be in pre-K to 6th grade. See more information on the Bellevue Library website or register here.

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Friday Friends Playgroup, November 5

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. Join other parents and children on the next play date, Friday, November 5.

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.

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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, and you can count books read in preschool or daycare.

The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten.caterpillar 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.

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.

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Magazines Now Available in OverDrive

Most of the 3,258 magazines now available in OverDrive are in English. 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. Magazine issues are always available, so you don't have to worry about holds.

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

 

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.

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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.